Lin Wells focuses on the links between policy, technology and decision-making, especially in community resilience, disaster mitigation and response, and cybersecurity.  He has extensive civilian government leadership experience in national security affairs, including service as acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Other executive positions have been related to Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) and civil-military relations. From 2010 to 2014 he led the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, a research center at the U.S. National Defense University, where he taught courses on complex decision-making and emphasized multi-disciplinary approaches such as the STAR-TIDES network ( on sharing sustainable solutions. He is Executive Advisor to the Community Resilience Laboratory at George Mason University and chairs the Advisory Group of the C4I and Cyber Center there. The Lab has been working with the People-Centered Internet (PCI) on ways to “put humanity at the center of the internet” and support Puerto Rican revitalization.  He is the President and CEO of Global Resilience Strategies—"Be prepared to bounce forward better” and also was a career naval officer.  In 2014 he completed 51 years with DoD. See also <>