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Mitchell School of Engineering

Zach Tudor to Lead the Engineering Executive Council as Chair

Zachary Tudor, Inaugural Chair of MSU Mitchell School of Engineering, Engineering Executive Council

The Leadership of the Mitchell School of Engineering (MSOE) at Morgan State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Zachary Tudor as the Inaugural Chair of our newly formed Engineering Executive Council (EEC).

The EEC will act as the forward-looking radar for the MSOE to impact its vision and mission, and to provide strategic planning necessary to position the MSOE as a premier school to develop the workforce of 2050 and beyond through innovations in engineering education and research.

Please join us in welcoming, Zachary Tudor!


Zachary (Zach) Tudor is the Associate Laboratory Director of Idaho National Laboratory’s (INL) National and Homeland Security’s (N&HS) directorate, a major center for national security technology development and demonstration, employing 700 scientists and engineers across $500M in programs for the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Intelligence Community. He is responsible for INL’s Nuclear Nonproliferation, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Defense Systems, and Homeland Security missions that include safeguarding and securing vulnerable nuclear material, enhancing the overall security and resilience of the nation’s infrastructure, and providing protective system solutions and heavy manufacturing of armor for national defense. Mr. Tudor has over 30 years’ experience in IT and cyber security management, operations, and incident response. He is a Professor of Practice in the Computer Science Departments of the University of Idaho and Idaho State University, the Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, a member of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative advisory board (Virginia), and co-chair of the Governor of Idaho’s Cyber Task Force.

Prior to INL, Mr. Tudor was a Program Director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International, where he served as a management and technical resource for operational and research and development cybersecurity programs for government, intelligence, and commercial projects. He supported DHS’s Cyber Security Division on projects including the Linking the Oil and Gas Industry to Improve Cybersecurity consortium, and the Industrial Control System Joint Working Group R&D working group.

Past positions include support to the Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) and the ICS-CERT at DHS, on-site deputy, on-site deputy program manager for the NRO’s world-wide operational network, information security manager for OSD CIO’s Enterprise Operations Support Team, security management support for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and several senior-level consulting positions including Vice President of SAIC’s Enabling Technology Division, and Senior Manager for Department of Defense programs at BearingPoint's Security Practice. He is a retired U.S. Navy Submarine LDO Electronics Officer and Chief Data Systems Technician.

Mr. Tudor holds an M.S. in Information Systems from George Mason University concentrating in cyber security, where he was also an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in information security. His professional credentials include the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Computer Professional (CCP). He has served as a member of (ISC)2 ’s Application Security Advisory Board, is a former member of the Air Force Studies Board of the National Academy of Engineering the board of the National Naval Officers Association, and the NRC’s Nuclear Cyber Security Working Group, as well as the Vice Chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection at George Washington University.


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