Cybersecurity & Privacy Committee Event

March 20, 2013

Diana Burley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development
George Washington University

Diana Burley's research and scholarly activities advance understanding of knowledge management initiatives, IT/cybersecurity education and workforce development strategies, and the impact of IT-enabled change on individuals, organizations and society (social informatics). Burley joined George Washington University (GW) in 2007 and during her tenure she has served as the inaugural Chair of the Department of Human and Organizational Learning and as Director of the Executive Leadership Doctoral Program.

Burley was honoured by the Federal Chief Information Officers Council and the Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education for outstanding efforts toward the development of the federal cybersecurity workforce, and was nominated for a 2006 Federal 100 award. She is the immediate past-vice chair of the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (ACM SIGCAS), a former co-director of the GW Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, an advisory board member for the GW Cybersecurity Research and Policy Institute, and a member of the leadership team for Cyber Watch, an NSF-funded cybersecurity centre housed at Prince George's Community College in Maryland.

Burley holds an M.S. in public management and policy, an M.S. in organization science, and a Ph.D. in organization science and information technology from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). At CMU, she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow in Public Policy. She has presented widely at international academic and practice-oriented meetings and has written more than 40 publications. Her forthcoming book on secure software development is due to be published by Addison-Wesley in 2012. She is a successful grant writer, having received research support from public and private funding sources such as NSF, IBM, and SAIC.

Shelli M. Carpenter
career experience specialist
Marshall High School Academy

Shelli Carpenter has been with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) since 2002. A graduate of South Lakes High School, she began her FCPS career there as a Special Education Teacher. Carpenter has worked as a career coach with Northern Virginia Community College and as a career center specialist at Pimmit Hills High School. Additionally, she co-authored a mentorship program guide entitled Dream-Catchers Program Handbook. Carpenter enjoys working with students, preparing them for future career and collegiate endeavors and believes the following, "To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe." - Anatole France

Peter Erickson
CEO and Founder
MoDev and Disruptathon

It is critical from an economic and professional development standpoint that we learn as much as possible from one another. That is the mission of MoDev. The mobile development space is moving way too fast for any individual or company to keep up with the latest. MoDev is a community committed to connecting smart motivated people with the knowledge, ideas and companies that will help them lead the way.

Erickson regularly coordinates and sponsors events that bring developers, companies, agencies, innovators and technologists together to receive the latest education and updates on a range of technical areas related to advancing mobile technology. Events range from competitive "hackathons" like the MoDevDC Hackathon, to mobile gaming.

Erickson's innovative approach has elevated mobile technology to "rock star" status in a short period of time with numerous solutions already returned to the public as open source.

Jim Wiggins
executive director
Federal IT Security Institute

Jim possesses more than 16 years direct experience in the design, operation, management and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 12 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients.

Additionally, Jim is the executive director of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a non-profit organization that provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce.

In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) named him "Educator of the Year" for the impact he is making in the federal workforce.

Jim holds the following IA/IT security certifications: CISSP,ISSEP, CISM, CISA, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M.

Chris Young
Founder and CEO

Chris Young has been a leader in the executive and technical placement of human resources for more than 20 years, with the past 12 years focused primarily on DoD and intelligence agencies.

Many of his large programs involve a careful process of matching unique job skill needs with limited available talent, within a narrow operating budget. To consistently exceed his clients expectations, and to scale the level of his operations, his process now includes both software solutions and process engineering steps that will be directed toward assisting veterans find work. His program, Soldiers to Civilians, provides mentoring, social networking, resume development and a "talent" scorecard to help soldiers navigate the difficult process of developing a non-military social network and effectively communicating military skills to similar civilian skills. He is CEO and founder of GovHire.com