Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity
Mr. Robert W. Powell currently serves as NASA’s Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity. This is a key advisory position that provides technical guidance for mitigating cyber threats to both ground and space-based systems. In his previous role, he led a joint-cyber initiative between NASA and the Department of Homeland Security focused on threat prediction and detection.
Powell has a lengthy and accomplished career as a cyber professional and technology executive. During his time with the Department of Defense, he led the vision and establishment of the Cyber Information Assurance Range which was a component of the President’s Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative. Powell has also spent time working with Silicon Valley startups focused on network virtualization and attack simulation.
Throughout Powell’s career, he has demonstrated an ability to lead complex technology programs, foster collaboration amongst cyber professionals, and execute initiatives with passion, energy, and tenacity.
Powell is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. He is a runner-up recipient of the National Security Agency’s Frank B. Rowlett Award, a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, and holds numerous industry certifications in cybersecurity.
Confronting Cyber Threats to Space Systems
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Track: Symposium Program