Considered as the IPv6 thought leader in the U.S. federal government and as a "visionary and leader in the effort to move both public sector and industry to IPv6”, Charles Sun has been serving as the technology co-chair of the U.S. Federal IPv6 Task Force and has been hosting a monthly Federal IPv6 Technical Roundtable since 2014 with participants from both the public and private sectors. Mr. Sun was nominated in 2015 for the first FedScoop Digital Innovation Award. In 2016, he was elected to the Board of the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC). In 2017, he was named as one of the Top Ten Influencers for Internet of Things (IoT) by IT Chronicles. He has also served as an IEEE Reviewer for the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2017 (IEEE ICC 2017). Since 2018, Mr. Sun has served as a columnist for the Homeland Security Today magazine writing articles related to internet security and the global adoption of IPv6. He currently serves as chief, network infrastructure engineering at U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Sun has previously served as director of IT engineering and operations at the Export-Import Bank of the United States as well as senior advisor for Emerging Technologies and IPv6 transition program manager at the U.S. Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. He also served as chief, wide area networks branch at the U.S. Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Branch Chief & LAN/WAN Network Manager at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics of U.S. Department of Labor.
Prior to his current work in the U. S. federal government, Mr. Sun worked as a senior network engineer and principal network consultant at the University of Maryland (UMD and UMUC), Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, U. S. National Library of Medicine, AOL Time Warner, and Georgetown University. He also served as a senior technical officer at Startec Global Communications and Network Manager/IT Manager at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler Galleries and other non-profit organizations in the United States.
As the recipient of graduate scholarships, Mr. Sun earned a Master of Arts degree in international affairs from Ohio University. He also completed the courses required for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Ohio University.