Understanding and Securing DoD Weapon Systems

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 5:00pm5:30pm

Lt. Col. Tim Booher, DIUx and CYBERCOM


DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) participants demonstrated recent advances in cyber autonomy to include automatic patching and vulnerability discovery. Relying on teams of hackers doesn't scale, presents no general conclusions, and presents high costs without the guarantee of increased weapons system survivability. DARPA, DIUx, CYBERCOM, the Air Force and Navy are investing in automated tools developed for CGC for application in embedded, real time, and heterogeneous mission systems. In addition, they plan to demonstrate a suite of advanced technologies to include high fidelity multi-resolution modeling, high-integrity processing, high-fidelity situational awareness, systems hardening and data provenance.

Lt. Col. Tim Booher, DIUx and CYBERCOM

Mr. Timothy Booher joined DARPA as a program manager in February 2014. His principal R&D focus is on cyberspace technology.

Prior to joining DARPA, Mr. Booher was the deputy technical director for the Air Force Red Team at the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and the deputy director for technical policy integration for special programs at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. He has led assessments of advanced technology including sensors for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, aircraft survivability, directed energy and cyberspace operations. He has also held positions at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force’s 16th Special Operations Squadron and the Active Materials and Structures Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mr. Booher holds a Master of Science degree in operations research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from MIT.

@conference {202011,
author = {Lt. Col. Tim Booher},
title = {Understanding and Securing {DoD} Weapon Systems},
year = {2017},
address = {Oakland, CA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jan

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