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Thursday, June 16, 2022
10:00 am – 3:15 pm EDT


Morning Session: (Session Chairs: Dianne Poster, Olivia Volkhoff, DOC)

Dianne Poster, NIST, NOAA Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Olivia Volkoff, Office of Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Introductory Remarks
  • Mr. Richard DalBello, Director, Office of Space Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Richard DalBello

Richard DalBello is currently the Director of the Office of Space Commerce.  In this role he is responsible for leading the Department’s efforts to advance U.S. leadership in the global commercial space industry.  As part of this role, Mr. DalBello is charged with directing the establishment of basic space situational awareness services to ensure safe and sustainable space operations for commercial and international civil space ventures.  In addition, he is responsible for the regulation of the US commercial remote sensing industry and is the Executive Branch champion for commercial space industry interests.

Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Richard was Virgin Galactic’s Vice President of Global Engagement.  In this role, Richard was responsible for international business development for the company’s unique fleet of carrier aircraft and space vehicles.  Prior to joining Virgin, Richard served as Director, Space and Aeronautics, in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In this role, he served as the principal advisor on space and aeronautics matters to the Science Advisor to the President. In this position, Richard played a key role in the development and implementation of the Administration’s domestic and international space policy and program priorities.

Prior to joining OSTP, Richard served as the Vice President of Government Affairs for Intelsat General. He served previously as president of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association, and for more than three years as the president of the Satellite Industry Association.

Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in law from McGill University, and a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of San Francisco.


Intel and Threat Briefing
  • Holly Shorrock, Intelligence Analyst, Department of Homeland Security
Holly Shorrock

Holly Shorrock is an intelligence analyst with the Department of Homeland Security, where she focuses on economic security issues related to Space and the Defense Industrial Base.  Over the past 18 months, she has developed relationships across the U.S. space community.  Prior to her work on these topics, Ms. Shorrock focused on counterterrorism and domestic extremism issues.

Panel Discussion: Space Cybersecurity Opportunities for International Cooperation
  • Richard Buenneke, Senior Advisor, Office of Emerging Security Challenges, Bureau of Arms Control Verification and Compliance, US Department of State
Richard Buenneke

Richard H. Buenneke is senior advisor for national security space policy in the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (AVC) at the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. 

 Mr. Buenneke advises senior State Department officials on the planning and implementation of diplomatic and public diplomacy activities relating to U.S. national and homeland security space policy. In this role, he leads State's development of "whole of government" strategies for international cooperation on spaceflight safety and space critical infrastructure security and resilience.

Before joining the State Department, Mr. Buenneke was a senior policy analyst at The Aerospace Corporation, where he served as lead analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense’s efforts relating to mission assurance and resiliency of commercial space capabilities.

Mr. Buenneke has also led research tasks in support of U.S. government assessments of policies and architectures for national security and commercial space systems as an analyst with Booz Allen Hamilton and the RAND Corporation.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and systems engineering from the Wharton and Engineering schools of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Buenneke also holds masters’ degrees in national security studies and policy analysis from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and the Pardee RAND Graduate School. 

Massimo Mercati

Senior Manager expert of complex Space and Security multinational programmes, such as ISS (International Space Station), MEADS (Medium Extended Air Defence System) and GALILEO, with high knowledge in identifying and managing innovative engineering and technology solutions with regard to complex dual use or military space systems.

More than 20 years of experience in Space, in Security and the Electronic Technology field, most of which was spent leading teams in Industries, in International and Intergovernmental Agencies/Organisations, such as NATO, the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency, along with Governmental Institutions as Space Security and Galileo Public Regulated Service Expert for the Italian Prime Minister, Military Advisor Cabinet Office.

In ESA since the 2010, working in the Galileo Programme, and, since the beginning of 2019, filling the role of ESA Security Authority leading the ESA Security Office Team, with direct reporting line to the ESA Director General. This responsibility, performed in synergy with Member States' security specialists (the ESA Security Committee), includes the identification and analysis of the ESA Security Strategy, the definition of the ESA Security policy and establishment of the security framework, the Corporate and Space Programme Security implementation supervision and Accreditation Engineering Management, and, finally, as Cyber Security Authority, the establishment of specific ESA Cyber Procurements.

The Goal, for the ESA Security Office, is to grant an appropriate level of security applied to the ESA environment and ESA Space Infrastructure in order to safeguard the investments of the European Member States.

  • Mr. Paul Liias, Head of Space Policy, Ministry of Economic and Affairs Communications, Republic of Estonia
Paul Lilas

Mr Paul Liias is Head of Space policy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication. Paul has created the Estonian Space Policy and Program 2020-2027. Today he is working on Estonian national space legislation and a decentralized e-government solution for Space Traffic Management. Paul is part of the Estonian delegation to European Space Agency and European Union Space Programme.

He has been engaged in various roles in the space sector for past 14 years. In 2008 Paul joined the first Estonian satellite project ESTCube-1 and lead the development of mechanical systems. After the successful launch of ESTCube-1 in 2013 Paul continued as an entrepreneur in the space sector until 2016 when he joined the ministry.

Kiran Kumar

Mr. A. S. Kiran Kumar is Vikram Sarabhai Distinguished Professor at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Member of the Space Commission, Govt of India. During 2015-2018, he has served as Secretary, Department of Space and Chairman, ISRO.

Born on October 22, 1952 in Hassan, Karnataka (India), Mr. Kiran Kumar holds M.Sc. Degree in Physics (Electronics) from Bangalore University and M.Tech. Degree in Physical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science. 

He has steered the implementation of the applications oriented Indian Space Programme, which has facilitated rapid development of the country in many important spheres of earth observation, communication, navigation, meteorology and space science, as well as the development of indigenous launch vehicles and related technologies for providing assured access to space.  He has led design and development of more than 50 Electro-Optical Imaging Sensors flown on various Space borne platforms starting from Bhaskara in 1979. Further, his role in the success of Chandrayaan-1 mission and Mars Orbiter Mission has been significant. 

Mr. Kiran Kumar has been the Chair of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) in 2012. He has made valuable contributions to Coordination Group of Meteorological Satellites (CGMS), Expert Team on Satellite Systems – World Meteorological Organisation (ETSAT of WMO) and Indo-US Joint Working Group on Civil Space Cooperation. 

He is Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences India, Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Institution of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineers, Indian Society of Systems for Science & Engineering, Indian Meteorological Society, Indian Society of Geomatics, Gujarat Science Academy, Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences and an elected member of International Academy of Astronautics.  He has been conferred with Honoris Causa and DSc by 18 Indian academic institutions.

Mr. Kiran Kumar has co-authored 85

Patrick Chartard-Moulin

Patrick is Deputy Head of the Space Division at the European External Action Service (EEAS). His areas of responsibility include the space security and defence dimension of Union action, as well as multilateral and international aspects of the European Space Policy.

Patrick has worked for 15 years with the EU on space, security and defence issues including Space Surveillance, GOVSATCOM or the EU SatCen. He was among the first to join the European Defence Agency in 2005 where he initiated several cooperative projects, before joining the EU as an official, serving first in the General Secretariat of the Council and then in the Space Policy unit of the European Commission’s DG GROW.

From 2017 until 2021 Patrick was responsible for the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR) and took part in the drafting and negotiation for the new Regulation on the European Boarder and Coast Guard in the European Commission (DG HOME).

Patrick served for more than 15 years in the French Air Force as an Engineering Officer working mainly on Space and Information Systems. He graduated from the French Air Force Academy, and later Telecom Paris as a SATCOM Engineer. He is an Alumnus of the International Space University where he has been invited to lecture.

Fireside Chat: Cyber Defense-in-Depth – Government and Industry Perspectives

Industry speaker invited

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  • Manan Dalal, Assistant Chief Information Officer, National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Services, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Manan Dalal

Manan Dalal is the Acting Assistant Chief Information Officer - Satellites (ACIO-S) for National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Services (NESDIS). Previously he served as the deputy ACIO-S. Manan Dalal has 20 years of experience in information technology, software engineering, cloud and enterprise architecture and program management. Prior to this, as the cloud technical director, Mr. Dalal led a team of cloud enthusiasts as part of NESDIS-wide integrated product team (IPT) to pilot and develop cost-effective, well-architected cloud-agnostic solution capable of providing end-to-end capabilities for the NESDIS Ground Enterprise.

Prior to joining the government, Mr. Dalal worked for Northrop Grumman Information Technology (NGIT) and Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) as software/system engineer and project manager, responsible for business development, systems integration and software engineering projects for National Weather Service (NWS), NESDIS as well as National Archive and Records Administration (NARA). He holds several professional certifications for cloud architecture and cybersecurity, and is a technology enthusiast with keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) applications to solve complex problems. Mr. Dalal has received a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Astronomy from the University of Maryland College Park, as well as Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business Marketing from the University of Maryland University College.

  • Matt Hayden, Vice President of Cyber Client Engagement, Intelligence and Homeland Security Division, General Dynamics Information Technology
Matt Hayden

Matt Hayden serves as GDIT’s vice president of cyber client engagement. As a senior cyber executive within GDIT’s Intelligence and Homeland Security division, he is responsible for fostering trusted relationships with industry partners and key cyber executive government leadership, delivering cyber growth strategies, and advancing the company’s cyber thought leadership.

Hayden has more than 20 years of experience in cyber technology and cyber policy. Previously, Hayden served as the assistant secretary for cyber, infrastructure, risk and resilience policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He led the policy development for department-wide efforts to reduce national risks with a focus on critical infrastructure cybersecurity, federal network security and cyber-crime. Hayden’s efforts played a critical role in improving the security and strength of the global cyber ecosystem. Additionally, he served as an expert advisor on cyber, infrastructure, risk and resilience issues to the undersecretary, secretary, and other high-level officials.

Prior to this role, Hayden served as senior advisor to the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and deputy assistant secretary for the private sector within the Office of Partnership and Engagement at the DHS. In these roles, Hayden served as a senior leader of the department and as a voice for industry within government, advising on the impact of the policies, regulations, and processes on private sector companies. He also enhanced partnerships and strategic communications to help the public and private sectors jointly meet their shared responsibilities for protecting and strengthening the nation’s critical infrastructure against cyber and physical threats.

Lunch Break
Afternoon Session: (Session Chair: Jason Kim, DOC)
Afternoon Keynote
  • Mr. Phil Mar, Vice President / Chief Technology Officer, Government Systems, Viasat
Phil Mar

Phil Mar serves as Vice President / Chief Technology Officer for Government Systems at Viasat, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for managing the technical development for products and service offerings, data, and AI/ML strategies for Viasat’s Government segment. Phil also oversees cybersecurity and secure communications architecture design for many of the company’s satellite systems.

Since joining Viasat over 30 years ago, Phil has held a variety of technology, business, and strategic leadership roles. Prior to serving as CTO of Government Systems, he was the segment’s Chief Cybersecurity and Data Officer, leading the application of big data analytics in cybersecurity and establishing Viasat’s Cybersecurity Operation Center (CSOC).

Previously, Phil launched Viasat’s Advanced Networking and Cybersecurity business, which developed software defined networking technologies for tactical military applications and created an “as-a-service” business model for real-time cybersecurity capabilities for classified government operations.

As an expert in both systems architecture and security design, he has led the design of several satellite and wireless communications systems and network encryption technologies, including NSA Type 1 cryptographic products used for TS/SCI Cloud processing and protecting classified government networks.

Phil is a founding member of the CyberSat professional association and serves on its Advisory Board.

He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis in communications and network security from the University of California San Diego

DHS Resources and Assistance Updates and DHS Space Policy Updates
  • Iranga Kahangama, Assistant Secretary, Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Iranga Kahangama is the Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, he served at the White House in the National Security Council as Director for Cyber Incident Response. In that role, he was the principal author of Executive Order 14028, Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity. He also oversaw the Federal Government’s response to a wide range of malicious cyber activity, including the Russia attributed SolarWinds incident, China’s exploitation of Microsoft Exchange servers, and ransomware attacks on Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods, and Kaseya Software. Prior to the NSC, he served as a senior policy advisor at the FBI, working on an array of cyber, internet, and technology policy issues. This included leading the FBI’s program on internet governance, where he was part of the US delegation to various internet governance forums including the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He earned a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Break and Attendees Move to Preferred Break-Out Session

Attendees are to move to break out virtual rooms using the separate links provided in the event chat and as were provided in the attendee registration email

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Break Out 1: Supply Chain Risks and Protections

Discussion will address supply chain risks and methods to ensure space system components (hardware and software) are secure, as well as considerations regarding importing components to systems.

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Nicholas Reese

Nick Reese is the Deputy Director for Emerging Technology Policy in the Office of Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He focuses on critical policy issues related to artificial intelligence, quantum information science, smart cities, space, and cybersecurity.

As the founding manager of a new policy team at DHS, Nick created the policy priorities, external engagement strategy, and the geopolitical framework through which emerging technology policy decisions are made. He advises senior DHS and White House officials on the implications of new and emerging technologies in connection with departmental and Administration priorities. Nick is the author the Department’s first Artificial Intelligence Strategy, laying out concrete goals and objectives to position DHS as a leader in the trustworthy use of AI. Nick led DHS’s policy efforts on preparing for the transition to post-quantum cryptography authoring an internal DHS policy and external roadmap for private sector partners. As a result, DHS is leading the US government’s engagement on post-quantum cryptography and the steps created in the DHS roadmap form the basis of upcoming White House Executive action on the topic. He is the author of the updated DHS Space Policy and was the primary DHS staff representative to the National Space Council. 

Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Reese spent six years in the U.S. Intelligence Community focusing on counternarcotics and counterterrorism operations holding various operational and management positions including the Chief of Counternarcotics Operations for Africa and Afghanistan. He also spent nine years serving in the military with combat tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Joint Task Force Lebanon. 


  • Joseph Rolli, Director of Business Development, Position Navigation & Timing, L3Harris
Joseph Rolli

Joe Rolli is the Director of Business Development for the Position Navigation and Timing business area for L3Harris Corporation’s Space and Airborne Systems Segment. L3Harris’s Space sector offers complete earth observation, weather, geospatial, space protection and intelligence solutions from advanced sensors, payloads and command and control ground networks. L3Harris’s Airborne domains offers defense intelligence, electronic warfare platforms and commercial applications.... Click here for full biography

  • Katie Willers, Initiative Manager, National Risk Management Center, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Katie Willers

Katharine Willers (Katie) is an Initiative Manager in Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) National Risk Management Center. She has nearly 15 years of experience with developing and/or implementing cybersecurity and communications policy, and currently manages the Information and Communications Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Task Force. Katie holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

  • Felipe Fernandez, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, Fortinet Federal, Inc.
Felipe Fernandez

Felipe Fernandez is the Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Fortinet Federal, Inc.  With more than 20 years of networking and cybersecurity experience, Felipe leads a team of security architects and engineers to provide mission-critical cybersecurity solutions for Federal Civilian, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community applications.  In addition to his role as a team leader, Felipe also oversees the U.S. Federal product strategy and Federal compliance programs.   Prior to joining Fortinet, Felipe served for 12 years with the U.S. Marine Corps as a Cyber Security Engineer.


  • Michael Epley, Chief Architect and Security Strategist, Red Hat
Michael Epley

Michael Epley has been helping the US defense and National Security communities use and adopt open source software over the last 2 decades with practical experience as a software developer and enterprise architect. During his tenure at Red Hat, Michael has passionately driven adoption of key technology: cloud and kubernetes, tactical edge/forward deployed systems, data analytics tools and platforms, and disconnected operations -- always in the context of security and compliance concerns unique to this sector. Michael has BS degrees in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a JD from The University of Texas School of Law.

Break Out 2: Security Needs for Data Integrity

The discussion will address how organizations ensure the integrity of their data in shared and open architectures. The integrity needs for data ingestion, creation, storage, and exportation to and from space systems will be considered.

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Dianne Poster

Dr. Dianne Poster provides more than two decades of technical experience in research and development for measurements, standards, technology, and data at the United States (U.S.) Department of Commerce (DOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Her portfolio has included innovative developments in radiation physics and chemistry, materials engineering, and optical, dimensional and chemical metrology. Her most recent work supports the U.S. DOC National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, Office of Space Commerce promoting U.S. space commerce through international technical standards development and innovation in space communications, data, and cybersecurity.  Previously, as the deputy associate director for technology and environmental policy at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Dr. Poster administered the environmental federal regulatory portfolio and advised on policy and strategy issues related to protecting the environment. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed technical journal articles, reviews, and reports.  Her awards include the International Ultraviolet Association special award for the advancement of ultraviolet technology and the NIST chemical science and technology technical achievement award for standard reference material development.


Mark Mulholland

Mark Mulholland is the Principal Systems Engineer, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Space Commerce, MITRE.  He has held a wide range of satellite acquisition and space operations jobs dating back to 1976.  He has had careers in the U.S. Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  He is currently a MITRE employee working as a consultant to the Director and staff of the Office of Space Commerce in the U.S. Department of Commerce in his MITRE role as the Principal Systems Engineer for Space Commerce.  He has acquired 45 years of government, international and private-sector experience in satellite design, acquisition, launch, on-orbit operations, and systems engineering for national security, civil and commercial space and ground programs.  He joined the OSC team in September 2019.

Mr. Mulholland was a civil servant in the NOAA Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) from 2006-2018.  He was the Director of the Policies, Procedures, and System Assurance Division in the Office of Systems Architecture and Advance Planning (OSAAP) until retirement in January 2018.  He organized the first-ever NESDIS enterprise risk management structure. He was the subject matter expert for the 2014 Export Control Reform initiative, helping to secure significant export control reforms for civil and commercial satellite systems. For ten years, he was the NESDIS member of the United States delegation to the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and worked on the Long-term Sustainability Working Group developing guidelines and best practices for safe space operations. Earlier, Mr. Mulholland served as the acting Deputy System Program Director for the GOES-R satellite program and as the GOES-R Program Executive to the NESDIS Assistant Administrator.  He was the primary subject matter expert for all aspects of space flight safety and participated as the NOAA representative on numerous interagency and

  • Mr. Rick Miner, Deputy Assistant Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Environmental, Satellite, Data and Information Services
Rick Miner

Rick Miner joined NOAA in 2010 in cybersecurity. Rick has over 15 years of cybersecurity experience in incident response, penetration testing, secure software development, networking, and server administration. Rick holds a BS in computer engineering and a MS in information security and IT management and he is CISSP, ISSAP, CCSP, and OSCP certified.

TJ Koury

Anthony "TJ" Koury is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a former Air Force officer and satellite operations crew commander, with 19 years experience in the space sector.  

A former webmaster of, he created the first ever pipeline for sharing conjunction assessment data with the owner/operators after the IRIDIUM/COSMOS collision in 2009.  After 7 years working with the Intelligence Community, he is now working on as part of the Department of Commerce OADR effort, contributing to the non-profit, as well as providing services to the space community through his company,

  • Lori Coombs, CEO of WWCM and Director of WWCM Academy, NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center
Lori Coombs

Lori Coombs is the Founder and CEO of WWCM and Director of the WWCM Academy. Through her guidance and leadership, WWCM provides solutions to assist organizations deliver strategic and mission-critical capabilities intended for the exploitation of intelligence for the U.S. and it's allies to provide services in S.T.E.A.M competencies. Ms. Coombs mentors students in her spare time and continues to innovate STEAM outreach efforts via the WWCM Academy not-for-profit 

Mrs. Coombs's career began on Capitol Hill working for former Connecticut state Senator Chris Dodd and Senator Joe Lieberman. Mrs. Coombs was appointed Female Delegate during the year Lieberman was running as the Democratic nominee for Vice President in the 2000 U.S. presidential election, running with presidential nominee, and then Vice President, Al Gore.

Mrs. Coombs currently supports efforts at (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center, managing the tasks of several Engineering teams for Earthdata Infrastructure and Earthdata Login missions. Mrs. Coombs gained experience moving data infrastructures into the Cloud through on-boarding initiatives with the Next Generation Application Platform (NGAP) Operations team. NGAP provides a cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution for Customer applications.

In addition to supporting partners at (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), throughout her career she has gained experience supporting the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the (DNI) - Open Source Center, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, (NGA) the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA),  the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) and the U.S. Senate.

Prior to discovering IT, Mrs. Coombs worked in the finance and accounting, academic, as well as health and human services sectors.  At the Food & Drug Admin (FDA), and the Bethesda Naval Medical Center, Mrs. Coombs acquired skills that later helped with global

Break Out 3: NIST recent cyber initiatives; Application of Cyber Security Framework (CSF) to Operator Ground Segments

This session will feature updates on NIST cybersecurity initiatives and a presentation on the draft NIST IR 8401 Report: Applying the NIST CSF to satellite ground segments.

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Brooks Cressman has been a Senior Advisor on Remote Sensing to the Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA) office at NOAA since 2019.  An employee of the Aerospace Corporation, he has an Electrical Engineering degree and MBA, and extensive experience in spectrum management and policy, airborne radar, and satellite digital communications.


  • Mr. Matthew Scholl, Chief, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Matthew Scholl

Matthew Scholl is the Chief of the Computer Security Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  His responsibilities include cryptographic standards used by the US Government and internationally, Cybersecurity Research and Development at NIST, and Cybersecurity Standards and Guidelines for Federal Agency Security Programs.  He also leads NIST participation with Cybersecurity National and Internationals Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and associated conformance testing programs.

Mr. Scholl has a Masters in Information Systems from the University Of Maryland and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Richmond.  He is a US Army veteran and currently has over 20 years of federal service.


Joe Brule has been working with Mitre since June 2021.  In that capacity, he has contributed to NISTIR 8320 (Foundational PNT Profile), NISTIR 8401 (Ground Segment Profile) and NIST SP 1800-10 (Protecting Information and System Integrity in Industrial Control System Environments).  Currently he is working on cybersecurity for small UAV systems.     

Mr. Brule worked at the NSA from 1997 to 2021 with a focus on the Information Assurance mission since 2003. Mr. Brule’s previous experience includes; cyber-engineering in the Capabilities Directorate, co-chair for the OASIS OpenC2 Technical Committee, mission assurance for satellite systems, COMSEC engineering for space systems, Executive Secretary for the National Space INFOSEC Steering Council, and contributor to System Threat Assessment Reports and Capstone Threat Assessments. (satellite systems and the global information grid). Mr. Brule has also contributed to CNSS Policy Number 12 (Space IA Policy) and was the primary author of a CNSS Memorandum (TRANSEC for Space Systems).

Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy is a senior security engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). He currently serves as the lead for NCCoE energy sector projects where his work focuses on security data analytics, secure architecture for power delivery systems, IT/OT asset management, and situational awareness for the electric sector. Prior to joining the NCCoE, Mr. McCarthy worked in various cybersecurity roles at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he managed cybersecurity incident response teams and conducted security assessments on components of the nation’s critical infrastructure systems.

Report Outs from Breakout Moderators
Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

Brooks Cressman has been a Senior Advisor on Remote Sensing to the Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA) office at NOAA since 2019.  An employee of the Aerospace Corporation, he has an Electrical Engineering degree and MBA, and extensive experience in spectrum management and policy, airborne radar, and satellite digital communications.