2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Stephen “Steve” Wallace


Name: Stephen “Steve” Wallace
Title: Systems Innovation Scientist, Emerging Technology Directorate, Defense Information Systems Agency
Organization: Defense Department

Innovation in motion. In 2020, Wallace operationalized critical DOD capabilities, often progressing from pilots to production at record speed. Notably for the remote work realities of the pandemic, he led a team that evaluated commercial capabilities for moving web browsing functions from endpoints to the cloud to significantly reduce the risk of malware-related incidents on government endpoints. The result is the Cloud-Based Internet Isolation program, which creates a gap between web-browsing activity and DOD networks. CBII is now being implemented across the department to improve cybersecurity and create other operational efficiencies.

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