Commonwealth Cyber Initiative unveils Technical Advisory Board
Members includes industry, academic, government leaders
The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) announced its inaugural Technical Advisory Board.
Established in the 2018-2020 state budget, CCI is a state initiative aimed at developing public and private partnerships around developing an ecosystem in Virginia for cybersecurity, autonomous systems and data systems research and development. With a mission of research, innovation and workforce development, CCI’s coordinating hub office is based in Arlington with regional nodes in Central, Eastern, and Southwest Virginia.
CCI’s tech advisory board members include:
- Elisa Bertino, Samuel D. Conte Professor Computer Science and research director at CERIAS, Purdue University
- Tracy Gregorio, CEO, G2 Ops Inc.
- David Ihrie, chief technology officer, Center for Innovative Technology
- Jim Mollenkopf, vice president of strategic development, Qualcomm
- Melur “Ram” Ramasubramanian, vice president for research, University of Virginia
- Zachary Tudor, associate lab director, National and Homeland Security, Idaho National Laboratory
- Sennur Ulukus, Anthony Ephremides Professor in Information Sciences and Systems, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
- Dan Woolley, executive director of the Government Effectiveness Advanced Research Center, The Mitre Corp.
“The inaugural members represent some of the highest levels of industry, academia and government and bring a wide array of experience and expertise, including running large research groups and developing innovation programs,” CCI Executive Director Luiz DaSilva said in a statement. “They’re also strong advocates for the initiative and their expertise will help us develop programs to further enhance cybersecurity workforce development and innovation within the commonwealth.”