The ISAO SO presented the inaugural Information Sharing Hall of Fame Awards at the 2017 International Information Sharing Conference. These awards recognize those individuals and companies who have demonstrated the highest standards of professional competence and selflessness and have contributed significantly to the promotion of the information sharing ecosystem.
David Powell is a notable leader and visionary based upon their leadership in advancing, growing, and shaping the information sharing community.
Mr. Powell is the CEO of the Federal Business Council. He also co-founded CyberMaryland, one of the first community-based information sharing and collaboration efforts nationally, and more recently CyberUSA. With CyberMaryland, he and his partners joined together the cyber vendors and users into an early-stage cyber marketplace. Beginning with events, networking activities, advocacy, innovation, and research, CyberMaryland quickly grew to be one of the most recognized and functional cyber organizations in the country. Learning from the CyberMaryland experience, he co-founded CyberUSA. CyberUSA is a collaboration of states focused on a common mission purpose of enabling innovation, education, workforce development, enhanced cyber readiness and resilience—all while connecting the cyber ecosystem of the United States and its Allies. Rooted in trust building and delivering initial services has attracted states to adopt this model more than any other in history.