multibeam radar antenna techniques, has published numerous articles on defense technology and related policy issues, and has taught a variety of courses on radar and information theory. In 1992, Raytheon awarded Mr. Stein the Thomas L. Phillips Award of Excellence in Technology—the company’s highest recognition for technical achievement. He earned his BSEE from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vincent Vitto is the retired president and chief executive officer of Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., where he served for 9 years until 2006. Since 2006, he has been working as an independent consultant. Before joining Draper in 1997, he spent 32 years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory, rising to Assistant Director of Surface Surveillance and Communications. He holds an M.S. in physics from Northeastern University and a B.S. in physics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Currently, Mr. Vitto is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mercury Computer Systems, a member of the QinetiQ North America Proxy Board of Directors, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Aerospace Corporation. He is also a member of the National Associates of the National Academies and a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He serves on the Board of Trustees at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Mr. Vitto has received numerous public service awards in his career including the Meritorious Public Service Award and Superior Public Service Award from the Department of the Navy, the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Services from the Department of the Air Force, and in 2009 the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service Award. He has served on numerous scientific boards and advisory committees, including the Intelligence Science Board, the Defense Science Board, National Reconnaissance Office Technical Advisory Group, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Advisory Group. He also chaired the Naval Studies Board from 1999 to 2004.
David A. Whelan is chief scientist, Boeing Defense, Space, and Security, and Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Phantom Works, at the Boeing Company. His areas of expertise include defense research, development, and enabling technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and space-based moving target indicator radar systems. Prior to joining Boeing, he served as Director of the Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. His high-technology development experience includes roles as a research physicist for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and as a lead engineer at Northrop Grumman. Dr. Whelan has served on numerous scientific boards and advisory committees, including the Defense Science Board, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and the NRC Committee on Research, Development and Acquisition Options for U.S. Special Operations Command, and the NRC’s Committee on National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces and the NRC’s Americas Climate Choices: Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change; he is Vice Chair of the Naval Studies Board. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Peter G. Wilhelm is director of the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST) at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). He is responsible for the technical and managerial leadership of the NCST’s mission, which is to preserve and enhance a strong space