Dr. Simon Szykman
Managing Director and CTO for Federal Services
Dr. Simon Szykman is a Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer for Federal Services at Attain, LLC, where he supports Attain's mission to deliver market leading results to the company's clients and is responsible for leading the firm’s strategic corporate alliances and associated go to market strategies. Prior to joining Attain, Dr. Szykman served over four years as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, after spending over three years as the CIO of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Before his CIO roles, Dr. Szykman worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (where he served as a Senior Policy Analyst and later as the Director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development), and as the first Director of Cyber Security R&D at the Department of Homeland Security. Earlier in his career, he spent several years as a member of the technical research staff at NIST. Szykman received Ph.D. and Master of Science degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Engineering Management degree from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Rochester.