Kyle Tucker Jr. was named the product lead of PEO EIS’ Enterprise – Identity, Credential and Access Management (E-ICAM) product office in January 2023. He oversees the office that is establishing a global, scalable, robust capability leveraging a single set of authoritative identity data used to grant access to Army IT resources at the point of need, regardless of location, and set the foundations for the Zero Trust Architecture Framework.
Tucker previously served as the assistant product lead for Applied Cyber Technologies (ACT) within EIS’ Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) portfolio since August 2021. In that role, he supported ACT’s product lead with the acquisition and development of advanced capabilities for the Army’s defensive cyber forces.
Tucker has served for over two decades as a Department of the Army civilian, with a focus on acquisition and technology. Prior to working at ACT, he served as the assistant product manager for Cyber Platforms and Systems at DCO. During his tenure, he led a multifunctional team that successfully built the first Deployable Defensive Cyberspace Operations Systems – Modular (DDS-M), which now serves as the primary mission tool for the Army’s defensive cyber forces.
During his time at DCO, Tucker held a developmental assignment with the Assistant Secretary of the Army Chief Technology Office (ASAALT CTO), serving as a senior fellow. In that role, he led a team that evaluated data analytics gathering efforts at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Additionally, he supported efforts to comply with provisions in the 2021 “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors” Act.
Before that, Tucker served as a product leader at Army Knowledge Online (AKO). In that capacity, he supported AKO’s “Secure Go Mobile” efforts and facilitated provisioning for the iPad and iPhone. Prior to that, was plank owner for Project Manager Area Processing Centers — now known as Global Enterprise Network Modernization – OCONUS. In that capacity, he developed the Army’s first $249 million private cloud contract, which saved the Army over $29 million.
In 2005, Tucker deployed to Afghanistan where he was responsible for building a technical control facility and a joint operations center. Earlier, he deployed to Iraq in 2003 where he led efforts to build out technical control facilities, long-haul fiber and terrestrial microwave projects. Additionally, he worked with Combined Forces Command Afghanistan, the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell, the Department of the Army Systems Coordinator and the Army G-8 to acquire over $29 million in funds for various communications projects in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Earlier in his career, Tucker worked as a program support manager facilitating a program for the Office of Military Commissions and the Joint Task Force Guantanamo for the Department of Justice and served as the lead type classifier of key equipment for the Army’s Special Forces.
Tucker has a master of science degree in management from Florida Institute of Technology; a bachelor of science degree in emergency medical systems management from Hampton University; and a chief information officer certificate from the National Defense University. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Certified Information Security Manager and a Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer. He also holds a Lean Six Sigma certification; an advanced Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification in Program Management; advanced DAWIA certification in Life Cycle Logistics; and practitioner level DAWIA certification in Engineering and Technical Management.
Tucker is the 2011 recipient of the Army Acquisition Excellence Award (Information Enabled category) and was named a Federal Computer Week Rising Star in 2006.