Executive Profiles

Dan Elmore, Director for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience at the Idaho National Laboratory

Dan Elmore,


Idaho National Laboratory

Dan Elmore, Director for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience at the Idaho National Laboratory

Dan Elmore has been serving at the Idaho National Laboratory for eight and a half years. He is concurrently the director for critical infrastructure security and resilience and the executive director of the INL’s Wireless Security Institute. He is described as a thought leader with extensive experience in cyber operations, critical infrastructure protection, industrial control systems, command and control systems, and enterprise architecture.

Elmore sums up his dual role at the INL as providing strategic direction and leadership over a national security-focused R&D organization. He said on LinkedIn that he leads his organization in conducting early stage and applied research in the areas of resilient control systems, spectrum sharing, 5G+ wireless security, power signals analysis and other critical infrastructure security areas.

Elmore takes pride in his comprehensive knowledge and expertise at all levels and aspects of nuclear command, control and communications. His list of specialties includes critical infrastructure protection, cyber operations and security, continuity of operations, and enterprise architecture.

Before reentering civilian life and joining the INL in 2013, Elmore was an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after over 27 years in service with the rank of colonel.

Elmore was chief of the USAF’s Cyberspace Integration Division up until his retirement. He led the team that provided integrated policy and resource advocacy support for Air Force-wide offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, network infrastructure, enterprise IT services and information assurance.

Prior to heading the Air Force’s cyberspace arm, Elmore was the director of C4 Systems, Joint Functional Component Command-Global Strike. He recalls having been commended by his superiors for “breathing life back into nuclear command and control communications.”

Elmore obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Michigan Technological University. He later obtained his higher scholastic degrees from Webster University and the Naval Postgraduate School.

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