Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee Event

June 12, 2015

Marjorie Censer
Defense Business Editor
Inside Defense

Marjorie Censer is the defense business editor for Inside Defense. She rejoined the publication in 2014, after previously working as managing editor of Inside the Army from 2007 to 2010. In that role, Censer wrote extensively on Army vehicles, including the blastproof trucks rushed to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the next-generation humvee.

From 2010 to 2014, she worked for The Washington Post and its local business publication Capital Business, covering defense industry reshaping and consolidation, the increased scrutiny of contractors following the Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis cases and the challenges of canceling military programs.

She has also worked as defense editor at Politico Pro, and as a reporter at the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Md., and the Princeton Packet in Princeton, N.J. A Fairfax native, she graduated from Princeton University.

Brian Karlisch
Buchanan & Edwards

Brian Karlisch is the CEO and co-founder of Buchanan & Edwards (BE), a leading technology and professional services consulting firm. Through innovative solutions and with more than 300 skilled professionals, BE helps government and commercial clients achieve their missions by leveraging technology to improve mission delivery and effectiveness in an environment of constrained resources. Karlisch has more than 20 years of software engineering and management consulting experience solving complex IT problems for federal government and Fortune 1000 companies.

Karlisch received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and has taken numerous courses with the Darden School of Business Executive Education program. He is an active member of the Renaissance Executive Forums, Professional Services Council, MissionLink and ACG - National Capitol Region.

Nathan Landon
CEO and Founder
Digital Operatives LLC

Nathan Landon is CEO and founder of Digital Operatives LLC, a boutique firm comprised entirely of industry leading security researchers and subject matter experts in the field of cybersecurity. Landon has a long career as an entrepreneur, researcher and thought leader regarding countering sophisticated cyberattacks. While serving in the United States Marine Corps, Landon helped develop early military doctrine associated with computer network exploitation and attack.

Upon leaving active duty, Landon began a distinguished career as a security researcher, mainly performing advanced research tasks involving every possible aspect of information security. Landon is an accomplished reverse engineer, programmer, vulnerability researcher and scientist with the requisite vision, skills and talent to deliver innovative technologies. His most recent accomplishments include the discovery of critical system vulnerabilities as well as leading the development of groundbreaking technologies to counter advanced cyberattacks.

Randy Nossaman
Small Business Specialist
U.S. Department of Transportation

Randall (Randy) Nossaman currently serves as a small business specialist for the DOT Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization's Procurement Assistance Division. In this capacity, he serves to help small business owners to market their products and services and increase the participation of small businesses in DOT procurement opportunities. Prior to joining the Procurement Assistance Division at DOT, Nossaman served as lead business development specialist within the 8(a) Business Development Program at the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Washington Metropolitan Area District Office in Washington, D.C. He also served as an SBA marketing and outreach specialist in Loudoun County Virginia. Nossaman is a retired Air Force reservist and holds an M.B.A. degree from William Carey University.