Jess Lomeda is presently the Chief of the MIS Service of the Department of National Defense (DND) who is in charge of ICT and Cyber Security Divisions. He was a former general in the Army Signal Corps, a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1980. He retired from the military service in June 2012 and that same year he moved to Canada as a skilled-worker in IT. Upon arrival there, he took up the 1st Network Systems & Security Professional (NSSP) course offered by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and hired later as its Course Assistant. He worked as an IT Specialist at BC Centre for Ability, a non-profit organization and later as a security personnel of Concord Security Corporation. With the new administration of President Duterte, he was invited by Secretary Lorenzana to join his DND team last July 2016. In the Army, he was the former Assistant J6 (Staff for Command & Control Communications and Cyber Systems), who oversaw the AFP's computerization and Wide Area Networking (WAN). He started his computer career in 1987 managing and developing systems for the IBM 4341 Mainframe of the AFP Computer Systems Center. In 1992, he was recruited at OJ2 (Office of the Staff for Intelligence) to handle their ES/9000 IBM mainframe that is linked to the mainframes of the different Intelligence agencies of the country. Starting in 1997, he became involved with micros and LAN at the IT Section of National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) and later assigned as Army G6 (Staff for Plans); he became the manager of the Army Management Information Center (AMIC); and was made the Army Internal Auditor, where one of his functions is to conduct Information Systems Audit. While on academic leave in late 1996, he had a good fortune to be hired as consultant/manager of HomeCredit (owned by Insular Life) and Tahanan (a subsidiary of PLDT) Companies to design their database structures and its Financial Management Systems; until the time, he completed his Masters in Information Management at Ateneo de Manila University in the year 2000. He is a graduate of Operations Research and Systems Analysis Course at the United State Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Virginia. He is a certified Security+ and Network+ by COMPTIA.
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