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Tim Grance is a senior computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD. He has held a variety of positions at NIST including Group Manager for Systems and Network Security, and Program Manager for Cyber and Network Security. He has led a broad portfolio of projects including high profile projects such as the NIST Hash Competition, Cloud Computing, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Protocol Security (DNS, BGP, IPv6), Combinatorial Testing, and the National Vulnerability Database. He is presently a senior researcher supporting various projects in cloud computing, mobile devices/applications, and big data.
He has extensive public and private experience in accounting, law enforcement, and computer security. He has written on diverse topics including cloud computing, incident handling, intrusion detection, privacy, metrics, contingency planning, forensics, and identity management. He was named in 2003 to the Fed 100 by Federal Computer Week as one of the most influential people in Information Technology for the US Government. He is also a two time recipient of the US Department of Commerce’s highest award—a Gold Medal, from the Secretary of Commerce.