ClearFocus wins independent assessment, continuous monitoring and ongoing authorization contract at the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (DOE-FECM)

ClearFocus wins Independent Assessment, Continuous Monitoring, and Ongoing Authorization contract for the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management. This exciting contract begins with supporting DOE-FECM as an Independent Assessment team to assess the security posture and maturity level of DOE-FECM in relation to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, as well as evaluate their current capabilities, practices, and processes that comprise their Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) activities. ClearFocus will serve as subject-matter-experts to identify gaps within their Current Security Profile and their Target Security Profile and will assist with enhancing their current ISCM program in a way that allows for them to adopt a near real-time management of risk that facilitates an Ongoing Authorization capability for each of their information systems.

Kevin Cassidy

President and CEO

Kevin Cassidy is responsible for defining and implementing ClearFocus’ vision and strategy. Kevin is also accountable for the company’s profitability and growth. Prior to starting ClearFocus, Kevin was the VP of Operations for InScope International where he was responsible for the delivery of enterprise IT and software development services. He also managed the company’s internal operations. Kevin started his career at AT&T and later moved on to OnePoint Communications and Verizon where he served in various IT leadership roles. Kevin is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University and an MBA from Georgia State University. Kevin’s interests include performance cars, running, video production and he actively serves on his church’s video ministry team.


Jennifer Garst

Vice President Client Services and Solutions

Jennifer Garst is responsible for the quality delivery of all ClearFocus client programs and responsible for client relations. Additionally, Jennifer leads the company’s government capture and proposal development. Jennifer joins ClearFocus after 12 years as the VP of InScope International’s Federal Division where she significantly grew InScope’s federal programs. Prior to InScope, Jennifer severed in various technical leadership roles which includes Technical Director of IT Management and Control for AOL and Director of Professional Services for Price Waterhouse Coopers. Jennifer has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Roanoke College and an MPA in Management Information Systems from American University. When not supporting ClearFocus Jennifer’s loves to travel with her family.


Glen Dosey

Director Cybersecurity Technology

Glen Dosey shapes the direction of ClearFocus’ cybersecurity services. He also keeps ClearFocus on the forefront of cybersecurity technology. Glen holds certifications in the fields of computer forensics, incident response, malware analysis, and penetration testing. He contributed to the cybersecurity portions of the NIST CyberSkills framework. Glen believes in the importance of professionalizing and growing the cybersecurity workforce. Before joining ClearFocus Technologies, Glen worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he was responsible for building and managing a CyberSecurity Operations Center at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.


Dave Blessing

Vice President Business Development

Dave Blessing is responsible for business development and the shaping of ClearFocus’s GoTo Market strategy. Dave brings 30 years of IT industry experience spanning Technology Sales and Consulting Service Delivery. Dave’s has had the pleasure of working for many technology providers from startups to mainstream (IBM, EMC, Sybase, Symantec…), serving within a global Distributor and selling for multiple Value-Add Resellers. Dave career has had him support Commercial and Federal markets, allowing Dave to develop an awareness of some of the differences and commonalities between these markets. Dave brings a depth of experience on how to best serve ClearFocus’s clients, while being a trusted and valued business partner within the IT ecosystem, as in the end successful business tends to be a team effort. Dave holds a Bachelors of Science in both Computer Science and Mathematics from Towson State and a Masters of Science in Network Communications from Johns Hopkins. Dave’s pastime is fast cars with a strong affinity towards Dodge Vipers.


Andy Herscher

Director Cybersecurity Programs

Andy Herscher provides technical development and enablement (Methodology, Process, People and Delivery) for ClearFocus Cybersecurity programs. Andy has multiple cybersecurity certifications which include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) and the Metasploit Certified Specialist (MCS). Before joining ClearFocus, Andy was the Director of Cybersecurity for InScope International. Before InScope, Andy held several Security Engineer positions that supported government programs. Andy has a Bachelors degree in Information Technology and Information System Security from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from Colorado State University.


Chris Ruotolo

Director Enterprise IT

Chris Ruotolo is accountable for shaping the direction of ClearFocus’ Enterprise IT services, technology, and implementation processes. Chris also leads ClearFocus’ Professional Services Practice where he has developed repeatable service offerings for OEMs, VARs and direct client engagements. Prior to joining ClearFocus Chris supported various OEMs and VARs which include Nutanix, Cloudistics, Pure Storage and he has considerable experience supporting VMWare engagements. Chris has multiple technical certifications for Nutanix, VMWare, Pure Storage and several other products. Chris is a voracious reader who enjoys riding motorcycles, electronic projects and playing with his kids.


Tracey Little

Manager Corporate Operations

Tracey is accountable for managing ClearFocus’ back office operations which includes contracts, client invoicing, procurement and federal and commercial program support.  Prior to joining ClearFocus Technologies Tracey was accountable for corporate operations for DH Technologies. Tracey has a Business Administration degree from Sanford Brown College. In her free time, Tracey coaches girls basketball and is a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan.


Roxanne Voorhees

Manager HR/Recruiting/FSO

Roxanne is responsible for managing ClearFocus’ Recruiting, Human Resources, and FSO departments in which she oversees all recruiting efforts, employee relations and facility security management.  Prior to joining ClearFocus Technologies Roxanne worked in HR and Recruiting for the last 15+ years and supported government and commercial customers.  Her passion is truly recruiting top talent and making lasting relationships with them for future or present positions. In her free time, Roxanne likes to travel and hang out with her dog, Jazzy.


Jason Gebert

Director of Cybersecurity Operations

Jason supports the delivery of the company’s federal Cybersecurity and Cyber Resilience programs and provides support for our federal technical professionals. Jason is a U.S. Navy veteran and has nearly 10 years of experience managing large-scale cybersecurity programs for federal and commercial organizations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Information Systems Security Management Professional (ISSMP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Jason is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoys outdoor activities with his family.


Pam Wiley

Senior Manager of Proposal Development

With more than 20 years of experience managing, writing and editing federal, state and corporate proposals, Pam adeptly drives the ClearFocus proposal development efforts. Her proposal experience includes 10 years in IT, 10 years in engineering and 15 years in health care/behavioral health care with Anthem, Value Behavioral Health, Sentara, GDIT, Unisys and Battelle, among others. Her marketing and communications acumen, coupled with well-honed critical thinking skills, position her well to spearhead our company’s proposal and marketing messaging. Strong teams, a positive team culture and sustained team energy and commitment are hallmarks of Pam’s proposal efforts – along with having a good deal of fun along the way. Pam holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Communications/Marketing from West Texas A&M University. She is a life-long dog and movie lover and enjoys the theatre, traveling, gardening and bicycling.