National Security Strategies Personnel
JOSEPH S. DINOTO, SPIPC, PSC, ISOC
Director, National Security Strategies
As Intrepid’s Director of National Security Strategies, Mr. Joe DiNoto brings over 30 years of experience in conducting intelligence activities, managing security operations, and leading counterterrorism efforts. At Intrepid, he leads all national security efforts for client services involving Intelligence Programs, Security Operations, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Activities, and Security Engineering & Protective Sciences. Joe leads these corporate capabilities by providing unique expertise, strategic counsel, and specialized services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, and Department of Defense, as well as a portfolio of international clients in those same special mission areas.
His last government assignment was as the Chief Security Officer (GG-15), United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ ARSTRAT). In this senior role, Joe strategically led the organization’s global security enterprise spanning 23 locations world-wide across 11 time zones, to include cognizance over the security clearances of 2,800 employees. This included 200 technology programs, 50 international programs, over 110 classified contracts (estimated $380M contracting value), and 22 Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities. His responsibilities also included leading insider threat efforts, supply chain risk management, technology protection, support to defense critical infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity cognizance for information networks classified at the Top Secret level.
His previous Intelligence Community assignments included serving as the Director of Intelligence & Security for the U.S. Army’s Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office, Chief, International Security Branch for USASMDC/ARSTRAT, and Chief, Foreign Disclosure & Technology Protection Branch for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). Prior to his federal service, Joe served as a Supervising Criminal Investigator for the State of New York where he led complex criminal investigations and undercover operations to include infiltration & exploitation of criminal elements suspected of providing materiel support to terrorist organizations and transnational crime groups.
Joe is currently completing his Doctorate in Strategic Security Studies from the Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security at National American University. He possesses a Master’s Degree in Global Strategies, a Bachelor’s Degree in National Security Affairs & Intelligence Studies, and an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is also a graduate of the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy and in 2015 was inducted into the Order of the Sword & Shield, the national academic honor society for intelligence and security professionals.
Joe is the only person in the history of the DoD to have ever been awarded both the Thomas Dillon Award for Security Excellence (2016) and the Kenneth C. Raymer Award for Excellence in Foreign Disclosure (2007). His other official awards and certifications include: LTC Thomas Knowlton Award for Excellence in Military Intelligence, Army Superior Civilian Service Award (3 times); Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service; Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (2 times); Army Patriotic Civilian Service Award; DoD Physical Security Certification; DoD Industrial Security Officer Certification; DoD Security Program Integration Professional Certification; DoD Security Asset Protection Professional Certification; DoD Security Fundamentals Professional Certification; and the U.S. Army Space Cadre Qualification.
NICHOLAS J. WAUGH, CPP, SPIPC, PSC, ISOC
Director, Security Programs Division
Mr. Waugh has over 18 year’s experience with conducting intelligence activities, performing law enforcement/security/anti-terrorism operations and leading surveillance efforts. His most recent assignment was supporting the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) as the Assistant Chief Security Officer. As the Director of the Security Programs Division, Nick will be providing expertise, support and specialized services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Justice, Department of the Defense, Federal/State/Local law enforcement agencies.
As the Assistant Chief Security Officer for USASMDC/ARSTRAT, Nick was responsible for managing 22 Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities, 50 International programs, 200 advanced technology programs and 250 classified contracts. Nick lead/managed a team of 52 security specialists ranging from GG-11 – GG-14 and was responsible for the oversight of all security violation investigations, classification management decisions, safeguarding National Security classified information and ensuring adequate security measures were in place to deter, detect, delay, assess, and respond to potential physical threats to command missile sites.
Nick’s prior assignments within the intelligence/security field include serving as the Director of Security for the Counter-Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) Program Office, Director of Security for the Army Fixed Wing Project Office, Deputy Director of Security for the Joint Attack Munitions System (JAMS) Project Office, and Anti-Terrorism Officer for the U.S. Army 59th Ordnance Brigade. Prior to federal service, Nick served as a sworn police officer and was responsible for leading undercover operations, conducting criminal investigations, field training new officers and conducting monthly crime watch meetings to collect/share intelligence.
Nick possesses a Master’s Degree in Contracts & Acquisition Management and after graduating with a 4.0 GPA he was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and International Honor Society Delta Mu Delta. Nick possesses a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Associates degree in Computer Information Management.
Nick’s awards and certificates include the Public Safety Medal of Valor, Three Lifesaving Medals, Army Superior Civilian Service Award, Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, DoD Physical Security Certification; DoD Industrial Security Officer Certification; DoD Security Program Integration Professional Certification; DoD Security Asset Protection Professional Certification; DoD Security Fundamentals Professional Certification.
THOMAS P. HOLLIDAY JR.
Director, Intelligence Programs
As Intrepid’s Director of Intelligence Programs, Mr. Tom “Doc” Holliday brings over 25 years of experience in conducting intelligence and cyber activities, as well as managing security operations. At Intrepid, he leads all intelligence program efforts for client services involving Intelligence Collection and Analysis, Intelligence Training and Doctrinal Development, and Intelligence Support to Law Enforcement and Homeland Security. Doc leads these corporate capabilities by providing unique expertise, support, and specialized services to the Intelligence and Special Operations Communities, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense, as well as a portfolio of international clients in those same missions.
He recently retired from the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Officer serving at multiple echelons from tactical to strategic, with over four years of combat zone deployments in both Afghanistan and Iraq. His previous assignments include Armor Battalion Intelligence Officer (S2), Special Forces Group Intelligence Officer (S2), Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan Intelligence Officer (CJ2), Special Forces Command Intelligence Officer (G2), Infantry Division Intelligence Officer (G2), Regional Command South-Afghanistan Intelligence Officer (CJ2), US Army Cyber Command Deputy Director of Operations (DG3), and Garrison Commander for Redstone Arsenal.
In these roles, Doc has led and trained multi-national and interagency organizations responsible for Intelligence collection, analysis, production, counterintelligence, and support to Force Protection operations. These organizations ranged from small to over 300 personnel responsible for intelligence support in all intelligence disciplines for over 15,000 U.S. and allied Warfighters. His final position within the Army, as the Garrison Commander for Redstone Arsenal involved leading the Base Operations and Operations Support missions with fewer than 800 people to support an interagency workforce with 78 organizations, and over 40,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, Civilians, and Contractors.
Doc possesses a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies as an Honor Graduate from the US Army War College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy.
His official awards and decorations include: the LTC Thomas Knowlton Award for Excellence in Military Intelligence, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star (3 times), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 times), the Joint Forces Commendation Medal (2 times), and the NATO medal.