Chief of Cyber Readiness Section and Chief Operating Officer
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mr. Trent R. Teyema is a dynamic and motivational Senior Executive Service (SES) Special Agent with the FBI. He is a leader with over 25 years of extensive background in high-risk national security and law enforcement environments. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in information security, incident response, digital forensics, and cybersecurity policy.
Mr. Teyema currently is the FBI’s Chief for Cyber Readiness and Chief Operating Officer where he is responsible for all business operations for the Cyber Division. In this role, he drove operating strategy and execution which increased the overall cyber readiness posture of the FBI.
Chief IT Security Officer
US Census Bureau
Director of Special Program Sales
CenturyLink Strategic Government
Acting Chief Information Officer
Federal Communications Commission
Christine Calvosa is a results-oriented IT Director with over 10 years of success delivering innovation, quality, and sustainability. She is an effective and strategic-thinking leader with a demonstrated history of guiding modernization efforts to successfully transform and secure stagnant systems. She consistently focuses on collaboration, communication, and documentation as pillars of teamwork and she is committed to excellence. She is dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on quality, service, and uncompromising ethics.
Chief Information Officer
Department of Energy
Max Everett was selected in July 2017 to serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Energy. In this position, he oversees the Department’s information technology (IT) portfolio, serves as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary and Secretary, and leads and manages the various functions within the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Everett has vast experience in managing and implementing information technology and cybersecurity for both public and private sector organizations.
Most recently, Mr. Everett served as Managing Director of Fortalice Solutions, leading cybersecurity risk assessments, advising clients on risk management, and developing secure infrastructure solutions.
Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief Information Officer
United States Department of Justice
Mr. Joseph F. Klimavicz joined the Department of Justice (DOJ) leadership team as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief Information Officer (CIO) in May 2014. In this position, he provides leadership and oversight of the Department’s information and technology programs.
Mr. Klimavicz previously served as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) CIO and Director, High Performance Computing and Communications from January 2007 until May 2014.
Chief Information Officer
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
On October 17, 2017, Howard Whyte was appointed to the position of FDIC Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). As the CIO and CPO, Howard also serves as an advisor to the Chairman, Board members, and senior executive managers on all strategic issues relating to information technology (IT), including governance, investments, program management, strategic planning, and security. Howard reports directly to the Chairman and provides leadership to the Division of Information Technology (DIT) and the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (OCISO) functions and operations.
Howard has over 20 years of information technology (IT) and security experience in the federal government, military, and private sector. Howard joined the FDIC in January 2017, as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In that role, he worked to reduce cybersecurity risk by implementing a 24/7 Security Operations Center, incorporating threat intelligence into security operations, and worked with Divisions and Offices to address IT security challenges.
National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, Program Office
Bill Newhouse is the Deputy Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), and Security Engineer at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Both NICE and the NCCoE are part of the Applied Cybersecurity Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
As the deputy director of NICE, he leads and promotes efforts to foster, energize, and promote a robust network and an integrated ecosystem of cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development that can more effectively secure cyberspace and is lead author of the NICE Workforce Framework, NIST Special Publication 800-181.
Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education
National Institute of Standards and Technology - U.S. Department of Commerce
Rodney Petersen is the director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He previously served as the Managing Director of the EDUCAUSE Washington Office and a Senior Government Relations Officer. He founded and directed the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Initiative and was the lead staff liaison for the Higher Education Information Security Council. Prior to joining EDUCAUSE, he worked at two different times for the University of Maryland - first as Campus Compliance Officer in the Office of the President and later as the Director of IT Policy and Planning in the Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
Information Security Instructor
Delaware Technical Community College
Jerrod Bates is an Information Security Instructor at Delaware Technical Community College. He is also an adjunct instructor at Delaware State University and Wilmington University. He teaches Security+, Ethical Hacking, Computer Forensics as well as other security related courses. He has been involved on the planning committee for the US Cyber Challenge camps since 2010. Jerrod has an Associate’s Degree in Electronics from DeVry Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and a Master’s in Business Administration from Wilmington University.
Chief Information Security Officer
Randy Marchany has been involved in the computer industry since 1972. He is currently the Virginia Tech Information Technology Security Officer and the Director of the Virginia Tech IT Security Lab.
He designed the curriculum for the US Cyber Challenge camps and is one of its founding members.
He is a co-author of the FBI/SANS Institute's "Top 10/20 Internet Security Vulnerabilities" document.
He is the co-author of the "Responding to Distributed Denial of Service Attacks" document that was prepared at the request of the White House in response to the DDOS attacks of 2000.
He is a coauthor of the Center for Internet Security's series of Security Benchmark documents for Solaris, AIX and Windows2000. He and Virginia Tech are original charter members of the CIS
National Security Council, The White House
Director for Cybersecurity Policy
Tyson B. Meadors, Director for Cybersecurity Policy, joined the NSC from the Department of the Navy where he most recently served as the lead of US Fleet Cyber Command Commander's Innovation Group. In that role, he led efforts to develop advanced cyber concepts of operations in coordination with national, international, Fleet, and private sector research, development, technology, and experimentation (RDT&E) partners in support of full-scope cyber capability development. He was also a pilot member of the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC), where he led groundbreaking, interagency cyber security research. Previously, he served as both a naval intelligence and surface warfare officer supporting operations in the African, European, and Pacific theatres. Tyson has a Bachelor's of Science degree in information technology and English from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master's of Science degree in cyber security from the University of Maryland University College, as well as related diplomas and certifications from Old Dominion University, the North China Institute of Science and Technology, the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy, and the Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies (SANS).
Program Manager for Cyber Security Division
Science & Technology
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Edward Rhyne is a program manager for Cyber Security Division (CSD) for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) at DHS S&T. He manages the Security for Cloud-based Systems, Moving Target Defense (MTD), and Hardware-enabled Trust programs, as well as multiple efforts supporting national and regional level cyber competitions. Rhyne has transitioned efforts in Domain Name System Security, Software Quality Assurance, and Internet Measurements and Attack Modeling. Prior to working within CSD, Rhyne managed numerous programs in the Chemical and Biological Division of HSARPA.
Prior to his assignment with DHS, Rhyne was a program manager for biological sensors at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In addition to managing programs, he was the systems engineer for the Biological Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer and chief engineer on various autonomous sensor systems. Rhyne graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, the Pennsylvania State University with a master’s degree in metals science and engineering, and Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s in Business Administration.
US Cyber Challenge (USCC)
Karen S. Evans serves as the National Director for the US Cyber Challenge. She retired after nearly 28 years of federal government service, responsibilities ranged from a GS-2 to Presidential Appointee as the Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. Before becoming the Administrator, Ms. Evans was the Chief Information Officer for the Department of Energy, and before Energy, she was Director of Information Resources Management Division, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. She currently serves as a Director on the boards of the NIC, Inc; Center for Internet Security; The Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy and an outside manager for Accenture Federal Services.
Chief Information Officer
Federal Emergency Management Administration
Adrian R. Gardner serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC. In this position, Mr. Gardner is responsible for the governance and operations of the agency's information systems, ensuring the system complies with regulatory requirements in support of FEMA's mission and objectives.