forms of data collection, dissemination, processing, and visualization. As a field operations officer at the NSA, he was a member and team leader in the Office of Target Reconnaissance and Surveillance. He also worked for 5 years as a global network vulnerabilities analyst. Mr. Ballard holds an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering and a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently studying for an M.S. in technology management and an M.B.A. at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Wesley Harris (NAE) is the Charles Stark Draper Professor and head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research focuses on theoretical and experimental unsteady aerodynamics and aeroacoustics; computational fluid dynamics, and the impact of government policy on procurement of high technology systems. Before this he served as the associate administrator for aeronautics at NASA. He has also served as the vice president and chief administrative officer of the University of Tennessee Space Institute. Dr. Harris earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace and mechanical sciences from Princeton University.
Kenneth A. Kress is a senior scientist for KBK Consulting, Inc., and a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, where he specializes in quantum information science and other technical evaluations and strategic planning for intelligence and defense applications. Some of his past clients include DARPA’s Microsytems Technology Office, Noblis, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Mitretek Systems, Inc., and Lockheed Martin Special Programs Division. From 1971 to 1999 he worked in a series of positions at the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations, Office of Development and Engineering, and, finally, its Office of Research and Development (ORD), first as a research and development manager, later as a program manager, and finally as an ORD senior scientist responsible for management support, the development of technical and strategic plans, and DOD interagency coordination for advanced technology. He is the inventor of the solid state neutron detector, for which he won an award in 1981. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from Montana State University.
Gilman Louie is a partner of Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital fund focusing on the development of technology entrepreneurs. Earlier, he was president and CEO of In-Q-Tel, the venture capital group helping to deliver new technologies to the CIA and the intelligence community. Before helping found In-Q-Tel, Mr. Louie served as Hasbro Interactive’s chief creative officer and as general manager of the Games.com group, where he was responsible for creating and implementing the business plan for Hasbro’s Internet games site. Before joining Hasbro, he served as chief executive of the Nexa Corporation; Sphere, Inc.; and Spectrum HoloByte, Inc. As a pioneer in the interactive entertainment industry, Mr. Louie’s successes have included the Falcon Fighting F-16 flight simulator and Tetris, which he brought over from the Soviet Union. Mr. Louie has served on the board of directors of Wizards of the Coast, Total Entertainment Network, Direct Language, and FASA Interactive. He is an active member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security and the Information Age and is a member of the board of New Schools.org. Mr. Louie was chosen for his expertise in intelligence, threat analysis, and venture capital new technology start-ups.