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2021 Gold Medal Award


The team is recognized for outstanding contributions in the design, standardization, and widespread deployment of technologies that resolve critical vulnerabilities in the internet’s routing infrastructure. The team, in collaboration with industry partners, developed innovative techniques to mitigate cyber-attacks against the internet, subverting catastrophic failures. The team’s work is a driving force in protecting our U.S. critical infrastructures from international threats.


Oliver Borchert

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Douglas Montgomery

Supervisory Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Kotikalapudi Sriram

Electronics Engineer
Information Technology Laboratory

Patrick Gleichmann

Computer Scientist
Office of Information Systems Management