Defense and Intelligence Community Veteran Leads Delivery of New Purpose-Built Digital Risk Management Platform for Government Marketplace

WASHINGTON – April 7, 2015 — Waverley Labs, a leading digital risk management (DRM) company, today announced the appointment of James A. Holtzclaw as General Manager, Federal Programs. In the new position, Holtzclaw will oversee Waverley Labs corporate federal services for digital risk management (DRM) solutions supporting the Federal Government – including the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Holtzclaw will introduce Waverley Labs purpose-built DRM platform to the Government marketplace. The industry-first DRM solution leverages a knowledge-based approach enabling large organizations to identify, prioritize and quantify digital risk as it relates to the organizations’ business and mission.

Waverley Labs’ DRM platform supports the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and aims at building digital resilience. It delivers key information that enable Federal Government agencies and organizations to identify and prioritize which risks need to be mitigated based on possible consequences, ranging from business interruptions to loss of human lives. Results are prioritized and quantified in an at-a-glance “DRM Scorecard.”  The solution is under evaluation and testing for wider use in Government and Energy industry deployments.

“Jim Holtzclaw’s knowledge and extensive government experience managing business risk from the cyber threat is indisputable,” said Juanita Koilpillai, Founder and CEO of Waverley Labs. “We look forward to Jim’s leadership as we educate government leaders about new DRM solutions and their ability to protect critical infrastructure from attacks.”

Prior to joining Waverley Labs, Holtzclaw was General Manager for Federal Programs at CyberPoint International providing cyber security services, solutions and products to the DoD and IC. Prior to this, he was Vice President, Enterprise Security and Infrastructure Solutions at CRGT with 510 staff in 28 states and five foreign countries supporting Federal, State and Local customers with Cyber and IT Services.

Jim Holtzclaw

Holtzclaw was also a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton for three years where he led and grew a team of Cyber Security Operations professionals supporting DoD, IC, and Federal government customers, providing the full range of Cyber-related services.

Prior to Booz Allen, Holtzclaw was a Division Director in Northrop Grumman Information Technology for eight years supporting DoD, IC and Federal government customers providing Cyber Operations and Information Technology services. As part of this, Holtzclaw was selected to run the flagship $160M Mid-Atlantic Division with 470 staff within the Northrop Grumman Information Technology Sector’s Defense Group with its key corporate program supporting the Army Knowledge Online/Defense Knowledge Online (AKO/DKO) Program.

A decorated Army Signal Officer and Network Engineer with 21 years of experience in Offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations, Holtzclaw’s Army career included assignments in Tactical and Strategic Communications; Assistant Professor of Mathematics, United States Military Academy; Chief of Personnel Support Analysis, Army Personnel Command; Chief of Army Information Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, the Pentagon; and his final assignment as Director, Army Computer Emergency Response Team, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Holtzclaw holds multiple degrees including an M.S. Operations Research/Systems Analysis, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a B.S. Mathematics and Computer Science, from Columbus State University.

His professional training includes numerous decoration and leadership certificates including:

  • Executive Leadership Training, Darden Business School, University of Virginia
  • Masters Certificate in Program/Project Management, George Washington University
  • DOD Chief Information Officer Certificate, National Defense University
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Assurance 4011 Certification

About Waverley Labs

Waverley Labs is a leading Digital Risk Management company that helps large organizations reduce their exposure to digital risk. Its range of services include the assessment, the quantification and the mitigation of digital risk from the business perspective. Waverley Labs’ automated analysis and visualization capabilities provide business leaders, risk officers and CISOs an at-a-glance view of business risks prioritized according to business impact and recommended risk mitigations. Waverley Labs works closely with NIST and the Cloud Security Alliance to provide thought leadership in digital risk management. For more information visit http:/