Marc Kolenko

Dr. Marc M. Kolenko is a Cyber Security Engineering Professional with over 35 years of notable success directing a broad range of Enterprise IT initiatives in both the private sector and Government. Kolenko is currently a Lead Cyber SME at Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI – Alexandria, VA). He’s responsible for delivering Defensive/Offensive Cyber Operations (DCO & OCO) Strategic Planning & Policy Guidance, Counter Unmanned Aeronautical Systems (C-UAS) Solutions, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Information Assurance (IA) & Compliance, and Systems Security Engineering solutions that aid clients with meeting cybersecurity mandates (e.g., NIST/CSF/RMF, FedRAMP, CNSS 1253, and the CNCI). 

He currently supports OSD’s Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) and FBI’s Cyber Division/NCIJTF focusing on protecting critical technologies produced by select DIB/CDC partners. Prior to this, Dr. Kolenko was Chief, Cyber Security, Army Rapid Capabilities & Critical Technologies Office (RCCTO) supporting Directed Energy, Hypersonics, and Space-based cyber solutions for Joint DOD communities. Dr. Kolenko also supported the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Air Force as a Senior Cybersecurity DCO and Compliance Adviser. He also served the Office Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Homeland Defense & Global Security, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Defense Continuity & Mission Assurance as a Cybersecurity Threat Adviser.

Between 2004 and 2012, while at Intelligent Decision, Booz Allen Hamilton, and General Dynamics, he served in both operational and engineering positions to include Information Assurance Manager and Chief Engineer for a combined DOD and Intel Community collaborative fusion center where he led IA/DCO, CERT, and Cyber-operations in support of ISR missions of the highest National priority. Kolenko’s professional skills span the systems engineering lifecycle. Kolenko’s expertise also includes managing DCO R&D efforts as a principal investigator.

A former decorated Officer, Kolenko started his career at Onizuka AFB’s Air Force Satellite Control Network’s Program Office as a Network Project Manager. After separating from the AF in 1990, Kolenko worked for both Bolt Beranek & Newman (BBN, creators of the ARPAnet) and Advanced Network & Systems (ANS, developers of the NSFnet). In the mid-90s, Kolenko took his Internet business experience to Europe assisting Fischer & Lorenz (Copenhagen, Denmark), an IT consulting firm that served both the European Union and commercial enterprises, launch its Internet Business and Security Practice. In 1999, Kolenko developed Nortel’s NexGen Networks Practice. As its manager, he was responsible for all aspects of solution’s development and fulfillment. In 2003, Kolenko returned to the Government joining General Dynamics Network Systems (now GDIT) as technical lead for next-generation, network-centric solutions in support of Federal Civil, DoD, and IC IT initiatives.

Kolenko received his BSEE from Norwich University (Northfield, VT), MS Telecom Management from Golden Gate University (San Francisco, CA), and his Doctorate (Sc.D.) in Cybersecurity from Capitol Technology University (Laurel, MD). He has authored papers for both Government and Private Sector clients.