FASTER CoP: "DHS S&T Cyber Security Division (CSD) & Silicon Valley Innovation Program" - Dr. Douglas Maughan

(presented at FASTER CoP on April 14, 2017)

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About the Speaker:

Dr. Douglas Maughan is the Division Director of the Cyber Security Division in the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) within the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dr. Maughan has been at DHS since October 2003 and is directing and managing the Cyber Security Research and Development activities and staff at DHS S&T. His research interests and related programs are in the areas of networking and information assurance. Dr. Maughan has been responsible for helping bring to market over 40 commercial and open-source information security products during the past 12+ years while at DHS and is the Senior Executive responsible for the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

Prior to his appointment at DHS, Dr. Maughan was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prior to his appointment at DARPA, Dr. Maughan worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) as a senior computer scientist and led several research teams performing network security research.

Dr. Maughan received Bachelor’s Degrees in Computer Science and Applied Statistics from Utah State University, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).


The Cyber Security Division’s (CSD) mission is to contribute to enhancing the security and resilience of the nation’s critical information infrastructure and the Internet by developing and delivering new technologies, tools and techniques to enable DHS and the U.S. to defend, mitigate and secure current and future systems, networks and infrastructure against cyberattacks; and to conduct and support technology transition, and lead and coordinate research and development (R&D) among the R&D community which includes department customers, government agencies, the private sector and international partners.

The Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) is expanding DHS’s reach to find new technologies that strengthen national security with the goal of reshaping how government, entrepreneurs and industry work together to find cutting-edge solutions. DHS is reaching out to Silicon Valley and all of the innovation communities across the nation to harness the commercial R&D ecosystem for government applications, co-invest in ideas and accelerate transition-to-market.

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