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President and Chief Executive Officer CyberSpace Operations Consulting, LLC.

Ed Rios is the President and CEO of CyberSpace Operations Consulting, Inc. (CSOC®). CSOC specializes in transitioning new technical innovations into national security operations through experienced engineering, operations, and technical consulting. The company focuses on support for cyber, intelligence, and space programs within government and private sectors. Support ranges from strategy and concept development, to modeling & simulation (M&S), to operations planning and execution. CSOC excels at transitioning new capabilities to funded, formalized, operational missions at all security classification levels.

Mr. Rios is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with 26 years of active duty experience in Special Technical Operations (STO), space operations, intelligence operations, special mission sea duty, and flight operations with three combat deployments. He is a former DoD Joint Specialty Officer (JSO) with previous assignments including the Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Embassy-Belgrade, Serbia. Mr. Rios’ formal education includes a Master’s Degree in Business and a Fellowship at MIT where he is a published author. Mr. Rios holds three patents and is multi-lingual. CSOC is a disabled-veteran small business DoD prime contractor for Hq Air Force Space Command, the Intelligence Community, the Space Security and Defense Program, and Combatant Commander Headquarters including USSTRATCOM and USCYBERCOM. Commercial customers include Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (Space-X), Lockheed-Martin Corporation, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Raytheon Company, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, and Epoch Concepts, LLC. CSOC has been in business since 2007.