CS Alumnus Appointed Chair of International Internet Engineering Task Force

Publish Date: 04/06/2009

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet.

Russ Housley, an alumnus of the Virginia Tech Computer Science department, was reappointed as chair of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), which provides the final technical review of Internet standards and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the IETF. Russ received his first appointment as chair of the IESG in March, 2007.

Russ received a B.S. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech in 1982 and earned a M. Sc. in Computer Science from George Mason University in 1992. He is the owner and consultant for Vigil Security, LLC which he founded in 2002.