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Brian D. Steckler
Lecturer; Director, NPS Hastily Formed Networks (HFN) Research Group
Associate Chair for Special Programs
Mail Code: GE-208
Department of Information Science
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences &
Cebrowski Institute
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3837
Email: steckler (at) nps.edu
Web: faculty.nps.edu/dl/HFN/index.htm
EDUCATION:
MS - Naval Postgraduate School, 1994
Information Technology Management
BA - University of Washington, 1987
Business Administration
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • Lecturer (IO/IW, Networking, Wireless)
  • Associate Chair for Special Programs
  • Director Hastily Formed Networks Research Group
OTHER EXPERIENCE: (View an extended list)
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • Hastily Formed Networks (HFNs) for Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief including flyaway kits for Comms, Power, EOC/NOC, Visualization, and Maslow/Human Needs
  • Information Operations (Psychological Operations, Military Deception, Operations Security, Computer Network Operations (attack/defense/exploitation), and Electronic Warfare)
  • Wireless Networking Technologies (WLAN vulnerabilities, security, management, administration, and technology development)
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Hastily Formed Networks (HFNs) for Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief including flyaway kits for Comms, Power, EOC/NOC, Visualization, and Maslow/Human Needs, Information Sharing with the NGO community, Working better at the civil-military boundary, and HA/DR as related to human systems integration and enterprises.
  • Influence Operations, particularly using the World Wide Web for Influence Operations campaigns in support of US National Objectives and Information Operations.
  • Wireless Networking Technologies
  • Machine Language Translation technologies, especially as they apply to Information Operations.
AWARDS:
  • Numerous military ribbons and awards over 20 year Navy career.
  • Red Cross "Heroes" award recipient for work as a "Military Hero" in Hurricane Katrina, 2006.
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Trustee and Board Member - Elizabeth Hook Armstrong Foundation (Secretary), a $1.2M non-profit organization that provides a variety of services/grants to regional special-needs population from students to adults
KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Keywords: Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief, Hastily Formed Networks (HFN), Information Operations, Computer Network Attack/Defense/Exploitation, Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) Technologies, Web Influence Operations, Machine Language Translation technologies, Psychological Operations, Military Deception, Computer Network Operations, Electronic Warfare, Operations Security, computer network security and vulnerability assessments



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