Michael Pozmantier is the Program Manager for Transition to Practice in the Cyber Security Division within the Science and Technology Directorate of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS S&T). The Transition to Practice Program works to transition federally funded cybersecurity research to broad utilization through partnerships and commercialization in order to strengthen the cybersecurity of the nation. To date, TTP has enabled five licensing deals resulting in the creation three startups and two technologies being incorporated into product or service offerings for existing companies.
Prior to managing the Transition to Practice Program, Michael worked in the DHS S&T OCIO for eight years and at the Department of Veterans Affairs for two years. During this time, he was responsible for managing network development and deployment projects, software re-engineering projects, data center consolidations, cybersecurity pilots and an inter-departmental information sharing initiative for the care of Wounded Warriors.
Michael graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Government.