System. General Latiff then commanded the Joint U.S. and Canadian Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in materials science and a B.S. in physics from the University of Notre Dame. He is a member of the National Research Council’s National Materials Advisory Board (NMAB).
Alden V. Munson, Jr., is the deputy director of national intelligence for acquisition in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, a position he assumed during the term of this study. He was most recently a consultant in intelligence and defense to government and industry. Mr. Munson was senior vice president and group executive of the Litton Information Systems Group. Previously he served as a vice president at TRW in space and ground systems for command and control and intelligence programs. He also served as vice president, operations, in the TRW credit business. Previously, he served as program manager for numerous intelligence systems development projects and led major new business pursuits. Mr. Munson began his career at the Aerospace Corporation, where he provided system engineering and data system analysis and support to many space programs. He was a founding director of Paracel, Inc. (subsequently sold to Aplera) and has held board positions with bd Systems and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. He serves as an adviser to the San Jose State University College of Engineering. Mr. Munson received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering with distinction and departmental honors from San Jose State University. He later completed extensive coursework in computer science at University of California at Los Angeles and attended executive programs at Harvard University (Competition and Strategy) and Stanford University (Management of High Technology Enterprises). In 1997, he was named a Distinguished Graduate of the San Jose State University College of Engineering, and in 2000, the National Reconnaissance Office named Mr. Munson a Pioneer of National Reconnaissance.
Mark K. Wilson, president, Mark Wilson Consulting, retired from the United States Air Force as director of the Center for Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He was responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating the development and sustainment efforts of all aspects of the Center for Systems Engineering. He has 38 years of systems engineering acquisition experience, including with capability-based systems engineering, and graduate education as well as extensive experience in flight systems, materials, low observables, and structural technology on the B-2 and F-15 programs. Mr. Wilson is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the corporate advisory board of the International Council on Systems Engineering and the National Defense