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Plenary Speakers

William N. Bryan, U.S. Department of Energy
William Bryan Mr. Bryan is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE). The office of Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (ISER) works with the National Security Staff, other U.S. government agencies, and international partners to enhance the security and resiliency of critical energy infrastructure and facilitate the reconstruction and recovery of damaged or disrupted energy systems.

As a career Senior Executive, Mr. Bryan oversees the collection, analysis, and dissemination of vital information to all involved in energy response and restoration efforts, Mr. Bryan leads DOE’s efforts in the coordination and collaboration of energy sector-related reliability and resiliency activities between the energy industry and the federal government. He also leads the office in support of the electricity, oil, and natural gas industries in the development and implementation of infrastructure protection strategies and methodologies both at home and abroad.

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Bryan served as the Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). He led all CIP and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) related activities within this office, and advised key DOD leadership on the relevance of current CIP and DIB capabilities, methodologies, and technologies in support of military and civil homeland defense efforts deemed essential to national security.

Mr. Bryan holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington D.C. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Logistics Systems Management (Summa Cum Laude) from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, CO.



Kevin Moore, Colorado School of Mines
Kevin Moore Kevin L. Moore is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computational Sciences at the Colorado School of Mines. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University and the University of Southern California, respectively. He received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering, with an emphasis in control theory, from Texas A&M University in 1989. He has been an Assistant and Associate Professor at Idaho State University (1989-1998); an Associate and Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Utah State University, where he was the Director of the Center for Self-Organizing and Intelligent Systems, directing multi-disciplinary research teams of students and professionals developing a variety of autonomous robots for government and commercial applications (1998-2004); a senior scientist at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory during a one-year research stay, where he worked in the area of unattended air vehicles, cooperative control, and autonomous systems (2004-2005); and a Full Professor of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (2005-present), where he was Director of the Center for Robotics, Automation, and Distributed Intelligence and the G.A. Dobelman Distinguished Professor (2005-2011). He also worked in industry for three years pre-Ph.D as a member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft Company. His research interests include iterative learning control, autonomous systems and robotics, and applications of control to industrial and mechatronic systems, including the cooperative control of networked systems. He is the author of the research monograph Iterative Learning Control for Deterministic Systems, co-author of the book Sensing, Modeling, and Control of Gas Metal Arc Welding, and co-author of the research monograph Iterative Learning Control: Robustness and Monotonic Convergence for Interval Systems. He is a licensed professional engineer, involved in several professional societies and editorial activities, and is interested in engineering education pedagogy, particularly capstone senior design. He is an ABET Program Evaluator, a senior member of IEEE, a member of the IEEE Control System Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Control, and serves on several editorial boards.

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Samara Moore, Department of Energy
Samara Moore Samara Moore is the Senior Policy Advisor for the Under Secretary for Science and Energy, within the Department of Energy. Mrs. Moore is responsible for the cyber policy and oversight for the programs within the Office of the Under Secretary, and has a leadership role in DOE's efforts to support security and resilience for the Energy sector. In June 2014, she returned to DOE from the White House National Security Council Staff, where she worked as the Director for Cybersecurity Critical Infrastructure Protection to coordinate across the federal government and partner with the private sector on efforts to strengthen cybersecurity for all critical infrastructure sectors.

Prior to joining the White House, Mrs. Moore worked as the Senior Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity Advisor at the Department of Energy (DOE), focused on cybersecurity for the Energy Sector and managing public-private partnerships. For nearly 5 years at DOE, she also led the cybersecurity program for internal Energy Program offices and played a key role in IT and cybersecurity governance for the DOE. While at DOE, Mrs. Moore led the development of the Electricity Sector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model which is being used both domestically and internationally. Prior to joining the DOE, Mrs. Moore worked as the Director of the Office of Management and Data Systems for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and for Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services.

Mrs. Moore has worked as a consultant, systems engineer, and IT manager, and has performed security assessments, managed security operations and security planning for government agencies as well as private industry. Mrs. Moore received a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and Information Systems and a master’s degree from the George Washington University in Engineering Management Systems Engineering, where she is currently an adjunct professor.

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Rosemary Wenchel, Department of Homeland Security
Rosemary Wenchel A seasoned information operations director at the Defense Department, Rosemary Wenchel, is the deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity coordination in the Department of Homeland Security's National Protection and Programs Directorate.

Wenchel coordinates joint cybersecurity initiatives among DHS, DoD and the National Security Agency while overseeing operations at the DHS-DoD Joint Coordination Element located at Fort Meade, Md., where NSA and the military cyber command are headquartered. Wenchel also works with DHS's Science and Technology Directorate to ensure the department's cybersecurity research and development efforts are coordinated with policy and operations.

Prior to her current position, Wenchel served as director of cyber for information operations and strategic studies in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where she oversaw departmental activities concerning policy development, guidance and oversight of information operations.

She joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense staff in 2006 as the senior adviser for information operations and strategic studies, where she served as the principal technical expert for complex information operations and classified technology integrating activities for military departments, combatant commands and intelligence agencies.

She began her professional career in 1989 as a computer systems programmer for the Naval Security Group, and had risen through the ranks at DoD until her DHS appointment.


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