John Wandelt

John Wandelt

John Wandelt

Division Chief, IEAD   

Georgia Tech Research Institute

John Wandelt
Research Fellow; Division Chief for the Information Exchange and Architecture Division (IEAD).
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Areas of Expertise: 
information exchange standards, architectures, and governance; scalable trust frameworks; federated identity and privilege management; data governance and modeling; security, privacy, and trust Models; public-key infrastructures
“The full value proposition of Internet of Things can only be realized through the broad adoption of standards that address interoperability security, privacy, and trust. Trust frameworks will be required to provide the underpinning of the Identity of Things enabling trusted interactions and binding to real-world persons.”

John Wandelt is a Georgia Tech Research Institute Research Fellow and Division Chief for the Information Exchange and Architecture Division (IEAD).   Mr. Wandelt has demonstrated consistent performance in making original and innovative contributions that are widely recognized. Nationally, his vision and research efforts have played a significant role in shaping the standards, technologies, architectures, and commercial products that enable secure sharing of information for the justice, public safety, defense, health, and intelligence communities.   His work has attracted attention from federal and state government agencies, national standards committees, commercial vendors, and academic institutions.  Today the information sharing standards and products developed by Mr. Wandelt and his team of researchers enjoys national adoption at the federal, state, and local levels and has been implemented in a wide range of commercial products. 

For the past two decades, Mr. Wandelt has played a leadership role in many national secure information sharing initiatives and has been key in the establishment and thought leadership of the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), the Department of Defense Military Operations (MilOps) data standards, the Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) initiative, the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) project  for Scaling Interoperable Trust through a Trustmark Marketplace, and establishment of the National Identity Exchange Federation (NIEF). The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) which Mr. Wandelt has led the development of since inception has been declared by the White House as the basis for information sharing between the federal government and state and local agencies.  Mr. Wandelt is an invited member of the Standards Coordinating Council of the Information Sharing and Access Interagency Policy Committee.