C3E 2011 Bios

Mr. Kevin O'Connell
Workshop Co-Chair 2010, 2011

Innovative Analytics and Training, LLC - Co-Chair, C3E Conference

Kevin O'Connell, Owner, President and CEO, Innovative Analytics & Training, The Sources and Methods Company.
Kevin O'Connell has over 26 years of experience in topics such as national security decision-making, intelligence and intelligence policy issues, and the policy, security and market issues related to commercial remote sensing.
O'Connell has served on a number of senior government panels, including the DHS Information Policy Board and a DARPA-NGA panel. He is the former chairman of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Federal Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing and was the staff director of the Independent Commission on the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. O'Connell also served as the founder and the first director of RAND's Intelligence Policy Center during almost a decade at RAND.
O'Connell previously served in the Department of Defense, the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the White House Situation Room, the National Security Council, as a special assistant to the vice president for National Security Affairs and on the community management staff of the Director of Central Intelligence.
O'Connell received a bachelor’s in international studies from the Ohio State University, graduate training in national security studies at The George Washington University and a master’s in public policy from the University of Maryland. He is an associate professor at Georgetown University and is published in a variety of journals. He is the winner of the IBM Center for Business of Government Fellowship for a forthcoming monograph entitled: "Recasting Open Source Within U.S. Intelligence."

Dr. Alexander Szalay
Data Track Chair 2010

The Johns Hopkins University - Professor  

Alexander Szalay is the Alumni Centennial Professor of Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University. He is also Professor in the Department of Computer Science. He is a cosmologist, working on the statistical measures of the spatial distribution of galaxies and galaxy formation. He was born and educated in Hungary. He has written over 450 papers in various scientific journals, covering areas from theoretical cosmology to observational astronomy, large-scale databases, spatial statistics and computer science. He is a Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 he received an Alexander Von Humboldt Award in Physical Sciences, in 2008 the Microsoft Award for Technical Computing.

Mr. Dan Wolf
Conference Co-Chair 2011, Practitioner Track Chair 2010

Cyber Pack Ventrues, Inc. - President/CEO

Daniel G. Wolf is the President of Cyber Pack Ventures, Inc. specializing in consulting on a variety of information assurance, intelligence, and homeland security topics. Prior to this Dan was the Director of the Information Assurance Directorate of the National Security Agency (NSA), where he held the responsibility for implementing an information assurance strategy to protect government communications and networks carrying classified national security systems information. Dan held many high level positions at NSA throughout his 39 year career. He has received numerous awards including the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive in 2003, the Presidential Rank Awards of Meritorious Executive in both 1996 and 2001, the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2000, the DoD Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service in 2006. He also received the NSA Exceptional Civilian Service Award and the NSA Director's Distinguished Service Medal. Dan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer Systems) from the University of Maryland College Park. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Fellow Program at Harvard University (Kennedy School of Government) and the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) in Charlottesville, VA. For the last eleven years he has been a member of the Adjunct faculty of Howard Community College. He is also an adjunct assistant professor at the University Of Maryland University College in the Graduate School of Management & Technology, teaching homeland security courses.

Dr. Luanne Burns
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab - Senior Staff

Luanne Burns received her M.S. in Computer Science and her Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Columbia University. Her work involved neural networks and expert systems in education.
Luanne was a Research Staff Member at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center for 18 years. The main focus of her work was on user interface design and implementation in the database, education, and internet domains. Later she was a Senior Engineer at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute.
She is now at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in the Applied Information Sciences Department.

Dr. George Cybenko
Dartmouth - Gramm Professor of Engineering  

George Cybenko is the Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Dartmouth in 1992, he was Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cybenko was the founding Editor-in-Chief of both IEEE Security and Privacy and IEEE/AIP Computing in Science and Engineering.
Cybenko is a Fellow of the IEEE, serves on the Defense Science Board, the Board of Directors of the Computing Research Association and the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society. He has B.Sc. (Toronto) and Ph.D. (Princeton) degrees in Mathematics. His recent research has been focused on learning, representing, detecting and analyzing behaviors in networked environments with applications characterizing and identifying targets of interest.

Dr. Drew Dean
DARPA - Program Manager  

Dr. Drew Dean is a Senior Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory (CSL) at SRI International and will be the PI for this project. He recently rejoined CSL after spending two and a third years in a senior engineering role in the search division of Yahoo! Inc. Prior to joining SRI full time in July 2001, he was a Member of the Research Staff at Xerox PARC. Dr. Dean holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University and a B.Sc. degree from Carnegie
Mellon University, all in computer science. He pioneered the systematic study of Java security, and more recently has worked across a wide range of areas in security, including cryptography, the theory of access control, and IP traceback. Among his publications, he has received a Best Student Paper award from the ACM Computer and Communications Security conference, an Outstanding Paper award from the ACM Symposium on Operating System Principles, and a Best Paper award from the Internet Society's Network and Distributed Systems
Security Symposium. He is a past member of the editorial board of Springer-Verlag's International Journal of Information Security, and served on the National Research Council's "Authentication Techniques and Their Privacy Implications" study committee.

Ms. Donna Dodson
NIST - Chief, Computer Security Division

Donna Dodson is the Acting Division Chief of the Information Technology Laboratory's Computer Security Division and Deputy Cyber Security Advisor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As part of the management team, Donna helps direct the development of NIST's standards, technology and research for the protect information systems against threats to the confidentiality of information, integrity of information and processes, and availability of information and services in order to build trust and confidence in Information Technology (IT) systems.
She is also an active contributor in the areas of authentication and cryptography. Donna has also managed programs including the Advanced Encryption Standard, key management, PKI, authentication and security testing.

Mr. Mike Fisk
LANL - Director, Advanced Computing Solutions Office  

Mike leads the Advanced Computing Solutions Program Office, which provides forward looking technology R&D and thought leadership in cyber security to LANL, the DOD, the Intelligence Community, and commercial partners. He received his C. Phil and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the University of California San Diego in 2004 and 2001, respectively. He has managed LANL's Network Security Team and the Networked Systems Research Team and has 3 Distinguished Performance Awards. During 16 years at LANL, he has led numerous successful R&D efforts including network performance improvements adopted in the Linux kernel, string matching algorithm improvements adopted by Snort, R&D 100 award-winning acceleration of video composition with network processors, network traffic change detection, covert channel scrubbing, active response network security systems, media-less computing, and intelligence community projects. He has authored 14 peer-reviewed publications, 1 book chapter, 1 patent, and has been cited over 400 times. He is the creator and maintainer of two open-source software systems: one for optimizing concurrent evaluation of dataflow queries on streaming data and another on file-based map-reduce computing. Mike is also an Adjunct Staff Researcher at the IDA Center for Computing Sciences.

Dr. Matthew Gaston
General Dynamics C4S | Viz - Director of Research  

Dr. Matthew E. Gaston is the Director of Research for Viz, a Pittsburgh-based business area of General Dynamics C4 Systems, where he works on collaboration, intelligent user interfaces, visual analytics, and scalable information systems. For the past two years he has served as Co-PI on the DARPA Personal Assistant that Learns (PAL) Military Transition program, leading the integration of machine learning capabilities into Army command and control systems. Prior to joining Viz, Matt spent nine years at the National Security Agency building large-scale analytics and analytic engines to aid intelligence analysts. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UMBC and a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

Dr. Robert Grossman
University of Chicago - Professor  

Robert Grossman is a faculty member at the University of Chicago, where he is the Director of Informatics at the Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology, a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute, and a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Genetic Medicine. His research group focuses on bioinformatics, data intensive computing, cloud computing, data mining, and related areas.
He is also the Founder and a Partner of Open Data Group, which provides outsourced services to build analytics models over big data.
He is involved in several open source projects, including
* Bionimbus, a cloud computing platform for genomics
* Augustus, a python-based PMML-compliant analytics application
* the Sector/Sphere system for cloud computing
* the UDT protocol for high performance data transport
He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the ACM Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD), having been elected for the terms 2005-2009 and 2009-2011.
He is the Chair of the Open Cloud Consortium. From 1998 to 2010, he was Chair of theData Mining Group, which develops the Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML).
He has over 150 technical publications. Additional information can be found at rgrossman.com

Dr. Gary Jackson
SAIC - Assistant Vice President and Technical Lead

Dr. Gary M. Jackson is an Assistant Vice President and Technical Lead within Cyber and Information Solutions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Trained as a behavioral psychologist with specialties in artificial intelligence and automated assessment, Dr. Jackson has designed and developed scores of advanced applications across both corporate and U.S. Government settings. Dr. Jackson’s career has spanned academia as a professor, director of R&D and treatment development in various clinical settings, research psychologist within the U.S. Secret Service Intelligence Division, Intelligence Officer and Chief of three advanced technology branches within the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president and director of research and development for a major psychological assessment development company, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Intelligent Systems (CAIS) for the American Institutes for Research and, until recently, the founder, president and CEO of Psynapse Technologies in Washington DC. Dr. Jackson has extensive R&D and field experience in counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and asymmetric warfare prediction. He holds B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and an M.A. degree from University of Illinois. He has completed additional postdoctoral training in neurophysiology at the University of South Florida Medical School. Dr. Jackson is the inventor of the patented automated behavioral assessment Checkmate intrusion protection system, Inmate misuse detection system for insider threat, and automated prediction of human behavior technology, including AutoAnalyzer ABA Predictive modeling application, and the ThemeMate language independent predictor and theme extraction applications.

Dr. Carl Landwehr
National Science Foundation - Program Director  

Carl Landwehr is a Program Manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), on assignment from his position as Senior Research Scientist at the University of Maryland's Institute for Systems Research. His current IARPA programs address technologies in the areas of private information retrieval and software vulnerability reduction. His prior programs focused on accountable information flow and large scale system defense. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. For many years he led a research group in computer security at the Naval Research Laboratory. Since then he has served as a Senior Fellow at Mitretek Systems (now Noblis) and as the first Program Director for the National Science Foundation's programs in Trusted Computing and Cyber Trust, for which he received the NSF Director's Award for Program Management Excellence. He has been active internationally as the founding chair of IFIP WG 11.3 (Database and Application Security) and is also a member of IFIP WG 10.4 (Dependability and Fault Tolerance). Dr. Landwehr has received Best Paper awards from the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy and the Computer Security Applications Conference. IFIP has awarded him its Silver Core, and the IEEE Computer Society has awarded him its Golden Core. Dr. Landwehr holds a B.S. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in Computer and Communication Sciences.

Dr. Tom Longstaff
Track Chair 2011

Johns Hopkins University - Chief Scientist, Cyber Mission

Dr. Tom Longstaff is the Chief Scientist for the Cyber Missions Branch of the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). APL is a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), a division of the Johns Hopkins University founded in 1942 and located in Laurel, MD. Tom joined APL in 2007 to work with a wide variety of infocentric operations projects on behalf of the US Government to include technology transition of cyber R&D, information assurance, intelligence, and global information networks.
Tom is also the chair of the Computer Science, Information Assurance, and Information Systems Engineering Programs within the Whiting School at The Johns Hopkins University. Tom’s academic publications span topics such as malware analysis, information survivability, insider threat, intruder modeling, and intrusion detection.
He maintains an active role in the information assurance community and regularly advises organizations on the future of network threat and information assurance. Tom is also a fellow of the International Information Integrity Institute and editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy journal.
Prior to coming to APL, Tom was the deputy director for technology for the CERT at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. In his 15-year tenure at CERT, Tom helped to create many of the projects and centers that enabled CERT to become an internationally recognized network security organization. His work included assisting the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies to use response and vulnerability data to define and direct a research and operations program in analysis and prediction of network security and cyber terrorism events.

Ms. Dawn Meyerriecks

Dawn Meyerriecks became the Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition and Technology in September of 2009.
Before her current appointment, Meyerriecks had worked as an independent consultant for government and commercial clients. Previously, she was the senior vice president for AOL Product Technologies where she was responsible for full lifecycle development and integration of all consumer-facing AOL products and services, including the relaunch of aol.com, AOL Instant Messenger, and the open client platform.
Prior to AOL, Meyerriecks worked for seven years beginning in 1998 at DISA where she was the CTO and technical director for the Joint Interoperability and Engineering (JIEO) Organization. Her last assignment was to charter and lead a new Global Information Grid Enterprise Services (GIG) organization. Meyerriecks worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1983 to 1998 as a senior engineer and product manager before her tenure at DISA.
Meyerriecks holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in business and management science, and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Loyola Marymount University.
She co-chaired an acquisition reform study for the National Academy of Sciences, and has served on advisory boards to the National Counterterrorism Center, Sun Federal, Cranite Systems, and the Defense Science Board Summer Studies.
Meyerriecks holds numerous honors and awards for her government service work and for work in private industry including the Government Computer News, Department of Defense Person of the Year for 2004; InfoWorld, 2002 and 2001 CTO of the Year; CIO Magazine, 2002 20/20 Vision Award; Business Week 2.0, 20 Young Execs You Need to Know, 2001; Federal Computer Week, 2000 Top 100 of the year for the government sector; the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, November 2001; the Senior Executive Service Exceptional Achievement Award in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003; and the National Performance Review in August 1996. In November 2001, she was featured in Fortune magazine as one of the top 100 intellectual leaders in the world.

Dr. Patricia Muoio
NSA - Chief, Trusted Systems Research Group  

Pat Muoio is the Chief of NSA's National Information Assurance Research Lab where she leads an inter-disciplinary cadre of over 100 researchers developing capabilities that enable national security customers to operate safely in compromised environments. She has worked at the National Security Agency since 1983 in a variety of technical and leadership positions in the areas of cryptanalysis, signals analysis techniques development, cryptographic design and high confidence systems, and mission management. Recent positions include ODNI Science and Technology Lead for Cyber and Deputy Chief of NSA's Computer and Information Science Research organization. Pat has a BA from Fordham University and a PhD from Yale University.

Dr. Christopher Oehmen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Sr. Research Scientist

Chris Oehmen is currently involved in several high-performance computing applications for bioinformatics and computational biology. He leads the ScalaBLAST project, which is a highly scalable implementation of the NCBI BLAST algorithm for use on clusters and large-scale supercomputers. In conjunction with the Joint Genome Institute, ScalaBLAST is being used to perform the large-scale biosequence comparisons needed to maintain the Integrated Microbial Genome (IMG). ScalaBLAST is also being used by several other university and DOE Laboratory groups for a broad range of biological research.
Dr. Oehmen is also involved in machine learning in the context of Data Intensive Computing applications in biology and other areas. He views data intensive computing as a valuable path to solving some classes of problems which have undesirable scaling characteristics using conventional flop-based methods. For problems where having a small memory footprint requires large-scale data moving (repeatedly reading large files for instance), the push toward flop-intensive computing offers diminishing returns. He and his colleagues are exploring examples of this class of problems, such as training binary classifiers using Support Vector Machine implementations with an emphasis on improving time to solution by taking advantage of large-scale aggregate system memory on cluster or shared memory platforms.
Research Interests
* High throughput bioinformatics and memory management optimization for this problem space
* Applications and implementations of support vector machines to binary classification in data-intensive problems
* High-performance computing and optimization
Education and Credentials
* B.A. Physics and Mathematics, Saint Louis University, (1995)
* M.S. Biomedical Engineering, The Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
* Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Memphis and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Dusko Pavlovic
Royal Holloway / University of London - Professor of Information Security

Dusko Pavlovic is Professor of Information Security at Royal Holloway, University of London. He also holds the Chair in Security Protocols in Twente and a Visiting Professorship in Oxford. He studied mathematics and computer science in Utrecht, and worked at McGill, at Imperial College, at Sussex, and at Kestrel Institute. His research interests evolved from mathematics and theoretical computer science, through software design and models of quantum computation, to theory of security.

Dr. Christopher Rose
Rutgers University, WINLAB - Professor

Dr. Christopher Rose received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T. in 1979, 1981 and 1985 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was supported in graduate school by an AT&T Bell Laboratories graduate fellowship, and after graduation joined Bell Labs in the Network Systems Research department. In 1990 he joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty at Rutgers university where he helped found the Wireless Information Network Laboratory (WINLAB), an award-winning academic/industrial wireless research center and the first laboratory of it's kind at the time. Professor Rose has a wide range of experience in wireless communications systems and has supervised students at all levels, from practically-oriented undergraduate projects such as cellphone SMS text-to-speech and e-credit, through highly theoretical graduate projects on interference management. His wide ranging interests have spurred a pattern of "thinking outside the box" most notably evidenced by work that appeared on the cover of Nature (one of two recognized preeminent science journals) which garnered widespread press coverage including a NY Times Editorial. Professor Rose has received awards for professional service, for teaching and for research and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) cited for "contributions to wireless communication systems theory."

Dr. Antonio Sanfilippo
Track Chair 2011

PNNL - Chief Scientist

Dr. Antonio Sanfilippo is Chief Scientist in the Computational and Statistical Analytics Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). His research focus is on Computational Linguistics, Content Analysis, Knowledge Technologies and Predictive Analytics with reference to Cognitive, Social, Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences. He is currently leading a multi-year Laboratory Initiative on Technosocial Predictive Analytics at PNNL and a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health on pathway prediction in stroke pathobiology. He is also co-PI on a NSF project on Visual and Predictive Analytics Approach to Science and Innovation Policy. During 2004 and 2005, he headed a multi-laboratory consortium which led the establishment of the Motivation and Intent thrust area, a research program focused on violent intent modeling within the Science and Technology Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security.
Prior to joining PNNL, Dr. Sanfilippo held positions as Director of Research Strategy and Planning at Textology Inc., Director of Text Mining at SRA International, and Director of Advanced Development at LingoMotors Inc., providing strategic vision, competitive intelligence and leading the development of new products. From May 1998 to August 2000, he served as a senior consultant within the Information Society Directorate at the European Commission, overseeing international research consortia and organizing promotion, consultation and dissemination events. While at SHARP Laboratories of Europe, from 1992 to 1998, he supervised research and development activities in the Information Technology group, led the development of new products in the area of Machine Translation and Information Management, and was principal investigator on several projects funded by the European Union. Prior to joining SHARP, Dr. Sanfilippo was a Research Associate at the University of Edinburgh (UK) and the University of Cambridge (UK), doing applied research in Computational Linguistics.
Dr. Sanfilippo holds a Laurea degree in Foreign Modern Languages awarded cum laude from the University of Palermo in Italy, M.A. and M. Phil. degrees in Anthropological Linguistics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh (UK). He is the recipient of the 2008 Laboratory Director’s Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement at PNNL, and is listed in Who’sWho in America®, Who’sWho in the World® and Who’sWho in the Science and Engineering®.

Dr. Greg Shannon
CERT/SEI/CMU - Chief Scientist

Dr. Greg Shannon is the chief scientist for the CERT® Program at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center. In this role, he works with CERT management and staff to establish and enhance the program's research visibility, initiatives, strategies, and policies. Outside of CERT, he works to influence national research agendas and promote the data-driven science of cyber security.
Prior to joining CERT, Shannon was the chief scientist at two startups (CounterStorm, and Science, Engineering and Technology Associates), where he worked on insider threats, the science of cyber security, and statistical anomaly detection. In earlier positions, Shannon led applied research and development efforts in cyber security and data analysis at Lucent Technologies, Lumeta, Ascend Communications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Indiana University, and his own startup company.
Shannon received a BS in Computer Science from Iowa State University with minors in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics. He earned both his MS and PhD in Computer Sciences at Purdue University, on a fellowship from the Packard Foundation.

Dr. David Skillicorn
Queen's University - Professor  

David Skillicorn's research focuses on adversarial data analysis, settings where there is a potential feedback loop between analysts improving techniques and adversaries using manipulation and concealment. Such settings include counterterrorism, intelligence, law enforcement, and fraud. Skillicorn heads the Smart Information Laboratory in the School of Computing at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.

Dr. Malcolm Sparrow
Harvard University - Professor  

Malcolm K. Sparrow is Professor of the Practice of Public Management at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is Faculty Chair of the Master of Public Policy (MPP) Program, and also chairs executive programs on regulation and enforcement, counter-terrorism, and corruption control. Professor Sparrow's recent publications include:
The Character of Harms: Operational Challenges in Control (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
The Regulatory Craft: Controlling Risks, Solving Problems, and Managing Compliance (Brookings Press, 2000)
License to Steal: How Fraud Bleeds America's Health Care System (Westview Press, 2000)
He served 10 years with the British Police Service, rising to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector. He has conducted internal affairs investigations, commanded a tactical firearms unit, and has had extensive experience with criminal investigation. His research interests include regulatory and enforcement strategy, fraud control, corruption control, and operational risk management more generally. He is also a patent-holding inventor in the area of computerized fingerprint analysis and is dead serious at tennis. He holds an MA in mathematics from Cambridge University, an MPA from the Kennedy School, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Kent University at Canterbury.

Dr. William Streilein
MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Staff Member

William Streilein is a technical staff member in the Information Systems Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. His current research interests include the application of statistical and machine learning techniques to the characterization of high-speed streaming data and to the detection of computer network attacks. Prior to joining the Information Systems Technology group, Bill was in the Sensor Exploitation Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where his research focused on the exploitation of multisensor fused imagery in interactive automatic learning and recognition environments. He holds a B.A. degree in mathematics from Austin College, an M.M. in electronic and computer music from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. degree in cognitive and neural systems from Boston University.

Mr. Gerald Willard
NTOC Office of Analysis - Technical Director  

Mr. Gerald 'Chip' Willard is currently the Technical Director for the Office of Analysis within the NSACSS Threat Operations Center (NTOC). He has over 30 years of SIGINT experience as a Navy Cryptologist, defense contractor, and as an NSA employee. Involved with Information Operations (IO) almost his entire career, in the last ten years he has served as senior analyst and technical leader in the Information Operations Technology Center (IOTC), the Advanced Analysis Lab (AAL), Office of SIGINT Support to IO (SSIO), the Office of Information Operations (OIO) and now in the NTOC. Since joining NSA as a Global Network Analyst in 2002, he has been a leader in advancing the agency's analytic tradecraft and has been instrumental in applying complex systems modeling approaches to overcome some of the intelligence and IO community's most daunting challenges.