Michael McGrath is an Independent Consultant. He led a widely referenced study of Cybersecurity for Advanced Manufacturing for the National Defense Industrial Association that focused attention on the unique security needs of manufacturing systems facing threats from nation-state adversaries. He is a former DARPA Program Manager, former Navy R&D Official, and former Executive at ANSER (a Washington, DC area think tank). He participates on academic advisory boards, National Academies boards, and DoD study boards related to advanced manufacturing. He recently received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award and the DoD Manufacturing Technology Champion Award in recognition of his career contributions in digitally driven manufacturing.