“We build too many walls and not enough BRIDGES.”
-Isaac Newton
Providing cyber security services…

Mission Success through Cyber Engineering

Mission Success through Cyber Operations

Mission Success through Advisory Services

Your BRIDGES to Mission Success

- for over 15 years*

Across the threat spectrum



Cyber Engineering

Mission-Proven People
“We believe we’ve got to be agile in how it is we move about and employ our information technology for the future for the Department of Defense. That is the primary reason for what it is we are doing, how it is that we’re doing it, and where it is that we will go.” Contact BRIDGES.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins Jr.
Director, Defense Information Systems Agency

Innovative and flexible, BRIDGES’ Cyber Engineering Services offers rapid and effective solutions with a professional and immediate response.
BRIDGES Engineering Mission Success
Cyber Operations

Our Mission is Clear.  Our Aim is True.

 ”…the challenges here are so broad that the idea that one sector or one individual organization is going to solve this, I just don’t think is realistic. It is going to take a true partnership between the private sector, the government and academia to address the challenges we have.” Contact BRIDGES.

Admiral Michael Rogers
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and Director, National Security Agency

BRIDGES’ Cyber Operations Services brings a powerful mix of operations management, mission focus, innovative process application and technological know-how to every stage of mission-critical technology programs.

BRIDGES Supporting Computer Network Operations Success

Advisory Services

Mission-Proven People

“We need to build bridges to society, bridges that aren’t as necessary in other fields of warfare that don’t have a civilian or a commercial counterpart to the extent that this field [cyber] does. So we have to build bridges and rebuild bridges to the rest of our society.” Contact BRIDGES
Ashton Carter
Secretary of Defense

BRIDGES’ Advisory Services builds strong teaming relationships with each client, maintaining open communication and professionalism at every step, no matter the challenge.
BRIDGES Ensuring Mission Success

There’s a Process to Our Success — It’s Your Success

Why BRIDGES? It’s a question you don’t have to ask if you’ve ever worked with our company.  But if you haven’t experienced the difference our people make to the mission, we invite you to contact us and learn how our experiences as both a prime and sub contractor have given us a comprehensive understanding of the customer and how to, as we say, “Be the BRIDGES” to mission success.
In our business, the mission comes first. When you BRIDGE to the mission, the customer is served well. Our customers know this firsthand.
The work we do is sometimes complicated, but our process for success and why you should consider working with BRIDGES isn’t:   
For these reasons, we are a magnet for some of the best people in the industry.

We Join the Customer in Putting the Mission First 
Think You Are BRIDGES Material?
Our people make the difference. Do you measure up?

Bridges Consulting, Inc. is diverse, dedicated to the mission, and extremely diligent in selecting people to join our team.  
Before applying to work with us, please take a moment to measure yourself against our standards to see if you might be a fit with BRIDGES.
T - a track record of proven success
A - adaptability to customer and company needs and willingness to take initiative
P - professional presentation skills and relevant experience
E - an engaging presence 
If you apply to join BRIDGES, you’re joining us and our customers in our commitment to put the mission first. 

People-Driven — Your BRIDGE to Career Success
About Us
Mission-Proven People
Bridges Consulting, Inc. was founded in 2000 by Chuck Faughnan Sr., after a long and successful career with the Intelligence Community.
“Senior,” as he’s called, set the foundation for the company through a strong work ethic, an innate understanding of the customer’s needs—and an unquestionable dedication to the mission. From that foundation he started building “BRIDGES”: bridges to the intelligence community; bridges to strategic partners and fellow IC enablers; bridges to a strong, dedicated work force; “BRIDGES to Mission Success”—for everyone involved.
Now with over 15 years as both a prime and sub contractor, serving customers in Cyber Engineering, Cyber Operations and Advisory Services, Bridges Consulting, Inc., its management team and its “mission-proven people” has earned  its own reputation in the market as a trusted partner to the Intelligence Community—and it’s one that makes Senior proud.
Your BRIDGE to Mission Success
A Mission Tested Management Team

BRIDGES’ management team has a certain set of expectations in and around supporting our customers and our teaming partners in achieving mission success: “There’s only one way to do things: the right way.” And with this as our guiding principle, we’ve managed to develop a company of experienced, mission-tested professionals who don’t need to be shown the right way…because they live it.

Chuck Faughnan Sr.
From 1997 to 2000, “Senior” consulted with DoD, contractors and educational clients, in executive coaching, strategic planning, program management and acquisition. He started BRIDGES in 2000, growing it from two people to over 100. From 1965 to 1997, he had various leadership positions in the IC, retiring as an Associate Deputy Director. He served in Europe and Asia. Chuck has a B.A. in Business and Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of the National Defense University, Intelligence Community Fellows Program and the Federal Executive Institute.

Chuck Faughnan III
Chief Executive Officer

Chuck is the Chief Executive Officer at BRIDGES. He has over 15 years of executive level experience and more than twenty five years of experience in systems engineering, architecture, operations, program management and Information Technology implementation and operations. Chuck joined BRIDGES in 2004. As CEO, he oversees strategy, finance and operations for BRIDGES.
Prior to BRIDGES, Chuck was a Director and Program Manager responsible for delivering IT outsourcing solutions at PEC Solutions (now Nortel Government Solutions). He is an expert in IT Infrastructures and has certifications in ITIL, CMMI, PMP and Enterprise Management tools. Chuck holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Telecommunications and Computers from George Washington University.
Brian Dahlheimer
Chief Visionary Officer

Brian joined BRIDGES in 2003, becoming a partner in 2004. He started his professional career in the IC at Fort Meade in 1984 supporting the telecommunications, LAN and computer engineering shop. Since then, he has worked as a project lead on several programs and in several senior management positions. His work has included extensive travel to CONUS and OCONUS sites, integrating and validating small-to-large-scale systems. In addition to the Government, he has worked for Advanced Computer Communications, Lockheed Martin (Ford Aerospace/Loral/Lockheed Martin), Applied Signal Technology (now Raytheon), and AT&T Government Solutions. Brian holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, University College.

Rick Villareal
Chief Operating Officer
Rick joined BRIDGES in 2007. As Chief Operating Officer, he oversees a portfolio of services, providing Cyber Security Engineering & Operations, Acquisition & Program Management, Systems Engineering, and IT Service Management support. Prior to BRIDGES, Rick was a Senior Consultant for IBM and a Technical Delivery Manager for EDS (now HP) in various technical leadership and management roles. He is highly experienced in large-scale enterprise-level programs. He has a B.S. in Economics from the United States Naval Academy. Rick devoted more than 20 years in the Defense Industry, and continues to serve as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Contact Us
Mission Proven People
You’ll know when it’s the right time to contact BRIDGES -— and when you’re ready, we’ll be there.
Contact Us: Bridges Consulting, Inc. | 2701 Technology Drive, Suite 210 
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 | Main: 301.974.6200 | Fax: 301.974.6201
2701 Technology Drive, Suite 210, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 | 301-974-6200