Keynote Speaker: Brent Stacey
April 28, 2017 2:30 p.m.
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Brent J. Stacey
National & Homeland Security
Idaho National Laboratory
Transforming The Nation's Approach To The Protection Of Critical Infrastructure
Awareness of the growing cyber threat to our critical infrastructure is rapidly increasing within government and industry. A relevant question is: Can the nation quickly rally to the transformational changes necessary to protect our most critical infrastructure from a damaging cyber-attack? Brent Stacey will share a path forward and the important role engineers play in the transformation of critical infrastructure. He will also share the leadership and unique capabilities that INL brings to this grand national challenge.
About Brent Stacey
Brent Stacey is a strategic advisor for Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) National and Homeland Security (N&HS) mission. INL’s N&HS is a major center for national security technology development and demonstration, employing over 550 scientists and engineers across $300M in programs. Previously, Stacey served as the Associate Laboratory Director for N&HS. In this role, Stacey has been called upon to provide congressional testimony on the significant cybersecurity challenges facing the Nation’s critical infrastructure. He has addressed Senate and House Subcommittees and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding efforts to mitigate cyber threats to our nation.
INL’s Chief Information Officer leading an information management, classified and unclassified cyber security, high-performance/scientific computing transformation, and INL’s records management and library. Stacey also served as INL’s director of Technology Deployment, fundamentally transforming INL’s technology deployment and commercialization. Stacey served a key role in INL’s campus expansion through state-of-the-art infrastructure in new buildings and utility corridors.
Stacey has over 30 years of experience in information technology and security in electric utility and related government markets.
He has served as CEO, president, vice-president and CIO for small- to mid-sized domestic and international companies.
Just prior to joining the INL as part of the new Battelle contract, Stacey served as CIO for Argonne National Laboratory for three years.
Stacey was recognized as Idaho's Information Technology Executive of the Year in 2002 for his leadership. He was a founder of SRV.net, one of the first Internet service providers in the Pacific Northwest and was the first president and chief executive officer of the Idaho Regional Optical Network, a nonprofit organization chartered to advance science, research, education, health care and state government through access to very high-speed and cost-effective bandwidth. Stacey was recently inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame and recognized as a Premier 100 IT leader in 2012.