Mr. Thomas Hurt is the Director of the Joint Federated Assurance Center (JFAC) and lead for Software Assurance (SwA) in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (ODASD(SE)) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (OUSD(AT&L)). Before joining ODASD(SE), Mr. Hurt served as the project manager of an Army initiative to establish the use of modeling and simulation to support systems engineering trades and analyses, then automate the process to 1-day turnaround. He also led the RDECOM component of the Test and Evaluation Managers Committee for the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Headquarters and for the Army Test Executive. Mr. Hurt founded and led TeraStore and holds more than 30 U.S. and international patents on nano-devices and their quantum electrical and magnetic effects. He worked in programs such as the TRIDENT, V-22, a global intelligence network, and the Freedom Space Station in software development and systems engineering capacities. Mr. Hurt started his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Capitol Technology University.
Software assurance (SwA) is the “level of confidence that software functions as intended and is free of vulnerabilities, either intentionally or unintentionally designed or inserted as part of the software, throughout the life cycle.”  The latest change to Department… Read More