Employee Spotlight: George Moats
George Moats is one of a kind and a stellar fit at Dynepic!
As our Senior Cybersecurity Engineer and platform Information System Security Officer, George recently helped secure an IL4 Authorization to Operate (ATO) for MOTAR, a huge accomplishment for a small business that requires strict cybersecurity compliance and significant coordination with federal law, Department of Defense policy, and standards. Thanks to his experience and unrelenting motivation, Airmen and MOTAR Creators can rapidly contribute and deliver Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) level information, enable students and instructors to use virtual reality headsets for multi-modal learning (including XR applications), and allow creators to operationalize their code. MOTAR Live (IL4) will open in May 2023.
Achieving ATO was no small feat and George was quick to give credit to everyone involved: "When you stand on the shoulders of giants to achieve something like ATO, it's easy to see over the horizon to a powerful and innovative future! And this is only the beginning."
Having served several years in the US Air Force and nearly 20 working in education and DoD information technology roles, George’s passions are what ultimately led him to his role at Dynepic.
“Right now, I'm chasing down a process to secure Unity applications in a continuous integration pipeline, and I’m really excited to streamline and securely scale AR/VR training and host on our platform” he shared. “It's an awesome role for me as I get to explore all of the coolest technology but cannot dwell on any one thing too long. The chess match I play with possible adversaries is exciting.”
While he’s certainly proud of his professional milestones, there is nothing George is prouder of than his family. He and his wife currently reside in Nebraska where they’re raising their two boys with plenty of access to the outdoors and daily adventures.
Working with a fully remote team fit into his lifestyle well, too.
“The freedom is unmatched,” George said. “We all work incredibly hard, but it’s a gift to be able to take a 10-minute break for a chore or enjoy a smile with my boys in the summer.”
He added: “I’m grateful to be able to innovate and grow with Dynepic. We have miles to go before we sleep, but something tells me I’ll enjoy the walk.”
Thank you, George!