Jeff Makey

[photo] Here at the San Diego Supercomputer Center in sunny San Diego, California, I am the designated guru for numerous Sun brand unix workstations. In a past life I helped write the Department of Defense Trusted Computer System Evaluation Criteria, which is better known simply as the Orange Book (because of its bright orange cover), and was a principal author of the Department of Defense Password Management Guideline (a.k.a. the Green Book). Both of these documents may be found at the Rainbow Series Library. I have a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, I am a long-standing member of the Association for Computing Machinery, and I still know how to use a slide rule.

I wasn't always a longhair; in fact I was pretty cute when I was 9 years old and wore a crew cut. My last real haircut was in 1983.

The proper pronunciation of my last name is MAY-key. There are very few people in the world named Makey, and most of them are not related to my family. In 1893, at the age of 8, my grandfather and his younger brother were abandoned in New York City by their mother. There was considerable confusion about Grandpa's exact name, but during his schooling at the New York Juvenile Asylum he "insisted on spelling it Herman Odlo Makey," according to his autobiography which continues, "I have no recollection of where or how I got this name." It is fairly certain that his parents' name was different, so there is no relation between Herman's descendants and others named Makey.

P.S. The Jeff Makey on Facebook is not me.


This document was last updated by Jeff Makey <> on 30 March 2009.