Inter-Discipline Expert Authority (IDEA) Committee

The Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) has established the Inter-Discipline Expert Authority (IDEA) Committee. 

The UAH CCRE IDEA Committee is composed of Subject Matter Experts from government and industry and meets twice per year to receive updates on the UAH cybersecurity degree programs, available cybersecurity students and status reports on CCRE research efforts and strategic plans.


Current Members are: 

Dr. Jonathan Avooske

Deputy Director for Cyber / Intelligence Analyst

Threat Systems Management Office

Dr. John Bland

Cyber Technology Integration Branch Chief

DEVCOM Aviation & Missile Center, S3I

Larry Deaton

Senior Principal Computer Engineer

Dynetics, Inc.
Cyberspace and Electromagnetic Activities Branch

Mike Ledbetter

Vice President, Cyber, Information Warfare, Threat Systems

COLSA Corporation

Matt Massey


Alabama School of Cybertechnology and Engineering (ASCTE)

Dr. Jacob Oakley

Cyber Risk and Threat Architect

T2S Solutions