Senior Cyber Security Researcher
Senior Cyber Security Researcher


Adam Roberts is highly regarded across the Intelligence Community as an expert in information retrieval technologies and cybersecurity. His foundational work in designing and implementing innovative access technologies has been recognized at the highest levels of the United States government. These technologies are in use across the Intelligence Community and around the globe, supporting multiple missions at an enterprise scale by providing access to previously unavailable information while increasing personnel safety and reducing costs. At Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he was named the National Security Directorate’s Business Developer of the Year in 2019 for developing sponsor relationships and technical vision for this area, leading to major new programmatic growth. Roberts is a trusted mentor to new and existing staff and has guided multiple Scholarship for Service students in completing their degrees and converting into successful Pacific Northwest National Laboratory staff. He also serves as a team leader in the Cyber Analysis and Analytics group. 

Disciplines and Skills

  • Computer Systems Analysis
  • Innovation Research
  • Network Diagrams
  • Network Engineering
  • Risk Management Framework
  • Custom Tool Development


  • BS in network and telecommunications, City University of Seattle



  • Carroll T.E., F.L. Greitzer, and A.D. Roberts. 2014. "Security Informatics Research Challenges for Mitigating Cyber Friendly Fire." Security Informatics 3. PNNL-SA-103842. doi:10.1186/s13388-014-0013-5


  • Greitzer F.L., T.E. Carroll, and A.D. Roberts. 2013. "Cyber Friendly Fire: Research Challenges for Security Informatics." In IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), June 4-7, 2013, Seattle, Washington, 94-99. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-94547. doi:10.1109/ISI.2013.6578794


  • Parkinson C.I., D.F. Hopkins, A.D. Roberts, R.C. Thompson, J.M. Price, and E. Friets. 2001. "Environmental Sensor Arrays for Rapid Deployment and Emergency Response." Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing. PNNL-SA-35097.