John BensonJohn Benson is the Deputy Director, Office of Information Systems Security, in the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Washington Headquarters.

Benson served as Acting Program Director, Awareness, Training, and Evaluations Division and served as a Telecommunications Specialist in the Certification and Compliance Division prior to assuming his current responsibilities.

Before joining the FAA in March 2002, Benson was a project manager and network systems engineer with Lucent Technologies Worldwide Services in south Florida and also worked for the EMC Corporations Professional Services team in Boca Rotan, Florida.

Benson worked for 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, where he assumed positions of increasing responsibility, completing his career in telecommunications network system security as the Information Systems Security Officer for the Coast Guard's southeastern U.S. region, which included the Caribbean. Benson also served as a project officer with the Coast Guard Information Systems Command in Alexandria, Va, where he worked on certification and accreditation of network systems as well as served on the team that directed and guided to completion the Coast Guard Computer Incident Response Team.