The NLIT Summit is sponsored by the NLIT Society, a professional society founded to facilitate the exchange of best practices
and ideas among IT and Cybersecurity professionals within the DOE complex, strengthen the infrastructure, and identify efficiencies within the DOE
laboratory system. The Summit facilitates sharing information regarding all aspects of IT and Cybersecurity operations, technology,
policies, and practices in support of research conducted at the Laboratories. It is open to all personnel in the IT and Cybersecurity
fields working at Laboratories and Plants affiliated with government funded activities, as well as Federal government employees in the IT
or Cybersecurity fields that work at agencies associated with the participating Laboratories.
The Summit consists of presentations, Community of Interest Network (COIN) collaboration sessions, panel discussions, tutorials, and technology
demonstrations on a variety of topics of current interest to the IT community within DOE. There is an emphasis on providing opportunities for
active participation and networking between attendees. Best practices, strategies, methodologies, implementations, lessons learned, innovative solutions,
and emerging topics within the DOE community are shared during the Summit’s many sessions and events.
NLIT Opening Keynote Announced
Director of the Social Intelligence Lab at the University of Maryland
Dr. Jennifer Golbeck is a computer scientist, Director of the Social Intelligence Lab, and a professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media and creating usable privacy and security systems. She writes for Slate and The Atlantic and frequently appears on NPR, including as a
regular guest host for The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
Her TED talk was named one of the most powerful talks of 2014. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of
Chicago, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.