Robert B. Dix, Jr.

Tuesday - 5/27/2014, 9:30am EDT

VP Government Affairs and Critical Infrastructure, Juniper Networks

Bob Dix has led the global government affairs and public policy practice for Juniper Networks since its inception in 2006. During his career, he has served in senior leadership roles in industry and government, including serving as Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census, House Government Reform & Oversight Committee during the 108th Congress.

Based on his extensive experience, Mr. Dix is a strong proponent of public and private sector collaboration to address challenges of emergency preparedness, business continuity, cybersecurity, and the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. He is frequently invited as a presenter at conferences and events globally. In addition, his portfolio includes issues such as data protection & privacy; tax reform; immigration; energy & environment; and domestic & global competitiveness; among many others.

Dix has represented Juniper as the Industry Executive Point of Contact for the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee ( NSTAC ) since 2006. He served as a founding member of the Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council ( IT SCC ) in 2005 and as Chair from 2008 - 2010. He remains a member of the Executive Committee. In May, 2011, Mr. Dix was elected as Chair of the Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security ( PCIS ), and re-elected to succeeding terms in 2012 and 2013.

Dix also serves on the National Security Task Force for the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the AFCEA Cyber Security Committee. He also currently serves as Chair for the Telecommunications Industry Association ( TIA ) Cyber Security Committee. Mr. Dix formerly chaired the Cyber Security Legislative Subcommittee for TechAmerica and also served in leadership positions with the Industry Advisory Council ( IAC ), including a two-year term on the Executive Committee.

Mr. Dix has advocated for greater private sector participation in government- sponsored efforts to test capabilities for protection, preparedness, and resilience of our nation's critical infrastructure. He served as Chair of the National Private Sector Working Group for National Level Exercises in 2010 and 2011.

In 2007 and 2009, Dix was honored with a prestigious Federal 100 Award, and was recognized in March, 2010 as the Industry recipient of the annual Federal 100 Eagle Award.

Dix also served as a local government elected official in Fairfax County for 12 years. He is a community leader, and also coaches AAU/Showcase girls basketball at the national level.