budgeting processes. Admiral Walsh was also the director of the Operations Division for the Office of Budget and Reports under the Navy Comptroller, where he was the responsible official for all Navy operating budget accounts. Admiral Walsh recently served on the NRC’s Committee on Shore Installation Readiness and Management.
Ms. Mitzi M. Wertheim is a consultant to Enterprise Solutions at the Center for Naval Analyses. Her expertise is in the application of business process reengineering methods and teaching large corporations to increase service while reducing cost. In recent years, her research interests have focused on naval career, education, and training issues. Before joining CNA, Ms. Wertheim was vice president of Enterprise Solutions at SRA International, Incorporated. Her responsibilities included identifying linkages and interdependencies in organizations and then leveraging IT to achieve business objectives. From 1977 to 1981, Ms. Wertheim was the deputy undersecretary of the Navy. Ms. Wertheim is involved with a number of organizations, including the Council of Foreign Relations and the Advisory Board of the Defense Budget Group. She is a founder and executive committee member of the MIT Seminar XXI. Ms. Wertheim is a member of the NRC’s Naval Studies Board.
Mr. Geoffrey A. Whiting is director of Maritime Systems at Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Company. Mr. Whiting has a broad understanding of C4ISR and shipboard defense systems. As director of Maritime Systems, Mr. Whiting is responsible for maritime tactical signal exploitation systems for U.S. and foreign defense customers and for the development of lower life-cycle costs and increased functionality that optimize maritime product lines. Mr. Whiting’s professional experience includes more than 25 years with the U.S. Navy in operational, intelligence, and technical positions.
Mr. Dell P. Williams III is senior technical advisor to the president and CEO of Teledesic Corporation. He is responsible for technical oversight of the development of the Teledesic network, a constellation of several hundred low-Earth-orbit satellites providing worldwide access to “fiber-like” telecommunications services. Mr. Williams has an extensive background in commercial communications, systems engineering, space systems, and information assurance. Prior to his work on the Teledesic network, Mr. Williams was vice president of Electronic Defense Programs at ARGO Systems, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary. He also was director of Advanced Programs at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company and director of Space Systems at NASA Headquarters.