Anthony J. "Tony" TetherPh.D.Member, Board of Regents and Senior Fellow
Dr. Tether served as Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the Department of Defense from 2001 to 2009. As Director, Dr. Tether was responsible for management of the Agency's projects for high-payoff, innovative research and development. He previously served as Director of DARPA's Strategic Technology Office from 1982 through 1986, and as Director of the National Intelligence Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1978 to 1982. Dr. Tether is the founder of The Sequoia Group, which provides program management and strategy development services to government and private industry, and has served as its President and CEO. He has held positions as Executive Vice President of Systems Control Inc., Chief Executive Officer for Dynamics Technology Inc, Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation's (SAIC) Advanced Technology Sector, Vice President and General Manager for Range Systems at SAIC, and Vice President for Technology and Advanced Development at Ford Aerospace Corp. (acquired by Loral Corporation ). Dr. Tether has been honored with awards including the National Intelligence Medal, the Department of Defense Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, and the Department of Defense Outstanding Public Service Medal.


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