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Gregory Martin, Chair, GS Martin Consulting
Brian A. Arnold, Raytheon Company
Claude Bolton, Claude Bolton & Associates, LLC
Steven Brueck, The University of New Mexico
Thomas J. Burns, SAIC
Frank J. Cappuccio, Cappuccio & Associates LLC
Blaise J. Durante, SES, Ret., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration
Donald C. Fraser, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (retired)
Daniel E. Hastings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Raymond J. Johns, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Ret., Commander, Air Mobility Command
Paul G. Kaminski, Technovation, Inc
Robert H. Latiff, Latiff Associates
Nancy G. Leveson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark Lewis, IDA
Richard V. Reynolds, VanFleet Group, LLC 
Starnes E. Walker, University of Hawaii System
Rebecca Winston, Winston Stategic Management Consultants
David A. Whelan, The Boeing Company 

National Research Council Staff

Terry J. Jaggers, Director (Bio-sketch)

Alan Shaw, Deputy Director
Greg Eyring, Senior Program Officer
Carter W. Ford, Program Officer
Marguerite Schneider, Administrative Coordinator
Dionna Ali, Research Assistant
Chris Jones, Financial Manager
Norm Haller, Board Consultant
 

Biographies

General Gregory Martin (U.S. Air Force, Retired) is currently a consultant at GS Martin Consulting, Inc.  General Martin retired from Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio as Commander on September 1, 2005.  He oversaw the research, development, test and evaluation, and provided acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air Force weapon systems ready for war. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geography from the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in 1970 and a Master of Science degree in business management from Central Michigan University in 1977. He entered the Air Force in June 1970 with a commission from the USAFA.  In addition to flying 161 combat missions in Southeast Asia, he commanded the 67th Tactical Fighter Squadron, the 479th Tactical Training Wing, and the 33rd and 1st fighter wings. He also served as Vice Director of the Joint Staff's Force Structure and Resources Directorate, Director of Operational Requirements for the U.S. Air Force, and Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.  Before assuming his last position, General Martin served as the Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Allied Air Forces Northern Europe. General Martin is a command pilot with more than 4,600 flying hours in various aircraft, including the F-4, F-15, C-20 and C-21.

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Lieutenant General Brian A. Arnold (U.S. Air Force Retired) is Vice President of Space Strategy for Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business. In this role, he determines evolving customer needs in the defense, intelligence and civil arenas, and develops strategies to meet them with space qualified solutions. He also leads planning efforts for expanding core SAS space markets and technologies. Before assuming his current position, Arnold served as Vice President and General Manager of Space Systems within Raytheon SAS. A retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General (Lt. Gen.), he has 35 years of experience in leading space superiority programs and exceptional space market knowledge and expertise. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2005, Lt. Gen. Arnold served as Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, the nation’s center of excellence for military space acquisition. There, he managed the research, design, development, acquisition and sustainment of space launch and command and control systems, missile systems and satellite systems. Arnold was commissioned through Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas, in 1971 and spent the majority of his Air Force career in operations as a pilot in FB-111 and B-52 aircraft; he has served as a commander at the flight, squadron, wing, and sub-unified level of command. As Director of Space and Nuclear Deterrence for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, he was responsible for space and missile systems. Lt. Gen. Arnold received a bachelor’s degree in education from California State University, Hayward, and master’s degree in administrative education from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles. Lt. Gen. Arnold as chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of defense technology and system research and development.

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The Honorable Claude Bolton (U.S. Air Force, Retired) is President and CEO of Claude Bolton & Associates, LLC. He also holds the position of Executive-in-Residence for the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). Bolton’s primary focus is assisting the DAU President achieve the Congressional direction to recruit, retain, train and educate the United States Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition workforce. In addition, Bolton is an independent management consultant specializing in DOD program management providing his expertise to DOD organizations and the defense industry. A veteran of more than 30 years of active military service, Mr. Bolton retired as a Major General in the United States Air Force (USAF) following a highly decorated career and has expertise in the business of acquisition, logistics and technology. Bolton’s duties and experiences include being a fighter pilot, combat pilot and test pilot; serving as a program manager on three CAT-ID programs; Commandant of Defense Systems Management College; Air Force Materiel Command Inspector General; Program Executive Officer for all Air Force (AF) fighters and bombers; and AF Security Assistance Center Commander. Forty-eight hours after retiring from the AF in the rank of Major General, he became the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASAALT) and served in that position for a historic six years. During his tenure, Bolton led the execution of the Army’s acquisition function and acquisition management system and providing oversight for the life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapons systems and equipment, from research and development through test, evaluation, acquisition, logistics, fielding, and disposition. Major General Bolton also lead successful the Iraq reconstruction effort before retiring in January 2008 and assuming his current position at DAU.  Bolton holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska; a Master of Science degree in Management from Troy State University; a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College; an honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Cranfield University of England and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Major General Bolton was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of acquisition and management, pre-acquisition activities and rapid acquisition.

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 Dr. Steven Brueck is the Director of the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) and is a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, physics and astronomy at the University of New Mexico. As CHTM director, he manages research and education at the boundaries of two disciplines. The first, optoelectronics, unites optics and electronics and is found in CHTM’s emphasis on semiconductor laser sources, optical modulators, detectors, and optical fibers. The second, microelectronics, applies semiconductor technology to the fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices for information and control applications. Examples of these unifying themes at work are Si–based optoelectronics and optoelectronics for Si manufacturing sensors. He is also a former research staff member of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is a member of the American Physical Society, the Materials Research Society, and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Optical Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Brueck just completed two terms as a member of the National Research Council’s (NRC) Technology Insight-Gauge, Evaluate, and Review (TIGER) Standing Committee and was a member of the NRC’s Committee on Developments in Detector Technologies, Committee on Nanophotonics Accessibility and Applicability and Committee on Emerging Micro- and Nanotechnologies. Dr. Brueck was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of materials science, nano-scale engineering, optics/photonics, and physics.

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Dr.  Thomas J. Burns co-founded and serves as CEO and Chairman of SET Corporation, a research and development (R&D) company specializing in the development and commercialization of “smart sensing” technologies. Prior to founding SET, he co-founded and served as COO of ObjectVideo Inc., a venture-backed leader in smart video solutions for commercial and military security applications. Dr. Burns joined ObjectVideo from DARPA, where he pioneered the development of model-based signal and image exploitation technologies, building on his experiences directing Computer Vision research as a United Stated Air Force Officer at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). While assigned to AFRL, he led the organization's premiere Automatic Target Recognition program, receiving AFRL’s prestigious Peter R. Murray Program Manager of the Year award.  Dr. Burns is co-inventor of patents on video and radar technology, and has published numerous refereed papers in areas as diverse as electro-optics and wavelet mathematics. He holds a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.  Dr. Burns was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of science, technology research and development, mathematics, signal processing, and video analytics.

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 Mr. Frank Cappuccio is currently President and CEO of Cappuccio & Associates LLC. He recently retired from Lockheed Martin Corporation as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the famed "SkunkWorks," tasked with the pursuit, capture and selective execution of new business for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Prior to that, Mr. Cappuccio was the Lockheed Martin Corporate Vice President of the Joint Strike Fighter Program. He also served as Vice President for Programs and Technology for the company’s Aeronautics Sector in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr. Cappuccio holds a Master of Business Administration from Adelphi University; a Masters of Science in mechanical engineering from Columbia University; and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from City College of New York. He has thirty years of comprehensive and diverse management and engineering experience in acquisition, development and deployment of "hi-tech" products ranging from navigational computers, missiles and tactical fighters. Mr. Cappuccio was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of weapons system development and program management

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Mr. Blaise J. Durante is currently retired as a member of the Senior Executive Service, was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C. Mr. Durante managed the acquisition staff organization charged with planning, managing and analyzing the Air Force's research and development, and acquisition investment budget. Mr. Durante oversaw the integration of research, development and acquisition budget formulation and execution, and directed streamlined management team activities, including Air Force acquisition reform and reduction in total ownership cost efforts. He directed the development of weapon system acquisition policy including program direction. Mr. Durante served as the Chief Financial Officer for the modernization accounts. As Director for Air Force Contracted Advisory and Assistance Services, Mr. Durante directed and was accountable for the Air Force's CAAS programs. He was responsible for acquisition professional development, including directing, coordinating and reviewing actions mandated by the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act and Department of Defense directives. Mr. Durante also managed acquisition reporting systems and the Air Force's international RD&A programs. He was a member of the Air Force Board, Air Force Budget Review Group, Defense Acquisition History Team and Headquarters Resource Allocation Process Integrated Process Team. He served as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and the Program Executive Officer Organization, and was responsible for operations support for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. Mr. Durante retired from the Air Force as a colonel in May 1992 and entered the Senior Executive Service. He retired from the Senior Executive Service in October 2012.

 

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Dr. Donald C. Fraser (NAE) currently retired from Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, has broad research management experience and is the founder and retired director of the Boston University Photonics Center. Dr. Fraser has had a distinguished career managing the development of high technology enterprises, both in the private and public sectors. He received his B.S. and M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics and his Sc.D. in instrumentation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Fraser joined MIT’s Instrumentation Laboratory (which became the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in 1973) as a member of the technical staff; later he served as the director of the Control and Flight Dynamics Division; vice president of technical operations; and executive vice president. From 1990 to 1991, Dr. Fraser was deputy director of operational testing and evaluation for command, control, communications, and intelligence at the U.S. Department of Defense. He was the appointed principal deputy under secretary of defense (acquisition) from 1991 to 1993. From 1994 to 2006, Dr. Fraser was the director of the Boston University Photonics Center and a professor of engineering and physics. His honors include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal. Dr. Fraser has served on the NASA Advisory Council, was a former member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, and has served as chair of several National Research Council (NRC) study groups, as well as being a member of many other NRC study groups. Dr. Fraser was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of aeronautics, acquisition, procurement, program management, communications, intelligence and surveillance.

 

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Dr. Daniel E. Hastings is Dean for Undergraduate Education and a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dean Hastings, who earned degrees of Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Science from MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1980 and 1978 respectively, received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Oxford University in England in 1976. He joined the MIT faculty as an assistant professor in 1985, advancing to associate professor in 1988 and full professor in 1993. As Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, Dean Hastings has taught courses and seminars in plasma physics, rocket propulsion, advanced space power and propulsion systems, aerospace policy, technology and policy, and space systems engineering. Dean Hastings served as chief scientist to the U.S. Air Force from 1997 to 1999. In that role, he served as chief scientific adviser to the chief of staff and the secretary and provided assessments on a wide range of scientific and technical issues affecting the Air Force mission. He led several influential studies on where the Air Force should invest in space, global energy projection, and options for a science and technology workforce for the 21st century. Dr. Hastings was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of systems engineering and space.

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Gen Raymond E. Johns, Jr. (U.S. Air Force, Retired) was Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Air Mobility Command's mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces. The command also plays a crucial role in providing humanitarian support at home and around the world. The men and women of AMC - active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilians - provide airlift, aerial refueling, special air mission and aeromedical evacuation. General Johns graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1977. His aviation career includes C-141, KC-10, N/K/C-135, T-38 instructor pilot, as well as the chief test pilot and test program manager for the VC-25 Air Force One Replacement Program. He was chosen as a White House Fellow in 1991 where he was a senior staff member in the Office of National Service. The general has served at Headquarters U.S. European Command in security assistance and congressional affairs, and at Headquarters U.S. Pacific Command as Deputy Director of Strategic Plans and Policy. Within Headquarters U.S. Air Force, he served as Deputy Director and, later, Director of Air Force Programs. The general commanded a test squadron, operations group and airlift wing, and he was the Director of Mobility Forces for operations in Bosnia. Prior to assuming his position as Commander, Air Mobility Command, General Johns served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., where he developed, integrated, evaluated and analyzed the U.S. Air Force Future Years Defense Program that exceeded $822 billion, and the Air Force Long-Range Plan to support national security objectives and military strategy. The general was responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff. General Johns is a command pilot and experimental test pilot with over 5,000 flying hours in over 80 different aircraft.

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Dr. Paul G. Kaminski (NAE) is Chairman and CEO of Technovation Inc., a consulting company dedicated to fostering innovation and the development and application of advanced technology. He is a former Undersecretary of Defense (Acquisition & Technology) and was responsible for all Department of Defense (DOD) research, development, and acquisition programs. His memberships include the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Technical Advisory Board, the Defense Science Board (Chairman), the President's intelligence Advisory Board, the FBI Director’s Advisory Board, and the Atlantic Council. He is a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He has authored numerous publications dealing with inertial and terminal guidance system performance, simulation techniques, and Kalman filtering and numerical techniques applied to estimation problems. Dr. Kaminski received a Doctor of Philosophy in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University; a Master of Science degree in aeronautics and astronautics, as well as in electrical engineering from MIT, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Air Force Academy. He received the National Medal of Technology in 2006. Dr. Kaminski was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of acquisition program management, systems engineering, aerospace electronic systems, and systems analysis.

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Major General Robert H. Latiff (U.S. Air Force Retired) is currently a private consultant. He is also Research Professor and Director of the Intelligence and Security Research Center, George Mason University. Most recently, Dr. Latiff was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer in the Space and Geospatial Intelligence Business of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He is Chairman of the National Materials and Manufacturing Board of the National Academies and serves on the Intelligence Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). General Latiff’s last active duty assignment was at the National Reconnaissance Office where he was Deputy Director for Systems Engineering. Prior to that, General Latiff was Director, Advanced Systems and Technology at the NRO. He has served as Vice Commander, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air force Base, MA and in a previous assignment at Hanscom AFB he was the program director for the E-8C, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS). General Latiff also commanded the Joint Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. General Latiff received his commission from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Notre Dame. He entered active service in the Army and later transferred to the Air Force. General Latiff has served on the staffs of Headquarters U.S. Air Force and the Secretary of the Air Force. He received his Ph.D. and his M.S. in materials science from the University of Notre Dame and his B.S. in Physics from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a graduate of the National Security Fellows Program at Harvard’s JFK School of Government and he is currently enrolled at Georgetown University, pursuing a master’s degree in the humanities. General Latiff is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal. Gen Latiff was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of materials science, materials supply chain, systems engineering, advanced systems technology and aerospace.
Dr. Nancy G. Leveson (NAE) is a professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   She earned a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in computer science, a Master of Science degree in operations research, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1980, 1967, and 1965, respectively. Her research has been focused in the area of system safety—hazard analysis, requirements analysis, system design techniques and analysis, and code analysis. In general, her research has been in the area of systems engineering and software engineering of embedded software and critical systems where errors or failures can lead to significant losses. Recently, she has been concentrating on human-computer interaction and the design of automation to reduce mode confusion and enhance human situation awareness in systems where computers and humans need to cooperate to control a critical process or humans are providing oversight of automated controllers. While much of her work is focused on aerospace systems, she also conducts research in the areas of medical devices, transportation systems, and nuclear energy. Dr. Leveson was chosen as a member of the AFSB for her knowledge of research and development and systems engineering.

Dr. Mark J. Lewis is Director, Science and Technology Policy Institute, IDA.  He went to the STPI directorship from the University of Maryland–College Park, where he was the Willis Young Professor and Chair of the Aerospace Engineering Department. He was Chief Scientist of the United States Air Force in 2004 and held this position until 2008, making him the longest-serving Chief Scientist in USAF history. During his tenure as Chief Scientist, Lewis expanded basic research support, focused efforts on high-speed flight, sustainment, launch vehicle technologies and operational space, established major international programs and was a co-author of the Presidential National Aeronautics Executive Order. Lewis is the author of some 300 technical publications and is active in national and international professional societies with responsibilities for research and educational policy and support. His research has contributed directly to several programs in the areas of high-speed vehicle and aircraft design. He was also the founder of the Center for Hypersonics Education and Research and later the NASA-Air Force Constellation University Institutes Project. In addition to his service on various advisory boards, Lewis also served as the president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

 

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General Lester L. Lyles (NAE) (U.S. Air Force, Retired) currently an independent consultant.  He retired as Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. General Lyles entered the Air Force in 1968 as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force ROTC program. He has served in various assignments, including Program Element Monitor of the Short-Range Attack Missile at Headquarters U.S. Air Force (USAF/HQ); Special Assistant and Aide-De-Camp to the Commander of Air Force Systems Command (AFSC); Avionics Division Chief in the F-16 Systems Program Office; Director of Tactical Aircraft Systems at AFSC headquarters; and Director of the Medium-Launch Vehicles Program and Space-Launch Systems offices. General Lyles became AFSC headquarters' Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Requirements in 1989, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Requirements in 1990. In 1992, he became Vice Commander of Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, Utah. He served as Commander of the center until 1994, then was assigned to command the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles AFB, California until 1996. General Lyles became the Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization in 1996. In May 1999, he was assigned as Vice Chief of Staff at USAF/HQ. General Lyles received a BSME from Howard University, and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical and Nuclear engineering from New Mexico State University.

 

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Lieutenant General Richard V. Reynolds (U.S. Air Force, Retired), is owner and principal of The VanFleet Group, LLC, an aerospace consulting company. He also serves as an independent director for Apogee Enterprises, Inc.; Barco Federal Systems, LLC; Allison Transmission, Inc.; the GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team, LLC; and EWA-GSI. Additionally he is an adviser to the U.S. Air Force Heritage Program board of directors, president of the Air Force Museum Foundation, a trustee of the United States Air and Trade Show and Flight Test Historical Foundation, and secretary of Air Camp, Inc., and he serves on a number of other boards and committees in the local Dayton, Ohio, region. Prior to his retirement in 2005, General Reynolds was Vice Commander for Air Force Materiel Command, responsible for technological superiority, acquisition support, and testing, and sustainment of Air Force ground and airborne systems. He has commanded the Aeronautical Systems Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He has also served as Program Executive Officer for Airlift and Trainers in the Pentagon. General Reynolds is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Class 79B, and has more than 25 years of experience in the research, development, testing, and evaluation of aeronautical systems. He was program director for several major weapon system acquisitions, including the B-2 Spirit. His logbook shows more than 4,000 flying hours in 67 different military and civil aircraft. Graduating in 1971 from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, General Reynolds holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California State University and a Master of Arts degree in national security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Gen Reynolds was chosen as a member of the AFSB for his knowledge of aeronautics, acquisition/procurement, program management and systems engineering.

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Dr. Starnes E. Walker  is a University of Hawaii (UH) employee currently on contract to the Navy through an intergovernmental personnel act (IPA) agreement with UH. He currently guides and directs the technical activities of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command. Prior to this, Dr. Walker was Chief Engineering and Technical Director of The University of Hawaii System. Previously Under Secretary of Science and Technology Jay Cohen (RADM-Ret) recruited Dr. Starnes E. Walker from the Office of Naval Research to be the new Director of Research for the S&T Directorate at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Formerly the Chief of Naval Research, Secretary Cohen previously worked with Walker, who served as Technical Director and Chief Scientist and top civilian for the Naval S&T program. As Director of Research for DHS, Walker oversaw the Office of National Laboratories, the Office of University Programs for the DHS Centers of Excellence, the four DHS in-house laboratories and T&E Centers, and the Academic Fellowship and Scholarship Program Office. Additionally Walker served as the senior S&T leadership representative to OSTP, the Congress, the IC, and OGOs internationally. He joined the S&T Directorate in January, 2007. Dr. Walker joined the Office of Naval Research in September 2004 and served as the Technical Director and Chief Scientist reporting directly to the Chief of Naval Research. Working with the CNR, Dr. Walker was responsible for structuring and leading an S&T organization that ensures technological superiority for the Navy and Marine Corps. Dr. Walker’s budget authority was annually $2,200M, plus an additional average Congressional plus-up of $700M, and Dr. Walker served in a supervisory role for a workforce of 5494 civilian and military for ONR and ONR’s Corporate Laboratory, the Naval Research Laboratory. Dr. Walker’s leadership spanned the university community, the government laboratory structure, industry, and international government defense organizations to bring their resources and technical capabilities into the Naval S&T program, thereby ensuring strategic Naval capabilities to the future and avoiding technological surprise for the nation. Dr. Walker’s previous position was as the Acting Associate Laboratory Director for National Security, serving as the National Security Coordinator at Argonne National Laboratory. Most recently, Dr. Walker served on the DoD’s Defense Science Board in the Summer Study to define Future Strategic Strike Systems with STRATCOM as the COCOM sponsor. Dr. Walker is a former member of the Senior Executive Service and served as the Senior Advisor for Science & Technology to stand up the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) from 1999-2003. Dr. Walker was a standing member of the Defense Science & Technology Advisory Group for DDR&E in OSD and served as the senior S&T executive at OSD along with the S&T Executives of the Services, DIA, DARPA, MDA, and the Deputy Under Secretary for S&T.

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Dr. David Whelan (NAE) is the Boeing Defense, Space and Security Chief Scientist and Vice President Engineering. David has responsibility to create, seek out and explore new technology and business growth vectors for the Boeing Company. Boeing's technology and systems span a wide range of government missions ranging from space systems to airborne systems to ground systems to undersea system. Both manned and unmanned systems have been developed to solve Boeing's customer challenges. Leveraging his in-depth knowledge of science, technology, systems and future customer requirements David enables Boeing to find new solutions to world's most challenging problems. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Boeing's Madrid Research and Technology Center and HRL Laboratories, the legacy R&D laboratory of the former Hughes Aircraft Company, a LLC jointly owned by Boeing and GM. Prior assignments include the Vice President-General Manager and Deputy to the President of Boeing Phantom Works, the advanced research and development organization of The Boeing Company and started his career with Boeing as the Chief Technology Officer for the Space & Communications Group (S&C) of Boeing. Before joining Boeing, Dr Whelan served as Director of the Tactical Technology Office (SES-5) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Department of Defense's venture capital like organization dedicated to creating new systems and technologies to support our nation's air, land, and naval forces. While at DARPA David created many legacy joint programs with the Air Force, Navy and the Army, most notably, the Discoverer II Space Radar Program, the Army's Future Combat System and the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle. Previously he worked at the Hughes Aircraft Company as Program Manager and Chief Scientist for the B-2 Bomber Air-to-Air Radar Imaging Program. He also worked as a Physicist for the DOE"s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on X-ray lasers and the Advanced Nuclear Weapons program, and he started his career at Northrop where he was one of the key designers of the B-2 Stealth Bomber and contributed to the YF-23Advanced Tactical Fighter. David earned his Ph.D. ('83) and MS ('78) in physics from UCLA; He received his B.A. ('77) from UCSD. He has numerous publications on electromagnetic radiation, laser plasma phenomena and Defense systems. He holds 14 patents on navigation systems, radar systems, antenna, and low-observable technology. He is currently a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and the Naval Studies Board of the National Research Council. He is a standing member of the American Physical Society, the IEEE, and the AIAA. Dr. Whelan was honored for his government service and received Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Civil Service in 2001 and the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service in 1998.

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Ms. Rebecca Winston, Esq., JD is President of Winston Stategic Managment Consultants.  She is a former Chair of the board of the Project Management Institute (PMI). An experienced expert on the subject of project management (PM) in the fields of research & development, energy, environmental restoration, and national security, she is well known throughout the United States and globally as a leader in the PM professional world.  Rebecca has over 25 years of experience in program and program management, primarily on programs funded by the US government.  She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska’s College of Law, Juris Doctorate (1980), in Lincoln, Nebraska and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from Nebraska Wesleyan University. She is a licensed attorney in the state of Nebraska, USA. Active in PMI since 1993, Rebecca Winston helped pioneer PMI's Specific Interest Groups (SIGs) in the nineties, including the Project Earth and Government SIGs, and was a founder and first co-chair of the Women in Project Management SIG. She served two terms on the PMI board of directors as director at large, Secretary Treasurer, Vice Chair (for two years), and Chair (2002). She was elected a PMI Fellow in 2005.  She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of Female Executives in the United States. Ms. Winston currently serves as a consultant to organizations such as the National Nuclear Security Administration (USA), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on topics ranging from Program and Project Management to project reviews, risk management and vulnerability assessments. She is Chair of the US Technical Advisory Group for ISO TC258 & PC 236 for project, program and project portfolio standards. She has extensive recent PM experience in the areas of national defense and security, and has worked closely with local, regional and national officials, including Congress and the Pentagon. Ms. Winston was chosen as a member of the AFSB for her knowledge of acquisition/procurement and program management.