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Mike Riley
Deputy Program Manager
Edgesource Corporation


Mike Riley is a retired Marine Corps Colonel having served 31 years (1979-2010) in active duty and Reserve capacities. He is presently the Program Manager for the Department of State, Information Assurance Branch’s Information Assurance Training Program, which provides role-based, instructor led cybersecurity training to Department employees. He also manages the Department’s Information Systems Security Line Of Business, a Shared Service Center cybersecurity program for all federal employees with significant IT security responsibilities.

Mike was employed as a staff member for US Representative Jim Moran, 8th Congressional District, Virginia from 1991-1998. In 1999, he became the Town Manager of Dumfries, VA. Following the events of September 11, 2001, Colonel Riley was ordered to active duty to stand up a Marine Corps command in the National Capital Region (NCR) to address emergency preparedness and crisis response for Marine Corps elements and has contributed to or participated in the following events: stand-up of the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region; development of seven US Northern Command NCR based operations plans; planning and participation in two inaugural celebrations; planning and participation in two Presidential State Funerals; interagency exercises; and the dedication and opening of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. In his last assignment, he deployed to the Iraqi Theatre of Operations for 13 months where he supported the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) as the Senior Liaison Officer to Multi-National Force – Iraq.

Mike received a BA in Political Science from the Citadel, a Master’s of Public Administration from Golden Gate University, and a Master’s of Science in Biodefense from George Mason University.

Speaking Schedule
Wednesday, September 18, 11:55-12:45pm - The Cybersecurity Online Learning Program at Department of State… Continuous Training for All































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