Ben Calloni, PhD

Fellow, Lockheed Martin

Ben Calloni, PhD

Dr. Ben Calloni is a Lockheed Martin Fellow for Embedded Cybersecurity and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is a senior research program manager of Aeronautics Company in Fort Worth assigned to the Advanced Development Programs, formerly known as “The Skunk Works". His research interests are in the area of Software Security and Safety Assurance.

Dr. Calloni serves as the LM Corporate representative to the Object Management Group (OMG), is currently serving on the OMG Board of Directors, and co-chairs the System Assurance Task Force developing international specifications for System Assurance modeling tools. He also chairs the Cybersecurity Subgroup of the USAF Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) Open Mission Systems (OMS) standardization effort. The subgroup is developing the common security controls and requirements using the latest DoD RMF and 800-53 instructions and guidance for OMS compliant systems of the future.

Dr. Calloni was inducted in 2013 as a Texas Tech University Distinguished Engineer for his lifetime contributions to the field of Software and Security Engineering. He is licensed by the State of Texas as a Professional Engineer in Software Engineering. He was the first software engineer nationally in Lockheed Martin Corporation to achieve software engineering licensing.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Dr. Calloni served as a USAF Fighter Pilot in the F-4 Phantom with 2000 hours. He served operational tours in Europe, South East Asia, CONUS, and as an F-4 Central Instructor School instructor. He has a Ph.D. and M.S in Computer Science (Texas Tech University), an M.A. in Theology (Wayland Baptist University) and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (Purdue University).