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Wayne Meitzler

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Wayne Meitzler

Wayne Meitzler is a Cyber Security R&D program manager for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Meitzler has over 12 years cyber security R&D experience, and 30 years computer science experience. He specializes in ground breaking concepts, his most recent being component security which is his current focus. He is also advancing the state-of-the art for transparent security, and cyber simulation as relates to training, exercises, testing, and information operations.

Examples of R&D concepts reduced to practice include the Security Assessment Simulation Toolkit (SAST) and Secure Environment For Accelerated Learning (SEAL). Meitzler's PNNL research spans multiple government agencies, and includes technology transfer of advance concepts to field deployment.

Education: BS Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University.

History: Meitzler's career started developing automated missile launch systems software for Martin Marietta. He proceeded to develop computer-aid design software for Auto-trol, remotely piloted vehicle (RPV) simulation software for RCA Space & Missile Division, and manufacturing process control software for Gulf & Western Natural Resource Group. Joining PNNL in 1977, he initially developed meteorological data acquisition system for both land and airborne based platforms, created the emergency management research capability at PNNL in 80s, and then created substantial cyber security research capabilities in the late 90s.

Recognition: Elected to co-chair the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and served on its executive committee.

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