Biography: Edward Rhyne

Edward Rhyne

Mr. Rhyne is a Program Manager for the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) working within the Cyber Security Division in the Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). Specifically, he manages the Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC), Cloud Security, Moving Target Defense and Hardware enabled trust programs. Mr. Rhyne also manages multiple efforts supporting national and regional level cyber competitions, as well as cyber education programs and has transitioned efforts in software quality assurance, internet measurements and attack modeling. Prior to working within the Cyber Security Division, Mr. Rhyne piloted the DHS S&T efforts of the INnovative Science and Technology IN Counter Terrorism (INSTINCT) program within the UK Home Office, Office of Security and Counter Terrorism, focusing on aviation security and augmented reality. Mr. Rhyne also worked in the Chemical and Biological Division of HSARPA managing the Bioagent Autonomous Networked Detector (BAND) Program, which developed Generation III detectors for the BioWatch National Monitoring System, the Deployable Aerosol Collection Systems (DACS) program, the Volumetric Bio-Aerosol Instantaneous Detection Systems (VBAIDS), and the Food Biological Agent Detection Sensor (FBADS) Program. Additionally, Mr. Rhyne had several initiatives with the end goal of providing lab quality biological agent identification in hand-held packages for a wide variety of field use or networked ubiquitous sensor applications.

Prior to his assignment with DHS, Mr. Rhyne was a Program Manager for Biological Sensors at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In addition to managing programs, he was the systems engineer for the Biological Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer and chief engineer on various autonomous sensor systems. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Rhyne has been involved in systems engineering and program management in a variety of industries spanning academia, government and the private sector, with applications in materials research, space, radio frequency technologies, mass spectrometry, medical diagnostics, and cyber security.

Mr. Rhyne graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University with an M.S. in Metals Science and Engineering, and The Johns Hopkins University with an M.B.A. Mr. Rhyne has published papers on high temperature materials, mass spectrometry, and holds several patents in advanced sensor systems and related technologies.

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