Rick "Ozzie" Nelson Ozzie Nelson is a recognized thought leader in public sector innovation and strategy. His extensive experience in both government and the commercial sector have enabled him to lead the delivery of world class technology solutions in support of the most critical government missions. During his time in this industry, he has led numerous public sector teams in cyber, IT, and identity management. He is a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot with over 20 years of operational and intelligence experience, including assignments at the National Security Council (NSC), the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He’s a graduate of the George Washington University, Georgetown University, and the Naval War College. He is also a frequent contributor to media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, CBS, CNN, and ABC, among others.