Dave Schroeder, MS, MA
dave.schroeder@wisc.edu, @daveschroeder


University of Wisconsin–Madison
Division of Information Technology
1210 West Dayton Street
3263 Computer Science
Madison, WI 53706-1685

Internet and phone


+1 608 265-4737 – office
+1 608 444-5672 – mobile


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08/2016 — 02/2018

Naval War College, Newport, RI
Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)

College of Naval Command and Staff (conferred 02/28/2018, With Distinction)

02/2017 — 03/2017

Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
Joint Information Operations

Joint Command, Control & Information Operations School

10/2014 — 04/2017

University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
MS, Cybersecurity Policy

GPA 4.0/4.0 (conferred 05/30/2017); UMUC is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence

03/2012 — 03/2013

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Space Systems

GPA 4.0/4.0 (conferred 03/30/2013)

03/2009 — 05/2011

American Military University, Charles Town, WV
MA, Intelligence Studies (Information Warfare)
Honors, GPA 4.0/4.0 (conferred 05/15/2011); AMU is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence

09/2009 — 05/2010

University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI
Naval Science
Coursework in naval science

01/2006 — 02/2009

American Military University, Charles Town, WV
BA, Intelligence Studies (Information Operations)
Honors, GPA 4.0/4.0 (conferred 05/15/2009); AMU is a NSA/DHS Center of Academic Excellence

08/1991 — 12/1993

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Affiliation information


05/1995 —

University of Wisconsin–Madison Division of Information Technology (DoIT), Madison, WI
Information Technology Strategist and Cyber Subject Matter Expert
Enterprise Internet Services (EIS) Wisconsin State Government; see Wis. Stats. 230.08 (3) (a)


Responsible for the strategic oversight and project management of the Mobile UW (Wisconsin app) initiative and functions within DoIT, which provide mobile applications development, production, and support to the UW–Madison campus. In conjunction with DoIT and the UW–Madison Relations & Communications office, lead the project management of the Mobile UW initiative and act as backup for campus-wide Mobile UW committee responsibilities in the absence of the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Serves as the primary campus resource for the research, development, and application of new mobile technologies in support of UW–Madison's overall mission and future mobile initiatives. This encompasses the emergence of communication technologies (i.e., mobile applications, social media), and promotes on-demand access to content anytime and anywhere on any digital mobile device, as well as interactive user feedback, participation, and community formation around mobile content.

Previous assignments

COOP Architect

Responsible for Continuity of Operations (COOP) analysis and planning for critical cross-platform IT infrastructure, networks, and services within the UW–Madison enterprise data centers across two sites. This work involves providing leadership to technical teams, as well as interaction with executive management, commercial vendors, other divisions and departments, government agencies, and the general public.

Duty Technologist 

On–call position requiring comprehensive technical and organizational knowledge, which supports incident management, operations, and recovery during and after events that negatively impact enterprise IT services.

Emergency Management Officer

Information Management staff for UW–Madison Emergency Operations Center (EOC), responsible for exercise planning and reliable information flow among EOC components, campus departments, law enforcement, state agencies, and other stakeholders.


09/2010 — 08/2018

United States Navy Information Warfare Community
Cryptologic Warfare Officer (1815)
Information Warfare Officer, Space and Electronic Warfare Officer, Tactical Information Operations Officer

    Execute Cryptologic Warfare, which encompasses Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Cyberspace Operations (CO), and Electronic Warfare (EW) Operations in order to deliver effects through sea, air, land, space, and cyber domains at all levels of war.
Previous assignments


Command Cryptologist and Information Warfare Operations Officer

Navy Communications Satellite Program Office

MUOS Launch Officer

Naval Special Warfare Development Group 

Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Mission Manager

Navy Information Operations Command Georgia–Great Lakes

Operations Officer and Cyberspace Operations (CO) SME


United States Intelligence Community
Intelligence Professional

    Subject matter expert in Cyberspace Operations (CO), Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and space policy, systems, and operations. As an intelligence professional, collect and convey the essential information the President and members of the policymaking, law enforcement, and military communities require to execute their appointed duties.


  • Comprehensive experience in academic
    and government enterprise IT environments
  • Cyber and signals intelligence (SIGINT) policy,
    systems, and operations
  • Mobile technologies and mobile development
  • Internet and networking standards and protocols
  • Wireless communications and networking
  • Emergency Management (EM)
  • Knowledge Management (KM)
  • Collaboration tools and social software
  • Social software applications in government
  • Intelligence Collection Management (CM)
  • Information Assurance Manager (IAM)
  • Project management
  • Public speaking and presentation
  • Presentation for courses and conferences
  • Technical consulting, writing, and documentation
  • Team leadership of diverse groups
  • Continuity of operations (COOP) planning
  • Incident Command System (ICS) (FEMA-certified)
  • ITIL 2011 Foundation (certified)
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Information Warfare (IW)/Information Operations (IO)
  • Joint IO, MILDEC, and OPSEC-qualified

Activities and Memberships

2011 —

US Naval Institute (USNI)

2010 —

CAPT John W "Swede" Peterson Memorial Award (Peterson Award)

2010 —

Navy Information Warfare Community Self Synchronization Program Manager
Visit IWCsync on Facebook
Visit IWCsync on Twitter

2010 —

The Intel List (INTELST)


Federal Knowledge Management Working Group (KMWG)
Chair, Web 2.0 and Social Software Group, Federal Knowledge Management Initiative

2009 —

Naval Intelligence Professionals (NIP)

2008 —

Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data Working Group (HIFLDWG)

2008 —

American Military University University Ambassador
Visit the AMU Group on Facebook
Visit the AMU Page on Facebook

2008 —

IO Link Administrator
Visit IO Link on Facebook
Visit IO Link on Twitter

2007 —

Intellipedia Administrator (info)
Visit my Intellipedia user page

2003 — 2009

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emergency Operations Center
Primary Information Management Group Member

2001 —

Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE)

1998 —

Apple University Executive Forum (UEF)
Formerly Apple University Consortium (AUC)

1996 —

Apple Developer Programs

1993 — 2000

National Computer Security Center (NCSC)
Trusted Product Evaluation Program (TPEP)

Courses, Seminars, and Talks

University of Wisconsin System IT Leaders Program
Wisconsin National Guard/Milwaukee HIDTA Intelligence Analyst Workshop 2011 Presenter
US Navy DCOIC Class 11060 Division Officer (DIVO)
CIC Operations and Infrastucture Conference 2011 Presenter
WWDC 2010 Presenter

WIRe Conference 2010

Knowledge Management 2009 Presenter
EDUCAUSE 2008 Presenter

DNI Open Source Conference 2008

WIRe and ICES Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2008 Staff

Intellipedia Unconference 2008 Presenter

WWDC 2006 Presenter (QuickTime Streaming for IT)

WWDC 2005 Presenter (Enterprise Streaming Services with QuickTime)

WWDC 2004 Presenter (QuickTime in the Enterprise)

MacEnterprise Day 2005 Presenter (Enterprise Streaming Services)

MacEnterprise.org webcast series Presenter (DATN)

Apple Executive Briefing: Customer Perspective (26 Oct 2006)

Lockdown Presenter (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)

Mac OS X Security Instructor

Mac OS X Systems Management Instructor

UNIX for Mac OS X Instructor

Interviews and Articles

Report: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Wisconsin in the 2016 campaign (Wisconsin State Journal)
UW experts reflect on Atlanta ransomware attack, what it could mean for Madison (Badger Herald)
How People in China Get Around Internet Censorship (How Stuff Works)
Xserve's death not a deterrent for many IT admins (CNET)
IT admins mourn Xserve's death (CNET)
Open letter to Jobs calls for OS X Server virtualization (MacNN)
Dear Steve: Educator’s open letter asks for Mac OS X Server virtualization on non-Apple hardware (Mac Daily News)
Apple to Allow Virtualization of Leopard (TidBITS)
Apple Education Profiles - University of Wisconsin (Apple)
Duke Resolves iPhone, Wi-Fi Outage Problems (eWeek)
MacTech Spotlight (MacTech, August 2007)
Another Minor AirPort Vulnerability Exposed (TidBITS)
Finding Tom Cruise (Not Cruise Missiles) - As Web Video Grows, Search Engines Race to Solve
Problem of Locating Content That Has No Text
(Wall Street Journal, 12 Oct 2006, D1)
Macs and Grant Site Just Don't Click (Washington Post, print edition, 13 Sept 2006, A15)
UW comes to the rescue for Fed agency and its Mac users (University of Wisconsin)
Mac OS X Security Test (VNUnet, Inquirer, Macworld, SecurityProNews, MacNN, CNET News.com, ZDnet,
Silicon.com, SecurityFocus, The Guardian, BusinessWeek, InformationWeek, The Register, slashdot, digg, fark)
CherryOS Emulator Faces Licensing Problems (LinuxInsider)
CherryOS Re-Released, Still Fishy (Wired)
Cherry accused of picking Pear's fruits (PC Pro UK)
Browser Wars (Core Weekly, print edition)

New Tricks Fool Caller ID (Washington Post, 30 Oct 2004, E1)

Nasty New Mac Malware (Wired)

Maui Tech Company Denies Stealing Code (Honolulu Star-Bulletin)

CherryOS: Free Trial Next Month (Wired)

November Harvest for CherryOS (Wired)

CherryOS not BS, Author Says (Wired)

OS X Trojan Horse Is a Nag (Wired)

Mac OS X: A Common Sense Perspective (X Appeal)

MacInTouch | MacNN | MacMinute

iPod battery issues/ipodbatteryfaq.com

Apple Tackling iPod Battery Issues (MTV)

An iPod battery reality check (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

...numerous articles in The Guardian (The Guardian UK)

Apple acts after battery of iPod complaints (The Times UK)

Most happy with iPod battery (Macworld UK)

iPod Battery Controversy Hits The Mainstream (loose wire)

iPod battery tips (Macworld, April 2004, p.20)

Papers and Publications

Cybersecurity Approaches for the Internet of Things, University of Maryland University College, February 20, 2017
Navy Cryptologists: Leaders Across the Spectrum (team member), June 2016
The Evolution of Navy Cryptology (written for VADM Jan Tighe), March 11, 2016
Apple believes it is protecting freedom. It's wrong. Here's why. Center for International Maritime Security, February 19, 2016
F-35 Fanboy Makes His Case, Center for International Maritime Security, February 26, 2015
Space: The Next Cyber Frontier?, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2012
Fostering Collaboration and Conversation Across the Navy Information Dominance Corps, InfoDOMAIN, Winter 2012, p. 32
Efficacy and Adoption of Central Web 2.0 and Social Software Tools in the U.S. Intelligence Community, American Military University, March 2011 (Masters Thesis)
China: On the March to Virtual Conflict, November 2010
Report and Recommendations on Web 2.0 and Social Software, Federal Knowledge Management Initiative, April 2009


Navy Commendation Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Citation
Navy Achievement Medal
(Two awards)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
with "M" device

National Defense Service Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Navy Expert Rifle Medal

Navy Expert Pistol Medal

Navy Officer Training Command
Operational Leadership Award

Pi Gamma Mu (πΓΜ)

Delta Epsilon Tau (ΔΕΤ)

Golden Key International Honour Society

AMU President's Honors

Apple Distinguished Educator


Honorable Discharge, United States Navy

Honorable Discharge, United States Air Force

Air Force ROTC Type 1 Scholarship recipient


Born: Los Angeles County, CA

Citizenship: United States



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