Barbie Bigelow serves as chief information officer at TASC where she is responsible for leading the information strategy for the Chantilly,Va.-based firm including collaboration, enterprise systems, technology and security.
Prior to TASC, Bigelow was CIO of the Lockheed Martin electronic systems business area and part of a team that consolidated the Bethesda,Md.-based firm’s shared services to form the enterprise business services organization.
She spent 25 years at the company and her other assignments included director for business-to-business initiatives, program manager for undersea lifetime support and performance-based logistics, program manager for the health and human services line of business and manager for advanced technology business development.
Bigelow began her career in IT as a statistical researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
After completing her masters degree, she joined IBM as a programmer/researcher and worked on early parsing and mark-up languages that are the foundation of HTML.
Bigelow earned her masters degree in computer science from the University of Tennessee and is a member of the CIO Executive Council.
Rick Wagner serves as the senior vice president of TASC’s defense group, which provides systems engineering, integration and decision-support services for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, Marines and other Defense Department customers.
Since joining TASC in 1999, Wagner has supported multiple DoD and intelligence community customers. He has worked in both line and program management and served as proposal and capture manager for several opportunities.
Before joining TASC, he held program management roles at Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. At Raytheon, he managed the development of missile test equipment for the standard missile program office and supported the first test flight of the SM-2 block IIIB missile interceptor.
At Lockheed, he managed a software independent verification and validation team and was recognized by a U.S. Government customer for significant contributions during the Y2K rollover event.
Wagner began his career as a civilian employee of the Navy at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Port Hueneme, Calif.
He received his master of science degree in engineering management from The George Washington University and bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Suzanne Petrie Liscouski is senior director of homeland security at Creative Computing Solutions Inc., a company she joined in November 2011.
Before joining CCSi, she served as director for international strategy and account manager for the Department of Homeland Security programs at TASC from 2006 to 2011. From 2004 to 2006, she served as DHS director for Latin America, where she held primary responsibility for managing U.S.-Mexico border issues.
Prior to joining DHS, she served as the director for North American affairs in the office of the defense secretary between 2000 and 2004.
At the White House’s drug policy office, she served as Mexico director during retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey’s tenure as director of the office and received two White House Special Recognition Awards. Between 1996 and 1998, she instructed Air Force Academy cadets in Latin American studies and served as director for the academy’s Latin American programs.
From 1994 to 1996, she was an intelligence analyst for the Department of the Army, where she primarily focused on the Western hemisphere and she received the Superior Civilian Service Medal in 1996.
In 2005, she completed her Senior Executive Service training at the Federal Executive Institute and is a Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellow. She holds a master’s degree in foreign and defense policy from American University’s school of international service and a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from Sweet Briar College.
Brad Kopp, TASC
Brad Kopp is group vice president of finance for the defense and civil group at TASC, where he also serves as treasurer.
As group vice president, Kopp is responsible for overseeing all program and group level finance activities.
As treasurer, he manages key relationships with the banking and investment communities. He also monitors cash management, corporate insurance, external financial reporting, real estate, and financial support to coporate development opportunities.
Kopp joined TASC in April 2009. Prior to joining TASC, he served as a director of business management for Northrop Grumman’s civilian agencies and defense groups. He was responsible for cash flow improvement activities and improving the company’s information technology sector contracting process.
Kopp also served as chief information officer for Federal Data Corp.’s services group, and was responsible for all finance and accounting functions regarding the division.
He began his career at Computer Data Systems Inc., where he eventually became group vice president and chief financial officer.
Kopp holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentrations in accounting and economics from Shepherd College. He also holds a master’s degree in finance from John Hopkins University.
Wayne Rehberger, TASC
Wayne Rehberger is senior vice president and chief financial officer for TASC Inc., a position he has held since June 28, 2010.
He is responsible for the company’s overall financial functions and activities, including financial reporting and accounting, financial planning, contracts, pricing and supply chain, investor relations, trust administration and investments and real estate.
Rehberger, a 20-year telecommunications management veteran, was previously chief operating officer of facilities-based telecommunications services provider XO Communications. He took on this role in 2004 and was responsibile for marketing, network, sales and technology.
Prior to that, Rehberger served as XO’s CFO for more than four years. TASC said he led XO through a period of restructuring of finances and operations, including reductions of operating and overhead costs, which resulted in improved financial performance and operating metrics.
Prior to joining XO, Rehberger held several financial roles at MCI, including a stint as SVP of finance. He began his civilian career with KPMG‘s consulting business in Washington, working with federal agencies and defense contractors.
Rehberger served in the Army and Army Reserve for 10 years, achieving the rank of major. He graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina.