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Systems Integration for Project Constellation: Letter Report Attachment B Committee Membership—Roster and Biographies COMMITTEE ON SYSTEMS INTEGRATION FOR PROJECT CONSTELLATION DONALD C. FRASER, Chair, NAE, Former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition; Former Executive Vice President, Draper Laboratory; Director, Boston University Photonics Center, Boston, Massachusetts WILLIAM C. “BILL” BREEN, Vice President, Fluor Daniel (retired), Lake Forest, California JOSEPH V. CHARYK, NAE, Former Under Secretary of the Air Force; Chairman and CEO, COMSAT Corporation (retired), Falmouth, Massachusetts AARON COHEN, NAE, Former Acting Deputy Administrator of NASA; Former Director of NASA Johnson Space Center; Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station RAYMOND S. COLLADAY, Former Associate Administrator of NASA; Former Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; President, Lockheed Martin Astronautics (retired), Golden, Colorado STEVEN D. DORFMAN, NAE, Vice Chairman, Hughes Electronics (retired), Los Angeles, California ELVIN R. “VALD” HEIBERG III, NAE, Former Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Lieutenant General, U.S. Army (retired); President, Heiberg Associates, Arlington, Virginia KENT KRESA, NAE, Chairman Emeritus, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Beverly Hills, California LESTER L. LYLES, Former Commander, U.S. Air Force Materiel Command; General, U.S. Air Force (retired), Vienna, Virginia FRANK MARTIN, Former Director of Space Systems, Lockheed Martin; President, Martin Consulting, Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina GEORGE A. PAULIKAS, Executive Vice President, The Aerospace Corporation (retired), El Segundo, California JOHN B. PELLER, Vice President and Program Manager for Ground-based Midcourse Defense, The Boeing Company (retired), La Habra, California HARRIS M. “BUD” SCHURMEIER, NAE, Associate Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (retired), Fallbrook, California ROBERT C. SEAMANS, JR., NAE, Former Deputy Administrator of NASA; Former Secretary of the Air Force; Former Administrator, Energy Research and Development Administration; Professor Emeritus in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge JOHN K. WELCH, Executive Vice President, General Dynamics Corporation (retired), McLean, Virginia F. GORDON WILLIS, Former Chief Engineer for Automatic Transmission Engineering, Ford Motor Company; Consultant, Gordon Willis Associates, Palm Beach, Florida A. THOMAS YOUNG, NAE, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin (retired), Onancock, Virginia Note: NAE, National Academy of Engineering.
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Systems Integration for Project Constellation: Letter Report Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board Liaison to the Committee WILLIAM W. HOOVER, Major General, U.S. Air Force (retired), Williamsburg, Virginia Committee Staff ALAN ANGLEMAN, Senior Program Officer KARA BATH, Senior Project Assistant/Administrative Assistant ANNA L. FARRAR, Financial Associate NEERAJ GORKHALY, Administrative Assistant GEORGE M. LEVIN, Director, Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board CONNIE WOLDU, Administrative Assistant BIOGRAPHIES OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS DONALD C. FRASER, NAE, Chair, has broad research management experience and is the founder and director of the Boston University Photonics Center. Dr. Fraser received his B.S. and M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics and his Sc.D. in instrumentation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He 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. Since 1993, Dr. Fraser has been 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 is a member of the NASA Advisory Council, a former member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, a former chair of three National Research Council (NRC) study groups, and a former member of six other NRC study groups. WILLIAM C. BREEN is an expert in the area of large engineering and construction projects and a retired vice president of Fluor Daniel, where he spent 47 years with assignments in general management and project management. His assignments have included world-class projects in refining, pipelines, chemical plants, and government projects. His general management experience includes management of an engineering and construction office with a staff of 6,000; management of a European subsidiary; and serving as president of Fluor Daniel’s operations at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fernald facility in Ohio. Recently, Mr. Breen has been responsible for (1) the renovation of U.S. embassies in six former Soviet republics and (2) the overall direction of Fluor Daniel’s classified programs. He also served as a loaned executive to the Strategic Defense Initiative Office as special assistant to the director. Mr. Breen is a graduate of the University of Michigan. This committee is the first NRC study group on which he has served. JOSEPH V. CHARYK, NAE, as under secretary of the Air Force, played a key role in establishment of the National Reconnaissance Office. Later he became the first president of COMSAT Corporation. In accordance with the Satellite Communications Act of 1962, he led the formation of a private corporation to develop a global satellite network. Dr. Charyk decided to make geosynchronous satellites the basis of this network. He fought skepticism that this untested technology would work for voice transmission because of a half-second time delay. He also raised funds
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Systems Integration for Project Constellation: Letter Report to support this new industry and enlisted the cooperation of countries around the world. His efforts launched a global system that today serves more than hundreds of nations and billions of people. Dr. Charyk previously served on one other NRC study group. AARON COHEN, NAE, is professor emeritus of engineering at Texas A&M University. Formerly the H.B. Zachry Professor of Engineering, he taught senior mechanical engineering design. Before teaching, Professor Cohen was an employee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for more than 30 years, retiring as director of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. His earlier assignments included manager of the Command and Service Module in the Apollo Spacecraft Program Office, Space Shuttle Orbiter project manager, and director of research and engineering at Johnson Space Center. He also served for a year as the acting deputy administrator of NASA. Professor Cohen is a fellow of the American Astronautical Society, an honorary fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and an honorary member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering. He is the recipient of two NASA Exceptional Service Medals, two Outstanding Leadership Medals, and four Distinguished Service Medals. He previously served as a member of one NRC study group and as chair of two others. RAYMOND S. COLLADAY retired as president of Lockheed Martin Astronautics. He is currently an aerospace consultant, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, and a director on boards of several companies and organizations. Dr. Colladay’s earlier positions included director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and associate administrator of NASA. He has also been a member of Defense Science Board summer studies and various other U.S. Department of Defense and NASA boards. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the American Astronautical Society. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and completed the advanced management program from the Harvard Business School. Dr. Colladay is a former member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board and six NRC study groups, four of which he chaired. STEVEN D. DORFMAN, NAE, is a retired vice chairman of Hughes Electronics. During his time at Hughes he served as president of Hughes Space and Communications Company, the world’s leading builder of communications satellites; as CEO of Hughes Communication, a leading owner and operator of communications satellites; and as chairman of Hughes Telecommunications and Space, a unit responsible for the businesses named above plus the international development of DirecTV. After retiring from Hughes, Mr. Dorfman was the Hunsaker Visiting Professor at MIT. He has served on the boards of Hughes, Raytheon, PanAmSat, American Mobile Satellite, Galaxy Latin America, Japan Satellite Systems (JSAT), DirecTV, Galaxy Classroom, and Hughes Research Laboratories. Among Mr. Dorfman’s awards are the Distinguished Public Service Award, which is NASA’s highest award, and Via Satellite’s Satellite Executive of the Year for 1995. He is a member of the NRC’s Air Force Science and Technology Board and a former member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board, three other NRC study groups, and the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee. ELVIN R. “VALD” HEIBERG III, NAE, held leadership positions at every level within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during 35 years in uniform. He headed the Army’s Ballistic Missile Defense Program and, in his final assignment, he commanded the Corps of Engineers. Since retiring, Lt. Gen. Heiberg has served as chief executive officer of three construction/environmental firms, and he has assisted the Coalition Provisional Authority in establishing Iraq’s Ministries of
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Systems Integration for Project Constellation: Letter Report Transportation and Communications. He currently heads Heiberg Associates, which provides consulting services in engineering, environmental construction, and large-project management. Lt. Gen. Heiberg has served on the executive committee of the Transportation Research Board and six other NRC study groups and boards. KENT KRESA, NAE, is chairman emeritus of Northrop Grumman Corporation, where he was chairman of the board of directors for 13 years, ending in 2003. During most of that time, he was also the company’s president and chief executive officer. Before joining Northrop Grumman, Mr. Kresa served with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he was responsible for broad, applied research and development programs in the tactical and strategic defense arena. From 1961 to 1968 he was associated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked in the areas of ballistic missile defense and reentry technology. Currently, Mr. Kresa is a senior advisor for the Carlyle Group, and he is on the boards of Avery Dennison Corporation, Eclipse Aviation, Fluor Corporation, General Motors Corporation, the California Institute of Technology, and other organizations. He is a past chairman of the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association, chairman of the Defense Policy Advisory Committee on Trade, and honorary fellow and past president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He previously served on one other NRC study group. LESTER L. LYLES retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2003 as commander of the Air Force Materiel Command. Prior to this assignment, Gen. Lyles served as the 27th vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and, previously, as commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center. Earlier in his career he was chief of the Avionics Division in the F-16 Systems Program Office, deputy chief of staff for requirements at the Air Force Systems Command, and director of the Medium-Launch Vehicles Program and Space-Launch Systems offices. Gen. Lyles also served as commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and as director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization. He was a member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of U.S. Space Exploration Policy, which released its report in June 2004. This committee is the first NRC study group on which he has served. FRANK MARTIN has more than 29 years of experience in project management, definition, development, and operations of NASA systems for space, Earth sciences, and human space applications. He is currently the president of Martin Consulting, Inc., and chief operating officer of 4-D Systems. Previously, Dr. Martin was the program director for space systems and engineering at Lockheed Martin Space Systems, where he directed programs in space and Earth sciences, life sciences, and space exploration. Dr. Martin also has extensive NASA experience, including assignments as the assistant administrator for the Office of Space Exploration at NASA Headquarters and as the director of Space and Earth Sciences at Goddard Space Flight Center. Dr. Martin previously served on one other NRC study group. GEORGE A. PAULIKAS retired in 1998 as executive vice president of the Aerospace Corporation, where he was responsible for the execution of the launch-readiness verification process for National Security Space System boosters and spacecraft for which Aerospace has technical responsibilities. Dr. Paulikas joined Aerospace in 1961, and he later served as director of the company’s Space Physics Laboratory, vice president of Laboratory Operations, and senior vice president of the Development Group and the Programs Group. During his tenure at Aerospace, Dr. Paulikas participated in more than 150 space launches and spacecraft operations and was intimately involved in the development and flight of a number of advanced space programs critical
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Systems Integration for Project Constellation: Letter Report to national security. Awards that Dr. Paulikas has received include the Aerospace Corporation’s Trustees’ Distinguished Achievement Award, the firm’s highest honor; the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Meritorious Civilian Service Award; and the National Reconnaissance Office Gold Medal in 1998. Dr. Paulikas is a fellow of both the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has served as a consultant to the NASA Office of Space Sciences and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and he was a member of the executive committee of the University of California at Berkeley’s Space Sciences Laboratory. Dr. Paulikas has served on the USAF Scientific Advisory Board (twice) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Physics Division Advisory Committee. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently the vice chair of the NRC’s Space Studies Board and has previously served on 11 NRC study groups. JOHN B. PELLER is a consultant who retired from the Boeing Company as a vice president and program manager for ground-based midcourse defense. In that role, he was responsible for Boeing’s work as the lead systems integrator for the National Missile Defense Program. His first task was to assemble what had been a piecemeal Pentagon research and development effort into a single, major acquisitions program. He also created the Boeing approach to executing the lead systems integrator role on the U.S. Army’s Future Combat System Program, one of the largest systems integration projects in the nation. Dr. Peller also has extensive experience in the Minuteman missile and space shuttle programs. He has served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board and is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. This committee is the first NRC study group on which Dr. Peller has served. HARRIS M. “BUD” SCHURMEIER, NAE, retired from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as the associate director after a 36-year career with the JPL. During that time he held technical and management positions that encompassed a broad spectrum of technical disciplines and management responsibilities. At the start of the space program at JPL, he developed the concept and organization of the Systems Division to handle the multidiscipline systems engineering activities associated with the design and development of autonomous spacecraft and the conduct of planetary spaceflight missions. Mr. Schurmeier managed several multi-hundred-million-dollar projects at JPL that sent robotic spacecraft to explore the Moon and planets. As the first project manager of the Voyager Project, he directed the design of the mission and the development of the spacecraft. He served on the NASA Research Committee on Manned Space Flight, the Research Advisory Committee on Missile and Space Vehicle Aerodynamics, the Apollo 13 Failure Investigation Team, and the Hubble Space Telescope Repair Mission Review Board. Mr. Schurmeier chaired review boards for the Galileo Project and the Keck Observatory Project for 10 years after retiring from JPL in 1985. He now works with the Planetary Society on its Solar Sail Demonstration Project. This committee is the first NRC study group on which Mr. Schurmeier has served. ROBERT C. SEAMANS, JR., has held a variety of senior positions in the aerospace community, including the following: director of the Flight Control Laboratory at MIT, chief engineer of RCA’s Missile Electronics and Controls Division, national delegate to NATO’s Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, associate administrator and deputy administrator of NASA, secretary of the Air Force, president of the National Academy of Engineering, the first administrator of the Energy Research and Development Administration, dean of MIT’s School of
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Systems Integration for Project Constellation: Letter Report Engineering, and chair of the board of trustees of the Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Seamans has previously served on two other NRC study groups, including one that he chaired. JOHN K. WELCH retired from General Dynamics as executive vice president of the Marine Systems Group, which included Bath Iron Works, Electric Boat, National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), and American Overseas Marine (AMSEA). He is currently a private consultant to government and industry. Mr. Welch joined General Dynamics in 1989 as Electric Boat’s vice president for program development, overseeing its strategic planning and competitive analysis, program and product marketing, and high-technology program acquisition and management. He then was vice president of programs with responsibility for new construction programs (Seawolf-, Ohio-, and Los Angeles-class ships). He also was the initial program manager for the new Virginia-class attack submarine. He later became president of Electric Boat. Mr. Welch has an M.S. in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, an M.B.A. from Loyola College, and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He serves as a director for the Battelle Memorial Institute, the Naval Submarine League, and the Naval Academy Foundation and is a trustee of Bryant College and Webb Institute. This committee is the first NRC study group on which Mr. Welch has served. F. GORDON WILLIS is a consultant in systems engineering and design automation. From 1999 to March 2004, he was president and chief executive officer of VulcanWorks, a company that provided software and services for systems engineering, dramatically reducing the time and cost of product development. The company was recently sold to Trilogy Software. Mr. Willis retired from Ford Motor Company in 1999 after 23 years of service, during which he held a variety of positions in both computer systems and product engineering. From 1992 to 1999, these included chief engineer for automatic transmission engineering, chief engineer for vehicle engineering (Europe), and chief engineer for chassis. From 1989 to 1992, he was director of product and manufacturing systems, and prior to that held a variety of positions in powertrain control development and computer-based simulation of vehicle performance. Mr. Willis has B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, and an M.B.A. in operations research from the University of Michigan. Mr. Willis has previously served on two other NRC study groups. A. THOMAS YOUNG, NAE, is a retired executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Young previously was president and chief operating officer of Martin Marietta Corporation. Prior to joining industry he worked for 21 years at NASA. There he directed the Goddard Space Flight Center, was deputy director of the Ames Research Center, directed the Planetary Program in the Office of Space Science at NASA Headquarters, and was mission director of the Project Viking Mars landing program. Mr. Young was a member of the NASA Advisory Council and six NRC study groups, two of which he chaired.
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