Brian A. Arnold, Co-Chair, is the vice president of Space Strategy for Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS). In this role, he determines evolving customer needs in the defense, intelligence, and civil arenas and develops strategies to meet them with space-qualified solutions. He also leads planning efforts for expanding core SAS space markets and technologies. Before assuming his current position, he served as the vice president and general manager of Space Systems at Raytheon SAS. A retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, he has 35 years of experience in leading space superiority programs and possesses exceptional space market knowledge and expertise. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2005, Mr. Arnold served as commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, the nation’s center of excellence for military space acquisition. There, he managed the research, design, development, acquisition, and sustainment of space launch and command-and-control systems, missile systems, and satellite systems. Mr. Arnold was commissioned through Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1971, and spent the majority of his Air Force career in operations as a pilot in FB-111 and B-52 aircraft; he has served as a commander at the flight, squadron, wing, and subunified level of command. As the director of Space and Nuclear Deterrence for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, he was responsible for space and missile systems. Mr. Arnold received a bachelor’s degree in education from California State University, Hayward, and a master’s degree in administrative education from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles.
Lawrence J. Delaney, Co-Chair, is currently a private consultant. He retired as the executive vice president of operations and president of the Advanced Systems Development Sector of Titan Corporation. Previously he held distinguished positions with Arete Associates, Inc.; Delaney Group, Inc.; BDM Europe; and the Environmental and Management Systems Group at IABG. He was also the Acting Secretary of the Air Force and served as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, as well as the Air Force’s service acquisition executive, responsible for all Air Force research, development, and acquisition activities. He provided direction, guidance, and supervision of all matters pertaining to the formulation, review, approval, and execution of acquisition plans, policies, and programs. Dr. Delaney has more than 41 years of international experience in high-technology program acquisition, management, and engineering, focusing on space and missile systems, information systems, propulsion systems, and environmental technology. He served as a member of the National Research Council’s (NRC’s) Board on Army Science and Technology and chaired the NRC’s Air Force Studies Board. He is currently vice chair of the Army Science Board.
Collin A. Agee is the senior advisor for intelligence community engagement in the Office of the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G-2). Previously he served for 2 years at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as the agency’s senior official for future systems, after joining NGA as the deputy director for Future Warfare Systems in January 2009. He was previously the Army G-2’s senior intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) advisor. In 2008, he deployed to Baghdad as Deputy CJ2 Forward, the senior military intelligence officer in the U.S. Embassy, where his duties included providing intelligence to the Multinational Force-I staff, as well as conducting strategic intelligence engagement with the Iraqi intelligence services and senior Iraqi government officials. He previously served as the Army’s director for ISR integration for 2 years, following 4 years as a contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton in support of Army G-2 as a member of Task Force Actionable Intelligence in the ISR Integration Directorate and the Army Intelligence Master Plan, where he was a co-author of the Army Intelligence Transformation Campaign Plan. His tenure was highlighted by the conceptualization and implementation of the Actionable Intelligence Initiative, also known as Focus Area 16. He commanded Headquarters Company in the 125th Military Intelligence Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and the Los Angeles Recruiting Battalion. Mr. Agee has a master’s in military arts and science from the School for Advanced Military Studies and is a graduate of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Postgraduate Intelligence Program. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Intelligence Committee and the Executive Committee for the Military Intelligence Corps Association.
Melani Austin is a senior program manager in Advanced Development Programs (ADP) at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, with 29 years of experience in technology development and program execution on low observable (LO) aircraft. She is currently responsible for the design, development, manufacturing, and flight testing of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) production programs. Ms. Austin began her ADP career in 1983 as an LO engineer and has continued to be a pioneer in the development of Stealth/Signature Management technologies and their integration into survivable weapons systems, most conspicuously on the F-117A, F-22, and TIER III programs. Throughout her career, Ms. Austin’s engineering and program execution efforts have been focused on the development and application of flight-quality LO material technologies and ISR subsystem integration. She graduated with a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Thomas J. Burns is the manager of Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC’s) Sensors and Phenomenology Operation, where he is responsible for more than 750 employees and more than $250 million in research and development, system solutions, and products business. Prior to joining SAIC, Dr. Burns co-founded and served as chief executive officer and chair of SET Corporation, a small high-tech business specializing in the creation and commercialization of smart sensing technologies. Under his leadership SET grew, without external investment, to 100 employees and $30 million in annual revenue. Acquired in January 2010, SET operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of SAIC. Prior to founding SET, Dr. Burns co-founded and served as chief operating officer of ObjectVideo, Inc., a venture-capital-backed leader in smart video solutions for commercial and military security applications. He joined ObjectVideo from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he pioneered the development of model-based signal and image exploitation technologies, building on his experiences directing Computer Vision research as a U.S. Air Force officer at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). While assigned to AFRL, he led AFRL’s premiere Automatic Target Recognition program, receiving AFRL’s prestigious Peter R. Murray Program Manager of the Year Award. Dr. Burns is a co-inventor of patents on video and radar technology and has published numerous refereed papers in areas as diverse as electro-optics and wavelet mathematics. He was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Sensing and Communications Capabilities for Special Operations Forces and is currently a member the Air Force Studies Board. Dr. Burns also serves as a board director of Yakabod, Inc., an innovative knowledge-management product company, and he serves as a member of the Washington, D.C., Capital Executive Board. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology.
Pamela A. Drew is currently the senior vice president for Strategic Capabilities and Technology at TASC, where she is responsible for corporate strategy, capability development, and business generation in key domains such as cyber and systems engineering and integration. Dr. Drew was previously the vice president of Business Development and Strategic Initiatives, Mission Systems Sector, for Northrop Grumman. Before that, she had been vice president and general manager in various positions of Boeing’s defense business, including the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) Solutions organization, which included the airborne ISR programs such as the Airborne Warning and Control System family, and transformational communications programs. She also spent several years in various positions in Boeing’s Phantom Works leading technology strategy and research and development primarily focused on network-centric capabilities. Prior to her years at Boeing, Dr. Drew was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where she was part of the founding faculty. Earlier she had worked at US WEST Advanced Technologies as a member of the technical staff, leading database and software engineering research projects. She earned a B.S in mathematics and computer science (1985), an M.S. in computer science (1987), and a Ph.D. in computer science (1991) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she was named a Distinguished Engineering Alumni in 2007. She is currently serving as the vice chair of the National Research Council’s Air Force Studies Board; as vice chair of the Engineering Advisory Committee at the University of Colorado, Boulder; and on the board of directors at the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory. She is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed technical publications and a featured speaker on network-centric technologies in national and homeland security.
Rand H. Fisher is the senior vice president of Systems, Planning, Engineering, and Quality for the Aerospace Corporation. Prior to that, Rear Admiral Fisher was the vice president and senior advisor, Situational Awareness, for Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Navy, he served concurrently as director, Communications Acquisition and Operations Directorate within the National Reconnaissance Office; commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Space Field Activity; Naval Program Executive Officer for Space Systems; and director, Transformational Communications Office. He previously served as commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division in China Lake, California, and as assistant commander for Test and Evaluation at the Naval Air Systems Command. At SPAWAR, RADM Fisher served as program manager for research and development, director of the Systems Program Management Division, lead systems engineer for the Naval Space Technology Program, deputy program manager for the Special Systems Program
Office, major program manager of the Special Systems Program Office, and major program manager of the Advanced Systems Program Office. RADM Fisher graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School with an M.S. in physics. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and various other service medals and awards. He is a former member of the Air Force Studies Board.
Keith R. Hall is a senior executive advisor for Booz Allen Hamilton, having retired as a senior vice president from the corporation in December 2009. He joined Booz Allen in 2002 following a distinguished career in the federal government. From February 1996 to December 2001, he served as director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). In March 1997, he was also appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space. As NRO director, he was responsible for the acquisition and operation of all U.S. space-based reconnaissance and intelligence systems. Within the Air Force, he was responsible for the overall supervision of space matters, with primary emphasis on policy, strategy, and planning. Mr. Hall has worked in various capacities in U.S. intelligence since 1970, when he received his commission as an officer in the U.S. Army. He served 9 years in Army intelligence, including two tours during which he commanded overseas operational intelligence units. He left the Army in 1979 after being selected a Presidential Management Intern and appointed to the Office of Management and Budget, where he served as budget examiner for the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1983, Senator Barry Goldwater appointed him a member of the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on which he served until 1991. He had primary responsibility for supporting the committee in the annual intelligence budget authorization process and, as deputy staff director, supported all committee oversight activities as well as the formulation of intelligence-related legislation. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Hall served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In addition to his responsibilities for policy development, resource management, counterintelligence, and security oversight, he was chair of the National Counterintelligence Policy Board and co-chair of the Intelligence Systems Board. Prior to his presidential appointment, he served as executive director for Intelligence Community Affairs and director of the Community Management Staff from May 1995 to February 1996 at the Central Intelligence Agency. In this capacity he had responsibility for overall policy and resource management of national intelligence activities and was the principal architect and co-chair of the Intelligence Program Review process, he co-chaired the Security Policy Forum, and co-chaired the study group that created the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. Mr. Hall earned an M.A. in public administration from Clark University and an honorary doctorate from Alfred University in New York.
Leslie F. Kenne is a private consultant and president of LK Associates. Previously, she held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff for Warfighting Integration, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. During her military career, she held the positions of commander, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts; and program director for the Joint Strike Fighter, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. Lt Gen Kenne received her M.S. in procurement management from Webster College. She also attended the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School; the National War College; the Defense Management College at Fort Belvoir, Virginia; the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire; and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Robert H. Latiff retired as a major general from the U.S. Air Force and is currently a private consultant and the president of R. Latiff Associates, providing advice on advanced technology matters to corporate and government clients and universities. He also holds an appointment as research professor and director of the Intelligence and Security Research Center at George Mason University. Prior to joining George Mason University, Dr. Latiff was vice president and chief technology officer of Science Applications International Corporation’s space and geospatial intelligence business. Dr. Latiff is the chair of the National Research Council’s National Materials and Manufacturing Board and a member of the Air Force Studies Board. He has led and participated in numerous studies, and he writes and speaks frequently about critical materials and processes. Dr. Latiff is also an active member of the Intelligence Committee of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Major General Latiff’s last active-duty assignment was at the National Reconnaissance Office, where he served as deputy director for Systems Engineering and director of Advanced Systems and Technology. He has served as vice commander of the USAF Electronic Systems Center and as commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. General Latiff received his commission from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at the University of Notre Dame. He entered active service in the U.S. Army and later transferred to the U.S. Air Force. General Latiff has served on the staffs of the Headquarters of the U.S. Air Force and the Secretary of the Air Force. He received his Ph.D. and his M.S. degrees in materials science and his B.S. in physics from the University of Notre Dame, where he now also holds an appointment as a Visiting Scholar in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. General Latiff is a graduate of the National Security Fellows Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal.
Terry P. Lewis is the Buena Park site executive and manager of ACT/Engineering Services Group with the Raytheon Company. There, his areas of expertise include command, control, communications, and information systems; digitized battlespace systems; communications and transmission security in military tactical systems; wireless network security; and network management authentication techniques for robust security architecture. In addition, Dr. Lewis has developed anti-tampering technologies to prevent or reduce the ability of potential aggressors to reverse-engineer critical U.S. technologies. He is a former Raytheon Engineering Scholar and Fellow and received the Most Promising Engineer of the Year Award, conferred at the 2002 Black Engineer of the Year Award Conference. Dr. Lewis served as a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Distributed Remote Sensing for Naval Undersea Warfare.
Michael A. Longoria currently serves as an adjunct senior analyst at the RAND Corporation, providing operations and analytical support on force modernization research involving intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, command, and control systems; close air support; combat search and rescue; special airlift; and special operations. He also trains and helps educate graduate and doctoral cultural anthropology and sociology candidates in the Human Terrain System for the U.S. Army at St. Mary’s University, Leavenworth, Kansas, as an independent contractor. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2009 as a brigadier general, having held management and analytical positions as well as commanding at all tactical levels within the Air Force and in combat. He served as the director for Democracy Programs at the National Security Council staff, White House, as the Special Assistant to the President helping direct the humanitarian resettlement and security operations for more than 75,000 Cuban and Haitian refugees during the Clinton administration. Additionally, he directed the antiterrorism effort for the Department of Defense (DoD) in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. As a general officer, he represented the DoD in Lyon, France, at Interpol for the arrest and capture of 35 of the top 50 known terror suspects as a result of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has extensive combat experience in Panama, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia, but he has also conducted rescue and humanitarian operations in the Philippines, Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. In his career, he has been assigned to and in support of the following Joint and/or other-service units: 5th and 7th Special Forces Groups, 75th Ranger Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Marine Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and U.S. Third Army; in Operation Iraqi Freedom he commanded all Air Force units assigned to every maneuver division in the U.S. Army. He has served in fellowships at Harvard University and the Congressional Research Service and holds the M.A.A.S. in air and space science, School of Advanced Airpower, Space and Cyber
Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, as well as an M.A. in national security, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.
Paul F. McManamon is the president of Exciting Technology, LLC. He also works half-time as the technical director of the Ladar and Optical Communications Institute at the University of Dayton. Until May 2008, he was chief scientist for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) Sensors Directorate, which consists of approximately 1,250 people responsible for developing new sensor technology for the Air Force. Dr. McManamon was responsible for the technical portfolio of the Sensors Directorate, including radio-frequency sensors and countermeasures, electro-optical (EO) sensors and countermeasures, and automatic object recognition. He has developed multidiscriminate EO sensors, including multifunction laser radar, novel EO countermeasure systems, and optical phased-array beam steering. Dr. McManamon has participated in three Air Force Scientific Advisory Board summer studies: New World Vistas (1995), A Roadmap for a 21st Century Aerospace Force (1998), and Sensors for Difficult Targets (2001). He was instrumental in the development of laser flash imaging, initiating the ERASER program as a method to enhance EO target-recognition range by a factor of 4 or 5. Dr. McManamon is widely recognized in the electro-optical community. He was the 2006 president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. He was on the SPIE board of directors for 7 years and on the SPIE Executive Committee from 2003 through 2007. He serves on the executive committee for the Military Sensing Symposia (MSS) and is a fellow of SPIE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Optical Society of America (OSA), AFRL, and MSS.
Matt L. Mleziva is currently the president of Wildwood Strategic Concepts, LLC, a strategic management company in Westford, Massachusetts. Mr. Mleziva has led Joint teams for the Office of the Secretary of Defense that developed recommendations projected to save millions of dollars annually. He guided U.S. Air Force Networked Tactical Communications efforts into a single Joint program with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Mleziva has a proven track record of achieving cost, schedule, and performance goals across organizations covering a wide range of information system technologies for a diverse customer base. He acquired space, air, and electronic systems for the Department of Defense, the U.S. government, and foreign nations. Mr. Mleziva has a demonstrated capability to utilize emerging information technology and promote commonality and interoperability in combat systems. He developed an ultra-streamlined acquisition strategy in response to urgent Air Force operational needs. Mr. Mleziva is the recipient of several awards, including the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award and the Air Force Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award. He holds a post master’s degree in electrical
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.