Cyber Security Division Director for Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Dr. Douglas Maughan is the division director of the Cyber Security Division in the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) within the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Dr. Maughan, who joined DHS in October 2003, directs and manages the cybersecurity research and development activities and staff at DHS S&T. His research interests and related programs are in the areas of networking and information assurance. Dr. Maughan has been responsible for helping bring to market more than 40 commercial and open-source information security products during his tenure at DHS. He also is the senior executive responsible for the DHS Silicon Valley Innovation Program.
Prior to his appointment at DHS, Dr. Maughan was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prior to his appointment at DARPA, Dr. Maughan worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) as a senior computer scientist and in this role led several research teams performing network security research.
Dr. Maughan received bachelor’s degrees in computer science and applied statistics from Utah State University, a master’s degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, and a doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.