Curtis Keliiaa

Job Title: Member, Board of Directors
Organization: Washoe Development Corporation

Curtis M. Keliiaa, Washoe, Cherokee, Native Hawaiian, is a retired Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) senior member of technical staff. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Washoe Development Corporation, and independently advocates for American Indian and Native Hawaiian Digital Sovereignty. His career spans four decades involving hardware product test, systems and network engineering, and cybersecurity. His work comprises strategic planning and project management with many published articles and reports. Curtis was the Lead for 2005 SNL Business Continuity Planning and subsequent Business Impact Analysis and a High Performance Computing (HPC) Information System Security Officer. He was invited and presented his 2010 HPC Cybersecurity Analysis Research and Development Roadmap to the Presidents National Security Advisory Committee, Big Data Analysis Subcommittee in 2015. He served as the Principal Investigator for SNL Tribal-Cyber technical assistance, and tribally affiliated New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) projects. Conference presentation and advisory includes Tribal Telecom Conference Advisory Council, TribalNet Conference speaker, and International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 Security Congress speaker engagements. His service in the national interest includes a two-year intelligence community assignment in Washington, DC, technical security consultation to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and SNL representative to the Network and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) agency Broadband Research Group. He is a founding member of the (ISC)2 Central New Mexico Chapter; an (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP); a Gold Certified IPv6 network engineer; and an American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) professional member.