Will Morrison

Infrastructure Protection Policy and Programs Division

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Will Morrison chairs the Interagency Security Committee’s Convergence Subcommittee, and co-chairs of the Modernized Physical Access Working Group which is part of the Federal Chief Information Officer Council, Information Security and Identity Management Committee (ISIMC), Identity, Credential and Access Management Subcommittee (ICAMSC).

Will is also the Division Manager of the Infrastructure Protection Policy and Programs Division in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Headquarters’ Office of Security where he oversees development of agency security program policies and metrics evaluations. Will joined the FAA in 2009 after working with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Security and Program Protection (OSPP) where he served as the Agency’s Identity and Access Control Management Official overseeing the agency’s efforts to implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12). While with NASA, he also initiated and served as the program manager for the agency Enterprise Physical Access Control System (EPACS). His job functions while with NASA also included Asset Protection Manager, overseeing Physical, Industrial and Information security.

Before beginning his career in the federal civil service, Will served as a security and telecommunications specialist for the Coast Guard, retiring with over 22 years of active duty service. His duty assignments included law enforcement boarding officer, short and long-range Search and Rescue communications operations, information technology systems management, security management, Assistant Special Security Officer (ASSO) and Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Coast Guard’s Joint Service Pacific theater special intelligence communications facility (SPINTCOMM), Information Technology Officer for Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS), and Communications Officer for the Coast Guard’s headquarters staff.

Will currently serves as an adjunct professor in the American Public University System’s School of Security and Global Studies. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Systems Management from Capitol College in Laurel, MD, a Master of Arts degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University in St. Louis, MO, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Homeland Security Leadership and Policy from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, AZ. He also holds and maintains international certification from the American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS) International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP).


OMB’s New Cybersecurity and Identity Policy: Impact on Federal Physical Access Control Systems (PACS)

Wednesday, June 27th
The technology that manages credentials for federal workers and controls access to federal facilities and computer networks is critical to cybersecurity and national security. Physical access is the last remaining great challenge in bringing strong authentication to the Federal enterprise.  This panel will examine these challenges within six different aspects of PACS implementation, and how industry and the federal government can work together under a new set of federal policies under development to help address them.