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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Draper Cyber Security Engineer Promoted to Top Technical Designation

Draper Laboratory promoted Tim Gibson, the Lab's assistant director of cyber systems, to Laboratory Technical Staff—the top engineering designation at Draper.
Tim GibsonGibson is currently Draper’s principal investigator on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) High Assurance Cyber Mobile Systems (HACMS) program and technical lead for Draper’s internally funded Cyber Physical System’s project. He has developed a cyber portfolio at Draper that builds on the Lab’s expertise in electronics, miniaturization, and reliable software.
Gibson also serves as Draper Lab’s representative on the Steering Committee for the Advanced Cyber Security Center, a non-profit corporation launched and supported by Mass Insight Global Partnerships that brings together industry, university, and government organizations to address sophisticated cyber security challenge.
Before coming to Draper, Gibson served as the director of cyber security development at Hewlett-Packard, and spent more than 30 years in uniformed and civilian positions at the Department of Defense. He handled cyber issues in positions including program manager of the DARPA’s strategic technology office, director of technology for the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Operations, and chief of computer security and theater information assurance at U.S. Pacific Command.
Gibson, a retired U.S. Army colonel, holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland, Masters’ degrees in computer science and history from the University of Kansas, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from West Point.
Draper’s Laboratory Technical Staff members contribute to strategic planning, mentor other engineers, provide technical guidance to shape or redirect programs inside and outside the Lab, and hold national recognition on a national advisory board and/or customer program offices.

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