Scott Nelson

Vice President of Operations, NUARI
  Mr. Scott Nelson is currently Vice President for Norwich University Applied research Institutes (NUARI).  Scott is also an US Army Reserve Colonel, former Brigade Commander and the Commander of the 75th Innovation Command Seattle Squadron, a sub command of Army Futures Command. He transitioned off active duty as the national director for the USAR Cyber Public Private Partnership initiative and Deputy Commander of the Army Reserve Cyber Operations Group, overseeing the standup of 10 Army Cyber Protection Teams. He is also the N2SI volunteer Executive Director of a national 3-State Regional Information Sharing and Threat Analysis initiative.  Scott previously served as Vice President Strategic Growth and Business Development for Secure|Set Academy LLC, a Denver based private post-secondary accredited education company. In this capacity, Scott develops relationships and partnerships that provide SecureSet with strategic growth opportunities in enterprise sales.  Scott has also served in multiple other capacities for SecureSet including Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Outcomes, Denver Campus Director and Education program manager.  In these capacities he was responsible for operations of multiple locations of the Academy program and four distinct missions; K-12, Entry level cyber security applied education (CORE program), Executive/C-Suite and Board education, student career outcomes and Employment partner development. Between 2010 and 2013 Scott ran a DoD program at USNORTHCOM evaluating and assessing technological and information science applications for counter transnational criminal organizations across Mexico, central, south America and the Caribbean.  Scott is a graduate of the Army War College, University of Montana and currently pursuing a second Masters in Infrastructure Protection Management at the University of Washington.

Quantum Dawn IV (QD4)

NUARI supported the Quantum Dawn IV (QD4) financial services sector exercise with the DECIDE Platform in November 2017.

Quantum Dawn IV took place November 7-8 2017 and was coordinated by SIFMA using service providers NUARI (Norwich University Applied Research Institutes), and its latest version of the DECIDE FS, and the SimSpace corporation’s Cyber Range software for the simulation and execution of the exercise.




Cyber Security Preparedness and Resiliency in the Marine Environment

President Phil Susmann spoke to the American Association of Port Authorities Annual Security Conference on Cyber Security Preparedness and Resiliency in the Marine Environment on July 20th in Chicago, IL. Phil focused on the recent US Coast Guard Cyber Security Framework Profiles (CFP) for Maritime Bulk Lidquids Transfer (MBLT) mission area. The presentation built on the NIST Cyber Framework explored the issues of Response and Recovery implications and explored how to plan and prepare for a cyber security event.


Learning Technologies Research Institute

There is no single technique to developing online instruction. LTRI is experienced in tailoring an approach to fit the customer’s need. Instructor-lead or standalone, technical topics or soft skills, executive training or basic skills, limited bandwidth or T3 line, we tailor the course to fulfill the customer’s unique training goals and objectives.

National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium

The NCPC is the premier cybersecurity consortium in the nation. As early as 2004, in partnership with DHS/FEMA, the individual members of the NCPC have developed and delivered DHS/FEMA certified online and face-to-face training courses to an array of states, counties, local jurisdictions, and critical infrastructure components nationwide addressing cybersecurity and cyber terrorism concerns.

Mark D. Young



Mark D. Young President and General Counsel Ronin Analytics, LLC July 2013 – Present (2 years 11 months)

Executive Director United States Department of Defense March 2011 – July 2013 (2 years 5 months)
Special Counsel for Defense Intelligence U.S. House of Representatives February 2007 – March 2011 (4 years 2 months)
Senior Staff Officer National Security Agency April 1999 – February

Norwich University B.A., Political Science 1988 – 1992

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Juris Doctor, Law 2002 – 2006

Joint Military Intelligence College MSSI, Strategic Intelligence 2000 – 2002

Activities and Societies: Student Bar Association, Moot Court Board, Appellate Advocacy Clinic

Richard W. Schneider, PhD

Dr. Richard W. Schneider, rear admiral USCGR (Ret.) 23rd president of Norwich University

Dr. Richard W. Schneider proudly carries on the tradition of developing citizen-soldiers started in 1819 by Norwich University founder Alden Partridge. Through his experience in the military and academia, Schneider epitomizes Norwich’s special and unique traditions.

In July 1992, he became the 23rd president of Norwich. Since then, Schneider has championed Norwich’s advancement in academic, student life and financial matters, positioning the University for continued growth and success in the new millennium.

E. Tarry Polidor (NU’64)

President and Chief Executive Officer Optical Gaging Products Inc

Polidor graduated from Norwich University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1964. He attained a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. in 1966, and currently is the president and CEO of Optical Gaging Products in Rochester, New York. Polidor served on the Norwich University Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2004.