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Join us August 21 at 2 pm EST

Artificial intelligence has endless potential for transformation at the edge. What can AI do to bolster efficiency, security, and decision-making? Join us to discover the vast ways AI can be applied at the edge and the implications bringing AI to the edge has for cybersecurity and privacy.

 

 

Speakers

Shane Barney

CISO

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

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Shane Barney

CISO

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

Shane Barney is the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). In this role, he manages USCIS’s next-generation Information Technology Security program responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of USCIS networks, systems, and information, protection from both internal and external threats, as well as the implementation of the information security program and policies for the agency. Before accepting the CISO position, Shane served as the Deputy ISD Chief and Deputy CISO and served as acting CISO.  

Prior to Shane’s role as ISD Deputy, he was the Chief of the Cyber Intelligence Branch within ISD overseeing the classified operations, communication security, insider threat, and forensic programs for USCIS. Before joining the federal workforce, he worked as a contractor for USCIS first in the Contracting Office in Vermont and then with the Office of Security and Integrity in Washington, D.C. As a contractor, Shane helping to charter the technical direction for the intelligence and fraud/risk detection missions on the classified networks. He developed analytical tools, data requirements, and system access needs in support of  these missions. 

Shane holds two Master’s Degrees and a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Vermont.

Dr. John Seel

Distinguished Engineer, Data Sciences

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

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Dr. John Seel

Distinguished Engineer, Data Sciences

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

Dr. John Seel, SSTM, is the distinguished scientist/engineer for Naval Data Sciences. In this role, he is currently focused on accelerating AI/ML, autonomy and data science capabilities within the surface navy and improving autonomous capabilities of unmanned systems.  

Prior to assuming these duties, Dr. Seel served as department head of the Weapons Control and Integration Department at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). During his time as department head, he led efforts that built and nurtured NSWCDD capability across the department portfolio, with a strong focus on data science, autonomy, and AI/ML.  Dr. Seel’s efforts directly led to increases in the ability to design, model and test autonomous systems for Naval forces.

Before becoming a department head, he served as the distinguished scientist/engineer for Warfare Systems Software SSTM. In this role, Dr. Seel led research in the areas of advanced computing technologies, including multicore determinism for weapon systems, computing architectures, reusable software frameworks, design patterns, development of automated test tools, large-scale data fusion and pattern recognition algorithms, and prototyping of autonomous decision algorithms and technologies.  

Dr. Seel has also served as the deputy chief engineer for Nuclear Weapons Surety and branch head of the Nuclear Weapons Surety Technical Authority Branch for Strategic Systems Programs and at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where Dr. Seel was the director of the Emerging Capabilities Division of the Rapid Reaction Technology Office in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Rapid Fielding). 

Dr. Seel has led teams in developing operational technologies, products and doctrine resulting from operational user requirements and mission needs statements. He applied a multi-discipline approach to identify technical solutions and transitions to the acquisition community including the deploying numerous systems to Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States Marine Corps Infrastructure Disruption Guide, Signals Intelligence projects, and other projects with varying degrees of hardware, software and soft systems (human, political, and economic).  He has served as a member of the team that drafted Critical Infrastructure Protection documentation for the White House, which provided threat support by identifying future vulnerabilities to United States Critical Infrastructure. He led teams working on stability operations and support operations on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

Prior to joining the civil service, Dr. Seel served in the U.S. Army.

He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. He earned a bachelor’s in computer science from Tennessee Technological University, a master’s in systems engineering from George Mason University and a doctorate of philosophy in systems engineering from George Washington University.

Dr. Seel’s awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

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