ORG McAfee, Inc. Title BIO Erik Mettala is a vice president of Network Associates and director of McAfee Research. He is responsible for advanced technology research efforts, including effectively managing current government projects, increasing research revenue, and providing strategic direction. Dr. Mettala has over 32 years of research and development experience with government agencies, including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Army Communications and Electronics Command, and private companies including Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation and Elagent Corporation. In his tenure at DARPA, Dr. Mettala served in a variety of advanced technical positions and also represented DARPA in a number of key efforts, including a "small project" called "internetworking protocols."