Dr. Podell is a Lecturer in the Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals. He teaches/co-teaches cybersecurity courses. He retired after 45 years as an Assistant Director–IT and Cybersecurity, Government Accountability Office.

Education History

  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering Industrial Engineering, New York University
  • Master of Science in Engineering Industrial Engineering, University of Alabama
  • Master of Business Administration Finance, Syracuse University
  • Ph D Business Administration, American University

Work Experience

Assistant Director-IT and Cybersecurity, (Retired), U. S. Government Accountability Office


Marshall D. Abrams, Sushil Jajodia, and Harold J. Podell, Eds., Information Security: An Integrated Collection of Essays, IEEE Computer Society Press, 1995.

Honors and Awards

  • GAO: Results Through Teamwork Award (2017)
  • GAO: Results through Teamwork Award (2014)
  • GAO: Results through Teamwork Award (2011)

Professional Organizations

IEEE Communications