BG Spano is President and COO of CIS - an international nonprofit organization focused on enhancing cybersecurity readiness and response for the public and private sectors. Before CIS, he was General Manager, Defense and National Security for Amazon Web Service’s Worldwide Public Sector - one of the key leaders who helped launch and build that business. In 2011, after 28 years in the USAF he retired as the Director of Communications, HQS Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, VA, responsible for IT vision, policy guidance, and resource allocation supporting the command's warfighting mission. Before ACC, he was the CJ6 for Multi-National Forces Iraq where he was responsible for IT policy, interoperability and network operations supporting all joint and coalition forces. He also served as principal advisor to the government of Iraq for Information and Communications Technology reconstruction; with key joint assignments at the NSA, the Joint Staff, and U.S. Forces Korea.