John Beltz is the IT Security Manager for Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL), Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division. He leads security specific public safety research projects and incorporates security into all aspects of PSCR research. Additionally, he ensures that adequate security controls are in place to protect the diverse PSCR demonstration network from cybersecurity threats. John’s background is in network security where his prior role was managing security teams at NIST in completing A&A activities including activities such as project management, security architecture consultation, network and web application vulnerability scanning and analysis, hands-on technical testing, and reporting results to executive authorizing officials. Prior to that, he performed similar services as a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. John is a proud veteran of the US Army where he served his country for 6 years. During his military career, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Hawaii Pacific University, majoring in Computer Information Systems. He also completed a Graduate Degree at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Information and Telecommunication Systems. John is a native of the Washington, DC area, but now lives in Colorado with his wife and young son. He enjoys playing in the Rocky Mountains and his favorite pastimes including mountain biking, backcountry skiing, and hiking
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Scott Ledgerwood's work in the Public Safety Communication Research (PSCR) Division at NIST is focused on improved usability and user interface testing for first responders. His team is developing new test methodologies leveraging virtual and augmented reality to enable improved research, testing and development of first responder technologies. Prior to joining NIST in 2015, Scott worked at the DHS-CBP where he managed cybersecurity teams responsible for Risk Assessments and FISMA Compliance. Scott holds a BS in Applied Information Technology from George Mason University, an MBA from Bellevue University and an MS in Telecommunications from University of Colorado Boulder. Scott moved from the Washington, D.C. area to join NIST in 2015. He is thoroughly enjoying the beautiful scenery with his wife, son and goldendoodle. Scott is an avid triathlete, mountain biker, and an occasional participant in the Scottish Highland Games.
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