MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. -- Daniel Bagnuolo, Chief Information Officer and Cyber Operations Support Center Senior Functional for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, visited Gunter Annex September 20-22.
Bagnuolo’s visit included a COS All Call and a one-on-one session with senior 3D leaders. These were important events that gave him an opportunity to share with AFLCMC’s COS community Cyberspace Policies, initiatives and expectations and his thoughts about the future of COS professionals. He believes, as the career field matures, there will be opportunities for employees to assume IT Program Management positions, professionalize the Cybersecurity workforce, identify more low density, high demand skills needed to meet increasing mission demands and establishing IT leadership positions to support the Center’s Unit Manning Document construct.
“Developing the Cyber Ops workforce is a priority and this trip gave me a greater understanding of HI and HN training needs,” Bagnuolo said.
AFLCMC’s Cyberspace Operations Support Office, led by Jennifer Baker, was established in 2014. Baker’s team supports Cyberspace Operations, IT, Communications and Information professionals in Air Force Specialty Codes 17D, 3D, Occupational Series 2210, 0391, 0335 and other miscellaneous series performing IT duties. As AFLCMC’s COS CSF, Bagnuolo and his team are responsible for providing strategic vision and direction to recruiting, developing and staffing a 950+ civilian and military workforce in the Cyber Operations career field.
Col. Kyna McCall, Business and Enterprise Systems’ Organizational Senior Functional and William (Mack) Bessemer, C3 Integration and Networking’s OSF, hosted joint informational meetings throughout the two-day visit. Bagnuolo and Baker attended several briefings, obtaining a greater understanding of HI and HN’s mission.