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C. R. Collazo
Director of Information Assurance (IA), Cryptologic Systems Group (CPSG), Electronic Systems Center, USAF AFMC CPSG/NI

Director, Information Assurance, C. R. “Charlie” Collazo is the Director of the Information Assurance (IA), Cryptologic Systems Group (CPSG), Electronic Systems Center, under the Air Force Materiel Command, located at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

As Director, he is responsible for the acquisition and sustainment of information security systems and equipment. Major programs include the Air Force Electronic Key Management System, Air Force Public Key Infrastructure, Voice Call Sign, and various Cyber Security products. He is also responsible for the operation of a DoD Central Office of Record for Key accounting and distribution. The annual budget for the IA Directorate is approximately $50M with over 200 employees.


  • 1982 Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • 1997 Master of Science Degree in Technology, University of Texas at Tyler
  • 2008 Air War College, by seminar
  • November 1983 – November 1988, B-52 Project Engineer, San Antonio Air Logistic Center (SA-ALC), Kelly AFB, TX
  • November 1988 – October 1991, Chief, B-52 Engineering Section, SA-ALC
  • October 1991 – September 1992, Chief, B-52 Production Section, SA-ALC
  • September 1992 – February 1993, Chief, Aircraft Engineering Branch, SA-ALC
  • February 1993 – November 1995, Chief, T-38 Aircraft Production Division, SA-ALC
  • November 1995 – December 1997, Chief, Aircraft Manufacturing/Repair Branch, SA-ALC
  • December 1997 – May 1998, Chief, Power Systems Transition Office, SA-ALC
  • May1998 – April 2000, Chief, Technical Application Products Division, CPSG, Lackland AFB, TX
  • April 2000 – January 2002, Chief, Consolidated Signals Intelligence Activity (CSSA) Sustainment Planning Division, CPSG, Lackland AFB, TX
  • January 2002 – December 2002, CSSA Program Manager, CPSG, Lackland AFB, TX
  • January 2003 – September 2004, Program Manager, Air Force Public Key Infrastructure, CPSG, Lackland AFB, TX

Meritorious Civilian Service Award

  • Certified Acquisition Professional Level II, Program Management
  • Certified Acquisition Professional Level III, Engineering

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