As Vice President of Programs & Operations and Board Secretary for the National Cybersecurity Center, Forrest Senti oversees the operations, government affairs and programs to include: the National Cybersecurity Center Student Alliance, the Colorado Cyber Resource Center, Secure Smart Cities and the Cybersecurity for State Leaders programs, all of which were created to identify critical gaps in cybersecurity related to workforce development and government. Through this effort he is actively engaged as a thought leader in the role of emerging technologies, such as blockchain and cybersecurity, in government and industry. Notably, Forrest has worked in multiple states to implement the first use of online voting for military and overseas citizens as well as disabled voters. He was recently awarded the title of Honorary Commander by the US Air Force Academy for his efforts as a community leader, in addition to winning the 2019 Colorado Springs Mayor’s Young Leader Award for Technology and Innovation. Lastly, he volunteers his time serving on the following boards: UCCS Regional Connect, Pikes Peak United Way Public Policy Council, ID2020’s Ethics & Risk Advisory Committee, Colorado Springs Cyber Leaders Roundtable and the Colorado Springs Chamber’s Government Affairs Council.