Kelly Callison

200 S. Tulane Avenue
PO Box 1

Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Office Phone: 
(865) 425-3410
Fax (865) 425-3409

Term Expires November 2022

Local Organization Participation

Oak Ridge City Council (11/2014 – present)
Oak Ridge Municipal Planning Commission (10/2008-12/2014)
Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club (President 6/2014 – present)
Board member, Contact CareLine
Board member, Oak Ridge Public School Education Foundation
Member, Oak Ridge Chamber Pro-Growth Advocacy Committee

Career History

Information International Associates, Inc, (12/1/2007 – present)
Oak Ridge, TN
Chief Operations Officer

IIa is a woman-owned, small business headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. It provides information management, systems, and technology services to government, academia, the private sector, and international entities. Founded in 1988, the company was developed to provide innovative solutions to its customers' information challenges. It has special and long-term expertise in scientific and technical information services, national and international information policy and standards development, librarianship, and open-source intelligence work.

Established the program and back office infrastructure to support growth to $100M.  Focused company’s offerings through the establishment of 3 practice areas – information technology, knowledge management and organization, and research and analysis.  Continued company’s excellent revenue growth.

Vangent, Transaction Services, (01/2007 – 11/2007)
Arlington, VA
Senior Program Manager

Vangent, Inc. (formerly Pearson Government Solutions) offers the end-to-end capabilities necessary to tackle customers’ toughest challenges. Vangent designs builds and operates mission-critical systems and processes to seamlessly deliver vital information, services and programs to customers and their constituents. Its integrated solutions are based on in-depth domain knowledge, proven methodologies and tools and over a half century of real-world experience.  

Senior Program Manager responsible for the $1.5B NTIA Analog to Digital Transition Coupon Program.  Developed the management plan for a staff of over 500 employees and $100M in revenue for a program scheduled to run for 18 months.

NCI Information Systems Inc, Civilian Programs Group   (06/2003 – 01/2007)
Reston, VA
Vice President/Deputy GM

NCI Information Systems, Inc., is a leading information technology, systems engineering and integration company, has 50 locations and over 1,400 employees worldwide. Vice President of Operations and Deputy General Manager with a staff of 450 and revenue of $50 million delivering a broad range of services including: Enterprise Systems Management, Information Assurance, Network Engineering and Systems Development and Integration. Supporting clients in 18 states.

Established Project Management Office with responsibility for management, staffing, and operational execution of the following contract efforts: 
  • Department of Commerce Commits NexGen GWAC 
  • Major subcontract role under Millennia and Answer 
  • Numerous GSA Schedule 70 Tasks
Moved Group into new markets.
Established practice areas for Information Security and Systems Development.
Personally led several major new opportunity capture efforts.
100% win rate on contract recompetes. 
Participated in the successful pursuit of several Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC)- VA GITSS and Commits NexGen.

CNA Corporation, Institute for Public Research   (06/2002 - 06/2003)
Alexandria, VA
Director of Decision Support Systems

The CNA Corporation is a non-profit organization that provides in-depth, independent research and analysis to inform the important work of public sector leaders. For over 60 years thy have helped make a difference by putting minds to work on the critical issues that face our nation and the world. As Director, created an IT practice outside the Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC).

Led all phases of the business development cycle: strategic planning, opportunity discovery and evaluation, capture planning, teaming, proposal development and contract implementation.
Positioned CNA for work on the FAA Traffic Flow Management ($589M) contract and US Visitor Contract ($10B).
Established the first ever enterprise wide project management system.

Battelle, Information Systems Engineering   (06/1992 - 06/2002)
Arlington, VA
Director, Federal Civilian Operations

Battelle is a global science and technology enterprise that develops and commercializes technology and manages laboratories for customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, they have a vast science and technology reach. With the national labs they manage or co-manage, they oversee 20,000 staff members and conduct $3.7 billion in annual research and development. As Director, responsible for $15M in P/L generated by operations spread across the East coast

As facilities manager oversaw the tripling of office space.
Established an extremely robust system development practice that was SEI/CMM assessed.
Led numerous successful proposal efforts to capture over $500M in new contracts.
Program Manager for the Food and Drug Administration's SISTIR (Strategic Information Systems Technical Integration Resources) contract, the National Science Foundation, Information Technology (IT) Support Services Contract and the Volpe National Transportation System Center's Information Systems Engineering OMNI I, II, and III contracts.

Battelle, Information Systems Engineering   (06/1991 - 06/1992)
Martinsburg, WV
Program Manager

Coast Guard Operations System Center (OSC), Martinsburg, WV. Responsible for establishment of a brand new computer center that brought together three completely different computer systems.

Completed consolidation under budget and ahead of schedule.
Personally staffed, trained, organized and managed the operation, maintenance (system software, applications, and hardware) and work order components of the Center

US Coast Guard,  (06/1971 - 06/1991) Selected Assignments

Computer Science Department Head and Computer Center Director, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT (1988-1991)
As Computer Center Director managed all academic and administrative computing resources.  Established a vision statement to guide the Academy into 21st Century.  
As Computer Science Department Head developed and delivered classroom instruction across the full spectrum of computer-related courses required for a degree in Math/Computer Science.  Taught courses ranging in size from 20 to 200 students. 

Deputy Group Commander and Base Executive Officer, U.S Coast Guard Group/Base Detroit, Michigan (1985-1988)
As Deputy Group Commander responsible to the operation of 12 search and rescue stations (stretching from Tawas, Michigan to Fairport, Ohio), two ice breaking tugs and numerous support units.
As Base Executive was responsible for the operation of a large industrial base that served the outlying units and hosted several ocean going buoy tenders.

Project Manager, Coast Guard Operational Computer Center, U.S. Coast Guard Base Governors Island, New York, NY, (1979-1981), 
Planned, designed and managed the construction of the Coast Guard's first computer center to support operations.


NPGS   (1976)
Master of Science, Computer Science

USCGA   (1971)
Bachelor of Science, Math/Computer Science