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Dr. Michael Powell

Michael Powell

Michael Powell is a Cybersecurity Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Rockville, Maryland. His research focuses on cybersecurity for the manufacturing sector, particularly how it impacts industrial control systems.

Dr. Powell joined the NCCoE in 2017. In his previous positions, he was responsible for the management/oversight of building and commissioning of US Navy DDG-51 class ships. He also served in the United States Navy for over 20 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, A Master’s degree in Public Administration, and a Master’s degree in Information Technology. Dr. Powell completed his Doctorate degree in Applied Computing at Pace University in West Chester, New York.