Daniel Bennett

Senior Technical Advisor, Energy Security and Resiliency Center


Dr. Daniel Bennett, Ph.D. (Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired) recently joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as senior technical advisor to the Energy Security and Resilience Center. Dan came to NREL from the Army Cyber Institute at the U.S. Military Academy where he led research at the Army's premier think tank for information warfare operations-related research. While at West Point, he was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he was the Academy's recognized expert in analog, digital, and wireless communications systems, and networks. He also recently served a yearlong tour as technical director advisor to the 2-star commander of U.S. Cyber Command's Cyber National Mission Force at Ft. Meade, MD. Dan's previous experience includes 15 months as Director of the Joint Network Operations & Security Center for Combined Joint Task Force - 101 in Bagram, Afghanistan. Dan has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a focus in Communications and Digital Signal Processing.