Mr. Ken Alms is the Program Director of IT Program & Portfolio Management at the Federal Aviation Administration, he manages the IT Capital Planning process. In this capacity, he has lead the successful implementation of Exhibit 53 & 300, IT EVM, IT Dashboard, Corrective Action Plan process, and Standardized Program Planning Template at the FAA. He has 25 years of experience in areas of leadership, planning, management, and execution of large-scale IT programs in the federal government.
Prior to his work at the FAA, he was the Director of the Enterprise Architecture and Planning Office at the U.S. Department of State for three years. His office was responsible for the Department's Capital Planning, Enterprise Architecture, the e-Gov Initiative Program, IT Budget and IT Strategic Planning areas. During his tenure as Office Director and in his prior role as a Division Director, Ken was responsible for innovations at State such as establishing the enterprise IT governance process and creating the initial IT Strategic and Tactical plans. Other accomplishments included creating the original design to bring the Internet to the Department's 60,000 users worldwide, the technical proposal that established the Department's enterprise network management office and the framework for the Department's four year global IT infrastructure refresh program. Prior to this, he was in charge of the Department’ networks and initiated the transition to modern LAN technologies. Additionally, he worked on several large-scale projects to re-engineer messaging systems, the central records system, and logistics systems.
Prior to State, Ken worked at the US Coast Guard and Social Security Administration (SSA), both as a contractor and Government employee. He managed the Coast Guard Headquarters IT Help Desk and desktop support services for the Office of Command, Control, and Communications, and worked with SSA's Main Frame Operations.
Mr. Alms has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and has a BS degree in computer science from the University of Maryland.