Featured Speakers for
Science, Technology & Engineering Day
FOR LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Friday, April 13, 2012
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Frank L. Culbertson, Jr.
Former NASA Astronaut
Frank Culbertson is Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Orbital’s Advanced Programs Group. In this capacity, Mr. Culbertson’s responsibilities include the execution and performance of all Orbital programs related to human space flight including the Commercial Orbital Transportation System and Commercial Resupply Services Programs as well as the Launch Abort System Program for the Orion spacecraft.
Prior to this position at Orbital, Mr. Culbertson was a Senior Vice President at SAIC, following an eighteen-year career as a NASA Astronaut. He has flown three space missions and logged over 144 days in space as shuttle commander, pilot, and station crewmember. His last mission launched on the Shuttle Endeavour and lasted for 129 days, from August 10 until December 17, 2001. During that mission, he lived and worked aboard the International Space Station for 125 days and was in command of the Station for 117 days. Mr. Culbertson also held several key management positions within the NASA Shuttle and ISS programs and was Program Manager of the Shuttle-Mir Program.
Mr. Culbertson is a 1971 graduate of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was a naval aviator, a fighter pilot, and a test pilot, and he retired from the Navy as a Captain in 1997. Mr. Culbertson has received numerous honors, including the Legion of Merit, the Navy Flying Cross, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the NAA/FAI Gagarin Gold Medal, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
As a sixteen year veteran of the computer security industry, Michael is a security researcher and deputy director at Raytheon's SI labs. He has provided vulnerability assessment & network penetration testing services to government and Fortune 50 clients in the financial and energy sectors. At CSC, he helped develop the H.E.A.T. vulnerability assessment scanner, and was a member of CSC’s Strikeforce security consulting team. Michael holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park, and contributed service and exploit code to the CTF Wargames hacking competition held annually at Defcon.
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