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Michael Misumi

Michael Misumi became the Chief Information Officer of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on January 3, 2008. In addition to serving as the CIO, Mr. Misumi is a Department Head leading a 300-person department that manages IT applications and infrastructure for APL, while also serving on the front lines of cyber-protection, securing APL networks from hackers and other outside threats. As the nation's largest University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), APL performs research and development on behalf of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other federal agencies. The Laboratory has more than 6,000 staff members who are making critical contributions to a wide variety of nationally and globally significant technical and scientific challenges.

Prior to joining APL he was at the RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif., where he was deputy CIO. He led the operational Cyber Strategy development and has over 20 years experience developing information technology strategy, security operations, project portfolio management, network operations, data center operations, desktop administration and personnel management.

Mr. Misumi is the APL Cyber Response Incident Lead and has led a Cyber Security review of all of Johns Hopkins institutions. In addition to his APL responsibilities, he leads the Navy UARC Cyber Security Task Force, serves on the US Strategic Command's (USSTRACOM) Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) IT Task Force and the Computer Advisory Committee for Oakridge National Laboratory, and is a Board Member for the Howard County School System Cyber Security program.

Mr. Misumi earned a BA and MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles.