Friday, June 29, 2018

Virginia Beach Native Receives Excellence Award for Rising Star of the Year

By Holly Carey, SSC Atlantic Public Affairs

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic computer scientist Brianeisha Eure, a Salem High School graduate and Virginia Beach, Virginia, native recently received the Department of the Navy (DON) Information Management/Information Technology (IM/IT) Excellence Award at the DON IT East Conference in Norfolk, Virginia.

Eure was presented with the IT Rising Star of the Year award for her role as the information systems security manager (ISSM) for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) Enterprise Intelligence and Data Solutions (EIDS) Program Management Office (PMO).

The annual DON IM/IT Excellence Awards recognize projects, teams and individuals that help transform the Navy and Marine Corps through information technology. The IT Rising Star of the Year awardee is recognized for displaying visionary thinking, innovation and superior leadership skills in delivering IT to support the DON's mission.

Eure manages a complex architecture and infrastructure of more than 300 servers with services including multiple solutions of big data analytics, data visualizations, data warehousing, virtual desktops, and web services. Eure received the award, in part, due to her work in significantly reducing Assured Compliance Assessment Solution software vulnerabilities, Security Technical Implementation Guide findings, and open plan of action and milestone items.

“I am extremely honored to receive this award, especially so early in my career with SSC Atlantic,” said Eure. “It has been a thrilling experience to be able to deliver impactful results in such a short timeframe supporting the DHA EIDS PMO. I could not have done it without the support of the integrated product team, my cyber team, and fellow ‘SPAWARRIORS,’ to include my mentor Sean Perryman.”

Eure leads and mentors her staff of 11 civilian and contractor information systems security officers and has established regular team mentoring roundtables and ‘Q&A’ forums for her geographically dispersed team.

“Her mentoring has extended to additional process documents and ‘Q&A’ sessions for all Defense Health Agency ISSMs on Risk Management Framework lessons learned,” said Shannon Cole, Eure’s supervisor, and information systems security tier 3 competency lead.

The DHA EIDS PMO provides seamless data services and decision support for clinicians, patients, beneficiaries, analysts, researchers, and Department of Defense leadership in support of the delivery of health care to service members from battlefield to the homefront.

“Brianeisha’s efforts to document processes, automate administration and improve visibility greatly increased the cyber resilience of the enclave,” said Cole. “And for that we are truly appreciative.”

The award was presented by Navy Cyber Security Division Director Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett (OPNAV N2N6G), Acting DON Chief Information Officer (CIO) Dr. Kelly Fletcher, and Marine Corps Acting Director Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and CIO Ken Bible.

“Brianeisha graduated from Norfolk State University with both a bachelor's and master's degree.

SSC Atlantic provides systems engineering and acquisition to deliver information warfare capabilities to the naval, joint and national warfighter through the acquisition, development, integration, production, test, deployment, and sustainment of interoperable command, control, communication, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR), cyber and information technology (IT) capabilities.

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