Meet Major General Stephen P. Gross, USAFR
Director, Deloitte Services LP
Stephen P. Gross, Deloitte & Touche LLP, is the Deputy Director of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation which develops and delivers secure, reliable solutions for Network Centric Operations in the Federal market. Mr. Gross is a member of the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) and served as Chair and co-chair of the the Net-Enabled Emergency Response Functional Team. He is a Major General in the U. S. Air Force Reserve with more that 30 years experience in command, control, communications and computer (C4) systems, as well as air mobility operations. He is currently assignment to the office of the Secretary of the Air Force as the mobilization assistant to the Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer.
Previously, he was the mobilization assistant to the Commander of the Aeronautical Systems Center which is the aircraft acquisition product center for the Air Force. He was the commander's advisor for acquisition strategy and organizational development. Additionally, he was the Air Force senior member of the Joint Aeronautical Logistics Commanders (JALC) Forum - an organization that engages all DoD Services and logistics agencies, DLA and DCMA, as well as the FAA, U.S. Coast Guard, DHS and NASA. The JALC pursues opportunities to reduce costs and lower cycle time in sustaining joint aeronautical systems and platforms.
The general has commanded five units, both active duty and reserve, in operational and support missions. In prior assignments, he was the reserve assistant to the Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computer Systems at U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Strategic Command. In those roles, he led operations, strategic planning and organizational change activities across the directorate and the command. Prior to joining Deloitte, Gen Gross was a Vice President for IT at a large insurance company where he led enterprise-wide change initiatives.
Gen Gross has extensive large-scale systems integration experience and deep skills in infrastructure deployment and support. He seamlessly migrated a Fortune 100 Enterprise operation and application portfolio to a new operating environment with no negative effect to business operations. This included new network/technology infrastructure, application remediation, application and server virtualization and desktop implementation for 26,000 users at 104 operating locations.
At U.S. Pacific Command J6, Gen Gross led the business impact assessment for Navy Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) and dealt directly with deployment issues that impacted the Command's service capabilities. He led the integration of the mission-critical Defense Messaging System (DMS) into the NMCI environment and resolved key National capability gaps that were not fully address in the NMCI deployment plan. As acting Director, he dealt with operational effects that impacted services to the command which operated in contested Cyberspace. He draws on a unique experience base that ensures successful implementation of commercial best practices in the public sector environment.