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John Beltz (Fed)

PSCR Group Leader / Security Officer

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.


2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Presentations by NIST Authors

Richard A. Rouil, Tom Henderson, Marco Mezzavilla, Michele Polese, Jaden Pieper, Chunmei Liu, Silas Thompson, David W. Griffith, Christopher Walton, Christopher D. Dennis, Fabio C. da Silva, John S. Garofolo, James M. Horan, Samuel Hood, Julie Stroup, Christine Task, Terese Manley, Sam Ray, Alison Kahn, Maxwell Maurice, Hien V. Nguyen, Frederick R. Byers, Kristen K. Greene, Mary Theofanos, Yee-Yin Choong, Sandra Spickard Prettyman, Pamela J. Konkol, Jeffrey Cichonski, Bill Fisher, Gema Howell, Mike Dolan, Adam Lewis, Michael Ogata, John Beltz, Michael Bartock, Sarah Hughes, Santosh Rajvaidya, Craig Connelly, Scott Ledgerwood, Megan Waldock, Dereck R. Orr, Donald Bradshaw, Jeb Benson
2019 Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Presentations by NIST Authors

PSCR 2021: Pecha Kucha Portfolio Overviews

John Beltz, Scott Ledgerwood, Roger Blalock, Joe Grasso, John S. Garofolo, Jesse Frey, Cara O'Malley, Fernando Cintron, Bill Fisher, Gema Howell, Yee-Yin Choong, Jack Lewis, Paul Merritt, Edmond J. Golden III, Ian Soboroff, Craig Connelly, Gary Howarth, Brianna Vendetti, Katelynn Kapalo, Margaret Pinson
PSCR Research Portfolio Leaders join their staff to provide an overview of the projects housed within their PSCR portfolio. Each portfolio overview is delivered

PSCR 2020_Mobile Fingerprint Capture for First Responders

Jeremy E. Glenn, John T. Beltz, Brad Truitt
This panel will discuss the technology gaps and problem statements currently being researched for mobile, high quality fingerprint capture for first responders

PSCR 2020_Pecha Kucha Portfolio Overview

John Beltz, Roger Blalock, Donald Bradshaw, John S. Garofolo, Joe Grasso, Scott Ledgerwood, Brianna Vendetti
The PSCR Research Portfolio Leaders provide overview presentations of the projects housed within their portfolios, using just 20 slides that showcase each for
Created October 9, 2019, Updated March 1, 2023