By Carla Short
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Kevin Massie knew he wanted to be an engineer but wasn’t sure what he wanted to do. “I chose Industrial Engineering because I liked the broad flexibility of the many career paths you could pursue,” Kevin says. “I’m the first to admit that I didn’t apply myself in school as I should have. The social side of college took too much of a priority. Life is a balance and I hadn’t quite figured that out yet. In hindsight, I realize that college should be thought of as a partnership between a student and the university. The more effort you put into it by embracing everything offered, the greater the benefit you receive.” Thankfully, this lesson was passed on successfully to his daughter.
Kevin had two internships. The first was with Delco Air, a division of General Motors. The second was his senior project with a glass factory in New Martinsville. When Kevin graduated, he accepted a position with IBM in Production Control. “I gained a great deal of operations experience and became good at the job, but was complacent and stayed in the position too long.” He then moved to a Cost Engineering position where he gained major proposal preparation, evaluation and capture management experience.
IBM’s business segment where Kevin worked at the time was not financially healthy. “It was a tough and worrisome time,” Kevin says. Eventually IBM sold the business segment to Loral, which was eventually sold to Lockheed Martin. At Lockheed Martin, Kevin became a Program Manager on a number of programs with increasing responsibility in the size, scope and complexity of businesses under his management.
Again, the business was sold to Leidos. Currently, Kevin is a Vice President and Division Manger within the Defense and Intelligence business at Leidos, in charge of a $4.6 billion program with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In this position, Kevin manages a global organization made up of network and systems engineers, architects, program managers, and cyber security professionals. “I’m not the technical expert in each field,” Kevin says. “But, I’m respected by those with technical knowledge because I make quick decisions, drive things to completion, and hold my team and customers accountable.”
Kevin is greatly appreciative of his education at WVU. “I learned how to approach and solve problems. I also developed leadership skills that proved very useful during my career. Finally, I learned how to think a couple of steps ahead to fully understand the ramifications of the decisions that need to be made.”
Vice President and Division Manager, GSM-O Program
Mr. Massie is the Vice President and Division Manager for the GSM-O Program within Leidos
– Defense and Intelligence. He has over 35 years of experience in a wide variety of business
acquisition and program management positions within IBM Federal Systems, Loral, Lockheed Martin,
and Leidos. He brings deep proposal and program management experience from a multitude of
Vice President and Division Manager, GSM-O Program at Leidos
February 2013 – Present
Mr. Massie is currently the Vice President and Division Manager for DISA’s Global Information Grid
(GIG) Services Management – Operations (GSM-O) Program, with an expected program value
of $4.6B. This global operation employs engineers and technicians across many large and small
businesses in several CONUS and OCONUS locations across the globe.
Senior Program Manager, IGC Program at Lockheed Martin
October 2007 – January 2013 (5 years 4 months)
Mr. Massie managed the Integrated Data Environment (IDE) / Global Transportation Network (GTN)
Convergence (IGC) Program for USTRANSCOM and DLA. During the largest program phase,
he managed a team of approximately 180 engineers across 10 different companies. Under his
leadership, the IGC Program was able to achieve a successful “Go Live” date of 31 August 2011,
which then paved the way for the retirement of the Global Transportation Network (GTN) program
later that year. Full interoperability certification was then awarded in April 2012, followed by a
favorable Full Deployment Decision (FDD) on 26 June 2012. IGC was highly assessed within the
USTRANSCOM enterprise as demonstrated by the naming of IGC as the system of record for InTransit
Visibility by USAF Commander, General William M. Fraser III.
Senior Program Manager at Lockheed Martin
August 2006 – September 2007 (1 year 2 months)
Capture Manager for main thrust Global In-Transit Visibility focus programs and Senior Program
Manager and Deputy Director supporting the Healthcare Solutions business area. Responsible for
providing leadership and guidance to a team tasked with growing a healthcare line of business.
Program Manager at Lockheed Martin
March 2005 – July 2006 (1 year 5 months)
Manager of the Net-Centric Infrastructure Soltions (NCIS) business area responsible for the
success of all existing performance programs and IDIQ contract vehicles (e.g. Postmaster, OSD/
CIO, ITES FA-1, VA GITSS, ECS-III, NETCENTS).
AFMC SAN Program Manager at Lockheed Martin
December 2001 – February 2005 (3 years 3 months)
Program Manager responsible for the complete oversight and success of several programs
(approximately $60M over 3 years) with the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) to implement
Network-Centric storage solutions consisting of SAN/NAS/CAS technologies across the MAJCOM.
Program Manager at Lockheed Martin
August 1999 – November 2001 (2 years 4 months)
Program Manager for the $30M R&D INFOSEC Protection of Vital Data (POVD) Program. The
goal of the NSA sponsored POVD Program was to research Attack, Sensing, Warning & Response
(ASW&R) COTS technologies to improve the security of computer networks within the U.S.
Government. Responsible for successfully meeting the technical, cost and schedule objectives for
over 70 LMC technical task orders.
Project Manager at Lockheed Martin
October 1995 – July 1999 (3 years 10 months)
Responsible for the successful proposal development and program management of approximately
50 Technical Task Orders (TTOs) for the Defense Messaging System (DMS) Program. Led a team
of engineers in managing the technical, cost, and schedule aspects of DMS task orders in excess
of $35 million.
West Virginia University
BSIE, Industrial Engineering, 1978 – 1982
MSSE, Systems Engineering, 1992 – 1995