Dr. Scalingi has more than 35 years of experience as an expert, manager, thought leader, and educator in infrastructure security, disaster resilience, and national security. For the past 20 years, she has helped thousands of stakeholders across the U.S. and internationally to improve security and resilience. In addition to her I2SR duties, she has been president of The Scalingi Group, LLC since its inception in 2001 and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University since 2013. She also has served since 2021 as the chair of the national-level Regional Collaborative Coordinating Council (RC3). Dr. Scalingi previously founded and directed three non-profits: from 2010–2018, the Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience; from 2006–2011, the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience for the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region, a consortium of 10 U.S. states and Canadian provinces; and from 2002–2006, the Stony Brook University Forum on Global Security. She has served on the Board of Directors for national IT and defense associations, local non-profits, and The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP), a national association representing the engineering disciplines. She developed the 2006 and 2011 versions of TISP’s Regional Disaster Resilience Guide, receiving the association’s 2010 and 2013 Volunteer of the Year Awards. Before establishing The Scalingi Group, she served in the following capacities: Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection; Director of Argonne National Laboratory’s Decision and Information Sciences Division and of ANL’s Infrastructure Assurance Center, where she was Technical Liaison for the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection; Senior Strategic Affairs Advisor and Director of Public Information for the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; staff member for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, where she served on the President's Daily Brief Staff and the Arms Control Intelligence Staff.
Dr. Kiernan has extensive experience, including 30 years as a research scientist and national security expert at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). He currently also serves as Vice President and Research Director of The Scalingi Group, LLC in addition to his I2SR responsibilities. From 2010 to 2018, he also was Deputy Executive Director and Chief Scientist of the Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience. After retiring from LLNL in 2008, he served for two years as the Chief Scientist for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region focusing on regional resilience and cyber security threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences, conducting exercises and working with stakeholders to develop protection and mitigation strategies and solutions. While a scientist at LLNL, Dr. Kiernan served on assignment as the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s $300 million Nonproliferation Research and Development program, furthering DOE programs in countering chemical, biological, and radiological weapons, and detection of development and testing of nuclear weapons. For his DOE activities, he received the DOE National Nuclear Security Administration's Silver Metal for meritorious service. For DOE, he also participated as a U.S. delegate to the Strategic Nuclear Arms Control and other treaty negotiations. Prior to this, Dr. Kiernan served as a senior scientist at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he was involved in the planning and analysis leading to the principal Presidential Directives on counterterrorism and critical infrastructure protection.