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    PANEL: Meet the Feds: OODA Loop and the Science of Security
    Jason Beckett, New South Wales Police in Sydney Australia
    James Christy, DC3
    SA Andy Fried, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    Mike Jacobs, SRA
    Rich Marshall, National Security Agency (NSA)
    Ken Privette, USPS OIG
    Keith Rhodes, CTO, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    Dave Thomas, FBI
    Bob Hopper, National White Collar Crime Center
    Jon Lee, NCIS
    Hilary Stanhope, CIA
    Tim Fowler, Marine Special Agent, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)

    The OODA Loop theory was conceived by Col John Boyd, AF fighter pilot. He believed that a pilot in a lethal engagement that could Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA) before his adversary had a better chance to survive. He considered air combat an art rather than a science. John Boyd proved air combat could be codified; for every maneuver there is a series of counter maneuvers and there is a counter to every counter. Today, successful fighter pilots study every option open to their adversary and how to respond. This panel's focus is on the government efforts to try to get inside the cyber adversary's OODA Loop and survive another type of potential cyber lethal engagement.

    SA Jim Christy, Director, Defense Cyber Crime Institute (DCCI)
    Supervisory Special Agent Jim Christy, is the Director of the Defense Cyber Crime Institute (DCCI), Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). The DCCI is responsible for the research & development and test & evaluation of forensic and investigative tools for the DoD Law Enforcement and Counterintelligence organizations. The Institute is also charged with intelligence analysis, outreach, and policy for DC3. Jim is an Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Computer Crime Investigator. SA Christy has been a computer crime investigator for over 20 years.

    Jason Beckett, New South Wales Police in Sydney Australia;
    Jason Beckett is the Director of the State Electronic Evidence Branch of the Special Services Group for the New South Wales Police in Sydney Australia. A former Inspector with the Special Services Group before moving to the corporate world as the Director of forensics for a multinational consultancy firm. In 2003 he was invited back to the New South Wales Police Force to establish Australia's largest forensic computing laboratory. Jason has more than a decade of experience in Electronic Evidence and forensic computing. He has trained nationally and internationally in forensic computing and electronic evidence including training with many international law enforcement agencies. He holds numerous tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Engineering and Forensic computing and is currently completing a PhD in forensic computing.

    Michael J. Jacobs, Vice President and Director, Cyber and National Security Program SRA International, Inc.
    Michael Jacobs joined SRA in October 2002 as a Senior Advisor following his retirement from the Federal Government after 38 years of service. In March 2003 he was appointed Director of SRA’s Cyber and National Security Program. Prior to SRA, Mr. Jacobs was the Information Assurance (IA) Director at the National Security Agency (NSA). Under his leadership, NSA began implementing an Information Assurance strategy to protect the Defense Information Infrastructure and as appropriate, the National Information Infrastructure. He was responsible for overseeing the evolution of security products, services, and operations to ensure that the Federal Government’s national security information was free-flowing, unobstructed and uncorrupted.

    Mr. Jacobs had a long and distinguished career at the National Security Agency where he served in key management positions in both the Intelligence and IA mission areas. He served as the Deputy Associate Director for Operations, Military Support where he was responsible for developing a single, coherent military support strategy for NSA. During his 38 years of NSA service, Jacobs was a leader in Information Systems Security production and control, policy and doctrine and customer relations. He has testified before Congress on defense issues and has spoken widely on topics ranging from IA to cultural diversity. For his vision, dedication, and accomplishments, he has been recognized by the Department of Defense with the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal; by the Director Central Intelligence with the Intelligence Community’s Distinguished Service Award; and by NSA with the Exceptional Civilian Service Award. In addition, he has been awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement and was twice awarded the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Achievement.

    He earned his B.S. degree in Business Administration from King’s College and completed the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

    Mr. Jacobs resides in College Park, Maryland with his wife Ethel and their five children. From 1997 through 2001 he served as the City’s elected Mayor following fourteen years as an elected member of the City Council.

    Ken Privette, USPS OIG
    Ken presently works as the Special Agent in Charge of the Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) at the USPS Office of Inspector General. His unit conducts computer intrusion investigations and provides computer forensics support to a force of over 450 agents who conduct fraud investigations for the U. S. Postal Service. Ken spent most of his professional life as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service both overseas and state-side where he conducted investigations involving computer crime, terrorism, and counterintelligence matters, in adition to an assignment with the Defense Information Systems Agency Computer Emergency Response Team.

    Keith Rhodes, CTO, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
    Mr. Rhodes is currently the Chief Technologist of the U. S. Government Accountability Office and Director of the Center for Technology & Engineering. Mr. Rhodes has been the senior advisor on a range of assignments covering continuity of government & operations, export control, computer security & privacy, e-commerce & e-government, voting systems, and various unconventional weapons systems. Before joining GAO, he was a supervisory scientist leading weapons and intelligence programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

    David Thomas, FBI
    David A. Thomas was designated a Special Agent of the FBI in 1989. After completing more than a dozen years of supervisory and leadership roles in areas such as violent crime, domestic terrorism, and national infrastructure Protection, Mr. Thomas was appointed Chief of the Cyber Division’s Criminal Computer Intrusion Unit in 2001. As Chief of CCIU, Mr. Thomas directed the FBI’s efforts on many large-scale cyber investigations. He was promoted to Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the St. Louis Field Office in April 2003. In July 2004, Mr. Thomas was promoted to the position of Chief of Counterterrorism/Counterintelligence and Criminal computer intrusion investigations. Additionally, he is responsible for development of the FBI’s Cyber Intelligence Unit and Cyber Action Teams, which deploy domestically and internationally in response to major cyber events.

    Tim Fowler, NCIS
    Tim is an active duty Marine Special Agent who has worked as a Cyber Agent for the NCIS Cyber Department in Washington, DC, for the last six years. Tim has 19 years of active duty service in the U.S. Marine Corps working in the fields of military police, polygraph, criminal investigations and computer crime investigations and operations. While working as a Cyber Agent for NCIS, Tim specializes in conducting criminal, counterintelligence and counter-terrorism computer crime investigations and operations. Tim also has extensive knowledge and experience conducting media exploitation operations in hostile environments. In 2004, Tim was awarded the Bronze Star with combat Valor device by the Secretary of the Navy for his media exploitation efforts in Iraq.