June 3, 2015
Rear Adm. Bob Day (Ret.), U.S. Coast Guard
Executive Director, Virginia Cyber Security Commission
Rear Admiral Robert Day, executive director of the Governor's Cyber Security Commission, has a trusted record of experience when it comes to communicating technology strategies to senior leaders and is a seasoned expert on cybersecurity, telecommunications, new technologies, maritime security and disaster response. Previously, Day was the longest serving Coast Guard CIO. He established the first Coast Guard Cyber Command and served as its commander from 2009 to 2014. In addition, he implemented data center consolidation strategies to provide efficiencies and enhanced cyber defense capabilities. Day has a successful track record of establishing multinational maritime security regimes between key Pacific Rim nations, including assistance to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore by developing maritime security protocols and capabilities to protect the Straits of Malacca from evolving piracy threats.
John B. Wood
Member, Virginia Cyber Security Commission and NVTC Board
Chairman and CEO, Telos Corporation
John Wood is CEO, chairman of the board and director for Telos Corporation. As CEO, he orchestrates the company's support of the federal government in the critical areas of cyber operations and defense, secure communications and collaboration and identity assurance. Wood joined the company in 1992 as executive vice president and COO, and in 1994 was named president and CEO. In March 2000, he was appointed to the newly created position of executive chairman of the board, which he held until he became chairman of the board subsequent to a restructuring of the board of directors in 2002. In January 2003, Wood resumed the positions of president and CEO.
He has also served as CEO of Enterworks, an affiliated company, from 1996 to August 2005, and as chairman from January 1995 until present. Prior to joining Telos, Wood worked on Wall Street for Dean Witter Reynolds, UBS Securities and his own boutique investment bank. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance and computer science from Georgetown University.
Wood serves as treasurer and member of the board of directors for Project Rebirth, a nonprofit organization that is documenting the strength of the human spirit in coping with the aftermath of September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center (WTC). A time-lapsed film of the rebuilding of Ground Zero frames the year-by-year development of the lives of 10 9/11 survivors. Project Rebirth is the only living record of the minute-by-minute development of the site, and will be a component of the WTC Memorial Museum and archived in the Library of Congress. The proceeds of the film will be reinvested in the Project Rebirth Center, which will help meet an urgent need for improved care and support for victims of and first responders to future disasters of all kinds, man-made or natural.
In 2012 Wood joined the board of directors for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS is the national organization providing compassionate care for the families of America's fallen military heroes and has offered support to more than 35,000 surviving family members of our fallen military since 1994.
Wood is also an active member of the business community, championing the concept of civic entrepreneurship. He is the founding chairman of the Loudoun County CEO Cabinet and served for five years as chairman of Loudoun County's Economic Development Commission, a group of volunteer business people who help form economic development policy for Loudoun County.
Member, Economic Development and Public Awareness and Culture Working Group
Principal Director of Cybersecurity, The Aerospace Corporation
Jandria Alexander is the principal director of the Cyber Security Subdivision in the Engineering Technology Group at the Aerospace Company. Alexander currently leads cyber and network security support to numerous customers and leads teams performing systems engineering for cyber operations, including architecture, requirements and concept of operations (CONOPS) support for integrating cyber operations into advanced ground and space segments.
Member, Public Awareness and Culture Working Group
Director of Engineering, Technica Corporation
Rhonda Eldridge provides network engineering and software engineering management services to various Technica Corporation government clients. She has technically supervised and implemented many communications projects, including systems projects, service oriented architecture (SOA)-based software implementation projects, optical equipment installations, and large-scale internet protocol (IP) network implementations. Eldridge's direct experience includes managing projects from laboratory testing through implementation and ongoing systems support. She holds a post master's certificate in telecommunications, a M.S. in electrical engineering, electromagnetics and communications, and a B.S. in electrical engineering.
Chairman, Cyber Crime Working Group
Attorney and Partner, Hunton & Williams
Paul is a partner in the firm's Washington office. He is co-chair and co-founder of Hunton & Williams' multi-disciplinary Energy Sector Security Team. His practice focuses on investigations, litigation, regulations, policy and legislation relating to a wide range of homeland security and privacy issues, including cyber intrusions, data breaches, intellectual property violations, criminal cases, electronic surveillance, FOIA and data privacy. Tiao regularly advises energy, financial, transportation, communications, health care, retail and other companies on cyber and physical security preparedness, incident response, statutory and regulatory compliance, litigation, and actions by Congress, the White House and various government agencies.
Prior to joining Hunton & Williams, Tiao served as special counsel and then senior counselor for cybersecurity and technology to the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In that position, he advised the FBI director on operational, policy and legal issues, and represented the FBI in discussions with other agencies, the White House, Congress and industry.
Prior to the FBI, Tiao served as Judiciary Committee counsel to the assistant majority leader in the U.S. Senate, where he wrote legislation and provided advice on criminal and national security issues. He is a former assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Maryland. At the U.S. Attorney's Office, Tiao investigated and prosecuted cyber intrusions, intellectual property violations, white collar fraud, organized crime, drug trafficking and violent crimes. He also served as the coordinator of computer hacking and intellectual property cases.
Tiao began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Mary Schroeder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then served as a trial attorney in the honors program of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. In between stints in the government, he was in private practice at a large law firm handling civil and criminal litigation matters involving complex technology.
Tiao is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity law and policy at George Washington University, a guest lecturer on cybersecurity and privacy at Northwestern University, and an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is an appointed member of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, established by Governor Terry McAuliffe pursuant to executive order in 2014, and chair of the Commission's Cyber Crime Working Group. Tiao is also vice-chair of the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission.
Professor and Chairman
Systems and Information Engineering
University of Virginia
Education and Workforce Working Group Chair Virginia Cyber Security Commission
Barry Horowitz, Ph.D. joined the University of Virginia's faculty as a professor in the Systems and Information Engineering Department in September 2001, after an industrial career involving the application of systems engineering to many large and complex systems. He assumed the role of Department Chair in 2009.
An important focus area for his research has been the development of a systems engineering approach for addressing cybersecurity. He currently is leading a DoD sponsored research effort focused on embedding security solutions into systems (with emphasis on cyber physical systems), referred to as System Aware Cyber Security. The System Aware Cyber Security concept has been recently prototyped through a significant DoD research project led by Horowitz, focused on cybersecurity for airborne surveillance systems onboard unmanned airborne vehicles. This effort has been expanded to include security for 3D Printers (NIST sponsored), surface vehicles (automobiles for State Police), and remotely managed SW controlled radar systems (DoD).
From 1969 through 1996, Horowitz was employed in a variety of positions at The Mitre Corporation, including the last five years as president and CEO and the three prior years as executive vice president and COO. Early in his career at Mitre he led an FAA-sponsored research activity that developed a prototype airborne collision avoidance system that ultimately served as the basis for the currently employed TCAS collision avoidance system. During Desert Storm, Horowitz conceived of and led the integration efforts for a system for tracking and destroying SCUD missile carriers, involving the use of Joint Stars and other sensors integrated into the then existing command and control structure for controlling fighter aircraft. He received the Air Force's highest award for a civilian as a result of this effort. He also was awarded the Gold Medal for Engineering in 1990 from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association for his efforts in leading major large-scale systems integration activities.
In his role as Department Chair of Systems and Information Engineering (SIE), Dr. Horowitz has initiated efforts across the Department to engage with industrial consortiums focused on advanced research, including the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics(CCALS), and the DoD sponsored System Engineering Research Center (SERC, a multi-University research consortium). He served on the Industrial Oversight Board for CCAM and is currently a member of the SERC Research Council.
As a result of his efforts, in 1996 Horowitz was elected into the National Academy of Engineering. He is also a member of the Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies. Horowitz serves as a member of the Naval Studies Board (NSB) of the National Academy of Science, recently led a Chief of Naval Operations sponsored study for the NSB on cybersecurity and is engaged in a yet to be completed NSB study to evaluate the current status of Navy activities related to cybersecurity. He also serves on an NAE panel engaged by the Army Research Laboratory related to Information Science and serves as a member of General Electric's Academic Software Advisory Panel. He has been appointed by the Governor to serve as Cyber Security Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Virginia and in that role is leading a group that is addressing cybersecurity related economic development opportunities for Virginia. He is a member of the NSF Committee of Visitors charged with evaluation of the NSF Division that is responsible for the Engineering Education Research Program. In addition, Horowitz has served and led studies for the NAE, the Defense Science Board and the Army Science Board.
Horowitz received an MSEE and Ph.D. from New York University in 1967 and 1969 respectively, and a BEE from the City College of New York in 1965.