Conference Panels

Funding Opportunities in Intelligence and Security Informatics

Various funding agency program managers


Open Source Intelligence and Predicting the News

Jason Matheny (Program Manager, Office of Incisive Analysis, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity)
Established performers and PIs from Open Source Indicators Program


Cyber Security and Information Assurance

Anne Kao (Boeing), moderator

Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Ph.D. (University of Washington Center of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity)
Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is Director for the Center of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington, designated by the NSA as a Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research, Academic Director for the Masters in Infrastructure Planning and Management in the Urban Planning Department of the School of Built Environments and holds an appointment as Research Associate Professor with the Information School, adjunct appointments in Computer Science at both University of Washington Tacoma and University of Washington Bothell. In addition, she is a Fellow at Aberystwyth University, Wales. Her academic career follows a 20-year career in industry marked by executive and consulting positions in IT architecture and project management.

Her research interests include enterprise-wide information systems security and compliance management, forensic-ready networks, the science of digital forensics and secure coding practices. For her work in the relevance of archival sciences to digital forensics, she is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists. Barbara earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science/Computer Security from the University of Idaho (2007), and holds a Masters of Science in Information Systems Engineering from Seattle Pacific University (1987), a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington (1985) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dewey Houck (VP-Deputy General Manager and Senior Technical Fellow Electronic & Information Solutions Boeing Network & Space Systems)
Dewey Houck is deputy general manager of Electronic and Information Solutions (E&IS), a division of Boeing Network and Space Systems (BN&SS). His is responsible for oversight of all E&IS research and development efforts focused on advanced technologies that support the division's long-term growth strategy. Houck is also a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow and was previously vice president and general manager of the Information Solutions division, prior to its merger with Electronic and Mission Systems in 2012. In that role, Houck led approximately 3,000 employees focused on delivering innovative technical solutions for security and information management, cybersecurity, satellite and ground operations. Prior to that, he was the vice president of the Intelligence Systems group, where he oversaw the horizontal integration of the Intelligence Community through the deployment of information sharing technologies and the development of information management components for more effective intelligence planning and analysis.

Houck holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in civil engineering, with specialization in photogrammetric and geodesy, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) and the Northern Virginia Urban League.

Nick Multari (Senior Program Manager, Secure Cyber Systems, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Nicholas J. Multari is the programmatic and technical lead of a multi-year lab directed research and development (LDRD) initiative focusing on Asymmetric Resilient Cybersecurity (ARC) at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL). He develops the multi-disciplinary research agenda required to provide a theoretical basis for, and the application of, technologies that reduce or eliminate a cyber-attacker's current asymmetric advantage. Prior to joining PNNL, he was the manager for trusted cyber technology at Boeing Research and Technology in Seattle, Washington. In that position, Nick directed and led a group of researchers conducting research, development, and technology assessment of cyber and cybersecurity technologies in support of Boeing Business Unit needs. In 2008, he served as a consultant to the USAF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) investigating the effects of the contested cyber environment on the USAF mission. Other positions held include five years as a Senior Security Engineer with Scitor Corporation in Northern Virginia, and 20 years as a computer scientist in the Air Force retiring as a Lt. Col. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Manhattan College, New York; a master's degree in computing and information science from Trinity University, Texas; and a PhD in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Felix Wu (UC Davis)
Prof. S. Felix Wu has been doing "experimental" system research, i.e., building prototype systems to justify and validate novel architectural concepts. Since 1995, he and his students/postdocs have built many experimental systems in the areas of fault tolerant network, IPSec/VPN security policy, attack source tracing, wireless network security, intrusion detection and response, visual information analytics, and, more recently, future Internet design. An article titled "Networking: Four ways to reinvent the Internet" published in Nature 463 (February 3rd, 2010, by Katharine Gammon) provided a brief but very nice cover about his primary thought on a Social-network-based future Internet architecture (much more comprehensible than if he were to write it, actually). During the past couple years, he has been pretending (and hoping) to know a little bit more about humanity science so he can claim that he is working on multidisciplinary research. And, he strongly believes that thoroughly considering the factor of human relationships is necessary for any IT innovation. Therefore, his primary research objective, before he retires, is to help and contribute to the information technology advancement that would truly help our human society. As an initial step, he recently released the SINCERE (Social Interactive Networking and Conversation Entropy Ranking Engine, sponsored by NSF) search engine under http://www.sincere.se, which is trying to help our Internet society to discover "interesting/unusual" discussions. Felix received his BS from Tunghai University, Taiwan, in 1985, both MS and PhD from Columbia University in 1989 and 1995, all in Computer Science. He has about 110+ academic publications, which means that he should probably focus much more on the depth and quality. He is currently a Professor with the Computer Science department at UC Davis.