Kevin L. Jackson is the Founder and CEO of GovCloud Network, a consultancy specializing in solutions that meet critical commercial and government operational requirements. Prior positions include VP & General Manager Cloud Services NJVC, VP Federal Systems at Sirius Computer Solutions, worldwide Sales Executive at IBM, Vice President Global IT Project Office at JP Morgan Chase, and CTO at SENTEL Corporation. His formal education includes a MS Computer Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School; MA National Security & Strategic Studies from Naval War College; and a BS Aerospace Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Mr. Jackson is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Applied Information Technology at the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering.
Through his “Cloud Musings” blog, Mr. Jackson has been recognized as one of Cloud Computing Journal “World’s 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers” (2009, 2010), a Huffington Post Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter (2013) and the author of a FedTech Magazine “Must Read Federal IT Blog” (2012, 2013). In 2012, he was also named a “Cyber Security Visionary” by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. His first book, GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government was published by Government Training Inc. and released in March 2011. His second book, released in 2012 by the same publisher, is titled “GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services”. He is also a co-author of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance whitepaper “Cloud Computing: Risks, Benefits, and Mission Enhancement for the Intelligence Community”.