Janis Rose, a Computer Science instructor at the University of Illinois Springfield, was recently honored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with an “Award for Exceptional Service in the Public Interest”.
The award was presented by Special Agent in Charge David Ford on behalf of FBI Director Robert Mueller during the annual Cyber Defense Disaster Recovery Conference at UIS on March 9, 2012. The award recognizes Rose’s 10 years of service to InfraGard and the FBI. InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort between the FBI, academic institutions, businesses, and other partners.
Rose is one of, or perhaps, the longest serving InfraGard presidents in the history of the program. The award stated “The Federal Bureau of Investigation expresses its appreciation to Janis Rose for exceptional service in the public interest,” signed by FBI Director Robert Mueller, February 2012.
Rose serves as the program chair for the Cyber Defense Disaster Recovery Conference at UIS. The conference is sponsored by InfraGard, the UIS Computer Science Department and the National Science Foundation (NSF) National Resource Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA).