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How motivated are you to achieve your dreams? Listen to a local veteran who transformed his skills into a national cybersecurity company.

During our March VIP: Listen & Learn event, we’ll be hearing from Michaels Feggans, a local military veteran who transformed his military experience into a national cybersecurity, technology, and workforce development consulting company.

During the event, you’ll learn about the following:

  • How key experiences throughout his life prepared him for entrepreneurship
  • How he made the decision to become an entrepreneur
  • What customer discovery looked like prior to starting his business

About the Speaker:

Retired U.S Air Force Master Sergeant (MSgt) Michael B. Feggans (aka Fego) last served as

Superintendent, 71st Healthcare Operations Squadron, 71st Medical Group, Vance AFB, Oklahoma. In

that position, he served as the senior enlisted advisor to the squadron commander on all issues

regarding the health, welfare, morale, and effective utilization of more than 70 active duty, civilian, and

contractor personnel. He also served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer, where he directly oversaw

the completion of various technical issues and ensured the Defense Health Agency’s cybersecurity

policies and procedures were appropriately applied to $10.1M of information technology systems.

Michael was raised for most of his early life in the Kempsville area of Virginia Beach, VA, and entered the

Air Force in August 2001 after graduating from Tallwood High School, where he lettered in football and

track & field. After completing Air Force Basic Military Training, he attended the Health Services

Management apprentice course at Sheppard AFB, TX. His background includes various positions as a

medical records technician, group practice and clinical access manager, expeditionary information

technology instructor, and medical information systems.

He has deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2013-14 to the Republic of Kyrgyzstan

and provided deployment support to the Republic of Korea in 2018-19 as the medical Senior Enlisted

Leader for the Gimhae Contingency Hospital project.

He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf

clusters, Air Force Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism

Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Korean Defense Service Medal.

Internships include U.S Senator Mark Warner (2012,2015), Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson

(2016), & HD-85 Delegate Alex Askew (2021).

His educational background includes a B.S in Healthcare Administration from Park University, MO

(2010), a Graduate Certificate in Political Science from Virginia Tech, VA (2014), and a M.S in

Cybersecurity from Norfolk State, VA.

Leadership training includes Veterans Campaign training workshop (2015,2020), New Politics Leadership

Academy (2017), & University of Virginia-Weldon Cooper Center, Sorensen Institute for Political

Leadership (2021).

He is currently the CEO and owner of Outerbridge Technical Solutions, which focuses on cybersecurity,

technology, and workforce development consulting and is located in Virginia Beach and lives in Virginia

Beach.

About the NSU Innovation Center:

The mission of the NSU Innovation Center is to serve as a liaison between Norfolk State University and our surrounding community. The Center’s main goal is to advance entrepreneurship for both aspiring and existing entrepreneurs by providing resources that support sustainable, scalable businesses.

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