Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology
Mark Goodwin is the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The mission of the Hume Center is to cultivate the next generation of national security leaders by developing and executing curricular, extracurricular, and research opportunities to engage students. Defense research focuses around command, control, communications, computation, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and counter-C4ISR domains such as electronic warfare (EW) and cyber warfare. Intelligence related research emphasis is on signals intelligence (SIGINT) and computer network operations (CNO), including a wide range of disciplines such as signal interception and collection, cyber espionage, and the big data challenges of intelligence analysis.
Before joining Virginia Tech, Mr. Goodwin spent 13 years at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Specializing in cyber security, signal processing, and visual analytics technologies, he was accomplished in all phases of technology innovation, intellectual property capture and protection, advanced product development, and market introduction for strategic business development outcomes.
Mr. Goodwin is known for leveraging a deep network of executive level resources within the confluence of business, finance, and technology to successfully execute technology and business plans. A practitioner of public and private partnerships, he was twice nationally recognized for excellence in technology transfer and instrumental in founding eight development-stage enterprises and fostering commercial introduction. Prior to his work at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Goodwin worked for 20 years as an entrepreneur and business development expert in Silicon Valley. He is a graduate of University of California at Berkeley.