April 20, 2016
Senior Cyber and Information Technology Advisor
As OPM's senior cyber and information technology advisor, Clif Triplett helps to fulfill OPM's commitment to strengthening our cybersecurity posture. He will work to advance the agency's cybersecurity-related goals and collaborate with a broad spectrum of interagency partners and stakeholders.
Triplett comes to OPM with 30 years of broad executive management experience. During his career, he has helped the U.S. military and major private sector companies protect their information by deploying technology effectively and efficiently while also assuring the operational integrity of their systems.
He has significant experience with some of America's largest companies and industry leaders in the global defense, telecommunications, oil field service, tractor, automotive and aerospace industries. At Cisco, Triplett and his team were recognized as the Security Innovators of the Year in the Energy Sector. While at HP, he was named the company's Software Partner of the Year. And at Motorola, Triplett's security team consulted and managed security for many companies and government agencies. Their specialty was mobile security.
Before joining OPM, Triplett was a managing partner at SteelPointe Partners, a management consulting company recognized for assisting companies worldwide. Prior to his private sector experience, Triplett had a distinguished military career. He worked on Top Secret and other advanced technologies in the protection and defense of the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control Systems. He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for his work on the security architecture of today's War Planning and Logistics systems - JOPES (Joint Operations Planning and Execution System).
Triplett has a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master's degree in computer information systems from Boston University. Triplett and his wife are from Houston and have two grown sons.
Director, Cyber Strategy Implementation
The MITRE Corporation
Roberta "Bobbie" Stempfley is currently director of cybersecurity implementation at The MITRE Corporation. She is responsible for advancing MITRE's cyber strategy, shaping the company's cyber work program, executing the cyber business strategy, and raising awareness across the customer base. Most recently, Stempfley served in key leadership roles in the Department of Homeland Security, including deputy assistant secretary and acting assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications. Previously, Stempfley was the C at DISA. Ms. Stempfley holds a B.S. in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and an M.S. in computer science from James Madison University. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including Information Week's Top 50 Government CIOs for two years in a row and Federal Computer Week's Federal 100.
Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University
Kenneth S. Ball, Ph.D., P.E. was appointed dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering in August 2012. He previously served as the L.S. Randolph professor and head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech from 2004-12, overseeing rapid growth in the department with research expenditures increasing five-fold to approximately $20 million, and with large increases in student enrollment. Prior to his appointment at Virginia Tech, he served for 15 years on the mechanical engineering faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, where he was the Temple Foundation endowed faculty fellow in engineering.
He is recognized internationally for his research in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer. He has chaired three international conferences, is a past associate technical editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer
, and has served on several other engineering journal editorial boards. He is very involved in engineering program assessment and accreditation activities, both in the U.S. and internationally, particularly in the Middle East. He is an ABET program evaluator and has participated in numerous conferences and workshops related to engineering education and program accreditation.
Ball is recognized internationally for his research in computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, transport phenomena, turbulence and turbulence control, radiation heat transfer, and multimode heat transfer in turbulent flows with applications in manufacturing, materials processing, bioengineering, and nuclear systems.
In addition to his research contributions, Dr. Ball has been active in promoting professionalism, leadership, and service in the engineering community. Since 2006, he has served as an invited panelist on seven panels at major conferences or workshops focused on faculty development, leadership development, strategic planning, increasing research funding and productivity, and also the future directions of research in the thermal fluid sciences.
Dr. Ball has earned degrees in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and Drexel University, and was a post-doctoral research associate in applied mathematics at Brown University.
The George Washington University
Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is executive director and chair of the Institute for information infrastructure protection (I3P) and full professor of human and organizational learning at The George Washington University. She is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who currently co-chairs the ACM Joint Task Force on Cybersecurity Education.
In 2014, Burley was named the cybersecurity educator of the year and as one of the top ten influencers in information security careers. In 2013, she served as co-chair of the U.S. National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce. Burley has written more than 75 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change.
Prior to joining GW, she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the CyberCorps program for the National Science Foundation. She is the sole recipient of both educator of the year and government leader of the year awards from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education and has been honored by the Federal CIO Council for her work on developing the federal cyber security workforce. She served two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science (2012, 2013) and is a widely sought after speaker on cybersecurity workforce development, critical information infrastructure protection and the evolving cybersecurity landscape.
Chief Information Security Officer
Aaron Bishop is SAIC's vice president and chief information security officer (CISO), with overall executive responsibility for all operational, technical, policy, and strategic direction of SAIC's information technology (IT) security and compliance. As part of the Information Technology Office, the CISO drives technical compliance, information assurance, technical business continuity, IT policy, privileged account management, vulnerability management, SAIC's Security Operations Center (SOC), Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), and other information security-related functions.
Bishop focuses on the efficiency and effectiveness of enterprise IT operations in support of both internal business needs and customer group/service line support processes. His previous experience in delivering information technology services and solutions to various federal customers provides a business focused approach to the CISO team, truly aligning the CISO with the business owners and objectives. Upon joining SAIC in 2013, Bishop became the vice president, enterprise business transformation at SAIC. In that role, he drove ITO's transformation strategy and enterprise architecture.
Bishop has three decades of diversified experience in the information systems and technology and all levels of the public sector industry. Prior to joining SAIC, Bishop was the general manager for the National Security Group at Microsoft. He also held various other positions within the company. While at Microsoft, he co-founded Microsoft's International cyber team and managed the Public Sector Office of Security.
Bishop began his career in the fire industry as a fire fighter and, later, an Arson Investigator. Leaving the fire industry, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Upon leaving the service, he began his IT federal contractor career with ANSTEC rising to become the CIO, then Keane Federal Systems as their chief solutions architect. Bishop holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern State University. Additionally, he holds many certifications including Carnegie Mellon's Certified Enterprise Architect. Bishop lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.
President and CEO
Blue Canopy Group LLC
Bradley J. Schwartz is president and CEO of Blue Canopy specializing in Big Data Analytics and cybersecurity services to Federal and National Security clients. In 2014, Blue Canopy was recognized by CIO Magazine and the Kennedy Group for market leading capabilities in big data and intelligence integration. Blue Canopy also received recognition as the 2014 recipient for Best Places to Work and has won the Government Contractor of the Year several times. Schwartz was honored as the 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region (technical services). As a 2013 Tech Titan and NVTC Board Member, Schwartz's passion has been focused on growing people and businesses. He has raised hundreds of million dollars in capital, been involved in 16 acquisitions and has been involved in selling four companies.
Prior to joining Blue Canopy, Schwartz was the group executive vice president/COO for BearingPoint where he held P&L responsibility for operating in four regions and 34 countries. Throughout his career at BearingPoint and KPMG Consulting, Schwartz held several other positions to include EVP, financial services and managing partner, KPMG Consulting, high tech and communications business unit.
Prior to KMPG Consulting, Schwartz served as regional vice president with Oracle Corporation delivering consulting and integration. Prior to that, Schwartz served in the military as an RF-4 Aircraft Commander in the United States Air Force.
Schwartz holds a Master of Business Administration/Management Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science with honors in biomedical engineering/electrical engineering from Duke University.