Chief of Staff to the Chief Software Officer of the United States Air Force
Ms. Kaitlin Bulavinetz is currently serving as the Chief of Staff, Office of the Air Force Chief Software Officer. She aides the Air Force Chief Software Officer—Mr. Nicolas Chaillan—in his duties as the Air Force’s senior software czar. Primarily, she assists with Mr. Chaillan’s duties in enabling Air Force programs in the transition to Agile and DevSecOps to establish force-wide DevSecOps capabilities and best practices, including continuous Authority to Operate (cATO) processes and faster streamlined technology adoption. Prior to this role, she worked within the Department of Defense supporting the Office of Acquisition Enablers and as an analyst with the Defense Innovation Board (DIB).
Ms. Bulavinetz previously worked in the private sector as a software Customer Success Manager for commercial and federal accounts and as the federal Customer Advocacy and Corporate Communications Manager at Hitachi Vantara. During her time as a Senior Associate with The Meyers Group, she formulated and executed federal business development strategies for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology start-ups. Additionally, she has previously handled press and legislative issues in several Congressional offices.
Ms. Bulavinetz was named a “Rising Star” in 2019 by Federal Computer Week magazine and recognized at the Government Innovation Awards for her work with cyber and national security nonprofits. She is originally from the Baltimore area and is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park with dual degrees in Journalism and Government & Politics; she later received her MBA from this institution.