Session: Understanding Risk Management
Bio: Keith J. Wagner, ASIS Board Certified Protection Professional (CPP), is Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ Senior Manager for Government Security Operations in Palmdale, CA. Supervising six (6) Security Managers and 75+ Security experts, he is responsible for the overall direction and execution of Program Security support for all classified Collateral, Special Access Programs, and Sensitive Compartmented Information efforts. His Security oversight includes Advanced Development Programs (The “Skunk Works”), Special Mission Programs (U-2 and C-130), Fighter Aircraft Programs, (F-16, F-22, and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at Edwards AFB CA), Program Access, Security Compliance and Policy, Security Education & Training, Communications Security, Personnel Security, Physical Security, Computer Forensics, and Information Technology Security.
Keith is a member of Lockheed Martin’s Leadership Association Board of Directors, its Crisis Management Operations Team’s Incident Command Staff, and is a former member of its Diversity Council. He is also a Certified Member of the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team and an elected member of the ASIS International Crisis Management & Business Continuity Council (CMBC); he is an annual lecturer at the Annual ASIS CMBC Workshop held throughout the United States.
Previously as the Senior Security Manager at BAE Systems Headquarters in Nashua, NH, his responsibilities included oversight of their Security budget, capital investments, risk management, risk analysis, crisis management, training & education, and policies & procedures.
Keith retired at the rank of colonel after completing nearly 28 years of active service in the United States Air Force in progressively responsible positions as a B-52 Flight Instructor, B-52 Flight Evaluator, Squadron Commander, Joint Staff Officer (JSO), Senior NATO Officer, and Senior Rating Air Force Officer.
He has over 12 years of Joint Service expertise serving with personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Defense Modeling and Simulation Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, National Military Command Center, and several other unacknowledged agencies and programs.
His key military staff assignments included service on the selectively manned Joint Staff where he was part of the Pentagon’s initial Crisis Action Team immediately after 9-11 and on the International Military Staff at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium.
As the Chief of NATO Nuclear Operations at SHAPE, he was the Nuclear Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (General Joseph W. Ralston, USAF and General James L. Jones, USMC). He was directly responsible for the execution of all Dual Capable Aircraft nuclear planning, conferences, workshops, exercises, education and training, command and control, force protection, concealment, policies, procedures, concept of operations, targeting, Security, stockpile, weapons movements, Nuclear Surety, inspections, evaluations, and Crisis Action on behalf of NATO’s nuclear members. He co-chaired NATO’s Joint Theater Surety Management Group and was the Air Force’s Senior Rating Officer for 300+ personnel.
An award-winning published author, his Modeling and Simulation article was selected “Best Article of the Year” in 2000 for Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s SIGNAL Magazine.
Awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the second highest award in the Department of Defense and the Global War on Terrorism Medal, Keith also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics & Education and a Masters Degree in Psychology, specializing in Human Relations and Supervision.