Amy K.C.S. Vanderbilt, PhD, is a Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Vanderbilt is the Founder and Chief Strategist at consulting and marketing firm in the Washington, D.C. area, and is the creator of the award-winning Early Math Series books, which are designed to introduce young children to mathematical concepts.  She is an advocate for early technical education and STEM education initiatives.

Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Vanderbilt said, "The Potomac Institute is widely regarded as THE think tank for technology and policy in the United States. Given the immense accomplishments of the other Senior Fellows, I am humbled and thrilled to be considered their peer.”

Prior to starting her own business, Dr. Vanderbilt was a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where she led seventeen funded projects ranging from SBIRs, to Programs and Seedlings in multiple technical areas. She has co-authored two books on proposal development known as the Lean Proposal Series. She has a long history of appointment within the NATO RTO to technical working groups on network analysis and information visualization, and has served in previous positions ranging from CTO for Wave Technologies, to Program Manager and Technical Advisor for quick reaction prototyping, to INSCOM's Technical Operations Support Activity, Research Scientist at SAIC, and Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Xavier University.

She holds a PhD in Mathematics focused on Nonmonotonic Reasoning, from the University of Florida.

Ms. Khatuna Mshvidobadze, PhD, is an Associate Academic Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Ms. Mshvidobadze is affiliated with the Potomac Institute Cyber Center. She is also a Senior Associate at the Georgian Security Analysis Center, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, Tbilisi, Georgia.  In 2009, she was an Advisor to the Office of the Minister of Defense of Georgia.  Ms. Mshvidobadze is a member of the Academy of Political Science of Georgia. 

Prior to her current positions, Ms. Mshvidobadze was Deputy Director of the Information Centre on NATO, a public diplomacy effort to familiarize the people of Georgia with Georgia’s decision to set itself on the path toward alliance membership, and the obligations the country must undertake to join.  She was the main contact with NATO country embassies.  Ms. Mshvidobadze attended meetings at NATO Headquarters and conferences throughout Europe.

Ms. Mshvidobadze has published extensively in Georgian and English.  Her articles in English have appeared in Defense News, Florida Times Union,, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Jane’s Foreign Report, Jerusalem Post, JINSA Global Briefing and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Some recent articles on cyber security include:
•    “The Battlefield On Your Laptop,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, March 21, 2011.
•    “Is Russia on the Wrong Side of the Net?” Jane’s Defence Weekly, March 2, 2011.

Her book chapter for the Georgian Academy of Political Science, “Russia: Cyber Crime, Cyber War, Cyber Capabilities,” will be published this year in Georgian, English and Russian. 

Her presentation “New Threats: Energy Security, Cyber Defense, Critical Infrastructure Protection,” at the Conference on NATO and the New Strategic Concept in Bucharest is listed as a source in the official bibliography of the new NATO strategic concept.  More recently, she presented, “Russia, Georgia and the Shape of Cyber Wars to Come” at the May 16, 2011 SMi/Cyber Security Forum Initiative conference on Cyber Defence in Istanbul, Turkey and, “Cyber Terrorism: Georgian Experience and the Future Threat” at the July 8, 2011 NATO conference on Emerging Security Challenges in Tbilisi.

As a member of the Cyber Security Forum Initiative, she recently co-authored a training course, “Russian Cyber Capabilities, Policy and Practice.”
Selected as a Rumsfeld Fellow for the Autumn of 2011, Ms. Mshvidobadze is participating in an engagement program with fellows from eight countries at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC. Her research project is “Super Power and Mini Power: Differing Cyber Security Perceptions and Policies in the USA and Georgia.”

Ms. Mshvidobadze holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Tbilisi State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Caucasus School of Business. She is now a PhD candidate in political science at the Georgian Technical University.  Her dissertation is on policy aspects of global information and cyber security.

The Honorable Donald M. Kerr, PhD, is a Member of the Board of Regents and a Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.  He is a Research Professor in George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the MITRE Corporation, and is an advisor for several aerospace and defense firms. Previously, he was confirmed by the Senate on October 4th, 2007 as Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and served in that position until January 20th, 2009. He was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal in March 2009.

From July 21st, 2005, Dr. Kerr served as the fifteenth Director of the National Reconnaissance Office.  He previously served as Deputy Director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency since August 2001, and he received the CIA Distinguished Intelligence Medal in September 2005.

From October 1997 until August 2001, Dr. Kerr was an Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in charge of the Laboratory Division.  Dr. Kerr’s prior government service was with the Department of Energy from August 1976 through July 1979, first in Las Vegas as Deputy Manager of Nevada Operations, and subsequently in Washington, D.C., as the Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs and later for Energy Technology.

Dr. Kerr held several key executive positions in private industry.  From 1993 through 1996, he was Corporate Executive Vice President and Director at Science Applications International Corporation. Dr. Kerr was President and Director of EG&G, Inc., from 1989 through 1992.  He served as a Director of Resources for the Future from 1990 through 1999 and on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers Board from 1987 through 1992.

Dr. Kerr was the fourth Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1979 to 1985. He was also employed at Los Alamos from 1966 until 1976, conducting and leading research in high altitude weapons effects, nuclear test detection and analysis, weapons diagnostics, ionospheric physics, and alternative energy programs.

Dr. Kerr received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1963 and went on to earn an M.S.(1964) in microwave electronics and a Ph.D.(1966) in plasma physics and microwave electronics, all from Cornell University. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and serves as a member of the Defense Science Board.


Lieutenant General Keith J. Stalder, USMC (Ret.), joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow following more than 37 years of distinguished service in Joint and Marine Corps operational assignments.  LtGen Stalder is a former Commanding General of  US Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii, and former Commanding General of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  Upon retirement he established a technical and management consulting practice and works with industry, government, and academic clients.

While on active duty, LtGen Stalder became one of the military’s most experienced operational planners and commanders, serving as the Commanding General of seven separate organizations.  As the senior Marine Military Representative to the U.S. Pacific Command, he was instrumental in negotiating international accords on the basing of US forces in Japan and strengthening international alliances to preserve peace in East Asia and the Pacific.

LtGen Stalder has served as the Commanding General, Training and Education Command in Quantico, Virginia;  Commanding General, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Iraq; and the Deputy Commanding General, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, in Operation Iraqi Freedom I.  He commanded Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 531 and Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One.  He was the Deputy Director for Plans and Policy, United States Central Command, during Operation Enduring Freedom.

LtGen Stalder was born in Venezuela and grew up in Alaska. A 1984 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, he holds a Masters Degree in Aeronautics. He is also a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.

Rear Admiral Masso is President of Flagship Connection, a defense-sector consulting firm specializing in Cyber, Missile Defense, ISR, Space, Human Systems Integration, and Human Resources programs. He is a highly sought after speaker specializing in topics in addition to those mentioned above, such as leadership, ethics, generations and disruptive technologies.

A native of San Clemente, California, Rear Admiral Masso graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1977 and was commissioned an ensign through the NROTC program. A Surface Warfare Officer, his career spanned 32 years in both the active and reserve components of the US Navy. His civilian work included numerous leadership assignments in the Defense Industry in acoustic signal processing, shipboard combat systems, and missile defense programs. Among his civilian assignments, he served as Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development, and Acquisition Chief Engineer (ASN RDA CHENG), and as a program manager in the Missile Defense Agency (Project K). He also managed the Missile Defense business segment for a prominent contractor.

Rear Admiral Masso’s Naval career was earmarked by nine commands in both the active and reserve components. His entire Flag tenure was served on active duty as Vice Commander, Naval Surface Forces Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Educations (OPNAV N1B), and as Commander, Navy Personnel Command/Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel.

During his tenure at Navy Personnel Command, Rear Admiral Masso was responsible for Task Force Individual Augmentation (sourcing overseas contingency operations), Warfighter Enterprise Liaison, and led the Navy’s Human Resources Community as it’s Flag lead. During this time, the Reserve Component Human Resources community was established and the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education domain adopted the new nomenclature, Navy Total Force.

Rear Admiral Masso has various personal decorations but is most proud of the Meritorious Unit Commendation awarded to the men and women of Navy Command Center 106 for actions during and following the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center.

Colonel Jean D. Reed, US Army (retired), was named a Potomac Institute Senior Fellow in June 2010, following a distinguished career of four and one-half years as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical Biological Defense and Chemical Demilitarization and almost fifty years combined military and civilian government service.  As Deputy Assistant, Mr. Reed was responsible for oversight, coordination, and integration of the chemical and biological medical and non-medical defense program throughout the Department of Defense and the program for destruction of the United States stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions, each program totaling over $1.5 billion annually.  He was instrumental in advancing the U.S. capability for countering emerging biological and chemical threats, establishing the highly successful, five-year, $1.7 billion Transformational Medical Technology Initiative – now the U.S. model for development of advanced medical countermeasures – and the focused DoD and Interagency program for accelerated development and fielding of countermeasures against Non-Traditional Agents.
Mr. Reed served for 15 years as a professional staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Armed Services, where he had principal responsibility for staff oversight of Navy research and development, Defense-wide science and technology, chemical-biological defense, and chemical weapons demilitarization programs.  He was a principal member of the Committee staff team on the Persian Gulf War; principal staff member for the Committee's special inquiry into the chemical and biological threat and co-author of the inquiry's 1993  report, "Countering the Chemical and Biological Weapons Threat in the Post-Soviet World;" and also principal staff member for the Research and Development Sub-Committee’s series of  hearings on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism and Information Assurance.

Colonel Reed’s military career included 30 years' progressive experience in a succession of line and staff positions of increasing responsibility, including field artillery battery command, Army Materiel Command, two combat tours in Vietnam as an advisor and brigade operations and intelligence officer, US Field Artillery School combat developments, nuclear-capable field artillery battalion command, deputy commander of a  nuclear-capable corps artillery, major research and development laboratory command, and two tours on the Department of the Army General Staff.  As a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program manager and Assistant Director for Weapons Technology, he was responsible for the Assault Breaker and Tank Breaker weapon system demonstration programs (which were subsequently fielded as the Army Tactical Missile System and the Javelin medium anti-armor missile system).

Mr. Reed is an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma, where he was awarded a BS in Physics (with Distinction) in 1960 and an MS in physics in 1963.  He did post-graduate work in physics at Georgetown University in 1970-1971.  He is a graduate of the National War College, the Army War College, and the Army Command & General Staff College, where he earned the degree of Master of Military Art & Science.  He was a Research Fellow at the National Defense University and a Senior Army Fellow at the Army's Strategic Studies Institute. He is a member of the American Physical Society and Phi Beta Kappa. 

The Honorable John Young, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Mr. Young’s distinguished career includes past positions as Director, Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E); and Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition (ASN(RDA)).  Prior to these Senate-confirmed positions, Mr. Young served ten years as a professional staff member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense.

During his tenure at the Department of Defense, Mr. Young led the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program at the direction of Defense Secretary Gates.  Additional accomplishments include guiding the Biometrics Task Force, establishing the Reliance 21 science and technology oversight process, guiding the SSGN Submarine Conversion program, securing the Virginia Class Submarine multi-year contract, and leading the unprecedented swap of DDG-51 destroyers and LPD-17 amphibious ships between two industry ship yards.

Mr. Young is an Aerospace Engineering graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a Master's Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.

James Tate, Jr, PhD is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents. Dr. Tate, who served most recently as Science Advisor to the Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior, is a recognized senior executive and leader in natural resource science and policy.  He has extensive federal government knowledge and experience in the legislative process and procedures as well as agency operations.  Dr. Tate currently is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution’s Migratory Bird Center as well as Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Dr. Tate has been noted in his career for promoting the role of science in advising public policy, and for his research and writing on avian ecology and landscape-level biological systems. He has a passion for fly fishing, bow hunting and bird watching.

Jim has served in many natural resource conservation roles throughout his career—
- Science Advisor to the Secretary of Interior, Gale Norton
- Professional Staff to U.S. Senate committees
- Endangered Species Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Branch Chief for the U.S. Office of Surface Mining
- Environmental Manager with Atlantic Richfield Company
- Associate Professor of Natural Resources, and Assistant Director of the Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University

Jim was born in Mauston, Wisconsin and raised in small farming towns in Northern Illinois. He graduated with a BS from Northern Illinois University, a MS from University of the Pacific, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. He is married to Linda Schmale of Lodgepole, Nebraska, and has a son Brant who is an architect in Brisbane, Australia.

reistBrigadier General David G. Reist, USMC (Ret.), is a Senior Fellow with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.  

He most recently served as the Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics Department, (LP), Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Washington, DC.

Brigadier General Reist’s command assignments include: CO Company A, 2nd Landing Support Battalion (1981-1982); CO Company A, Marine Barracks 8th & I (1985-1986); CO Beach & Port Company, 2nd Landing Support Battalion (1989-1990); CO 1st Landing Support Battalion (1997-1998); CO 1st Transportation Support Battalion (2002-2004) (redesignated Transportation Support Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Combat Service Support Group-11 during Operation Iraqi Freedom-II) and CG 1st Force Service Support Group (redesignated 1st Marine Logistics Group) (2005-2007).

Brigadier General Reist’s staff assignments include: Division G-4, 3rd Marine Division (1982-1983); Head, Motor Transport, Engineer, and Utilities Writer Section, Marine Corps Institute (1983-1984); Registrar, Marine Corps Institute (1984-1985); Operations Officer, MSSG-22 for LF6F 4-87 and 1-89 (1987-1989); Executive Officer, 2nd Landing Support Battalion (1990); Ground Prepositioning Program Sponsor (1990-1992) and Maritime Prepositioning Program Sponsor (1992-1993), Plans, Policies, and Operations, Headquarters Marine Corps; Current Operations Officer, U.S. Central Command J-4/7 (1994-1997); Deputy G-3, 1st FSSG (2000); Faculty Advisor (2000-2001) and Deputy Director (2001-2002), Marine Corps Command and Staff College; Chief of Staff, 1st FSSG (2004-2005) and Deputy CG (Support), I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward (2006-2007).

Brigadier General Reist graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He also holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.


Paul Byron Pattak is a Strategist, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Educator, Speaker and Author with broad experience in political and policy matters relating to major national issues. He specializes in creating long-term benefits for organizations and their people by bridging the gaps between, and within, policy and technology, using a fusion of communication, diplomacy, strategy, vision, innovation and creativity. To achieve these results, he seeds organizations with innovative technologies, ideas and people; shows organizations how to benefit from new trends in technology; and helps organizations of all sizes to create and apply the strategies, plans and messages that support their long-term goals. Paul Byron also analyzes the impact of technology on politics, government, business, law and culture in a wide variety of theoretical and applied settings. In addition, he provides strategic investment and due diligence advisory counsel to support the public policy aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions.

From 1991 to 1993 he served in President Bush’s Administration as a political appointee at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where he worked on national-level emergency preparedness programs. Previously, Paul Byron was the Transition Officer for FEMA after President Bush’s election in 1988. His government service also includes earlier assignments at the National Institutes of Health and on the personal staff of the Secretary of Defense. Beginning in April 1997, he served as a Senior Consultant to the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection (PCCIP) and its successor organization, the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO). During 2000-2001, he served as a Consultant to the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century (Hart-Rudman Commission), where he worked on homeland security issues and helped write the Commission’s final report. He was also a Consultant to the Commission on National Security Space Management and Organization (Rumsfeld Space Commission) in 2001. He has served on policy task forces for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) dealing with national security, homeland security and information technology. He was also a 2006 Senior Fellow at George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute. In 2007, he was named a Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Paul Byron is CEO of Pi2 Strategies, LLC, a firm in Alexandria, Virginia that provides high-quality strategic advisory services to a variety of clients. In 1999, he co-founded a software company in Las Vegas. The resulting entity was purchased by IBM in January 2005. He was also a Co-Founder of Covington Strategy Group, LLC, and helped U.S. and Canadian companies work with the Federal Government. Past clients of Paul Byron have included the National Security Council, White House Military Office, the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Labor, DARPA, FEMA, NASA, IMF, World Bank, Marathon Oil, Bank One, IBM, Owens Corning, National Industries for the Blind, The Limited, TRW and many others.

He has published several articles on national security, homeland security, technology and policy issues, and has been a frequent guest lecturer for the U.S. Army War College, the National Defense University, and the Intelligence Community. He is also actively involved in organizing conferences, seminars and workshops. Paul Byron received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park.
In addition to being a Potomac Institute Fellow, Marvin Leibstone has been the North America Editor for NATO's Nations Magazine and Military Technology Magazine (published by the Moench Group) since 1984. He is also the Editor and Publisher of "the Observer-Guardian," formerly titled, "Global Security & Trade Journal" (since 1998). Also, from 1979 through 2006, Mr. Leibstone's column on national security affairs appeared in newspapers across the country, among them, New York Newsday, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore News American (no longer in print), Boston Herald, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, San Francisco Examiner (no longer in print), Washington Times. This work has included numerous overseas assignments re. global security issues---Russia, the U.K., France, Germany, Belgium (NATO), Greece, Turkey, Chile, Poland, Croatia, Israel.

With regard to national security matters, especially political violence and countering terrorism, Marvin Leibstone has served as a consultant and study-committee member for the following organizations: PIP, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Planning Research Corporation (PRC), Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). As Principal Investigator at SAIC, Mr. Leibstone completed several landmark terrorism/counter-terrorism research studies for the Pentagon and for the intelligence community, also the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Congress (OTA), which led to a lengthy period of lecturing on the subject within the U.S. and abroad.

Marvin Leibstone completed 31 years of military service, retiring as Colonel, U.S. Army. He is one of few military officers to have served at every level of command, to include Office of the Secretary of Defense. His combat service, Vietnam. He commanded Special Forces units and infantry units, and all staff positions held involved Operations and Intelligence. When serving in Korea, he commanded the left flank U.S. unit along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).

Marvin Leibstone holds a Masters Degree (Political Science/International Politics) from George Washington University. He taught for a year as Associate Professor at Syracuse University's Maxwell Center for International Studies (Wash., DC) and has lectured at the University of Colorado-Boulder; UCLA; American University; University of Maryland; Boston University; University of Tel Aviv (Panelist/Speaker).

Colonel Leibstone (Ret.) is married and has three adult offspring and five grandchildren.

Peter Lejeune has held senior management and consulting positions in both the public and private sectors. He has directed Crisis Management; Contingency Planning; Business Continuity Planning; operations reorganization; security and counter terrorism projects for government and business worldwide in addition to holding senior operations management positions. He is Vice President of Strategic Analysis, Inc. Prior to joining Titan, he was president of Tensai Consulting, Inc., a firm consulting to Fortune 500 companies on all aspects of Business Continuation Planning, and he is a co-founder and director of BLE, Incorporated; a consulting firm specializing in nuclear safety, defense technology, security, technology transfer, law and risk management, dedicated to bringing state of the art knowledge to solving the problems of business, safety, technology, law and risk management for clients.

Several years were spent as a consultant to the Superintendent of the Police of Puerto Rico advising on operational and systems matters. Subsequently Mr. Lejeune was appointed Director of Emergency Planning and Response for New York City. In this capacity he reorganized the Office of Civil Preparedness to respond to changing demands for inter-agency coordination during city-wide crises, including strikes, natural disasters and hostile acts. He was involved in events such as the NY Transit strike, as well as winter emergencies, HAZMAT response, the preparation of contingency plans to respond to a threatened general strike by New York City's municipal unions, and hostage takings.

While still with the City of New York he directed the drought response in addition to reorganizing the regulatory, billing and collection operations of the New York City Water Department.

For private sector clients, Mr. Lejeune has performed Anti-Terrorism and Security Threat Assessments for Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, retailers, manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, warehouse operators, and distributors. In addition to performing these assessments, he has assisted clients performing Risk and Business Interruption Analyses and documenting and testing Crisis Management and Business Continuity Plans to manage the consequences of disasters.

As a Vice President of a leading U.S. bank, Mr. Lejeune directed a risk analysis of the bank's operations prior to formulating, implementing and managing their global contingency planning program covering all international and domestic offices. At this time, Mr. Lejeune co-founded the New York Contingency Planning Exchange, one of the first organizations created to enhance disaster response through the exchange of ideas and enhanced coordination.

Most recently Mr. Lejeune was a member of a team of noted researchers and experts assembled by a Washington policy studies institute to address countering biological terrorism. His specific area of contribution was the issues related to threat assessments and the local and federal response capability. Mr. Lejeune is also a lecturer on terrorism and consequence management at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute.

Captain William Gravell's career-long focus has been on governmental activities related to information exploitation, protection, and attack. He was selected to create and serve as the first Chief of the Joint Staff Information Warfare/Assurance Division from 1994 to 1997 and recently completed his assignment as the Special Assistant for Information Policy and Strategy on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel. Captain Gravell retired from the Navy 2002.

Richard Coleman is a Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies focused on Cyber Warfare. Complementing his work at the Potomac Institute, Mr. Coleman also advises the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA and Department of Defense on Cyber Warfare and Remote Sensing.

Additionally, Mr. Coleman is Senior Associate of PRASAM, advising a variety of clients on strategic, technology and business development opportunities in Space, Defense and the Intelligence Community. Previously, as Director of Research, he oversaw research for the firm’s clients on a variety of topics including Quantum Computing, BMC3/ISR, Future Combat Systems, Red Force Tracking and Space Based Radar.

Mr. Coleman is also President of Space Transportation Association, a group which focuses on advancing the interests of the space launch industry.

Prior to joining PRASAM, Mr. Coleman co-founded and managed Wireless Power & Light Corporation – a high altitude communications company. While Chairman and CEO of WP&L Mr. Coleman was personally awarded two patents for high altitude communications and related platforms by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

In 1991 Mr. Coleman became Executive Director of Lt. General Dan Graham’s Space Transportation Association, which represented the interests of rocket manufacturers in Washington. After his work at STA, Mr. Coleman co-founded Space Express Corporation with Dave Urie, SR-71 Program Manager and designer of Lockheed Skunk Works’ X-33 / VentureStar reusable rocket. Space Express developed a financing plan for Lockheed based on a combined effort by Industry, Wall Street, and Government.

Prior to working with STA and Lockheed, Mr. Coleman and his family sold Review Management Company, the mutual fund management company of OTC Securities Fund to Rockefeller and Company and The Prospect Group in New York. After the sale Mr. Coleman worked for the two firms searching for investment and acquisition opportunities. Starting in 1987 Mr. Coleman founded and managed a boutique investment bank, RCV Investments, which specialized in Mergers & Acquisitions, working with US, European, and Japanese high tech clients.

Mr. Coleman started on the Hill in 1979 working with the Senate Steering Committee working on nuclear weapons issues and the SALT II Treaty, and later served on the staff of Senator Dick Schweiker (R-PA).  At George Washington University, Mr. Coleman received a Wolcott Scholarship and completed his Masters degree in Security Policy Studies in 1983. After graduate school Mr. Coleman served as an Analyst with HRA, Inc, where he analyzed the implications of deploying Intermediate Nuclear Forces and the Strategic Defense Initiative for the Department of Defense and German Ministry of Defense.

Mr. Coleman received a BA in International Relations and History from Lehigh University in 1978 and MA in Security Policy Studies from George Washington University in 1983.

Douglas Bennett is founder and CEO of AURA Technologies based in Research Triangle, North Carolina. Mr. Bennett was previously the sole founder of Bennett Aerospace, an Inc. Magazine Inc.500 designated company, which he successfully grew to a $180 million dollar, global enterprise operating across 11 time zones around the world. Mr. Bennett started AURA Technologies in 2015, where focuses more fully on his core R&D passion.

Douglas Bennett has previously served as the U.S. National Academy of Sciences liaison to the New Zealand Royal Society. He has also served as a Study Director for the National Academy of Science’s / National Research Council’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. In the role, he crafted public policy for the U.S. federal and state governments that shape the United State’s future technology development. While at the NRC, he directed numerous studies. Most notably, a committee on Mars exploration, the recommendations of which are being used by NASA to plan for Mars robotic exploration. Mr. Bennett’s other work at the National Academies included directing committees that assessed the technical quality of $2 billion worth of annual funding for research and development under NASA’s research program. The program covered all aspects of aeronautics and space applications including information technology, data management, nanotechnology, power and propulsion, aircraft design, bio-inspired design, and communications. For State-level efforts, Douglas directed committees that determined in which technologies the State of Ohio invested $40 million when establishing Ohio’s Wright Centers of Excellence in the fields of nanotechnology, information technology, power generation, and aircraft propulsion.

He has served as a consultant to NASA, the US Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare (SpaWar) Systems Center, the US Air Force Laboratory, and DARPA. For DARPA Mr. Bennett created visions of technological impact on complex battle spaces where computers read human bio-signs, including brain signatures, eye tracking and other physiological responses, to gauge a human’s mental operational capacity and adjust information flow accordingly.

Mr. Bennett has worked as a consultant for NEC Corporation in Japan, and a sales engineer in advanced electronics manufacturing for German-based Heraeus GmbH. He has spent over a year of his life on ships, some in oceanographic research and the majority working for the Marine Division of Schlumberger, Inc., as a navigator for oil exploration in the West Indies and the Gulf of Mexico. His work has included extensive international collaborations with Europe, Latin America, North America, Australasia, Japan, and the West Indies, including intensive “international relations immersion training” while working on oil exploration ships, the crews of which represented 10 nationalities speaking 7 languages.

Douglas Bennett received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech. He also holds a Master’s in English – Creative Writing – from Iowa State University, and a second Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies – concentrating on Astrophysics, English, and Political Science with an emphasis on Technology, Policy, and Culture, also from Iowa State. He is a designated outstanding alumni from Iowa State and was credited with penning the first, and perhaps only, fictional short story used in a National Academy of Sciences report.

Gary Anderson retired as a Colonel from the Marine Corps in August of 2000. While on active duty, he served as commander at every level from platoon to surveillance and reconnaissance group to include command of Camp Hansen on Okinawa. His non-operating force assignments included recruiting duty, Marine Officer Instructor at Vanderbilt University, Speechwriter and Deputy Director of the HQMC Special Projects Directorate, UN Observer in Lebanon and Israel, a faculty member at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and Marine Corps Representative at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at Newport's Naval War College as well as the Director of Wargaming at Quantico. Immediately prior to his retirement, he served as the Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab at Quantico, Virginia.

While on active duty, Colonel Anderson served in contingency operations during the Philippine Coup Crisis as commander of Contingency SPMAGTF 1-90 at Subic Bay. He also served as the J-3, for OPERATION SEA ANGEL the 1991 disaster relief operation in Bangladesh. During OPERATION CONTINUE HOPE in Somalia in 1993, he served as Military Liaison Officer to the U.S. Liaison Office in Mogadishu.

Following his retirement, he became the first Executive Director of the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities at Quantico. He was then appointed the Director of the Center for Unconventional Thought at the Institute. He joined Hicks and Associates in November 2002.

Colonel Anderson is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and has a Master's Degree from Pepperdine University. He also attended the National Security Studies course at Syracuse University's Maxwell School for Public Policy. He is a contributing columnist to the Washington Times and the author of two Newport Papers.

Robert Aldrich is the Chief Security Officer of American Defense Systems, Inc. (“ADSI”). ADSI is a world leader in the design, fabrication, and installation of transparent and opaque armor, security doors, windows and curtain wall systems. He is the senior executive responsible for identification, development, implementation and management of the organization’s [global] security strategies and programs.

Mr. Aldrich serves as a Special Advisor to Director of Operations at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Headquarters (HQMC), Washington, D.C.

Mr. Aldrich is a veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with field office duty in Columbia, S.C., Springfield, IL and New York, NY. His work included clerical, foreign counterintelligence, interstate and violent crime investigations, SWAT and SCUBA, and being detailed to the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Aldrich served as Special Consultant to Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC) during the tenure of legendary Marine General Al Gray, 29th CMC. He was the principal architect of a training paradigm to insure the Marine Corps entry into special operations, establishment of the Special Operations Training Group and a shift towards urban-warfare exercises in U.S. cities. He holds the distinction of being the Bureau’s, first-ever G-man assigned to a U.S. Armed Forces service chief. His counsel to five Marine Corps Commandants spanned the period from 1985-2001.

After retiring from the Bureau as a Supervisory Special Agent in 2001, Mr. Aldrich became the U.S. Marine Corps National Coordinator for Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Civil Support, a role that had greater relevancy after the September 11th terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Under the Plans, Policies, and Operations Department, he worked to strengthen National Capital Region relationships with law enforcement and public safety authorities at all levels while shaping and implementing Marine Corps policies for combating terrorism, continuity of operations, critical infrastructure protection and support to civil authorities.

Mr. Aldrich holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina. He is a graduate of the prestigious FBI Law Enforcement and Executive Seminar and is a Fellow at the Potomac Institute For Policy Studies in Arlington, VA. He is a former Senior Advisor at the Civitas Group, Washington, D.C., and is on the advisory boards of Cavalry Security Group and Archaio, L.L.C. He is a supporter of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation and is a life member of the Save the Montagnard People Foundation.

He volunteered for military service in 1966 and served as a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantrymans Badge. He is a recipient of the Department of Navy’s awards for Superior Civilian Service and Distinguished Public Service.

Bill Whitlow began his military career upon graduation from college in 1971. He served as a U.S. Marine for thirty-two years. During his service as a Marine, he was assigned to various operational units, as well as tours of duty at the United States Air Force Academy, the Department of State, Office of Secretary of Defense and as the Director for Expeditionary Warfare for the Chief of Naval Operations. Since retirement from military service, he has served as Vice President & Deputy General Manager for Tactical Services Division for the Titan Corporation. He also served in the Senior Executive Seminar fellowship at Harvard, as well as Seminar Twenty-one Strategic Studies fellowship with MIT. In addition to a Bachelors degree, he holds graduate degrees in Strategic Studies, Contracting Management, and International Relations.

Retired General (Dr.) Robert Scales is one of America’s best known and most respected authorities on land warfare. He is currently President of Colgen, Inc, a consulting firm specializing in issues relating to landpower, wargaming and strategic leadership. Prior to joining the private sector Dr. Scales served over thirty years in the Army, retiring as a Major General. He commanded two units in Vietnam, winning the Silver Star for action during the battles around Dong Ap Bia (Hamburger Hill) during the summer of 1969. Subsequently, he served in command and staff positions in the United States, Germany, and Korea and ended his military career as Commandant of the United States Army War College. In 1995, he created the Army After Next program which was the Army’s first attempt to build a strategic game and operational concept for future land warfare. He has written and lectured on warfare to academic, government, military, and business groups in the United States, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and South America. He is the author of two books on military history: Certain Victory, the official account of the Army in the Gulf War and Firepower in Limited War, a history of the evolution of firepower doctrine since the end of the Korean War. In addition, he is an authority on contemporary and future warfare. Concepts and ideas contained in his writings and studies have significantly influenced the course of contemporary modernization and reform within the military. He has written two books on the theory of warfare: Future Warfare, a strategic anthology on America’s wars to come and Yellow Smoke: the Future of Land Warfare for America’s Military. He was the only serving officer to have written books subsequently selected for inclusion in the official reading lists of three services; Certain Victory for the Army, Firepower for the Marine Corps and Yellow Smoke for the Navy. Congressman Ike Skelton has included Yellow Smoke in his National Security Book List sponsored by National Defense University. His latest work, The Iraq War: a Military History, written with Williamson Murray has been reviewed very favorably by the New York Times, Atlantic and Foreign Affairs. He is a frequent consultant with the senior leadership of every service in the Department of Defense as well as Congress and many allied militaries. He is senior military analyst for The BBC, National Public Radio and Fox News Network. He has appeared as a commentator on The History Channel., The Discovery Channel, PBS, TLC, Channel 4 (France), NTK (Japan) and Star Television (China). His commentary is carried frequently on all major television outlets in the Peoples Republic of China. He has written for and been frequently quoted in The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Roll Call and virtually every service defense periodical and media network on issues relating to military history, future warfare and defense policy. He is a graduate of West Point and earned his PhD in history from Duke University. He can be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. James Richardson is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute, and an Associate with Burdeshaw Associates, Inc. He is also currently serving as Technology Advisor to Globesec Nine, an investment group. In March 2004, he presented a paper and wrote a chapter for the Science and Technology Policies Workshop on Anti-Terrorism Era, in Manchester, England (a NATO workshop sponsored by PREST). As a Potomac Institute Senior Fellow, Dr. Richardson participated on a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Lessons Learned Panel, and helped to survey industry and governments for countermeasures against improvised explosive devices for the Rapid Equipping Force and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force.

From 1996 to 2003, he was Vice President for Research and Chief Scientist at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, where he led major studies in several subject areas. Some of these studies involved: 1) transitioning the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) technologies (funded by DARPA), 2) counter-terrorism and technology forecasting (for private industry and foundations), 3) impacts of science and technology on national security and how to improve decisions on science-laden issues (sponsored and funded by nine agencies and offices), 4) efficacy of military/commercial dual use technologies and products (funded by DARPA), 5) commercialization of the International Space Station (funded by NASA), 6) shipbuilding technologies developed under the MARITECH program, 7) impacts on global competitiveness of the U.S. shipbuilding industry and Navy ship construction (funded by DARPA), 8) a review of the Technology Reinvestment Project (sponsored and funded by DARPA), 9) an investigation of the Navy’s potential role in NMD (for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy), and 10) a forecast of impacts of science on military operations (multiple sponsors). He also advised several industries and organizations (e.g., the New York Police Department) on various technologies.

Dr. Richardson was an Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) from August 1994 to January 1996.

From 1987 to 1994, he held several positions at DARPA (e.g., Director of the Land Systems Office, Special Assistant to the Director of DARPA, and Scientific Advisor for the US Ambassador to the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty negotiations in Vienna, Austria). He led the development of new combat technologies, wrote and negotiated an MOU with Department of Justice (signed by the Attorney General and Deputy Secretary of Defense), represented DoD in the “Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle” initiative, and directed the DARPA/Army/USMC Joint Armor Anti-Armor program chartered by the Secretary of Defense. His office performed R&D leading to the transition of 16 advanced products to the Army and Marine Corps featuring advanced materials, unconventional lethality and survivability technologies and hypervelocity projectiles, including the first large (9MJ) electromagnetic gun and a “smart minefield.”

From 1970 to 1987, Dr. Richardson held numerous positions at the US Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL, from research engineer to the Command’s Deputy Director for Research, Development and Acquisition (SES). He also taught university courses in solid mechanics, kinematics and dynamics of machinery, vibrations and mathematics; as well as continuing education courses in engineering, and he delivered lectures internationally.

He served in the US Army, and was discharged with the rank of Captain.

He has a BSME from North Carolina State University, an MSE from the University of Alabama, and a Ph.D (Theoretical & Applied Mechanics) from the University of Illinois.

Mr. Howard Schue is a Partner and Executive Vice President of Technology Strategies and Alliances Corporation specializing in line and marketing management, new business development, and strategic planning in the aerospace/defense and the command, control, communications and intelligence (C3I) industries. Mr. Schue served on the 1993 Defense Science Board Summer Study on Global Surveillance and on the 1994 Summer Study on Information Architecture for the Battlefield. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, the National Military Intelligence Association, the American Society of Military Comptrollers, the Air Force Association, the Association of Old Crows, the Reserve Officers Association, the Air War College Alumni Association, the Planetary Society, the West Point Association of Graduates, and the Army Athletic Association.

Gordon Oehler received both a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a 1981 graduate of the National War College.

After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Oehler worked for a small firm in upper New York where he designed instrumentation for metallurgical applications. He subsequently joined the CIA in 1972 and served in a variety of analytical and managerial positions involving weapons systems and foreign policy analysis. Included in these assignments were the Chief of the Technology Transfer Assessment Center (responsible for impeding the flow of Western technology into Soviet weapons programs) and the Director of the Office of Scientific and Weapons Research (responsible for all analysis and reporting relating to foreign weapon systems and technology developments).

In May 1992, Dr. Oehler was appointed the Director of the Nonproliferation Center. In this capacity, he was the senior Intelligence Community spokesman on proliferation issues.

After leaving the CIA in October 1997, he served as corporate vice president for corporate development at Science Applications International Corporation. Subsequent to that, he was a deputy staff director for the president’s WMD commission that examined the intelligence failures leading up to the second Gulf war. The commission made seventy-three recommendations to improve intelligence capabilities—most of which have been adopted. He currently serves on a senior policy advisory board for the Department of State and is a working group chairman for the Congressional Commission on the Strategic Posture of the United States. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Paul Noja, besides a number of positions in educational and research institutions related with science and technology, is Chairman of the International Institute for Technology Transfer (IITT), a non-profit foundation that transfers military and aerospace research to civilian applications, particularly in the fields of education, medicine, and citizen assistance.

On a personal level, he has dedicated his efforts to the application of advanced technologies to improving the effectiveness of military personnel performance. The systems designed by his team of researchers are applied to most military centers in Italy and twenty countries around the world. He holds several patents, including a telematics and virtual reality application for battlefield, telemedicine, police forces, and civil protection.

Since 1986, he has been the national representative of the Italian Ministry of Defense in NATO Defense Research Group's Panel 8 on Human and Biomedical Sciences (now Human Factors and Medicine Panel) where for nine years he has been the Coordinator of Personnel and Training area activities.

He has coordinated the G-8 Project on a Worldwide Emergency Telemedicine Network, based on a mix of medical care with state of the art of IT&T (Information Technology & Telecommunications) since 1995. In 1997 he supported the Italian Police Forces with the telematics modernization program that again applies the most advanced IT&T for policemen interactive operations and citizen assistance including medical emergencies. In 1998, Dr. Noja designed an advanced computer based system for the selection of Judges and Notary Publics for the Italian Ministry of Justice. This state of the art system selects over 30,000 people every year. He continues to be responsible for this system. In addition, he participated in the work of ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning), an activity created with an initiative of the President of United States and backed by the U.S. Congress, aimed at supplying information where and when needed through very advanced data bases and delivery systems.

After September 11, Dr. Noja was given the position of chairman of ST-001, a Specialists Team of the NATO Research and Technology Organization (RTO) dealing with a systems approach to apply the most advanced technologies and researches to countering terrorism. After the meeting in Rome with President Bush and President Putin where Russia joined the NATO Council, he started official NATO relations with Russia on counter terrorism.

Dr. Noja is a Professor of advanced technologies and human factors, encompassing transfer of knowledge, multimedia applications, operations and simulation networks, and virtual environments. He has participated in, and chaired, conferences in several countries. His publications on personnel training and integrated logistic support has cleared the path for a better interface between man and machines.

He has a good political and human knowledge of several countries in South America, Africa, and Middle East where he has participated in various activities for the Italian Government over the last 30 years. While he is politically independent, he maintains good relations with high-level Italian government personnel, and serves as a science and technology advisor to some current policy makers. One of his ongoing efforts is helping with the revision of the Italian policy and law on Intelligence as it affects the application of an advanced technology systems oriented approach.

Dr. Roscoe Moore was named a Senior Fellow at the Institute in 2003. He is currently the CEO and Vice Chairman of the Global Flu Consortium. As both a distinguished epidemiologist and veterinarian, Dr. Moore is particularly well positioned to help guide business planning and response to the Avian Flu. Dr. Moore brings to the the Institute, deep experience and leadership through service that includes responsibilities as former Assistant United States Surgeon General, and as Rear Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service. One of the world-renowned experts in epidemiology, Dr. Moore has been involved in the surveillance of emerging and re-emerging diseases worldwide as well as bioterrorism issues, and the safety of bioengineered foods.

Dr. Moore was the top ranking veterinarian in all of the Uniformed Services, and served as the Associate Director for Development Support and African Affairs for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this capacity, Dr. Moore was the principal liaison between HHS and ministries of health for 53 countries in Africa, focusing on developing infrastructure and technical support to deliver preventive and curative human health needs for the continent.

Dr. Moore has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins University, an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and a B.S. degree from Tuskegee Institute; he also has received an honorary D.Sc. degree from Tuskegee University in recognition of his distinguished public health career. Dr. Moore has written or co-authored over 100 publications covering a broad range of public health issues.

Former: Vice President - Special Projects, General Dynamics Corporation
Former: Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3I; Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, C3I

E. E., Electrical Engineer, University of Arizona, 1965
M. S., Electrical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1957
B. S., Electrical Engineering, The Citadel, 1955

Gold Medal for Engineering, Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association, 1987
Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Department of the Army, 1987
Medal for Distinguished Public Service, Department of Defense, 1987

Field(s) of Specialty:
Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I)
Weapons Systems

Career Experience:
Staff Vice President, Long Range Planning and Business Development, General Dynamics Corporation (Present)
Vice President, Space Program Strategies and Integration, Space and Strategic Missiles Sector,
Lockheed Martin Corporation, 1990-1999
President, Lockheed Integrated Solutions Company, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc., 1988-1990
Vice President, Systems Group, Computer Sciences Corporation, 1987-1988
Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3I), Department of Defense, 1984-1987
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (C3I), Department of Defense, 1981-1984
Division Vice President, Engineering, RCA Corporation, 1978-1981
Director of Engineering, Martin Marietta Aerospace, 1977-1978
Deputy Chief, Office of Microwave, Space & Mobile Systems, DoD, 1974-1977
Chief, Engineering Staff, HQ EUCOM, NSA, 1971-1974
Manager, Defensive Systems, Martin Marietta Aerospace, 1963-1971
Graduate Student and Instructor, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Arizona, 1959-1963
Air Force, Active Duty, National Security Agency, 1957-1959

“Strategy for Survival,” T. L. Martin, University of Arizona Press
“Transistors and Integrated Circuits,” J. B. Lippencott
Numerous technical papers

President Bush directed in June 2003 that the hunt for Iraqi weapons of mass destruction be transferred from the Defense Department to the Central Intelligence Agency and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency appointed Dr. David Kay to lead that search and direct the activities of the 1,400 hundred member Iraq Survey Group. In January 2004, having concluded that there had been no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq at the time of the war, Dr. Kay reported that conclusion and resigned his position. This decision immediately led to Congressional hearings and the appointment of an independent commission to investigate the causes of US intelligence failings prior to the war, as well as how this intelligence was communicated and used by policymakers.

Currently, Dr. David Kay is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and concentrates on counterterrorism and weapons proliferation. He also is a frequent commentator in the media on proliferation and terrorism issues.

He served as the IAEA/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector, leading numerous inspections into Iraq following the end of the Gulf War to determine Iraqi nuclear weapons production capability. He led teams that found and identified the scope and extent of Iraqi uranium enrichment activities, located the major Iraqi center for assembly of nuclear weapons, and seized large amounts of documents on the Iraqi nuclear weapons program, spending four days as a Saddam hostage in a Baghdad parking lot. He also led the analysis of the nature of the Iraqi nuclear program and its implications for non-proliferation and arms control activities.

Dr. Kay has frequently testified before Congress, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Quarterly and The New Republic, and a number of scholarly journals. He also has appeared on Nightline, McNeal-Lehrer, Today, Good Morning America, CNN and the evening news programs of PBS, ABC, CBS and NBC and has been a frequent BBC commentator on nuclear and defense matters.

He has served on a number of official U.S. government delegations and government and private advisory commissions, including the Defense Science Board, U.S. State Department's Advisory Commission on International Organizations, the Rockefeller Foundation's Advisory Group on Conflicts in International Relations, and the U.S. Delegation to the UN General Assembly.

Dr. Kay holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in International Affairs and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. He is the recipient of the IAEA's Distinguished Service Award and the U.S. Secretary of State's Commendation.

Dr. Jonathan Javitt is a physician with a background in information technology, health economics, and public health. His scientific publications have been cited by more than 17,000 people and he is ranked among the top 1% of quoted scientists worldwide. At the Potomac Institute, he has focused on projects related to biodefense, drug and device approval policy, and the needs of first responders. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of NeuroRx, Inc., a CNS-focused innovative pharmaceutical company that is developing a first-in-class drug to treat suicidal depression

Dr. Javitt previously served as a commissioned Presidential appointee in the areas of health care and biodefense. He served as assistant to the Chairman of the Health Professionals Review Group of the White House Health Reform Task Force and a Special Government Employee in the Executive Office of the President under President Clinton. He was appointed by President Bush in 2003 to the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), where he chaired the Health Subcommittee and also served as a Special Employee of the Undersecretary of Defense (ATL). PITAC’s report, Revolutionizing Health Care through Information Technology, has served as the blueprint for Executive Order 13335, establishing the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Dr. Javitt was also appointed by the White House as an at-large delegate to the 2006 White House Conference on Aging.

Dr. Javitt graduated in 1978 with honors in Biochemistry from Princeton University and earned his M.D. at Cornell University Medical College. He was awarded a Kellogg Foundation Fellowship to attend the Harvard School of Public Health, from which he graduated with an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management. In 2015, he was designated an Alumnus of Merit, the highest honor bestowed by Harvard University to graduates of the School of Public Health.
Dr. Javitt joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 1988 as the first ophthalmologist to be granted a Physician Scientist Award by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He continues to serve as an adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Johns Hopkins. He joined the faculty of Georgetown University in 1990, where he directed and participated in more than $20 million of federally-funded research focused on outcomes of, and delivery of, health care including diseases of the eye, diabetes, and breast cancer. He is the author of more than 200 publications related to health care delivery and holds two U.S. patents. He authored the first book on computers in medicine and has published more than 200 scientific works in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and numerous other peer-reviewed publications. His first novel, Capitol Reflections, has just been published by Sterling and Ross, to critical acclaim.

Dr. Javitt has been an expert consultant to the World Bank, the National Institutes of Health, the Health Care Financing Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the ministries of health of United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has been an active consultant in pharmacoeconomics and pharmaceutical development and has completed product development projects for Alcon, Allergan, American Home Products, Chiron, Eyetech, Lilly, Merck, Pharmacia, and Pfizer. He regularly consults on policy and legal issues and is admitted as an expert consultant in both Federal and State jurisdictions.

Radm John E. (Ted) Gordon, JAGC, USN ret. was the Senior Vice President Washington Operations for Alliant Techsystems Inc. (ATK) from 2001 to April 2007. Prior to that he worked for Litton Industries serving as Vice President for Washington Operations. In both positions he was responsible for all company interface with Congress, the Federal Government, and all other customers in the Washington area.

Rear Admiral Gordon retired from the US Navy after having served in several senior positions. He was the Judge Advocate General of the Navy from 1990 to 1992. He had previously served as the Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy and as the Commander of the Navy Legal Services Command. From 1987 to 1989, Radm Gordon was the Commander of the Naval Security Investigative Command, where he served simultaneously as the Director of the Naval Investigative Service and as the Assistant Director of Naval Intelligence for Counterintelligence. During these assignments Radm Gordon supervised much of the conduct of the largest Government criminal procurement investigation, Ill Wind, and the investigation into the Marine Corps Security Guard involvement in allowing Soviet agents access to the US Embassy in Moscow. Both investigations resulted in substantial criminal convictions. From 1986 to 1987, Radm Gordon was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Legislative Affairs) for Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger.

Prior to being promoted to flag rank, Radm Gordon seved as the Deputy Navy Chief of Legislative Affairs (Senate) and for over four years as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy (John F. Lehman) for Legal and Legislative Affairs. He also served in several military justice positions such as Deputy Officer in Charge of the Philadelphia Navy Legal Service Office and as Special Court Martial Judge.

Radm Gordon entered the navy up graduation from the U S Naval Academy in 1964. His early assignments included tours aboard two combatant ships (including service in the Vietnam War) and as the contracting officer for the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. He recieved his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law in 1973.

Radm Gordon has served as the Judge Advocate for the Navy League, Judge Advocate for the Naval Order and Judge Advocate for the Naval Academy Foundation. He is currently a Trustee and Judge Advocate for the Naval Academy Foundation (Athletic and Scholarship Division).

Colonel Randy Gangle possesses over thirty years of executive level management experience in addition to hands-on expertise in concept development, experimentation, and wargaming design and execution.

Col. Gangle previously served as the senior advisor to experimental operations at the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL) in Quantico, Va., a position he held since its inception in August 1995. In this role, he developed and experimented with a variety of operational concepts for the extended, dispersed, and urban battlespaces. Focusing his attention on the urban battlespace for his last three years at MCWL with Project Metropolis, he and his team completely revamped urban training for the U.S. Marine Corps and updated and revised urban warfare doctrine.

Following completion of Project Metropolis, Colonel Gangle was asked by the Commanding General, MCWL to serve as the Executive Director of the Center for Emerging Threats and Opportunities (CETO), the Marine Corps’ premier “think tank.” Under his guidance, CETO developed concepts such as Distributed Operations, and assessments including “Flashpoints,” and the African Engagement Strategy.

Col. Gangle's active duty service includes thirty years as a Marine Corps officer commanding at all levels from platoon through regiment. His last active duty post was Chief of Staff of the 1st Marine Brigade. Prior to that, he was Head of the Plans and Policy Division of the U.S. Pacific Fleet - the only Marine officer ever to hold that position. He also served as the commanding officer of the 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Desert Storm in 1990/91, commanding a regimental landing team of over 5,200 personnel. Following Desert Storm, he served as the mission commander for the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Operation Sea Angel, the relief operation in Bangladesh.

Col. Gangle has provided expert advice to several advisory boards, including the Defense Science Board. He is a frequent lecturer on urban warfare at national symposiums. He also has written numerous published works on future military requirements and concepts, such as chemical/biological incident response, advanced tactical concepts for urban operations, and advanced courses for combat leadership and management. Colonel Gangle is a Named Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.

Shana Dale, the immediate past Deputy Administrator of NASA, is a recognized senior executive and leader in aerospace policy and in homeland security, and has broad experience in national security. She also has extensive federal government knowledge and experience, and proven abilities navigating the legislative process, White House policy and procedures, and agency operations.

Serving as second-in-command, she was responsible to the NASA Administrator for providing overall leadership, planning, and policy direction. Ms. Dale, along with the Administrator, led NASA as it undertook the enormous transition from retiring the Space Shuttle to developing the United States’ next human space flight capability. She represented NASA to the White House, U.S. Congress, other U.S. government offices, foreign governments, industry, non-governmental organizations, and the public.

She successfully resolved complex operational problems in all her areas of responsibility, including being Chief Acquisition Officer and overseeing finance, information technology, legal, procurement, international affairs, education, human resources, property, environmental liability, security, strategic messaging, legislative and intergovernmental affairs, communications, equal opportunity, and small business outreach. Ms. Dale initiated cross-functional business operations at the agency for all key strategic initiatives (e.g.: International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, aeronautics research) undertaken by NASA resulting in more efficient enterprise-wide management practices. She also immediately addressed improvements to long-standing issues of financial management and information technology, and achieved significant progress on the President’s Management Agenda scorecard, the annual financial audit, and IT systems’ integration across NASA’s ten centers.

Her concern for adequate NASA appropriations and the perceived lack of NASA’s relevance by the American public led her to revitalize legislative strategy, public outreach, and strategic messaging in order to strengthen NASA’s position with Congress, the White House, and the American public. Through her leadership in this effort, NASA officials now speak to groups beyond the traditional aerospace audiences -- broadening outreach with a focus on NASA-related technologies, and how NASA makes major contributions to the nation’s innovative and economic competitive edge.

While serving at the White House, immediately after 9/11, Ms. Dale worked very closely with the newly emerging Office of Homeland Security in the White House to ensure that science and technology became a fundamental tool in efforts to protect the country. Her efforts resulted in her leading the Homeland & National Security Division at the Office of Science and Technology Policy. After the anthrax attacks on U.S. mail, she led the interagency team that developed standards and procedures for irradiation of mail, under enormous time pressure, resulting in a process that successfully neutralized anthrax spores.

She has successfully led offices in the U.S. House of Representatives and White House through periods of major change including transition from minority to majority status in Congress and transition to a new Administration in the White House. She is known for her deep understanding of the inner workings of the U.S. Congress, White House, and NASA. Before joining NASA, Ms. Dale was Deputy Director for Homeland and National Security for the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President. She also served over ten years on Capitol Hill including her tenure as Staff Director of the House Subcommittee on Space & Aeronautics.

In recognition for her professional commitment to service, she was a member of the Board of Directors of Women in Aerospace for four years. Ms. Dale has been honored with awards from the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Women’s World Awards, the Congressional Black Caucus, and Women in Aerospace.

She received her B.S. with honors in management information systems from the University of Tulsa and her J.D. from California Western School of Law. She is a member of the bars of California and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Dale resides in Washington, DC.

Dr. Parney Albright was named a Potomac Institute Senior Fellow in September 2006. Dr. Albright is currently a Managing Director of Civitas Group LLC, which has, as its core mission, matching solutions with the vast security and planning requirements of the homeland and national security sectors. To accomplish this mission, Civitas creates, invests in, and provides strategic advisory services to companies with solutions that are critical to protecting our nation.

Dr. Albright is one of the nation’s leading experts on homeland and national security policy and technology. Most recently, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology, where he was responsible for developing the multi-year strategy, planning guidance and budget for the complete portfolio of programs comprising the Science and Technology Directorate. Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Albright served jointly as Senior Director for Research and Development in the Office of Homeland Security and Assistant Director for the Office of Homeland and National Security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He was a key architect and a primary author of the President’s National Strategy for Homeland Security, and while in the White House was responsible for directing the formation of the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate, which constituted the Department’s counter-WMD and research and development enterprise. Previously, he served as Program Manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Earlier in his career, Dr. Albright served in a number of positions for the Institute for Defense Analyses.

Dr. Albright has extensive senior-level experience in executive decision making; policy direction, strategic planning; Congressional and Executive branch interactions; and research, development, testing, and evaluation of national and homeland security technologies and systems. He has a broad understanding of U.S. and foreign government civilian and military requirements, functions, and processes. His experience also includes system performance analyses; technical requirements analyses; project development and management; and experiment design and execution. He has demonstrated leadership in these areas since 1986, with an emphasis on countering terrorism; protecting against weapons of mass destruction; protecting the borders; developing and implementing intelligence and special operations technologies; and systems performance analysis of space systems and ballistic and cruise missile defense systems.

Dr. Albright received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1985 from the University of Maryland and his B.S. in both Physics and Applied Mathematics from the George Washington University in 1979.

In 1991, General Alfred Gray retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 41 years of service and joined Garber International Associates (GIA) as a Senior Associate. From 1987 to 1991, General Gray served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was the 29th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He served as military advisor to the President, the National Security Council and the Secretary of Defense. General Gray holds a B.S. from the State University of New York. He also attended Lafayette College, the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Army War College and did graduate work at Syracuse University. General Gray is the recipient of a Military Science degree from Norwich University and a Doctor of Strategic Intelligence degree from the Defense Intelligence College.

Dr. Dennis McBride joined the Institute as its Executive Vice President in April 2001, a position he held until assuming the presidency from 2001 to 2009, and now serves as President Emeritus and Fellow. Dr. McBride is an affiliated professor at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute (teaching four courses and supervising graduate research), and the Georgetown University Medical Center (teaching four courses and supervising research). He was formerly Co-Editor of the peer reviewed journal, Technology; he was formerly the Editor in Chief of Review of Policy Research.

A. Alan Moghissi is currently the President of the Institute for Regulatory Science (RSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that societal decisions must be based on Best Available Science (BAS) and Metrics for Evaluation of Scientific Claims (MESC) derived from BAS. He is credited for having established regulatory science as a new scientific discipline. He is also a member of Board of Regents and a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for policy Studies, an organization dedicated to assist decision makers in developing policies that rely upon sound science. He is Associate Director, International Center for Regulatory Science at George Mason University and adjunct professor at the School of Medicine at Georgetown University.

Previously, Alan Moghissi was Associate Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and Assistant Vice President for Environmental Health and Safety at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  In both positions, he established an environmental health and safety program and resolved a number of relevant existing problems in those institutions. His approach consisted of using science and engineering to comply with exceedingly complex requirements dealing with occupational and environmental protection.  As a charter member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), he served in a number of capacities, including; Principal Science Advisor for Radiation and Hazardous Materials; Manager of the Health and Environmental Risk Analysis Program both in EPA headquarter; and Director of the Bioenvironmental/Radiological Research Division in Las Vegas, NV . While at the EPA he was a member of a number working groups responsible for writing regulations mostly in areas related to radiation and hazardous materials. Alan Moghissi has been affiliated with a number of universities:  He was a professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore; a visiting professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Virginia; and was also affiliated with the University of Nevada and the Catholic University of America. 

Research activities of Alan Moghissi have dealt with diverse subjects ranging from measurement of pollutants to biological effects of environmental agents.  A major segment of his research has been on the development of the BAS/MESC system and its application to the scientific foundation of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and public information.  He has published in excess of 400 papers, reports, and other materials. In addition, he has authored or edited 20 books and has led peer reviews and scientific assessments resulting in about 300 reports. Sponsors of these activities included government agencies at federal, state, and local levels; U. S. Congress; and various other organizations at national and international levels. Alan Moghissi was the Editor-in-Chief of Environment International, Waste Management, and Technology,whichtraced its route to the Journal of the Franklin Institute, one of America=s oldest technical journals in the U.S.  Alan Moghissi was and continues to be a member of the editorial boards of several other scientific journals, and is active in a number of civic, academic, and scientific organizations. 

He is an honorary member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements; a member of the International Academy of Indoor Air Sciences; an Academic Councilor of the Russian Academy of Engineering; and a past Academic Councilor of Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado Puebla, a Mexican University. He has testified numerous times at committees of both Senate and House of Representatives; has served on a number of national and international panels; and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Carrier Award of the EPA and a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Dr. Moghissi has served as a Commissioner of the U. S. Commission on UNESCO and served as a member of the U.S. Committee on International Hydrology Programme.

Alan Moghissi received his education at the University of Zurich, and Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland, and Technical University of Karlsruhe (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in Germany, where he received a doctorate degree in physical chemistry.

Jeff Baxter currently serves as Chairman of the Civilian Advisory Board for Ballistic Missile Defense. He has acted in an advisory capacity for Congressmen Curt Weldon and Dana Rohrabacher, both members of the House Science Committee, and has participated in numerous wargames for the Pentagon. Mr. Baxter was invited to serve on the Laser Advisory Board at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and has lectured at the University of Manitoba School of Political Science on the topic of regional conflict and missile defense. He is a world-renowned guitarist and a former member of both Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers.

Tevi Troy is a Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute, a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, and a writer and consultant on health care and domestic policy.  He is a frequent television and radio analyst, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and The Jim Lehrer Show, among other outlets.

On August 3, 2007, Dr. Troy was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  As Deputy Secretary, Dr. Troy was the chief operating officer of the largest civilian department in the federal government, with a budget of $716 billion and over 67,000 employees.  In that position, he oversaw all operations, including Medicare, Medicaid, public health, medical research, food and drug safety, welfare, child and family services, disease prevention, and mental health services.  He served as the regulatory policy officer for HHS, overseeing the development and approval of all HHS regulations and significant guidance.  In addition, he led a number of initiatives at HHS, including implementing the President's Management Agenda, combating bio-terrorism, and public health emergency preparedness.  He also sponsored a series of key conferences on improving HHS’ role with respect to innovation in the pharmaceutical, biomedical, and medical device industries.  Dr. Troy has led U.S. government delegations to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Africa.

Dr. Troy has extensive White House experience, having served in several high-level positions over a five-year period, culminating in his service as Deputy Assistant and then Acting Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy.  In the latter position, he ran the Domestic Policy Council and was the White House’s lead adviser on health care, labor, education, transportation, immigration, crime, veterans and welfare.  At the White House, Dr. Troy also specialized in crisis management, creating intra-governmental consensus, and all aspects of policy development, including strategy, outreach and coalition building.  He also served for a time as the White House Jewish liaison.  Dr. Troy spearheaded the White House’s American Competitiveness Initiative, featured in the 2007 State of the Union Address.  He left the White House for a period to serve as deputy policy director for the 2004 Bush-Cheney reelection campaign, where he was responsible for debate preparation.

Dr. Troy has held high-level positions on Capitol Hill as well.  From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Troy served as the Policy Director for Senator John Ashcroft. From 1996 to 1998, Troy was Senior Domestic Policy Adviser and later Domestic Policy Director for the House Policy Committee, chaired by Christopher Cox.  Before serving on Capitol Hill, Dr. Troy was a Researcher at the American Enterprise Institute.

In addition to his senior level government work and health care expertise, Dr. Troy is also a presidential historian, making him one of only a handful of historians who has both studied the White House and worked there at the highest levels.  His book, What Washington Read, Eisenhower Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, will be published in the Fall of 2013.  Dr. Troy is also the author of Intellectuals and the American Presidency: Philosophers, Jesters, or Technicians? (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), and has written over 100 articles, for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, The New Republic, Commentary, Reason, Investor’s Business Daily, National Review, Washingtonian, The Weekly Standard, and other publications. 

Dr. Troy's many other affiliations include: contributing editor for Washingtonian magazine; member of the publication committee of National Affairs; member of the Board of Fellows of the Jewish Policy Center; Adjunct Professor at the School of Policy and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University; member of the International Advisory Council for APCO Worldwide; and a regular contributor to National Review Online.  In 2012, he was a Special Policy Adviser to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign and served as Director of Domestic Policy for the nascent Romney transition.
Dr. Troy has a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.A and Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Troy lives in Maryland with his wife Kami and four children.

In 2002, Dr. Fred Saalfeld joined the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies as a Senior Fellow. The Potomac Institute agreed, under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act, for Dr. Saalfeld to work at the NDU, CTNSP as a Distinguished Research Professor in 2003 and 2005. Dr. Saalfeld now serves as a Member of the Board of Regents.

Mr. Montgomery has served since 2001 as a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.  He was, from 2003-2008, the Executive Director of the Institute for Defense and Homeland Security, with emphasis on energy independence, biodefense, telecommunications, remote presence, sensor systems, risk management and crisis management Research and Development (R&D).  He served also as a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Energy Strategy.  He has focused his recent efforts on two strategic goals: (1) national energy security/energy independence; and (2) reinvigoration of the national Science and Technology base and Research and Development infrastructure.  His book “Bureaucratic Nirvana – Life in the Center of the Box,” which discusses the inner workings of the federal R&D system, was published in October 2010.

Mr. Montgomery served for 16 years on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N091B).  As the Department of Navy (DON) senior career civilian for Science and Technology requirements and resources, he was Resource Sponsor of a $3B R&D account, including the programs executed by the Office of Naval Research.  Responsibilities included requirements development, strategic planning, program guidance, policy, investment strategy and program assessment.  He was the creator of Advanced Technology Demonstrations (ATDs) for technology transition and an original architect of the current Future Naval Capabilities planning process.  He was instrumental in expanding the Naval ATD concept into Department of Defense Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTDs).  He served as the DON principal career civilian official for S&T program interface and program justification to DOD and Congress.

Mr. Montgomery served for two years as the first civilian Technical Director of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, with broad oversight of USMC initiatives in technology development and transition, warfighting experiments, emerging threats and opportunities and wargaming.  He was the senior Marine Corps civilian official for oversight and assessment of the $100M USMC Science and Technology investment.

Mr. Montgomery served for four years on the senior staff of the Office of Naval Technology.  As Director of Planning and Programming, he developed the initial Planning, Programming and Budgeting System and the first strategic plan for Naval Applied Research.  He was the first DON Industry Independent Research and Development (IR&D) Manager, and created and managed the system for oversight and assessment of the multi-billion dollar industry IR&D investment.  Earlier senior assignments include: Director of Research, Naval Sea Systems Command; Deputy Director, Explosives Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC); Head Technology Branch, NSWC.

Mr. Montgomery received a BS Degree in Physics and Mathematics from Mississippi College, graduating first in the Class of 1966 with a 4.0 GPA.  He received an MS Degree in Physics in 1969 at the University of Tennessee.  His Physics Ph.D. was completed but not formally awarded, after two dissertation topics each became classified.  He is also an International Security Policy graduate of the Kennedy School of Harvard University and an alumnus of the Federal Executive Institute.

Mr. Montgomery lectures frequently on national and international Science and Technology policy.  He has published and lectured extensively as an authority on Research and Development, energy, explosives and reactive and incendiary materials.

Mr. Montgomery was the first person to receive the Distinguished Civilian Service Award twice, the highest Navy civilian award.  He has received also the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award, Superior Civilian Service Award (second-highest Navy award), Secretary of Defense Commendation and numerous other Senior Executive Service performance awards.  He holds six technical patents.

Active in his community, Mr. Montgomery is experienced in transportation, land use and regional development issues.  A certified planner, he served for 12 years on the Spotsylvania County Planning Commission, as well as on multiple regional committees. He is appointed currently to the Virginia Commission on Energy and Environment and the Transportation Accountability Commission.  An active member of Ferry Farm Baptist Church, he serves as a deacon, choir member, musician and teacher.  He conducts a Christian music ministry as a singer and musician.  He and Mitzie have been married since 1966 and have two daughters, Melinda Montgomery-Wiegers (Head, Warfighting Assessment Branch, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations) and Michelle Montgomery Pettit (Assistant U.S. Attorney and Naval Reserve Commander) and grandchildren Katie and Jackson Wiegers and Andrew and Lauren Pettit.

Jamie Barnett, RDML USNR (Ret.) is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. RDML Barnett has over thirty years of experience in the U.S. Navy and a distinguished career in private law practice. From 2009-2012, he served in an IPA assignment as Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB). He previously served as a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute.

At the FCC, RDML Barnett was active in promoting cybersecurity initiatives and advancing emergency communications capabilities, including seminal work on the public safety broadband network. He created the Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division within PSHSB which achieved significant results in March, 2012 when the Division’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) announced three voluntary cybersecurity measures for Internet service providers (ISP), including a new ISP Code of Conduct to reduce botnets, implementation best practices for securing the Domain Name System, and creating a authoritative registry for Internet addresses to reduce Internet route hijacking.  Moreover, he worked to get ISPs to adopt the three measures that will cover almost 90% of all American Internet users.  RDML Barnett proposed the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, which was conducted on November 9, 2011, and he laid the groundwork for a Next Generation 911 system.

A Rear Admiral (lower half) in the Navy Reserve, he served on active duty as Director of Navy Education and Training in the Pentagon during the crucial overhaul of the Navy’s Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education organization. He led a task force on developing a Navy Education Strategy and served on the Board of Advisors for the Naval Postgraduate School. His most recent active duty assignments include Acting Deputy Director of Expeditionary Warfare and Acting Deputy Director of Surface Warfare on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. His last active duty assignment was Deputy Commander of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command in Little Creek, Virginia, which provides leadership of Explosive Ordnance Disposal, the Seabees, Naval Coastal Warfare, Mobile Diving and Salvage, Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces and Riverine Forces.

In 2001, then-Captain Barnett was recalled to active duty in Washington, D.C. to serve as a change manager and project lead in the Navy’s Revolution in Training (Task Force EXCEL), chartered to revolutionize the Navy’s training establishment, inject the science of learning, and create learning centers of excellence. He played a leadership role in designing the new training organization, including the Navy Personnel Development Command, the Center for Naval Leadership and the Human Performance Center. He was subsequently given command of the Center for Personal Development, charged with the responsibility for delivering college education to Navy members worldwide as well as training in ethics, diversity, finance, fitness, among others. He was awarded the first of four Legion of Merit medals for his work there.

RDML Barnett’s Navy career has focused on the Middle East and Africa ever since his first deployment there aboard USS JONAS INGRAM (DD-938) in 1977. He served as Executive Officer of the Military Sealift Command Office in Ad Dammam, Saudi Arabia during OPERATION DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, and he later commanded Military Sealift Command units dedicated to the North and South Persian Gulf areas. His other commands include Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit 207, a Naval Coastal Warfare unit based in Jacksonville, Florida.

In civilian life, RDML Barnett advised and represented thousands of governmental officials and entities as an attorney, in the board room and in state and federal court during eighteen years of private practice. His clients included cities, counties, school districts, law enforcement agencies and development authorities, providing legal and policy advice on a range of topics, including constitutional law, governmental liability, personnel and employment law, education and school law, policy development, legislation, procurement, and ethics. He was a board attorney for several school districts, and has served as the President of the Council of School Board Attorneys in Mississippi. He received the statewide Exceptional Service Award for his work for the Pro Bono Project, and he was named the state’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 1989. He has presented continuing legal education seminars in constitutional law, school law and ethics.

RDML Barnett received his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1984, where he was named the Dean Parham Williams Outstanding Student and served as Chairman of the Moot Court Board. He also served as the National Director of the ABA’s National Appellate competition.

He enjoys drawing on his experience in constitutional law, school law, policy development, expeditionary warfare, strategy and planning, state and local government, education, and training.


The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

Click here for map  

Our Mission

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


Follow Us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter Connect with us on LinkedIn  See us on YouTube