Richard (Rick) Jack is the Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) for C4ISR Software Engineering at Naval Information Warfare Center, Pacific in San Diego, CA. As a Distinguished C4ISR Engineer, Rick oversees the execution of Navy’s Digital Transformation efforts – Compile to Combat in 24 Hours (C2C24). As a C2C24 CTO, he provides guidance on DevSecOps, Agile Adoption, Faster Security Authorizations and transforming Navy programs to deliver faster capability to theatre and backend systems. He holds a M.S.
degree in Systems Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, a B.S. in Computer Science, and he is certified DAWIA Level III in ENG (SPRDE-SE). He has been recognized by Navy leadership as a recipient of the Wayne E. Meyer award for Excellence in System Engineering from the NPS.
He has over 25 years of hands-on experience in C4ISR systems and software applications. Rick started his career as a Navy Data Systems Technician. Following his time on active duty, he provided critical Fleet engineering and Fleet Advisor to Strike and Group Staffs for multiple shipboard systems including NTDS, Link-11/16 and SATCOM terminals, GCCS-M, and MTC2. Today, Rick is leading NIWC Pacific and the NR&DE toward implementing a Cloud capability and application architecture across the RDT&E enterprise.