Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203

Speaker: Dr. William Chappell, DARPA

Dr. William Chappell is the Director of the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) at the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA). Serving in this position since June 2014, Dr. Chappell has focused MTO on three key areas; ensuring unfettered use of the electromagnetic spectrum, building an alternative business model for acquiring advanced trusted microelectronics, and developing circuit architectures for next-generation machine learning. The MTO office also invests in compact microelectronic components to include microprocessors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and photonic devices. Dr. Chappell will be discussing MTO's role within DARPA, and current programs to ensure trusted and secure electronics.

Hardware Security Symposium Speaker Series

Microelectronics are key components in our defense systems, and assuring that they are both readily available and secure is critical for US national security. Hardware-based threats can have serious impacts on military or critical infrastructure, and hardware vulnerabilities include malicious insertions, Trojan horses, counterfeit parts, and rapid obsolescence. While the USG has made large investments in software-focused cybersecurity, hardware-based approaches have not received as much attention. The Hardware Security Symposium Speaker Series brings together leading experts in Trusted microelectronics from academia, government, and Industry, to discuss hardware security threats, and ways to mitigate them.

Dr. Chappell will attend in person. Attendees are encouraged to join us at the Potomac Institute. For those unable to attend in person, dial-in information will be sent upon confirmation of your RSVP.

RSVP is required. Please send your name and affiliation to Jennifer Lato.

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