Flip Anderson

Executive Director, FITARA Operations
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Flip has over 30 years of hands on and managerial experience in all aspects of information technology, to include information management, information and physical security systems, and program management. He specialized in the development and management of Information and Knowledge Management systems with a strong background in Program Management and Systems Development.

Flip is currently the USDA Executive responsible for FITARA and the IAC-IAC IT Management Maturity Model Implementation. Prior to this position, Flip served as the Deputy Associate Chief Information Officer the Acting Associate Chief Information Officer, Information Resource Management Information Resource Management.

Flip Anderson comes to USDA from industry where he was a Senior Program Manager with Innovative Concepts Inc., an Elbit Systems of America Company, responsible for Command and Control and Homeland Security Systems. He was directly responsible for the development and management of the Department of Homeland Security Integrated Fixed Tower Border Security System and U.S Department of Defense and Foreign Military Command and Control systems.

Prior to his time in industry Flip served 26 years in the US Army. His last assignment was on the Future Combat Systems (FCS) Program, where he was dual hatted as the Chief Information Officer and Product Manager of the Advanced Collaborative Environment (ACE) System, a $300M Major Investment

Flip has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Newman University, Wichita Kansas, a Masters in Information Technology from the University of Maryland, University College, and Chief Information Officer Certifications from the Federal Chief Information Officers University and the University of Maryland University College. His military education includes Senior Program Management Officers Course, Program Management Skills Course and Systems Acquisition Management from the Department of Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, VA where he achieved a Level III Certification in Program Management, Level II Certification in Systems Management and certification in Army Test and Evaluation.