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Ed Takamura (Fed)


Ed Takamura is a security researcher and a member of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) Team at NIST. Prior to joining NIST, he served NASA and NOAA as (FISMA) Compliance Project Manager, ISSO, ISSE, Control Assessor, System Administrator, and other supervisory and non-supervisory IT-related roles.

While the highlight of his 25+ year professional career in support of the federal government was his service as ISSO for a NASA mission to Mars, the opportunity to serve security professionals and their supporting contractors across the federal government to help them manage risks is what brings him most professional joy and fulfillment.

Ed holds a Master of Science degree in computer science from the Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Bowie State University (Cum Laude) and is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP #323245).

Selected Publications


Created September 10, 2019, Updated June 27, 2024