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ADELPHI, Md. -- An electronics engineer from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory (ARL), has been recognized as one of the 2019 Federal 100.

Dr. Charles Kamhoua, who is responsible for conducting and directing basic research in the area of game theory applied to cybersecurity at ARL, is named among some of the best and brightest who have had an exceptional impact on federal information technology.

The Federal 100 Awards are the original and most prestigious awards in federal IT. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the awards, which celebrate exceptional individuals, from both industry and government, who are transforming government and its ability to deliver on critical missions.

Fully one-fifth of this year's Fed 100 are military personnel or civilian defense employees.

"I am honored to be recognized by FCW alongside multiple senior leaders from the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense," Kamhoua said. "I am impressed that the review committee has ranked the innovation and impact of my work in the top 100 across the federal government's information technology. This award brings more attention to my research and publicizes the work we are doing at ARL to help warfighters worldwide."

Kamhoua noted that awards such as this are so crucial to not only the individuals who receive them, but to the research community as a whole.

"The highlighting of defense researchers can have a broader impact beyond patent, journal and conference papers," Kamhoua said. "Those highlighted are accessible to a community including non-scientists and engineers. This can inspire young students and engineers to be interested in DOD research challenges, and can also help the DOD recruit new talent who are motivated by our mission."

Among his many accomplishments, Kamhoua has held visiting research positions at the University of Oxford and Harvard University.

He has co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, is a co-inventor of two patents and five patent applications, and is co-editor of three books at IEEE Press.

Kamhoua has been recognized for his scholarship and leadership with numerous prestigious awards including the 2018 ARL Achievement Award for leadership and outstanding contribution to the ARL Cyber Camo (cyber deception) project and the 2018 Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellowship.

He has received congratulatory letters from the White House, the U.S. Congress and the Pentagon for these achievements.

Moving forward in his field, Kamhoua wants to continue working at the forefront of new technology, license a few U.S. patents awarded to him for cloud computing security, hardware security and online social networks, and transition more research results from his books, journal and conference papers to a more mature technology useful to the battlefield.

The winners will be honored in person at the March 28 Fed 100 gala in Washington, D.C.


The CCDC Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. As the Army's corporate research laboratory, ARL discovers, innovates and transitions science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power. Through collaboration across the command's core technical competencies, CCDC leads in the discovery, development and delivery of the technology-based capabilities required to make Soldiers more lethal to win our Nation's wars and come home safely. CCDC is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.

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