Jeff Western has over 30 years' experience in the design, engineering, construction and security of
transportation and conventional facilities including bridges and tunnels, and in the management of
information technology and of information systems and solutions. Jeff has a BS Degree in Civil
Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a MS Degree in Civil Engineering from the Illinois
Institute of Technology. He is a Professional Engineer in Wisconsin and Illinois, and a Registered
Structural Engineer in Illinois. He is a Certified Disaster Service Worker (#74521) having been given
essential duties for national disasters or emergencies.
Currently, Jeff provides Security and Infrastructure Protection Consulting Services as the Principal
(Owner) of Western Management and Consulting, LLC. In addition, Jeff has an appointment to Argonne
National Laboratory (ANL) in the Infrastructure Assurance Center (IAC) of the Sciences and Information
Sciences Division where he provides Critical Infrastructure (CI) system analysis as a Transportation
Technical Advisor/Subject Matter Expert.
Jeff's previous experiences included a number of responsibilities in transportation, power generation,
and high energy physics industries as well as transportation and security research. At Wisconsin
Department of Transportation (DOT) Jeff held a number of positions including Director of the Office of
Engineering Operations where he was in charge of the Departmental Research, Project Management
Coordination, Information Technology, and Business Information Management Functions. He also held
the position of Deputy Director in the Bureau of Automation Services, where he was responsible for
management of information technology and information systems. He held the position of Director of
Infrastructure Security, where he was responsible for coordination of the Department's Transportation
Infrastructure Protection and Security initiatives for the department's highway (bridge), railroad,
maritime, and general aviation airport infrastructures. Jeff also held the position of State Bridge
Development Engineer and Continuity of Operations Manager for the Department where he was
responsible for Wisconsin's bridge development program. In his Security and Infrastructure Protection
positions he was responsible for management, development and guidance of Wisconsin DOT's Employee
Security Program including Infrastructure Security Planning, Response Planning as well as the agency's
Continuity of Operations, Pandemic and Catastrophic Response Planning programs. Prior to joining the
Wisconsin Department of Transportation he held a number of engineering and manager positions for
Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois and the Superconducting Super Collider
Laboratory in Dallas, Texas.
Jeff currently is on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) AB000 – Policy and Organization Executive
Group Council, taking a lead on the development of TRB's security research direction and agenda. He is
past chair of and emeritus member of TRB Committee ABE40 - Committee on Critical Transportation
Infrastructure Protection and past Chair of Committee ABJ50 - Information Systems and Technology.
Jeff was also a member of ABJ10, National Transportation Data Requirements and Programs
Committees, and serves as the Chair of TRB's Committee Communication Coordinators Council.
Jeff has chaired and participated on a number of NCHRP Project Panels including organizing a number of
TRB security workshops and sessions. He was the Principle Investigator for these recently completed
projects: NCHRP Project 20-59(36), "Managing Catastrophic Transportation Emergencies: A guide for
Transportation Executives" and NCHRP Project 20-59(43), "Incorporating Transportation Security
Awareness into Routine State DOT Operations and Training."
Currently Jeff is the Principal Investigator for: NCHRP Project 20-59(14)B, "Research Support for the
AASHTO Special Committee on Transportation Security and Emergency Management (SCOTSEM)" and
NCHRP 20-59(50) "Mainstreaming Transportation Hazards and Security Risk Management: CAPTA
Update and Implementation." He is also the Administrative Officer for the NCHRP Project 20-59(48)
"Effective Practices for the Protection of Transportation Infrastructure from Cyber Incidents."
Jeff was a member of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) working group on Security
Research and Development and past member of the Department of Homeland Security Highway and
Motor Carrier Modal Transportation "Government Coordinating Council" (GCC) and served as the Co-
Chair of the SCC/GCC Cyber Working Group. He also serves on the University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (CHPRA)" Advisory Board. Jeff has a number of
published papers in areas of structures, bridges, security and technology, and was profiled in the May-
June 2005 issue of "Transportation Research News" for his work in security and infrastructure