Carl Flowers:
Telecommunication Solutions Specialist

Featuring Carl Flowers: Telecommunication Solutions Specialist


Focusing Forward would like to turn your attention to Carl Flowers, an accomplished IT professional with over 33 years of government service providing telecommunication solutions to the Department of Defense (DoD). Carl excels in the disciplines of Systems Engineering, Network Engineering, Engineering Design, Customer Requirements Analysis, Optical Networking, Voice Engineering, Video Engineering, Test/Evaluation Engineering, and Program Management.


For nearly a decade, Carl served as a Senior Systems Engineer for the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC), responsible for evolving the Command’s Cyber culture and its alignment with the acquisition process. Carl strengthened cyber defensibility and mission assurance by supporting the Command Cyber-Strategy for training and retention of a well-trained Cyber workforce. He analyzed Cyber threats to create a fortified security posture and expedited Cyber acquisition alignment by building strategic partnerships with external stakeholders. These factors were instrumental in shaping Marine Corps Systems Command readiness for the Cyberspace arena.

Carl lead Cloud Transformation and Application Rationalization for the MCSC to ensure that USMC was positioned to transfer to Cloud Technology. And previously, during his time at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Carl was responsible for focusing on the design and implementation of the first standard IP SATCOM modem for the DoD. He ensured that all engineering and management task were within scope and on target for delivering this capability, allowing for more secure transmissions of military information and signaling.


In 2020 Carl established Inspired Technical Solutions, LLC, a Focusing Forward consulting partner that assists Federal, State, and Local agencies with acquisition, system engineering and information technology. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corp with Defense Acquisition University certifications, level III IT acquisition, level III SPRDE, and level II program management.


The above is a very small glimpse into the celebrated career of Carl Flowers, a portfolio of leadership and management positions spanning 33 years of service. To learn more and connect with Carl to see how he can assist your company with your Marine Corps IT strategy or other opportunity, contact Teal today at or 903-806-2667.