Deborah M. Cooper - 2021 President-Elect, IEEE-USA

Deborah M. Cooper is president and founder of DC Associates, LLC, Reston, VA, an independent consulting firm specializing in Cybersecurity and has served on many industry and government advisory boards. Past positions include: Director, INFOSEC Business Development and Program Planning, Director of Advanced Technology, Director of Formal Methods at Unisys and System Development Corporation; and Principal, Cyber Technology at Booz Allen Hamilton. Cooper graduated with honors from UCLA. While studying for her doctorate, Cooper created a database management system adopted for use at all University of California campuses and was awarded a University of California Administrative Fellowship. In 1989, she received the Unisys President’s Award for Technical Excellence.

Cooper is past IEEE Computer Society president, Division Director V, MGA Treasurer, and past board member of IEEE-USA, MGA, Technical Activities, Publication Services and Products and past guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and IEEE Software, and editorial board member for IEEE Security & Privacy.

IEEE Activities

BOARDS/COMMITTIES:

  • IEEE-USA Board of Directors, 2021-2023, 2022 President
  • IEEE-USA Ad Hoc Committee on Survivability, 2021
  • IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee (EBCC), 2021
  • IEEE Awards Board Policy & Portfolio Review Committee, 2020-2021
  • TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee (PSC), 2020
  • IEEE-USA Non-Member Dues Revenue Opportunities Committee, 2019-2020
  • IEEE NextGen Implementation Oversight Committee, 2019-2020
  • Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Operations Committee, 2017-2020
  • IEEE-USA Committee on Communications Policy (CCP), 2013-2020
  • IEEE Investment Committee, 2014, 2020
  • MGA Board, 2011-2012, 2017-2019
  • IEEE Committee on Contracting, 2019
  • IEEE Committee on Membership Price, Member Value and Base Dues, 2019
  • MGA Treasurer and IEEE Finance Committee (FinCom), 2017-2019
  • IEEE FinCom Financial Operations Manual (FOM) Rewrite Committee, 2018
  • Chair, Funding Initiatives and OU Projects (FIOP) Committee, 2017-2018
  • IEEE FinCom Expense Committee, 2016-2017
  • IEEE-USA Board of Directors, 2015
  • Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee, 2007-2008, 2014-2015
  • Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), 2010
  • IEEE IT Transition Committee, 2008-2010
  • IEEE Strategic Planning Committee, 2009
  • IEEE Public Visibility Committee, 2009
  • IEEE Board of Directors, Division Director V, 2008-2009
  • Technical Activities Board (TAB), 2006, 2008-2009
  • IEEE Alternative Membership Models Committee, 2006-2009
  • IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation Committee, 2005

REGIONS/SECTIONS/CHAPTERS:

  • Region 2 YP/WIE RISE Advisor, 2017
  • Region 2 Technical Policy Issues Coordinator, Executive Committee (ExCom), 2010
  • Region 9 Computer Society Chapters Summit Coordinator, 2006

SOCIETIES/COUNCILS:

  • TAB Nominations & Appointments Committee, 2013-2014
  • TAB Finance Committee, 2009-2011
  • TAB Strategic Planning Committee, 2008-2010
  • TAB Committee on Technical Co-Sponsorship, 2009
  • TA/MGA New Initiative on Marketing for Societies, 2008-2009
  • Task Force on Vulnerable Societies and Councils, 2008
  • TA Business Model Task Force, 2008
  • IEEE Computer Society President, 2006
  • TAB Life Sciences Committee, 2006

CONFERENCES:

  • Conference Revenue Opportunities (CRO) Committee, 2020
  • Conferences Financial Management (CFM) Committee, 2019
  • Technical Co-Sponsorship Committee, 2009
  • IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Conference Committee, 1986-1994