Tim is a senior computer scientist in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has previously held a variety of positions at NIST including Group Manager, Systems and Network Security and Program Manager for Cyber and Network Security. He has led a broad portfolio of projects including the NIST Hash Competition, Cloud Computing, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Protocol Security (DNS, BGP, IPv6), Combinatorial Testing, and the National Vulnerability Database.
He has extensive public and private experience in accounting, law enforcement, and computer security. He has written on diverse topics including cloud computing, incident handling, intrusion detection, privacy, metrics, contingency planning, forensics, and identity management. He was named in 2003 to the Fed 100 by Federal Computer Week as one of the most influential people in Information Technology for the US Government. He is also a two-time recipient of the US Department of Commerce’s highest award—a Gold Medal, from the Secretary of Commerce.