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Federal Government Advisory Board

Knightscope understands we cannot solve the physical security challenges for federal agencies alone. It will take collaboration with outside experts and influencers to enhance Knightscope’s experience and help us deploy leading-edge solutions. Knightscope established a diverse group of experts and thought leaders from civilian, defense and intelligence agencies. These industry experts will provide strategic insights into government-specific market needs and assist in driving growth within the federal sector.

Jan P Lane

Ms. Lane is Chair of the Public Sector practice at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners.  She is a senior executive, advisor, and board member with 40 years of federal government leadership, across agencies including Congress and the White House, with expertise in program innovation, project planning, research and development, human capital, policy, public-private partnerships, and management.

Ms. Lane served in the Senior Executive Service (SES) at U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as Chief, Office of Security and Chief Security Officer – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, where she built and led management programs to protect and safeguard citizens, personnel, facilities, information, and assets for 20,000 employees and 250+ facilities world-wide.

She served as the National Incident Command’s Integrated Services Team Lead for Deepwater Horizon spill – as the federal liaison to BP, The Feinberg Group, the White House, Congress, DOJ, and all federal, state, and local government agencies coordinating the delivery of public services and assistance for individuals, families, and businesses impacted.

Ms. Lane was the Director, USCG National Pollution Funds Center at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) – administering the liability and compensation provisions of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA90), including management of the multi-billion-dollar Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund (OSLTF), and the Coast Guard’s use of Stafford Act and CERCLA funding, where she led claims, cost recovery, and interagency funding efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina and thousands of other natural disasters and hazardous material spills.

Prior, she was the Director – Program Development, Office of Emergency Planning and Operations at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where she led DOE emergency management programs, interagency and international efforts to facilitate world-wide oil spill R&D collaboration, and represented DOE on the National Response Team.

Ms. Lane started her career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she served as Chief of Management – Office of Toxic Substances, responsible for management functions including, planning, budgeting, staffing, financial management, contracts and grants administration.

After a distinguished public sector career, Ms. Lane served as a Director for Deloitte Consulting LLP, as a member of the National Security Sector Leadership Team, focused on national and homeland security programs at U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), and led Deloitte’s Integrated Resilience and Disaster Management Team.

Ms. Lane serves as a member of the Advisory Board at RAND Center for Catastrophic Risk Management and Compensation.  She holds a BS in Finance and a BS in Management from Virginia Tech, and a MBA from The George Washington University.  Ms. Lane has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award for Exceptional Senior Executive Service and Leadership.

James Williams

Mr. Williams is a Venture Partner in the Technology Group at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners.  He was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Acting Administrator of U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and was the first Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service at GSA.  Mr. Williams was also the first Director of US-VISIT at U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the program that was successfully implemented at to track the entry of foreign visitors with biometrics after 9/11, initiated by Secretary Tom Ridge.

Prior, he was head of Procurement for U.S. Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and was asked by Commissioner Charles Rossotti to lead Program Management for IRS’s then-troubled Modernization Program. He served on the original 4-Person Procurement Team for Vice President Al Gore’s Reinventing Government Program and made the recommendation to better emphasize best value in federal procurement.

Mr. Williams has over 37 plus years of successful public and private sector experience, over 18 at the federal senior executive level, leading major program and acquisition organizations.  He serves as Co-Chair of the Partnership for Public Service’s Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council; ACT-IAC Industry Chair; TechAmerica Homeland Security Committee Chair; Strategic Advisor to the Government Services and Technology Coalition; and he serves on the VA’s Acquisition Academy Advisory Board.

He has received numerous awards, including: two Presidential Rank Awards; four FED100 Awards; Civilian Government Executive of the Year by Government Computer News; Service to America Finalist; Founder’s Award, National Business Travel Association; Professional Services Council’s Marc S. Ross Award; Admiral in the Texas Navy; Public Sector Partner of the Year, the Greater Washington Contractor Awards; Government Technology and Services Coalition’s 2014 Market Maven of the Year Award; and 2010 American Council for Technology John J. Franke Award. He has an MBA from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Robert A Mocny

Mr. Mocny is a Venture Partner in the Technology Group at RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners.  He previously served as Deputy Director, Technology and Innovation at U.S. Federal Protective Service (FPS) within U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), where he was responsible for technology, acquisition, and IT policy related to its cyber-physical mission.

Prior, he was Director of the US-VISIT Program and led development of DHS’ biometric identity program. Mr. Mocny was assigned to the DHS Office of Policy, where he performed the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary and established the inaugural Five Country Ministerial for the Secretary of Homeland Security.

He led the Information Sharing Policy Office within the Office of Policy and was responsible for developing policies governing how DHS enters into international information sharing agreements; establishing an international information sharing architecture; and negotiating agreements and arrangements with international partners.

Mr. Mocny served in senior positions within Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), including Director of the Entry/Exit Project, acting Assistant Commissioner for Inspections, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner. While at INS, he led an interagency project team that established the Secure Electronic Network for Traveler’s Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) Program.

Mr. Mocny is a graduate of the University of California. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including a team Hammer Award from former U.S. Vice President Al Gore for the SENTRI program and the Smithsonian’s Computer World award for the innovative use of information technology.

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