engineering and an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Gerald F. Perryman, Jr., is currently a private consultant. Previously he had been the director of strategic pursuits, Defense and Civil Mission Solutions, for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems. Major General Perryman oversaw and coordinated strategies and the development of new business opportunities and pursuits related to integrated tactical intelligence and information systems. He was appointed to that position in February 2006 after having led the Raytheon Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Strategic Business Area since joining the company in November 2002. Before joining Raytheon, Maj Gen Perryman served as commander of the Aerospace Command and Control and ISR Center at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. Earlier, he commanded the 14th Air Force, which encompasses all U.S. Air Force space operations forces worldwide. He received his M.S. in business administration from the University of North Dakota.
Jonathan M. Smith is the Olga and Alberico Pompa Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2004 to 2006, he was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, for which he received the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Medal for Exceptional Public Service in 2006. He was elected a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2001 for “contributions to the technology of high-speed networking.” He was previously at Bell Telephone Laboratories and Bellcore, which he joined at the AT&T divestiture. His current research interests range from programmable network infrastructures and cognitive radios to architectures for computer-augmented immune response. Dr. Smith served on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Network and Information Technology Technical Advisory Group. He was a member of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Committee on Sensing and Communications Capabilities for Special Operations Forces and is a current member of the NRC Board on Army Science and Technology.