Karen Roth is currently the Chief Engineer of the AFRL Information Directorate and the technical engineering authority. She has over ten years of professional experience with expertise in cyber operations system integration. During her tenure with AFRL’s Information Directorate (RI) from 2006 to 2014, Ms. Roth served as lead engineer for the Selective Cyber Operations Technology Integration (SCOTI) Flagship program and led critical aspects of technology integration and final development of its $40m portfolio. Her duties included project formulation and interfacing with technology partners at the command and operator levels across multiple locations. She also provided significant technical input and direction to the technical baseline, technical transition plan, and enabling concept for the SCOTI Flagship. Previously, Ms. Roth led the design and construction of a rapid prototype solution at Tec^Edge to conduct surveillance and early threat protection for Forward Operating Bases and Combat Outposts in Afghanistan and Iraq. She was also the lead systems architect for the Space Command and Control portfolio, where she executed its integration with external systems and architectures.
While at Sikorsky Aircraft, Ms. Roth was the security lead for the $1.2b Engineering Manufacturing and Design contract for the Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter. Her responsibilities included the secure execution of all Information Assurance and Program Protection requirements in pursuit of an Authority to Operate on the aircraft. She holds a B.S. in software engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a master of engineering in systems engineering from Cornell University. Additionally, Ms. Roth has been published internationally in the area of command and control modeling and simulation and has been honored by the USAF for her service and achievements as an upcoming distinguished engineer.
Podcasts / Webinars
This webinar will provide an overview of the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Information Directorate’s planned development of the new Open Innovation Campus (OIC) initiative, now known as the AFRL Innovare Advancement Center. The groundbreaking OIC concept will establish a…
This podcast will provide an overview of the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Information Directorate’s open innovation initiative and the Innovare Advancement Center. AFRL envisions Innovare becoming a global catalyst to converge world-class talent with cutting-edge facilities and focused technology challenges to accelerate the development of game-changing capabilities that protect and empower our country. Innovare is building a magnetic ecosystem in which, together, a globally-recognized community of information scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs will create new technologies, spin out new startups, and catalyze new investments to push the boundaries of the human-machine partnership in furtherance of our national security and economic competitiveness.