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Paul Iglesia

Paul Iglesia

CGI Federal

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Paul's work combines: Technology, Government, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Senior Consultant

I provide for the integrity and security of information and information systems.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Cardinal Hayes H.S.

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Management Information Systems, General

    Community College of the Air Force

  • Graduate Degree

    Computer and Information Sciences, General

    University of Maryland-University College

  • Certification


  • Graduate Degree

    Homeland Security

    University of Maryland-University College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Project Management Specialists:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Management Information Systems, General

Graduate Degree: Computer and Information Sciences, General

Certification: CISSP

Graduate Degree: Homeland Security

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Placed myself in a position to gain experiences while in the military.

  • 2.

    Attended community college.

  • 3.

    Demonstrated sound judgement in a project to estabish the first LAN for DCA (DISA) at the Pentagon.

  • 4.

    Retired from the USAF and became a contractor. I read, observed, listened and applied my skills.

  • 5.

    Graduated from UMUC with my B.S. while working in various Govt agencies applying what I learned.

  • 6.

    Gained my CISSP. I worked in Enterprise Network Defenses and gained skills in vulnerability mgt.

  • 7.

    Completed Graduate Studies in Cyber Security.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    Formal education isn't worth the trouble in IT because you can get by with certifications.

  • How I responded:

    I decided that education was more lasting than certifications. Over time, I saw this to be true as all the hottest technologies became obsolete. College diploma is constant - can't be taken away - and serves to distinguish you from your peers. It is also universally recognized by those outside of your occupation.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I could never take more than two semesters at a time because it took too much of my time away from family and work. I always took a summer vacation then stubbornly trudged through each semester keeping my goal in sight.