Dr. Tony Lopez is the VP of Business of Operations and CISO at INDUS Technology, Inc. in San Diego, California, where he leads all IT/IS related activities and business operation for the company. Dr. Lopez’ has lead INDUS’ program to meet NIST 800-171 requirements and was asked by the San Diego Chapter of NDIA Small Business Committee to lead a Task Force to study the impact NIST 800-171 on small businesses within the Defense Industrial Base. The Task Force, in cooperation with NDIA National has recently launched a national survey to gather data to help the Task Force better understand the impacts of NIST 800-171. Dr. Lopez also over sees business development activities at INDUS and information security matters. Other recent experience includes Director of Instructional Systems and Technology at the Navy Center for Information Technology, under contract to ANTIN Engineering, and Program Manager of NASA’s SOLAR E-Learning Program under contract to High Technology Solutions, Inc.
Dr. Lopez has also been an adjunct Faculty over 16 years, teaching at the University of Phoenix San Diego Campus in the Information Systems and Technology Department. He has also taught at Business and IT related courses at California State University at San Marcos, Southwestern College Chula Vista, and Central Texas College, Navy Campus. Dr. Lopez’ educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Technology from California State University San Luis Obispo, an MBA from University of Phoenix, San Diego, and a PhD in Business Administration, with concentration in Computer Science, from California Southern University, Irvine.