Charles N. Painter


Dr. Charles Painter is a GOVCON business development opinion leader with over 38 years of experience as a Federal employee and government contractor. He founded and currently manages the Capital Business Development Association (CBDA), one of the fastest growing and dynamic BD and Capture Management non-profit organizations in the National Capital Region.  During his career, Dr. Painter has successfully led business development and major capture efforts for large, mid-cap, and small businesses across the full array of socio-economic categories. He has successfully brought in numerous contracts and subcontracts supporting IC, DoD, Federal Civilian and state and local agencies. Examples include DIA, NGA, FBI, DHS, Army AMC and IMCOM, USAID, FDA, DOL, DOT, and several major city US law enforcement agencies.  He is the Vice President for Business Development at InfiniSource Consulting Solutions (ICS), a rapidly growing, highly successful 8(a), EDWOSB based in Reston, VA.

Dr. Painter is an 18-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office or Security and the National Reconnaissance Office where he served as a federal polygraph director and Deputy Chief Personnel Security Division. Dr. Painter is a graduate adjunct professor in cybersecurity at Webster and Marymount Universities in the National Capital Region. He actively develops and teaches coursework at the master’s and Doctoral level in cyber intelligence and counterintelligence, pre-emptive deterrence, strategic operations, cybersecurity issues surrounding evolving technology infrastructures, cybersecurity in the software development lifecycle, as well as the cybersecurity issues surrounding industrial control and SCADA systems.