Curt Havard

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Director, IT Operations
Santa Monica Office


BA in business/information technology, California Lutheran University


Curt Havard is an information technology and cybersecurity professional with the RAND Corporation’s Information Systems group. In this role he is responsible for leading the architecting, planning, deploying, and operations functions of the RAND Corporation’s core unclassified and classified computing ecosystem; with accountability for full life cycle management of the computing infrastructure environment. Havard is recognized as an expert in secure information platform engineering and operations with emphasis on the development of secure multi-level converged infrastructure environments. His background includes developing and managing Cyber Security Governance across multiple technical platforms enabling an enterprise wide strategic cyber defensive focus. Familiar with various regulatory requirements including the NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171 series, Havard specializes in interpreting regulatory and governance requirements for mapping to infrastructure, technologies, and executive presentation in the pursuit of secure digital transformation.

Prior to joining RAND, Havard worked with Northrop Grumman Corporation's Information Technology organization to deliver information technology and cyber security solutions. While with Northrop Grumman he was responsible for the development of sensitive infrastructure platforms and had oversight of information security governance across the enterprise. His scope of responsibility included oversight, policy and defensive operational procedures for cyber security protection as well as focus on strategic planning and tactical solutions delivery for sensitive cyber related infrastructure.