Chuck has been a part of Rome’s “cyber” initiatives at the Air Force Research Laboratory since 1997 when he was invited to be one of two contractors supporting the newly formed Information Warfare Team (IWT). IWT investigates software and technologies that can better protect critical military and civil information systems & data from the growing threat of attacks.
Today, Chuck leads Assured Information Security, which focuses on cyber needs for the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. AIS currently employs approx. 170 employees in 10 locations throughout the United States and one location in France. Under Chuck’s leadership, AIS is on track to execute $100MM in business for calendar year 2016.
Charles Green is a strong advocate for regional initiatives and economic development. As a company, AIS and its employees volunteer to support many regional and local organizations; United Way of Rome, Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Upstate Cerebral Palsy, RIDC, CNYA, Leadership Mohawk Valley, Griffiss Institute, Rome School District, MVCC, SUNYIT, Rome Rescue Mission, and many others.
Chuck was a member of the Rome Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) Board of Directors from 2008 – 2014. Supporting the organization’s goals to maintain and improve the economic vitality and quality of life of the City of Rome and its environs by supporting, nurturing and encouraging its commercial, industrial and financial development.
Beginning in late 2010, Chuck and Igor Plonisch worked together to advocate for the creation of the organization now known as the Cyber New York Alliance. Chuck and Dr. Plonisch worked diligently to bring together New York businesses, academia, government agencies, and community leaders in support of the regional defense community and AFRL/RI’s C4ISR mission.
In 2011 Chuck was invited by NYS Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy to join the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council (MVREDC). As a member of the MVREDC, Chuck currently sits on the Executive Committee. MVREDC is responsible for guiding economic development for the region (Schoharie, Otsego, Montgomery, Fulton, Herkimer, and Oneida counties) representing 500,000 people and 5,000 square miles. To date, MVREDC has been responsible for bringing in over $188MM for the region and impacting 3500 jobs.