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.