Dr. Dan Massey

Project Leader, Operate Through DoD 5G to NextG Initiative

Dr. Dan Massey leads the Operate Through portion of the DoD 5G to NextG Initiative. Operate Through aims to ensure DoD can securely operate through commercial 5G networks across the globe. Dr. Massey has more than 25 years of research and management experience and is the author over 100 peer reviewed publications on networking and cyber security, including co-editor of the DNS Security Standard (RFCs 4033, 4034, and 4035) and early work on Named Data Networking. Dr. Massey has served as the Principal Investigator on research funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and industry. As a faculty member, he helped develop cybersecurity programs at both the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado State University. Dr. Massey also served as a Program Manager in the Cyber Security Division, Science and Technology Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). At DHS, he developed and managed the Distributed Denial of Service Defense (DDoSD) program and the Cyber Physical Systems Security (CPSSEC) program that focused on cyber security for automobiles and other systems that combine the cyber and physical worlds. He earned his doctorate in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles.