M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1989
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, 1985
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, R.O.C., 1980
IT Security: (ISC)2 CISSP, ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC), GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
Information Management: ITIL V3 Foundation Certified, Oracle Certified Professional DBA
Management: PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) /National Library of Medicine (NLM), Bethesda, MD
October, 2001 – Present, Assistant Director for Information Assurance and Information Systems Security Officer.
Dr. Kung has served as Assistant Director for Information Assurance and the NLM Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO). He is responsible for developing strategies for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of NLM’s digital resources and services to medical professionals, researchers and the general public, and represents NLM’s security interests within NIH and HHS. He also leads the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Information Technology (IT) Security program management, communicates with other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), and HHS; supports and protects all NLM services such as PubMed, BLAST, GenBank, ClinicalTrials, MedlinePlus, MeSH, UMLS, LocatorPlus) as well as the NLM mission.
During his tenure at NLM, he oversees the overall NLM IT security program and has had many notable accomplishments, such as providing outstanding leadership and management skills, and built a very strong security program with successful outcomes – it consistently ranks at the top of NIH-wide security dashboards; Leading NLM’s mission-critical services to comply with government standards, regulations, and requirements in a timely and cost-effective manner; coordinating with DHHS to treat NLM as one of HHS’s security Operation Divisions (OpDivs) and obtain multiple million-dollar investments in security equipment, and hundreds of thousands for years to come. Currently, he also leads the Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC) initiative and Application Security Training Portal creation that will be beneficial to NLM as well as other NIH Institutes and Centers.
He also teaches a graduate Computer Science course in Databases Systems and Knowledge Management at the Johns Hopkins University as adjunct faculty during his spare time since 2001.
Before joining NIH/NLM, Dr. Kung worked in various private sector industries serving key management and technical positions in IT and engineering research and development work.
NIH Director’s Award 2014, 2007
NIH Merit Award 2017, 2005, 2003
US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Certificate of Appreciation, 1999
Alphatech President’s Award, 1998
Contribution/Service to CKU/Alumni Association
He is an active NCKUAA-DC member and has supported NCKUAA-DC events since 1991. He served as an officer NCKUAA-DC for three years. He donated to NCKUAA-DC in 2017 and to a scholarship fund for NCKU ME in 2018. He hosted a CKU medical student and his family for a short-term NIH research visiting.
Humanitarian and civic assistance activities
He has served as President and other official positions of the Asian Pacific Islander Employment Committee (APIEC) and NIH Asian Pacific American Organization (APAO), for several years. He is one of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders profiles under NIH Office of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion to engaging communities and influencing change. Also, he is a member of the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) and is the NIH Chapter Affirmative Employment Chair for the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC), a member of NIH Taiwanese Association to provide assistance and share experiences with other members.
NIH APAO Kuan-Teh Jeang (前中研院院士蔣觀德博士) Distinguished Service Award 2014
NIH Equal Employment Opportunity Award 2005