Dr. Linton Wells serves as Executive Advisor for the C4I & Cyber Center at George Mason University. Dr. Wells is a Visiting Distinguished Research Fellow in the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University. Previously he was the Director of the Center for Technology and National Security Policy at NDU. Dr. Wells completed more than 51 years of service with the Department of Defense in June 2014, including duty as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information (NII) as well as for Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence (C3I). He also served as Assistant Secretary (acting) and DoD Chief Information Officer. In 26 years of naval service he commanded a destroyer squadron and a guided missile destroyer.
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Cyberphysical security challenges intersecting the Internet and the electricity grid – and therefore, all critical infrastructures – require multi-stakeholder public-private partnerships across the nation to protect against known clear and present dangers. Cyberphysical infrastructure testbeds must engage industry and the research community, address legacy complex system vulnerabilities, and integrate and test smart grid and mobility novel and known best practices.