Vincent DeSanto

CISSP, CCNA, MCITP, Sr. System Administrator, USCG MIFC LANT

VincentDesantoMr. DeSanto started working in the IT field over 30 years as a programmer trainee on DISA’s Automatic Digital Network (AUTODIN) messaging system. His work since then has included government communications and control systems such as the World Wide Military Command and Control System (WWMCCS), and the current system of record – the Global Command and Control System (GCCS).

Since 2005 he has been working at the US Coast Guard’s Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, first as a contractor and for the last 4 years as a government civilian. He has worked in many areas of the IT field including software development and maintenance; systems development, testing, integration, installation, certification, accreditation and maintenance; Information Assurance and security analysis of cyber threats and vulnerabilities; and network installation, configuration and maintenance.

Born in Kentucky, Vincent joined the US Air Force in 1977 as a telecommunications specialist. He separated from the Air Force after four years and started his IT career as a contractor living in Northern Virginia. In 1999 he moved to Stuttgart, Germany to work on a logistics contract with the US Army at Headquarters European Command. He enjoyed traveling around Germany and to several European countries like France, England, Scotland, Italy and Poland. He lived in Germany for four and a half years before returning to the US and taking up residence in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He loves living on the east coast and the diversity of the Hampton Roads area.

Vincent is fortunate to have worked with several branches of the armed forces and is very excited about his current position with Coast Guard Intelligence in the Department of Homeland Security.