June 2018: CyberPatriot competition (Tom Smith)

Speaker: Tom Smith
Date: Tuesday – June 19, 2018
Agenda: 6:00-6:45 Networking, FREE PIZZA and Roundtables
6:45-7:00 Opening Announcements + Elections
7:00-8:20 Featured Presentation
8:20-8:30 Closing Announcements
Who’s Invited: Everyone (industry, government, academia)
Location: The MITRE Corporation
Building S
202 Burlington Rd. (Rt. 62)
Bedford, MA 01730
More Info: For SPIN info, contact the SPIN Chairperson.
Boston SPIN meetings are free. No RSVP is necessary.
Cancellations will be announced.
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 The earliest arrival time at MITRE is 5:30pm.  No one will be admitted prior to that time. You will need to present a Picture ID in the lobby.  Any large items you bring will be opened and inspected by security. All attendees must leave the building by 8:30pm.

Important additional information for foreign nationals: If you are a foreign national planning to attend this Boston SPIN meeting, please email Ken Palmer, kpalmer@mitre.org, or Roy Lane, rlane@mitre.org, at least 10 days before the meeting (MITRE security rule). Bring both a picture ID and your visa/”Green Card” information to present to the MITRE Security Department in the lobby.

Special Announcement for June

Update: Meeting will be in the normal location Building S

Boston SPIN will be conducting annual elections for the Steering Committee at this meeting.  The following positions are to be filled.  The current Chair and Treasurer are not running again for the next year.  Please give back to your community by volunteering to keep this organization valuable.  Details on responsibilities are located in our Charter.  To get you name on the ballot, please contact the Nomination Chair, Ken Palmer kpalmer@mitre.org 

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • At Large (2 seats)

Featured Presentation: CyberPatriot competition

In September of 2012 Tim Smith began his role coaching teams in CypberPatriot – The National Youth Cyber Education Program. Beverly High School’s JROTC CyberPatriot team has been National Semifinalists 5 times and 2nd place in the Massachusetts All Service Division 5 times. CyberPatriot is a competition in cyber defense. CyberPatriot was established by the Air Force Association. The Northrop Grumman Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor for CyberPatriot X. He will be accompanied by members of his CyberPatriot team and on of the team mentors, Mr. Jim Wheeler.

About the Speaker

Tom Smith

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Thomas Smith is a retired Marine who is currently employed as the Senior Marine Instructor for Beverly High School’s Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC).  He was an avionics technician and crew chief on CH-46E helicopters for 14 ½ years working his way through the enlisted ranks up to Gunnery Sergeant. He participated in humanitarian assistance missions in Kauai after hurricane Iniki and in East Timor after civil unrest. He was then promoted to Warrant Officer in March 2003 and served as an Avionics Officer.

As an Avionics Officer he did tours of duty in six different aviation squadrons over the last eight years of his Marine Corps career. This included two tours to Iraq. He was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 3 in August 2007 and retired from the Marine Corps on October 1st, 2011. He has been working as a JROTC Instructor at Beverly High School since August 2011.