Michael Papay

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Michael Papay is vice president of Information Security and Cyber Initiatives for Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector. He leads the company’s cyber strategy development to advance the company’s leadership role in the cybersecurity community. Dr. Papay also serves as Northrop Grumman’s chief information security officer, delivering Northrop Grumman’s internal information security program . In this role, he is responsible for strategy and vision for the company’s global computer and network information security systems; defining companywide policies for information security; and enhancing the security of Northrop Grumman’s products, services and infrastructures.

Dr. Papay has 26 years of experience with Northrop Grumman developing engineering solutions for the Department of Defense and intelligence community, including intercontinental ballistic missiles; missile defense systems; command and control systems; networking solutions; satellite and ground systems; airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms; modeling and simulation programs; and military training tools.

In a recent role, Dr. Papay was the director of Engineering Strategy, responsible for developing and executing the engineering strategy for the sector and driving the evolution of the sector’s engineering processes to ensure that priority wins and strategic programs we re well engineered. In addition, he had responsibility for leading the Future Technical Leaders program, the Systems Engineering Associates (SEA) program and the Technical Fellows program, the IS sector’s premier technical talent acquisition and retention programs.

Prior to joining the IS sector’s Engineering organization, Dr. Papay was the director of Engineering on the Joint National Integration Center Research and Development contract and program manager on the Distributed Mission Training program, two successful, long - running sector programs. In addition to his tenure on these programs, he led the architecture, design and development of major engineering solutions addressing some of the company’s most challenging engineering programs and captures. Dr. Papay is a nationally recognized expert in the modeling and simulation (M&S) field. He has written numerous papers, managed large programs, developed coursework and contributes to the congressional M&S caucus. He served on the 2012 Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Task Force on Cyber Skills and he is also on the Advisory Board for the George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering.

Dr. Papay has a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from Virginia Tech, and is a graduate of the SEA program.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

7:30AM - 2:00PM

FREE for government and military attendees

Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel
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