of booster recovery and reuse. Results of the GD and Boeing ALS work led directly to the Atlas V and Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles for the USAF. During the earlier part of his 40-year career, he was director of systems engineering for GD, worked in preliminary design on advanced space concepts, designed and tested Centaur cryogenic components, and designed and implemented installation of ground support equipment for Atlas. Mr. Bock became a registered professional engineer, mechanical, in the state of California in 1965. After retirement, he was recognized by the University of Washington’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics as their 2005 Distinguished Alumnus. He received his BSAE degree from the University of Washington and MSME degree from San Diego State College.
YVONNE C. BRILL is a consultant specializing in space propulsion systems and satellite technology. Her career as a rocket engine specialist ranges in roles from mathematician doing trajectory calculations, to research analyst deriving rocket propellant performance, and to propulsion manager building, qualifying and launching spacecraft propulsion systems. She began her career at Douglas Aircraft eventually joining RCA AstroElectronics where she had the responsibility for launch vehicles and on-board spacecraft propulsion systems. She also spent time at NASA Headquarters as Manager of the Solid Rocket Motor on Shuttle as NASA began ramping up production for increasing flight rates. She was with the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) in London from 1986 until her retirement in 1991. Among many honors Ms. Brill is the recipient of a 2010 National Technology and Innovation Award, a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and an honorary fellow of AIAA. She earned a B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and an M.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California. Since retiring from INMARSAT she has served on many NRC committees, including the Committee on Air Force and Department of Defense Aerospace Propulsion Needs and the Committee on the Role and Scope of Mission-Enabling Activities in NASA’s Space and Earth Science Missions. She currently serves as a member of the NRC Space Studies Board.
ALLAN V. BURMAN is president of Jefferson Solutions (Solutions), the government consulting practice of the Jefferson Consulting Group. Under his leadership, Solutions provides analysis, evaluation, program management and acquisition assistance and assessment services to many government departments and agencies. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Burman served in policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. Dr. Burman is chairman of the Procurement Round Table, a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), a fellow and member of the Executive Advisory Council of the National Contract Management Association, a member of the Partnership for Public Service, and an honorary member of the National Defense Industrial Association. He is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University and at the International Law Institute. He served on the White House Acquisition Advisory Panel established by the Services Acquisition Reform Act and co-chaired the performance-based acquisition subcommittee of the panel. In 2009 he received a Federal 100 Award in recognition of his contributions to the federal information technology community. Dr. Burman holds a Ph.D. from George Washington University, a master’s degree from Harvard University, was a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Political Studies, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University. He has served on numerous NRC and NAPA panels addressing federal management issues such as the following NRC committees: the Committee on Cost Growth in NASA Earth and Space Science Missions, the Committee on Optimizing U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense Review of Air Force Acquisition Programs, and the Committee on Assessing the Results of External Independent Reviews for U.S. Department of Energy Projects.
DAVID C. BYERS is a consultant to U.S. government and industry entities in the areas of space propulsion and power. He reviews government and industrial R&D programs, assists NASA in program formulations and management, and performs systems analyses of space propulsion systems. Mr. Byers had more than 40 years of experience in NASA and TRW (now NGC) space programs, including initiation, conduct, and management of multiple programs that resulted in successful development and transition of advanced propulsion concepts to operational status. He has received the AIAA Wyld Propulsion Award and NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal, and he is a fellow of the AIAA. He received a B.S. in physics from Pennsylvania State University. He has supported multiple