Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members

Eugene E.Covert, chair, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the T.Wilson Professor of Aeronautics (emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has served as the chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, member and chairman of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and consultant to the Defense Science Board. He served on the Presidential Commission on Space Shuttle Challenger and was chair of the National Research Council (NRC) committee on National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program changes. He is director of the Wright Brothers Laboratory and has been a consultant for the Lincoln Laboratory, Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Boeing Company, CACI, and the United Technology Corporation. Dr. Covert is also a past chair of the NRC Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. He received a B.A.E. and M.S. from the University of Minnesota and an Sc.D. degree from MIT.

Aaron Cohen, a member of NAE, is currently Zachry Professor of Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to his position at Texas A&M, Dr. Cohen was acting deputy administrator for NASA. In 1983 he was director of research and engineering at the Johnson Space Center and in 1986 he became director of the Johnson Space Center.

Robert S.Cooper is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corporation. He served as director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) before he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Technology. Dr. Cooper was previously vice president for engineering, Satellite Business Systems, and director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He was assistant director of defense research and engineering for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and an assistant professor at MIT. He received his B.S. from the University of Iowa, his M.S. from Ohio State University, and his Sc.D. from MIT, all in electrical engineering.

Ruth M.Davis, a member of NAE, is currently president and CEO of Pymatuning Group, Inc., which specializes in technology management, and chairman of the board of trustees for Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Davis was Assistant Secretary of Energy for Resource Applications and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Advanced Technology. She served as a member of the NRC’s Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Eliezer G.Gai is vice president of engineering for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL), Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Gai has held many positions at CSDL, including director, Decision and Control Systems; manager, IRD/CSR Programs; and head, Guidance Technology Center. Dr. Gai served on the NRC Committee on the Review of ONR’s Air and Surface Weaponry Program and on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Superiority for the 21st Century. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Technion (Israel) and his Ph.D. in instrumen-



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Review of the U.S. Department of Defence Air, Space, and Supporting Information Systems Science and Technology Program Appendix B Biographical Sketches of Committee Members Eugene E.Covert, chair, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the T.Wilson Professor of Aeronautics (emeritus) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has served as the chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force, member and chairman of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and consultant to the Defense Science Board. He served on the Presidential Commission on Space Shuttle Challenger and was chair of the National Research Council (NRC) committee on National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) program changes. He is director of the Wright Brothers Laboratory and has been a consultant for the Lincoln Laboratory, Sverdrup Technology, Inc., Boeing Company, CACI, and the United Technology Corporation. Dr. Covert is also a past chair of the NRC Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. He received a B.A.E. and M.S. from the University of Minnesota and an Sc.D. degree from MIT. Aaron Cohen, a member of NAE, is currently Zachry Professor of Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to his position at Texas A&M, Dr. Cohen was acting deputy administrator for NASA. In 1983 he was director of research and engineering at the Johnson Space Center and in 1986 he became director of the Johnson Space Center. Robert S.Cooper is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corporation. He served as director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) before he was appointed Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Technology. Dr. Cooper was previously vice president for engineering, Satellite Business Systems, and director of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He was assistant director of defense research and engineering for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and an assistant professor at MIT. He received his B.S. from the University of Iowa, his M.S. from Ohio State University, and his Sc.D. from MIT, all in electrical engineering. Ruth M.Davis, a member of NAE, is currently president and CEO of Pymatuning Group, Inc., which specializes in technology management, and chairman of the board of trustees for Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Davis was Assistant Secretary of Energy for Resource Applications and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Advanced Technology. She served as a member of the NRC’s Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems and is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Eliezer G.Gai is vice president of engineering for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (CSDL), Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Gai has held many positions at CSDL, including director, Decision and Control Systems; manager, IRD/CSR Programs; and head, Guidance Technology Center. Dr. Gai served on the NRC Committee on the Review of ONR’s Air and Surface Weaponry Program and on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Joint Superiority for the 21st Century. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Technion (Israel) and his Ph.D. in instrumen-

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Review of the U.S. Department of Defence Air, Space, and Supporting Information Systems Science and Technology Program tation and control from MIT. His areas of expertise include guidance, navigation and control systems, fault-tolerant systems, and information systems. George J.Gleghorn, a member of the NAE, graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and mathematics. Dr. Gleghorn retired after 37 years at TRW as vice president and chief engineer of TRW’s Space and Technology Group. He began his tenure there as manager of the attitude-control laboratory and held many positions in project management, systems engineering, and systems design. He has served on many NRC committees, both as chair and as committee member. Dr. Gleghorn is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is a member of several NASA committees and review teams. Darold Griffin is president and CEO of Engineering and Management Executives, Inc. Mr. Griffin is a former member of the federal Senior Executive Service and was senior civilian, U.S. Army Materiel Command, where he was responsible for research, development, and acquisition. During his last year of federal service, Mr. Griffin was the executive director of the U.S. Department of Defense Specifications and Standards Task Force, which developed the innovative “Blueprint for Change,” a plan for reforming military specifications and standards. He is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Senior Executive, three Presidential Rank Awards of Meritorious Senior Executive, Vice Presidential Hammer Award, Secretary of Defense Award, and the Department of Army Distinguished Service Medal. Mr. Griffin has many years of experience in the management of DoD personnel and the Army’s Scientist and Engineer Career Program. Robert W.Lucky, a member of NAE, is the current corporate vice president for applied research at Telcordia Technologies. He has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Purdue University in electrical engineering. The majority of his distinguished career was spent at Bell Laboratories, where he was noted for his work in digital data transmission and data communications. Dr. Lucky is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a regular contributor to the IEEE Spectrum magazine. Milton A.Margolis is a consultant for the Logistics Management Institute. He received a B.A. from Columbia University and did graduate work at Johns Hopkins University in economics and statistics. Mr. Margolis is an expert in the cost analysis of weapon systems and military programs. He served as the director of cost analysis and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Resource Analysis) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation). His extensive knowledge of the aircraft industry, the space program, and cost-benefit analysis is based on 20 years of service in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and 25 years in industry. He is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award and the Meritorious and Distinguished Service Medals. Mr. Margolis previously served on the NRC Committee on Live Fire Testing of the F-22 Aircraft, as well as various Defense Science Board studies of weapon-system development programs. Malcolm R.O’Neill is vice president of operations and best practices for the Space and Strategic Missiles Sector of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. During a distinguished 34-year career in the U.S. Army, Lt. Gen. O’Neill served as director of the DoD Ballistic Missile Defense Organization as well as director of the Army Acquisition Corps for the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Research, Development, and Acquisition). He was also the Commander of the Army Laboratory Command. Lt. Gen. O’Neill received his B.S. from DePaul University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Rice University. Albert A.Sciarretta is president of CNS Technologies, Inc., consultants in research and development, modeling and simulation, management, and support of advanced information technologies and systems for the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office, the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology (ODUSD (S&T)), and the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency. Previously, he was manager, Advanced Information Technologies, at Quantum Research International, Inc., and program area manager, Advanced Information Technologies, for the MITRE Corporation. While at MITRE, he managed all of MITRE’s support to DARPA and his division’s information systems independent research and development, and he worked on Army command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) technologies. He has experience in developing technology plans for modeling and simulation, combating terrorism, personnel recovery, DUSD (S&T)’s Smart

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Review of the U.S. Department of Defence Air, Space, and Supporting Information Systems Science and Technology Program Sensor Web Initiative, and advanced concept technology demonstrations. Mr. Sciarretta has a B.S. in general engineering from the U.S. Military Academy and an M.S. in mechanical engineering and an M.S. in operations research from Stanford University. He has worked on several NRC studies as a member of the NRC staff.