Dan Manson is a Professor in Computer Information Systems (CIS) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Manson has also served as the CIS Department Chair and Campus Information Security Officer. Manson led the effort for Cal Poly Pomona to be designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in 2005, 2008 and 2014. From 2008 to 2017, Manson led the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and since 2011 has partnered with schools in CyberPatriot. Manson is currently Commissioner of the National Cyber League.