- Brian D. Steckler
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 &
Monterey, CA 93943
Email: steckler (at) nps.edu
MS - Naval Postgraduate School, 1994
Information Technology Management
BA - University of Washington, 1987
OTHER EXPERIENCE: (View an extended list)
- Lecturer (IO/IW, Networking, Wireless)
- Associate Chair for Special Programs
- Director Hastily Formed Networks Research Group
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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: 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