Allan Steinhardt

Allan Steinhardt

Wednesday May 4th, 2016 | Time: 08:45 - 09:30

Bio: Dr. Allan Steinhardt, a Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Executive Advisor, provides prototyping, portfolio analysis, technology roadmaps, and innovation services to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).
Topics include:
  • Custom RF signal prototype collection systems for airborne platforms.
  • Prototype radar systems integration, signal processing, and concept of operations.
  • Physical and engineering sciences research management support.
  • Science and technology subject matter expertise support for military intelligence.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, Dr. Steinhardt served as a Program Manager, and later a Chief Scientist, at DARPA. He is a recipient of an IEEE teaching award, an IEEE paper award, an IEEE Fellow, and awardee of The Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service, and of the OSD award for Outstanding Achievement. Dr Steinhardt is also a member of the National Academies' Naval Studies Board.

Title: Technical Means to Detect Counterfeiting in the Real World: What the Government is Thinking, and How it is Driving Industry


The distinction between computer networks and networked disparate physical systems is blurring as we stand at the cusp of the IoT explosion. In this overview we will survey trends in both vulnerabilities and technical solutions as well as prognosticate on some potential futures.
We will cover provably unclonable functions wireless signatures and related concepts.