UTSA's Military Liaison
Jim Massaro, M.B.A.
Assistant VP for Research Security
UTSA's Military Liaison
UTSA's Facility Security Officer
Phone: (210) 458-6691
Location: NPB 2.130BB
Mr. Jim Massaro, Colonel (retired), has had a distinguished 30 year career in the US Air Force as a combat aviator, Agency Vice Commander, Wing, Group and Center Commander. Mr. Massaro is an Air Force Academy Graduate and obtained an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Massaro now serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research Development and provides outreach to various Department of Defense services and leads UTSA’s Collaborative Research Seed Grant Program (CRSGP) and the Tenure-Track Research Award (TRAC) efforts. Mr. Massaro is also UTSA’s Military Liaison and he also serves our Facility Security Officer which are both mission critical for UTSA’s Cyber security research projects.
Under Direction of UTSA’s President Romo, Mr. Massaro is responsible for being the conduit between UTSA and the military community. He is responsible for coordination with the president’s office concerning senior staff official military visits, functions which involve military guests and explores UTSA’s military related opportunities and issues. In addition, as UTSA’s Military Liaison he will, when requested, coordinate university military related activities and issues between UTSA’s Army and Air Force ROTC units and the administrative agencies of the University.
Facility Security Officer
Mr. Massaro is responsible for direct Program Security Management and oversight of the overall security program at UTSA. He has extensive knowledge of current NISPOM, DCID 6/9 as it pertains to Physical Security, the DCID 6/3 as it relates to AIS Security, and DCID 6/4 relative to Personnel Security. Mr. Massaro has broad knowledge of access and Visitor Control, Badge Control, OPSEC, COMSEC, Security Education & Training and Document Control. He processes staff and researcher security clearances as it relates to SF 86 and e-QIP. He is responsible for writing and/or updating the Security Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), the Operation Security Plan (OPSEC) and the Security Education Plan (SEP). Mr. Massaro generates all security education and awareness training to include initial training, monthly training, refresher, and debriefs to the staff. Furthermore, Mr. Massaro understands the adjudication process as it pertains to the Central Adjudication Facility (CAF) and Defense Security Service (DSS) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and is available to clarify security issues that arise for UTSA faculty and administrators.