Mr. Clint Maddox – Individual Category (Third Place) – DoD CIO 2015 Annual Awards

Name and Rank: Clint E. Maddox / GS-13

Position: 2210 / Information Technology Specialist / Insfrastructure Support Section Head

Background: Garrison Business and Management Systems Hosting

Functional Areas: Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Services, IT Efficiencies

Judging Criteria: Broad User Base, Improved Process(es), Management Efficiency/Effectiveness, Mission Impact


BLUF: Led teams of engineers, architects, and system administrators to design a platform that enables consolidated hosting and management of information systems across all U.S. Marine Corps bases, posts, and stations, paving the way to centralize hosted systems from more than 500 disparate environments.

  • Established the first DoD private cloud in the Marine Corps; the Marine Corps Chief Information Officer highlighted this private cloud in a May 2015 interview with Federal News Radio
  • Revamped infrastructure at a Facilities Systems Branch enclave with upgraded storage capabilities, F5 Switches, and other leading-edge gear; this will support consolidation efforts and reduce sustainment cost by $19.5 million over the Five-Year Defense spending Plan (FYDP)
  • Oversaw Cloud implementation to consolidate Marine Corps Installations Command Installation Facilities & Environmental (IF&E) systems
  • Led project to implement an industry-leading cloud-computing backbone product that eliminates the need to resource disparate system specific development on an annual basis and allows consolidated test environments for the entire IF&E portfolio; it will be leveraged to build an Enterprise test and development environment for the entire Marine Corps IT portfolio
  • Collaborated with internal cybersecurity team members to achieve compliance with annual FISMA requirements, and led section to enable alternate token usage on sensitive systems. Directly responsible for increasing appropriate token usage
  • Established a process workflow for engineering and architecture review, drastically streamlining system inclusion and providing a documented reference for future use
  • Served as a lead planner and influencer in developing a Branch IT Governance framework, providing structure and guidance to a dynamic and growing service portfolio
  • Conducted extensive research and planning to stand up a new Tier I-IV internal Service Desk, including development of standard operating procedures that will be shared with the Service Desk providers across the Marine Corps Enterprise Network (MCEN) knowledge management portal
  • Assisted in developing an internal change management process within the Facilities Systems Branch (FSB), enhancing organizational maturity and refining nascent change controls