Safe and Secure Operations

The Office of Safe and Secure Operations focuses on the IC's ability to operate freely and effectively in an often hostile and increasingly interdependent and resource-constrained environment. Key research focus areas for SSO include information assurance, advanced computing technologies and architectures, quantum information science and technology, and threat detection and mitigation.

Office Director

Ms. Susan Alexander
(301) 851-7505
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ProgramResearch AreaProgram Manager
C3 Advanced/alternative computing technologies, superconducting microelectronics Marc Manheimer
CAT Cybersecurity and information assurance, hardware assurance, microelectronics Carl McCants
CSQ Advanced/alternative computing platforms, quantum coherence, coherent qubit, quantum information sciences Karl Roenigk
MICrONS Theoretical neuroscience, computational neuroscience, machine learning, connectomics, brain activity mapping R. Jacob Vogelstein
MQCO Advanced/alternative computing platforms, quantum information sciences, qubit systems David Moehring
SPAR Secure multiparty computation, private information retrieval, privacy and civil liberties protections W. Konrad Vesey
STONESOUP Cybersecurity and information assurance, software assurance, vulnerability detection and mitigation W. Konrad Vesey
QCS Quantum information sciences Mark Heiligman
TIC Cybersecurity and information assurance, hardware assurance, microelectronics Carl McCants