March, 2006

Premier Textbook on Critical Infrastructure Protection Published

Dr. Ted G. Lewis, professor of computer science at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey, Calif. and academic associate, NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security, has published, "Critical Infrastructure Protection, Defending a Networked Nation." The book, published by Wiley Press will be available in April, 2006.

This is the first textbook published on the subject of critical infrastructure protection. This book is essential for all corporate government agency and military professionals tasked with assessing vulnerability and developing and implementing protection systems. In addition, the book is recommended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students studying national security, computing, and other disciplines where infrastructure security is an issue.

Lewis has extensive academic, industrial, and government experience as senior vice president of Eastman Kodak; president and CEO of DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology, North America, Inc., and consultant for Technology Assessment Group, Monterey, Calif. He has served as the chairman of the computer science department at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif, and was a professor of computer science at Oregon State University, Corvallis. Dr. Lewis was also the director of OACIS (a University-Industry Research Center created to transfer technology from research into products). He has a doctorate in computer science, Washington State University (1971); a Master's degree in computer science, Washington State University (1970); and a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Oregon State University (1966). He has served on various boards and has been an editor of various academic publications including: editor-in-chief of IEEE Software Magazine, 1987-1990; editor-in-chief of COMPUTER, 1993-94; and co-founder of IEEE Internet Computing, 1996.

He also has a 30-year publication record consisting of more than 100 refereed and non-refereed publications including the recently published books:
"The Friction-Free Economy," HarperCollins, 1997, 256 pp.; "Introduction to Parallel & Distributed Computing," (with Hesham El-Rewini), Prentice-Hall, 1998, 450 pp.; and "Microsoft Rising, and other tales of Silicon Valley," published by IEEE Computer Society Press, 1999, 324 pp.

Dr. Lewis teaches courses in information technology management, parallel and distributed computing, software engineering, data structures & algorithms, and programming in Java at the Naval Postgraduate School, and critical infrastructure protection for the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security in Monterey, Calif.