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CEO Information Systems Solutions, Inc.
*Linda Houk, U.S. Airforce Veteran
Ms. Houk is CEO of Information Systems Solutions, Inc. (ISS). ISS is an innovative information technology services and solutions provider to the Federal Government, with core competencies in systems integration, systems administration, secure network engineering, software development, information assurance, cyber security, training, and project management. Under her leadership, for six consecutive years (2008-2013), ISS was identified by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. Additionally, in 2010 ISS was named the L-3 Stratis Small Business of the Year, Defense Sector and, in 2011 along with their team partner GDIT, won the DoD CIO Award for mission support in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. Additionally, GDIT identified ISS as one of their 2017 Quality Service Providers.
Ms. Houk was honored by the Montgomery County (MD) Chamber of Commerce as their 2011 Small Business Leader of the Year. Since 2013 Ms. Houk has served on the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and from 2012-present serves on the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) Board. She is a graduate of the Foundation’s National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement VIP GROW (2010) and VIP INTERNATIONAL (2017) programs. She has served on the VIP’s curriculum committee and currently is one of the panelists of the CEO Lessons Learned Panel for the VIP START program.
Prior to joining ISS, Ms. Houk served 21 years as an Air Force officer where, as part of her accomplishments she oversaw multiple contractors and organizations and coordinated with managers of other projects/programs and high-level Air Force decision makers, including the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force. Ms. Houk also served on the Air Force Program Review Committee, which reviews the Air Force budget submissions and establishes the annual Air Force Program Objective Memorandum (POM). Ms. Houk is a graduate of the Air Force Institute of Technology, with a Masters of Science in Systems Management, and she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Miami University at Oxford, Ohio.