Faculty Spotlight | John Sprague
Title: Professor of Security Assessment & Testing and Network and Information Security
CS540: Security Assessment & Testing
ITSM603: Network and Information Security
Professor John Sprague is the Deputy Associate Chief Information Officer for the Transformation & Data Division, and Deputy Chief Data Officer, in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. He has a Master’s Degree in Computer Resource and Information Management; a Bachelor’s in Industrial Technology Engineering and is a retired Air Force Officer where he was deployed after 9/11 to support European operations, and for 6 months in the Kingdom of Bahrain with visits to Egypt and Kuwait and a deployment to Kosovo/Macedonia. He develops new technology infusion, data science and digital innovation projects/prototypes, using assessments and best practices affecting over 60,000 scientists, researchers, and University partners. Previously he was the NASA Enterprise Application and the End User Service Executives. He has run helpdesks at Department of Defense (Office of the Secretary of Defense, DISA’s Joint Staff Support Center, Army’s IT Agency) and FBI, and set up Homeland Security’s helpdesk and NASA’s Enterprise Service Desk. John is a Fellow of the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council, the Federal Executive Institute, a board member of Government IT Executive Council (GITEC/ATARC) and an occasional host, speaker, and regional awards judge for the Help Desk Institute (HDI). John is also an Adjunct Professor at Webster University, teaching Masters Cybersecurity Courses at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and Ft Belvoir and online for IGlobal University. Professor Sprague is currently on a NASA detail as Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign (NC) Program Support. He assists all aspects of Cybersecurity, Governance, Data and Info Tech on unmanned systems, quad copter operations, autonomous and manned passenger delivery and works closely with the FAA, other Agencies, and numerous partner companies.