Board of Advisors

The Division has a Board of Advisors help the Division engage with both industry and government and who support the development of strategy, priorities and activities.  Current members of the Board of Advisors are:

Major General Jim Keffer, USAF (Ret.)
Maj Gen (Ret.) Jim H. Keffer is the Director for Cyber at Lockheed Martin (LM) where he leads interactions with senior U.S. government leaders associated with cyber policy, programs, budgets and operations. He also articulates U.S. government cyber priorities and capability gaps across the corporation to LM cyber and technology-related business units. Additionally, he previously served as the Chief of Staff to US Cyber Command, the US Air Force senior career intelligence officer and oversaw the joint military component of the National Security Agency. Mr. Keffer is also a Special Government Employee for U.S. Strategic Command’s Strategic Advisory Group Intelligence Panel; serves on Veteran Launch and X-IO Technologies Advisory Boards; is a Special Advisor to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation; and a member of the AFCEA, INSA and NDIA Cyber Committees.

Rear Admiral Will Metts, USN (Ret.)
RADM (Ret.) Will Metts is Director, Strategy and Program Integration of the Cyber and Intelligence Mission Solutions division for Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems sector, a leading global provider, manufacturer and integrator of advanced, secure and agile software-defined systems and solutions.  In this role, Mr. Metts has executive responsibility for the integration and growth of the division’s business portfolio including full spectrum cyber, multi-intelligence enterprise data management and integration, as well as mission enabling ISR solutions supporting domestic and international customers.  Mr. Metts came to Northrop Grumman following a 30 year career in the United States Navy, retiring with the rank of Rear Admiral.  He brings extensive strategic and operational CYBER Security and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance experience.  He held a number of key flag officer and operational assignments, most recently as Director for Intelligence, United States Pacific Command. Previously, he served as deputy director of Tailored Access Operations, National Security Agency, and director for Intelligence, United States Cyber Command.  Earlier in his naval career he served as a Surface Warfare officer onboard Naval combatants and as an Information warfare officer assigned to Commander, Carrier Strike Group Two onboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).  Mr. Metts earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology from Savannah State University and master’s degrees in command, control, communications, computers and intelligence and in national security studies and strategic planning from the Naval Post Graduate School and the Naval War College, respectively.  He also completed the Harvard University Senior Executive Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Will is a Senior Fellow for George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, advisory board member for U.S. Naval Academy’s Center for Cyber Studies and serves as a board member for the Fort Meade Alliance.

Brigadier General Guy Walsh, USAF (Ret.)
Brig Gen (Ret.) Guy Walsh serves as an Advisor to the Deputy Commander and Executive Director for U.S. Cyber Command, Fort Meade, Maryland. He currently leads the Commands academic and industry engagement effort.  For the past 7 years, Guy served as the senior manager of Cyber Command’s National Guard and Reserve Directorate, advocating for advancing policy and law to protect and defend U.S. critical infrastructure and key resources (CIKR).  Mr. Walsh has developed engagement strategy and training initiatives with the National Guard, the Assistant Secretary of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and State/local governments. From 2012 thru 2017, he served as a deputy director for U.S. Cyber Command’s Tier 1 Joint and Combined exercises, CYBER FLAG and CYBER GUARD.  Mr. Walsh also served as co-founder and Deputy Director, Capabilities Development Group (CDG) which focuses on technology aspects of cyberspace operations to develop new capabilities, transition existing technologies to the operational environment and facilitate the development of training and advanced tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).  General Walsh graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies from the University of Southern California.  He is a Command pilot having accumulated 4300 flight hours and flown over 100 combat missions including 79 A-10C Close Air Support missions supporting U.S. and NATO ground forces in Afghanistan. General Walsh commanded at the Squadron, Group and Wing level to include serving as the Commander of the Maryland National Guard 175th Wing from 2002 thru 2009 and being named as the first Commander of the 451st Air Expeditionary Wing, Kandahar, Afghanistan from 2009-2010.  Guy serves on numerous non-profit boards including Maryland’s Free-State Challenge Academy Foundation providing a second chance for at risk youth. He is currently the President, U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, Baltimore Chapter and was recently elected to serve as a Board member with the Military Cyber Professionals Military Association (MCPA) and the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).