John D. Howard is a former Air Force engineer and test pilot who currently works in the Security and Networking
Research Group at the Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA.
Dr. Howard's projects include development of the
SecureLink software for automatic encryption of network connections. He has extensive experience in systems development,
including an aircraft ground collision avoidance systems for which he holds a patent. Dr. Howard is a graduate of the
Academy, has Master's degrees in both Aeronautical Engineering and Political Science, and has a Ph.D. in Engineering and
Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.