The Security Management Office (SMO) has been developed to provide the faculty and staff of the University of Illinois the opportunity to secure funding and perform joint operations in the classified domain. The SMO is a full-service operation with the capacity to manage personnel clearances, host classified contracts, and promote collaboration with other cleared facilities.

University personnel security clearances are managed by the SMO under the authority of the Defense Security Services. For collaboration and storage of classified information, the office manages the accredited Special Research Facility (SRF).

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  • David Richardson
    Director, Security Management Office

    Mikel Storm
    Facility Security Officer/ Information System Security Manager

    Kraig Wagenecht, Heather Filippini
    Facility Security Officer

    Andrew Johnson
    Project Manager/ Contractor Special Security Officer

    Kathy Gentry
    Assistant Facility Security Officer/ Export Compliance Officer