Donald Harriss is the Senior Network Engineer for the Communication Technology Laboratory (CTL), Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division within NIST. Donald is currently researching first responder access to smart building data and associated data structures within the Public Safety Internet of Things (IoT). Donald is the architect of the PSCR Core demonstration network and, as part of this role, performs research on core networking models and technologies used in Public Safety and enterprise networks.
Donald received his Master’s of Science in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado in Boulder and his Bachelor’s of Science in Telecommunications from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. Donald also has an extensive background in packet switching, routing technologies, security middleboxes, as well as the development of deployable defense systems and global satellite data networks.