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Nexus Technologies - PRINCIPAL BIOS Nexus Technologies

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Principal Bios

Cynthia Anderson


Cynthia Anderson graduated from the University of Maryland in 1994 with a B.S. in Management Science and Statistics with a concentration in Decision and Information Sciences. Upon graduation she was immediately accepted into a managerial program with EDS in support of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) as a project lead on the Enterprise Data Modeling team and the Application Architecture team. In 1999, Ms. Anderson went to work with james martin + co supporting the Housing and Urban Development’s Financial Systems Integration Data Architecture.  In February of 2000, Nexus Technologies, Inc. was incorporated and Ms. Anderson was named President of the company.  Nexus quickly won a contract with Sprint providing support for the Federal Telecommunications Services 2001 contract, Sprint’s telecommunications agreement with the Federal Government. In 2002, Ms. Anderson again supported the INS by developing the Inspections Systems Strategic Technical Plan to determine potential technology revisions to the data architecture, business architecture, technology architecture and the user interface to ensure continued effective utilization. During that time, the INS was reorganized into the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency.  While supporting CBP, Ms. Anderson designed the first point of entry kiosk, which was eventually deployed in the Dutch terminal at JFK airport in New York City. In 2005, due to the increasing organic growth of the company, Ms. Anderson started managing the company full time.  Since then, Nexus has won contracts supporting DHS in the development of its Homeland Security Information Network; CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program; CBP’s Traveler Enforcement Compliance System Modernization Study; DHS’s Arrival and Departure Information System; and USDA’s MIDAS IV&V for the Farm Services Agency. Ms. Anderson is a member of the Charleston Defense Contractors Association, ACT-IAC, the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and South Carolina Business Coalition.

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Curt Anderson

Vice president and Vice President of Business Development, Civilian Programs

Curt Anderson is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT 1988, with a bachelors degree in Political Science and Computer Science. Having lived in CT and understanding the need to move to a place where his talents can provide service to the federal government, he moved to Washington, D.C. in 1989. He has worked in support of many organizations through his career in support of the federal government to include Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Homeland Security (Legacy INS and CBP), United States Department of Agriculture and currently is performing business development for Nexus Technologies, Inc.. Additionally, he is supporting ACT-IAC a non-profit organization that is driven towards the collaboration between federal government and industry to bring new technology to the government space. He is also supporting the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as Nexus opens up its Defense/Military/Intel division.  He is currently the vice-chair for the ACT-IAC Small Business “Shared Interest Group” (SIG) and was the 2011 Small Business Conference vice-chair for ACT-IAC.  For 2012 he is the Industry Chair for the ACT-IAC Small Business Conference and an avid supporter of any institution supporting our "wounded warriors".

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Christina Coster

Director of Core/Corporate Operations

Christina Coster received her masters degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix in 2009. In 2005 she graduated from Stratford University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has over 14 years of customer service, personnel management, financial and business operations experience as she moved up the corporate ladder working for Marriott Corporation. As an avid volunteer, she regularly provides assistance at soup kitchens during the holidays feeding the homeless during the year, clothing drives, March of Dimes / Arthritis and Breast Cancer Walks. While working for Marriott  in Crystal City she was the lead on coordinating with the DC children’s hospital for the Crystal City management team to provide arts and crafts for the children obtaining treatment at the hospital.

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Senior Advisors:

Major General James E. Livingston (retired)

Major General James E. Livingston retired on September 1, 1995 following over 33 continuous years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. His last assignment was the Commander of the Marine Forces Reserve in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in June 1962, following graduation from Auburn University. Early assignments included service as a Platoon Commander, Intelligence Officer, and as a Recruit Training Regiment Series Commander.

Promoted to Captain in June 1966, General Livingston served as the Commanding Officer of the Marine detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp, before joining the 3d Marine Division (Reinforced) in the Republic of Vietnam in August 1967.


On May 2, 1968, while serving as the Commanding Officer, Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, he distinguished himself above and beyond the call of duty in action against enemy forces and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.


After his second tour in Vietnam, General Livingston served as an instructor at the Army’s Infantry School, Director of Division Schools for the 1st Marine Division, and, later, as the S-3 for 3d Battalion, 7th Marines. In March 1975, he returned to Vietnam and served as the Operations Officer for the Vietnam evacuation operations which included Operation “Frequent Wind”, the evacuation of Saigon.


He then commanded the Marine Barracks, United Kingdom, London and served as the Commanding Officer, 3d Recruit Training Battalion, then as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. During this period, he earned a master’s degree in Management from Webster University. General Livingston then served with the 2d Marine Division and commanded the 6th Marines before joining the Joint U. S. Military Assistance Group in the Republic of the Philippines.


Following advancement to Brigadier General on June 10, 1988, he served as Deputy Director for Operations at the National Military Command Center in Washington, D.C. During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, General Livingston commanded the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, California, and developed the Desert Warfare Training Program. After commanding the 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, he was advanced to Major General on July 8, 1991 and assumed command of the 4th Marine Division (Reinforced). In July 1992 he assumed command of the newly created Marine Reserve Force, and continued through its reorganization in October 1994 with its new title, Marine Forces Reserve.


Major General Livingston is a native of Towns, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Amphibious Warfare School, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College and the Air War College. His decorations include the Medal of Honor; Distinguished Service Medal; Silver Star Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal; Bronze Star Medal, with Combat “V”; Purple Heart, Third Award; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, Second Award; Navy Commendation Medal, with Combat “V”; Combat Action ribbon, Second Award; and various other service and foreign decorations. He is also a qualified military parachutist.


Major General Livingston is married to the former Sara Craft. They have two daughters, Kimberly and Melissa. Kimberly, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Medical University of South Caroline is currently a MOHS Surgeon in the Department of Dermatology at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, California. Melissa, a graduate from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana works for Blue Cross/Blue Shield as an ABC/ABM Financial Analyst.