Mr. Bong Gumahad is a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). He is currently the Director of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers/Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance (C4/ISR) Division in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S). In this position, he is responsible for acquisition oversight of the Intelligence Community (IC) Major Systems Acquisition (MSAs). His portfolio includes MSAs of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, and other activities. His Department of Defense portfolio includes major C4/ISR communications systems, command and control for advanced weapons platforms, as well as related ground based intelligence production, exploitation, and dissemination systems.
Mr. Gumahad is a retired United States Air Force Colonel. He served as a signals intelligence (SIGINT) Research and Development (R&D) engineer, payload manager, program element monitor, space segment director, and acquisition executive in a number of classified space programs for the NRO.
Mr. Gumahad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology; a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering (electro-optics) from the Air Force Institute of Technology; a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University; and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr. Gumahad also graduated from the United States Air War College, the Defense Systems Management College, and the National Security Agency Senior Cryptologic School. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).