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Lynette I. Millett

Director, Forum on Cyber Resilience & Associate Director, CSTB

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Lynette Millett is Director of the Forum on Cyber Resilience and Associate Director of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Ms. Millett has extensive experience as program manager, team leader, analyst, researcher, and writer with specific expertise in information technology policy. She is skilled in working with diverse and expert work groups and since 2000 has been developing, directing, and overseeing National Academies teams of national experts examining public policy issues related broadly to information technology, computing, security, software, and communications. Her portfolio at the Academies includes a suite of studies on computing research; several examinations of government IT and infrastructure needs; and in-depth explorations of privacy, identity and cybersecurity. She has an M.Sc. in computer science from Cornell University, where her work was supported by graduate fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the Intel Corporation; and a B.A. in mathematics and computer science from Colby College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Current Projects:

Forum on Cyber Resilience
Safeguarding the Bioeconomy: Finding Strategies for Understanding, Evaluating, and Protecting the Bioeconomy while Sustaining Innovation and Growth

Associated Publications

Recoverability as a First-Class Security Objective:  Proceedings of a Workshop (2018)

Additional Observations on Foundational Cybersecurity Research: Improving Science, Engineering, and Institutions: An Annex: Unclassified Abbreviated Version of a Classified Report (2017)

Software Update as a Mechanism for Resilience and Security:  Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)

Foundational Cybersecurity Research: Improving Science, Engineering, and Institutions (2017)
Cryptographic Agility and Interoperability: Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)

Data Breach Aftermath and Recovery for Individuals and Institutions: Proceedings of a Workshop (2016)
Cybersecurity Dilemmas: Technology, Policy, and Incentives: Summary of Discussions at the 2014 Raymond and Beverly Sackler U.S.-U.K. Scientific Forum (2015)

A Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System: Implications and Importance of System Architecture (2015)
A Review of the U.S. Navy Cyber  Defense Capabilities: Abbreviated Version of a Classified Report
(2015) (with the Naval Studies Board)
Interim Report of a Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Enterprise Architecture, Software, Safety, and Human Factors
Sustainability Considerations for Procurement Tools and Capabilities: Summary of a Workshop
Computing Research for Sustainability
The New Global Ecosystem in Advanced Computing: Implications for U.S. Competitiveness and National Security (2012)
Strategies and Priorities for Information Technology at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Achieving High-Performance Federal Facilities: Strategies and Approaches for Transformational Change: A Workshop Report
The Future of Computing Performance: Game Over or Next Level? (2010)
Preliminary Observations on Information Technology Needs and Priorities for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: An Interim Report (2010)
Critical Code: Software Producibility for Defense (2010)
Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities (2010)
Achieving Effective Acquisition of Information Technology in the Department of Defense (2009)
Preliminary Observations on DoD Software Research Needs and Priorities: A Letter Report (2008)
Summary of a Workshop on Software-Intensive Systems and Uncertainty at Scale (2007)
Social Security Administration Electronic Service Provision: A Strategic Assessment (2007)
Software for Dependable Systems: Sufficient Evidence? (2007)
Engaging Privacy and Information Technology in a Digital Age (2007)
Summary of a Workshop on the Technology, Policy, and Cultural Dimensions of Biometric Systems (2006)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technologies: A Workshop Summary (2004)
Computer Science: Reflections on the Field, Reflections from the Field (2004)
Summary of a Workshop on Software Certification and Dependability (2004)
Who Goes There? Authentication Through the Lens of Privacy (2003)
IDs -- Not That Easy: Questions About Nationwide Identity Systems (2002)
Cybersecurity Today and Tomorrow: Pay Now or Pay Later (2002)
Embedded, Everywhere: A Research Agenda for Networked Systems of Embedded Computers (2001)
White Paper: Cyber-Security and the Insider Threat to Classified Information (2000)