Chair, Cyber Science Department, U.S. Naval Academy
Commander Tracy L. Emmersen is currently assigned as the Chair for the Cyber Science Department and senior cryptologic warfare officer at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff and Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber FLTCYBER and Chief of Fires USFLTCYBERCOM/USTENTHFLT from 2014-2017 and Navy Information Operations Command, Maryland, from 2011 to 2014. At NIOC Maryland she served as the Commander, 02 National Mission Team responsible for Defending the Nation in cyberspace. Additionally, in this tour she served within NSA’s Combined Military Planning and Access Strategies Office as deputy chief, cyber and military planning where she was responsible for integrating the capabilities of the SIGINT system to collaborate with Intelligence Community Partners in support of Cyber, Information Operations, Integrated Joint Special Technical Operations, and Special Access Programs. Originally from Kingsburg, California, she graduated with a bachelor of science degree in computer science from the United States Naval Academy in 1997. In June 2011, she graduated with distinction from the Naval Postgraduate School with a master of science in system engineering. Additionally, she was awarded the Naval Postgraduate School Superior Service Award and the Wayne E. Meyers Award for Excellence in System Engineering. Commander Emmersen has served in a wide variety of assignments throughout her career. She completed three operational tours as a naval aviator before transitioning to become a cryptologic warfare officer. During her military service, she has directly supported Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM PHILIPPINES, WILLING SPIRIT, and Odyssey Dawn.
ABET just accredited the first programs in cybersecurity in the 2017-18 cycle. Come hear representatives from the first four accredited cybersecurity programs discuss major features of their curriculum, their motivation for participating in the initial accreditation, the effort needed to prepare for accreditation, and the benefits anticipated both for their programs and the larger community […]