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AFEI is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of the Chairman, the immediate Past Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, the Chairman of the Executive Committee and twenty-seven elected members. The Board of Directors has within the limitations of applicable law, and the By-laws, control and management of the affairs of the Association; determines and enunciates all Association policies; and elects from among its members a Chairman and Vice Chairman. The Directors establish Board Committees required for Association management; and have the power to initiate, implement, and execute any measures whatsoever which in its judgment shall be necessary to further the interests of the Association and achieve its objectives.

Current Board of Directors

Chair of the AFEI Board of Directors

Dr. Margaret E. Myers, Ph.D.
Director, Information Technology and Systems Division
Institute for Defense Analyses

Dr. Myers is an Assistant Director in the Information Technology and Systems Division of the Institute for Defense Analyses. Her primary focus is on helping the Defense enterprise achieve an information advantage for its people and mission partners as it engages in cyberspace.

From January 2000 through January 2008, Dr. Myers was the Principal Director for the Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer. Other prior positions include Acting Deputy Chief Information Officer; Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Acquisition; and Director of Information Technology Acquisition and Investment for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3I. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1992 as the Deputy Commander and Technical Director of the U.S. Army Operational Evaluation Command. In 2005, she retired from the U.S. Army Reserve as a Colonel.

Dr. Myers earned a B.A. in mathematics from Colorado College, an M.S. in
operations research from American University, and a Ph.D. in information
technology from George Mason University. She is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

Bryan Aucoin
Alantus Associates

Bryan Aucoin is the Founder and President of Alanthus Associates, Inc.   Alanthus provides solutions architectures, information and data architectures, enterprise architectures, and program management and systems engineering services to clients in the public and private sectors. Mr. Aucoin was the Chief Architect within the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Director of National Intelligence.  He has over 25 years of experience in program management, systems engineering and architecture, primarily in the Intelligence Community.   He received a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University.

Linda Bernardi
Founder & CEO
StraTerra Partners

With leadership experience spanning over two decades, Linda Bernardi has a strong vision and passion for emerging and future technologies. Linda has launched StraTerra Partners, a consultancy offering strategy services in enterprise oriented technologies. StraTerra Partners works closely with large enterprises and technology providers.

She is an active technology investor, entrepreneur and board member. Linda is a successful entrepreneur and has held several senior executive leadership positions in high-tech across key verticals, and strategic consulting. In 2001 she founded ConnecTerra, Inc., the leading software provider connecting RFID technology to large enterprise IT.  As the CEO, Linda successfully grew the business, and sold ConnecTerra to BEA Systems in 2006. Most recently she was the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Capgemini, involved in building the global technology ecosystem of the company.  Linda was the SVP of strategic development at PPD (Pharmaceutical Product Development), Inc. where she focused on strategic acquisitions/integration of various technology and genomics companies and new innovations in clinical trials. Prior to that, Linda was the SVP of global business development and alliances at BBN (Bolt, Beranek & Newman), a think-tank based in Cambridge, MA, where she had spent the first decade of her career.

Linda has a Masters degree in applied statistics from UCLA. She serves on the boards of the SETI Institute, the International Museum of Women, on the council of advisors for Astia, and is Emeritus board member at the Anita Borg Institute. She has been elected as chair of the high-tech chapter of the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) effective January 2009.


J. Kelly Brown
Immediate Past AFEI Board Chairman
CEO and Chairman of the Board
EM Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Brown is the Chairman and CEO of two employee-owned companies, EMSolutions and Template Software.  EMSolutions is an engineering firm that provides systems, network, and software engineering to U.S. Government clients.  Template Software is a provider of advanced software products, custom solutions, and professional services with a focus on collaborative, data-driven decision support applications.
Mr. Brown has more than twenty-six years experience in advanced technology development including enterprise software solutions, large-scale systems integration, information technology consulting, and weapon systems development.  Prior to founding EMSolutions and Template, Mr. Brown spent eleven years managing the Government Operations Division of an advanced software product company.  His work included the development and customization of enterprise integration, workflow, and business process software technology.


Pete Cuviello, LTG USA (Ret.)
Chief Strategist

Dynamic, visionary leader and goal-oriented senior executive with demonstrated success in planning, developing, and implementing cutting edge information solutions to address mission-critical information and logistics management. Adept at crisis prevention and management, trouble shooting, problem solving and negotiating. Experienced in joint application integration, benchmarking, capacity planning, project and resource management, cross-functional training and team building. Thirty-eight years of operational, IT and logistics experience including CIO leadership of the US Army’s 1.2 million-person organization and a $5.6 billion annual IT budget. Retired as Lieutenant General, US Army.

Mark Fedak
Senior Director, Cyber Security Solutions

Mr. Fedak has an extensive background in providing solutions for customers with the highest security requirements. He has thirty years of experience in Information Technology with twenty five years focused on Information Assurance (IA) and Cyber Security.  Mark’s specialties include Business Strategy & Planning, Risk Analysis, and Cyber Security Operations.

In February 2010 Mark joined SGIS, a 750 person $100M Federal Government contractor, to optimize and grow their Cyber Security capability.

Previously, Mark was a senior manager for Information Assurance at BAE Systems in Reston Virginia. While there he created the first comprehensive view of their Cyber Security capability, led Cyber Security R&D projects for Strategic Initiatives, and advised executive leadership on Cyber Security strategy.  Mark also created their Information Assurance Community of Practice, and directed the creation and instruction of a CISSP Exam preparation course.

Mark Felton
SIGNAL Marketing Group

Mark Felton is the founder and president of Signal Marketing Group, a marketing transformation company based in Silver Spring, MD. Founded in 1990, Signal helps clients achieve sustainable growth and category leadership through innovative marketing strategy, communications, thought leadership and technology development support. Mr. Felton has created go-to-market strategies for more than 50 clients, including divisions of Motorola, SAIC, Ernst & Young, and Korn/Ferry; as well as mid-tier growth
companies, non-profit groups, and venture-backed start-ups. Mr. Felton has extensive domain expertise in the areas of cyber security, information technology, and social media. He led a panel discussion on emerging security trends at the 2007 Critical Infrastructure Protection Congress, and has contributed to numerous white papers and articles on intelligence-led security, mobile security, secure information sharing, software infrastructure testing, and encryption.


Brian Geehan, MG USA (Ret.)
General Manager, DoD Services

Major General Brian I. Geehan was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in an Army family.  Enlisting in the Army in 1969, he attended the United States Military Academy Preparatory School and graduated from the United States Military Academy in June 1974.  Some of General Geehan’s major duty assignments included Commander, 296th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-4, 2nd Infantry Division, Republic of Korea; Commander, 325th Forward Support Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Commander, Special Operations Support Command (Airborne), Ft Bragg, North Carolina.  He attended the United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in 1994. 

As a General Officer, General Geehan served as the Director of Logistics and Engineering, J4, United States Pacific Command, Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii; Commander, 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne), Ft Bragg, North Carolina; Commander, U. S. Army Transportation School and Center, Ft Eustis, Virginia; and as the Director of Logistics and Engineering, J4, United States Central Command, MacDill AFB, Florida

In 2008 General Geehan led the Defense and Intelligence business unit of Indus Corporation, a Washington DC based information technology company responsible for 235 employees in five divisions providing information technology support and services to the US Army, US Air Force, US Special Operations Command and the Joint Staff.

General Geehan joined Microsoft Corporation as the General Manager of its DoD Services Group, US Public Sector Services on 1 June 2009 and is responsible for delivery of Microsoft IT services and support to the Army, Navy, USMC, Air Force, Joint Staff and the Combatant Commands.  

Tom Goodman
General Dynamics C4 Systems

Ray Haller
Senior, Vice President, DoD C3I Federally Funded Research and Development Center
The Mitre Corporation

Mr. Raymond Haller is senior vice president and director of MITRE’s Department of Defense Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Federally Funded Research and Development Center (DoD C3I FFRDC). He is responsible for stakeholder and sponsor relations integration across the DoD C3I FFRDC work program, business operations, and advancing the Center’s overall strategy.
Previously, Mr. Haller was senior vice president of the Command and Control Center, one of two operating centers in the DoD C3I FFRDC. responsible for integration, partnerships, and transformation, including the identification, initiation, and execution of joint activities. In addition, he initiated and led the C2C’s partnerships with other DoD FFRDCs.


Dr. Alan Harbitter
Consultant and Entrepreneuer
Harbitter Consulting Group, LLC

Alan Harbitter is currently a consultant operating under Harbitter Consulting, LLC.  In 1985, he co-founded an information technology (IT) services company, PEC Solutions Inc., and was jointly responsible for its growth to a publicly traded company with over 1700 employees. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of that company. In 2005, Dr. Harbitter and his partners negotiated the sale of PEC to Nortel Networks, Inc.  Dr. Harbitter’s areas of technical expertise include: information system performance, security, and architecture. His areas of business expertise include small/medium company development and operation.

Dr. Harbitter has over 30 years of diversified experience in IT analysis, and implementation.  Recently, he has been active in homeland security-motivated initiatives to improve information-sharing among state, local, regional, and Federal justice organizations. To that end, he has played a leading role on the Department of Justice “Global” committee that is working to develop a security architecture to support sharing of enforcement, investigative, and intelligence information on a nationwide basis.

Dr. Harbitter received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland (UMD), and his doctorate in computer science from George Mason University (GMU).  At GMU, his research concerned information security and, specifically, authentication in large and wireless networks. He is well published in the area.

Don Hemmelgarn
International TechneGroup, Inc.

Don Hemmelgarn joined ITI in 1984 and today directs the company's Product Data Interoperability business -- ITI TranscenData. Don has an extensive background in the development and application of product data interoperability technologies and solutions.

Don's responsibilities include managing the company's business operations and interests throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, and partnerships with major PL providers including Siemens PLM, Dassault Systemes, and PTC. Since joining ITI in 1984, Don has been instrumental in ITI's transformation from a software development organization to the world's leading provider of product data interoperability solutions.

Don managed development projects that implemented STEP translation software for major CAD/CAM system vendors. He provided technical management and consulting to the Air Force's Geometric Modeling Applications Interface Program (GMAP), which focused on development of next-generation product data exchange technology.

In addition to his duties at ITI TranscenData, Don serves as an Officer and Executive Committee member of the PDES Inc. Executive Board, and formerly served as a longstanding member of the board of directors for the US Product Data Association.

Prior to joining ITI, Mr. Hemmelgarn's experience was focused in the area of engineering graphics software support and development. He has considerable experience with the software development environments of several major CAD/CAM systems. At Kenner, his work concentrated in applying graphics and analysis software in the field of plastics. He also developed software tools to aid in the NC machining of complex injection molds.

Robert Kiggans
Vice Chairman

Robert (Bob) Kiggans is Vice Chairman of the ATI Board of Directors.  ATI, an SCRA Affiliate, is a private, non-profit company and a world leader in distributed technology management.   SCRA is a non-stock, tax-exempt research and development corporation established in 1983. 

Mr. Kiggans has over thirty years experience in advanced computer and product data technologies, program and technical management, manufacturing technologies, and command and control systems.  Most recently, Mr. Kiggans was Chief Operating Officer of SCRA and President of its Federal Sector.  Appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, he serves as Head of the U.S. Delegation to the international Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) Steering Committee. 

Mr. Kiggans also served as President and CEO of ATI and General Manager of PDES, Inc., an international standards collaboration.  Prior to that, he was Vice President of SCRA and Director of the Advanced Technology Group.  Mr. Kiggans was also Director for C3I Advanced Systems at Cincinnati Electronics.  He was Deputy Director, Information Science and Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) before joining Cincinnati Electronics.  As Assistant for Program Integration with the DoD Joint Program Management Office, he supported the development of a multi-billion dollar computer/communications upgrade program.  While with the Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC), he directed advanced computer technology initiatives, including development of a multi-million dollar automated executive information system.  Earlier in his career, he completed the Electronic Data Systems (EDS) Systems Engineering Development (SED) Program and became a software systems engineer for EDS. 

Jim Lasswell
President and CEO
INDUS Technology

INDUS Technology President and CEO, Jim Lasswell, has worked in the engineering field for over 30 years.  He received a BS degree from USNA in 1963, then two technical MS degrees, and an MBA.  During his careers he spent 20 delightful years in the U. S. Navy, retiring from NAVSEASYSCOM as a Commander and as Program Manager for Vertical Launch ASROC and ASWCS MK 116-Mod 5, 6 & 7.  He commanded USS SAFEGUARD and served on Destroyers and Amphibious ships.

After retirement Jim joined Eldyne, Inc. as the Eastern Region Technical Director and later moved to Electromagnetic Technology, Inc. as Vice President.  After uncounted acquisitions he survived the bloodshed and by default became the President of Ogden’s $180 Million Defense Sector.  Shortly after achieving this lofty position he was tagged to preside over the divestiture of all Ogden defense companies.  The first of which became part of the company that became ANTEON.  Financial analysis, euthanasia and rebuilding became part of his quiver as he presided over the last sale that took place in March of 2000.  At this time he moved directly to INDUS as COO; a government services company founded by his late wife and himself.  Credited with setting up the accounting system, developing the Strategic Business Plan, capitalization, contracting and business development, Jim is diverse in both education and experience.  Jim took over as President upon the death of his wife, Dr. Kathy Sridhar.  Today INDUS is over 250 people and frequently the winner of Best of the Best Places to Work for in San Diego.

 Dave Linthicum
Independent Consultant and Technology Author

David S. Linthicum (Dave) is CTO of the Bick Group focusing on emerging technology spaces including cloud computing.   In addition, Dave is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, and the author and coauthor of 13 books on computing, including the best selling Enterprise Application Integration, and his latest book Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence.  Dave keynotes at many leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, Web 2.0, and enterprise architecture, and has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows as a computing expert.  He is a blogger for InfoWorld, Intelligent Enterprise, and, covering SOA and enterprise computing topics.  Dave also has columns in Government Computer News, Cloud Computing Journal, SOA Journal, Align Journal, and is the editor of Virtualization Journal.

Dave’s industry experience includes tenure as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies.   In addition, he was an associate professor of computer science for eight years, and continues to lecture at major technical colleges and universities including the University of Virginia, Arizona State University, and the University of Wisconsin.

Steve LoCicero
JC2MS BU Technical Director
Northrop Grumman

Mr. Steve LoCicero is a Technical Fellow with Northrop Grumman Information Systems with 23 years of experience developing computer solutions in the Command and Control (C2) arena. He is the Technical Director for the NG JC2MS Operating Unit which is responsible for the production of GCCS-J, GCSS-J, and C2PC/JTCW.
Mr. LoCicero has worked as a software engineer and later systems engineer on many major C2 systems culminating in a lead architect role. Currently focusing on net-centric technology application to the C2 problem space, Mr. LoCicero is actively participating in the Net-Centric Command Capabilities (NECC) initiative out of DISA.


Mike McDuffie, LTG USA (Ret.)
VP, US Public Sector Services
Microsoft Corporation

Mike McDuffie is a retired Lieutenant General with over 31 years experience in the U.S. Army and Joint assignments. After being drafted into the Army in 1969 and graduating from Officer Candidate School, McDuffie was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in 1970. He graduated from Army Flight Training in 1971 and became an Army Aviator and attack helicopter pilot. He flew attack helicopters in Vietnam, and later commanded three companies in the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.  Follow on commands were a battalion and Division Support Command in the 101st Airborne Division, AASLT at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and the 1st Corps Support Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  General McDuffie served two tours on the Army Staff, served as the J-4, United States European Command, and two tours on the Joint Staff, JCS culminating as the J-4, Joint Staff in his last assignment. 


Jarl S. Magnusson
Senior Executive Business Development
Det Norske Veritas IQM

Jarl S. Magnusson is a Principal Consultant and Senior Business Developer for Information Resource Management (IRM) at Det Norske Veritas (DNV) USA Inc. He has recently relocated to Houston, TX where he is now focusing on supporting Energy and Environmental sectors with Information Governance services. Jarl retired from the Swedish Defense in 2004 as the SES/Strategic Specialist for IRM. He has an education in Computer Science from Vaxjo College and he has authored and co-authored five books. Jarl is a well known speaker, network-builder and solutions provider.


Dr. Frank Perry
Senior Vice President

Dr. Perry is the Chief Engineer for SAIC’s System and Network Solutions Group and a Senior Vice President.
As the senior technical authority across the Group, Dr. Perry is responsible for technical leadership and engineering oversight for all programs in the CMMI Level 5 certified Group of nearly 10,000 people whose charter spans Command and Control, Communications, Networking, and Integrated Security.

John Phillips, MajGen, USAF (Ret.)
Defense Consultants, LLC

John Phillips is the former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics). He recently left Home Depot as Vice President of the Government Solutions Group, which he formed. The organization propelled Home Depot into the federal business, growing to over $100M in the first 12 months of operations. He is now president of Phillips Defense Consultants. His organization boasts of subject matter experts across the range of Defense operations from IT, supply chain management, and acquisition, to Network Centric Warfare

John brings more than 30 years of comprehensive acquisition, aviation, IT, logistics and leadership experience to the organization. He served as Vice President of Government Services for Honeywell, where he has held several positions of increasing importance since 1997. Prior to joining Honeywell, John served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics), overseeing an organization of 850,000 military and civilian personnel with a budget of $114B where he established an outsourcing and privatization program for the federal government. He led the 1994 Quadrennial Defense Review. The recipient of over 250 awards and decorations, John was honored with Vice President Al Gore’s Hammer Award in 1999.

John served for more than 27 years in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Major General. His last assignment was Commander, McClellen AFB, California. The military depot was responsible for aircraft, satellites and microelectronic technology. John earned the highest Department of Defense certifications (level III) in Program Management, Acquisitions Logistics, and Computer Systems Development (DOD Black Belt equivalent). He is a fighter pilot with over 3,000 flying hours, 300 hours in combat. He earned wings as a navigator and pilot and was awarded German pilot wings. He has flown the F-15, F-111, T-38, KC-135 and T-37 aircraft.

Judy Smith

VP, Business Development
ITT Defense and Information Solutions

Judy L. Smith has over 30 years experience in key management, advisory and leadership positions providing support to agencies within the Department of Defense.  She currently serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Information Systems at the ITT Corporation.  Ms. Smith previously served as Director of Operations and Competitiveness within the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Division of Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems Sector.  She has also held leadership positions at Lockheed Martin, GTE, and Booz Allen Hamilton.  Ms. Smith received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Johns Hopkins University and her MBA from the University of Baltimore. 

Steve Spoonamore
Founder and President
Global Strategy Partners

Mr. Spoonamore is a successful entrepreneur and technologist with 25 years in leadership positions in IT Architectures, High Technology Facility Construction and Environmental Technologies.  He has founded, or co-founded 14 companies including Cybrinth, z-Weave, FreePlay, DVDojo, CPR-Group, Circestrion and Global Strategic Partners.

Several have been sold to large, well-known Global 1000 firms.  He has developed patented technology in Measuring Risk in IT Systems, Elimination of shadows in Computer Visioning, and image transmission compression systems for digital TV.   His clients have included:  GE, GM, IBM, Boeing, CSX, MasterCard, Citibank, ABC, NewsCorp, Apple Computer, numerous federal agencies and several overseas governments.

Mr. Spoonamore is currently a partner as Global Strategic Partners a firm dedicated to solving complex international problems for G1000s.  His current projects include:   An Audit System for an FSU Nation's Central Bank in an effort to get compliance with EU Standards, A GreenField Build of a MidEast Nations Central Bank, which at this time is still using paper ledgers,  A global communications network for one of the world's largest religious orders, and a system to protect communications for western journalists working in hostile nations.

Rob Walker
Senior Director, National Security

Rob Walker joined Oracle’s National Security Group management team in May 2008 through its acquisition of BEA Systems.  His role at Oracle is to develop strategies to help customers and partners accelerate their transition to net-centric solutions using key enterprise technologies.

Rob joined BEA’s management team in May of 2004 to serve as a key influencer of strategies for the company’s Public Sector business. His role was to coordinate and communicate across the various public sector accounts to leverage the base of acceptance of BEA’s comprehensive service oriented architecture solutions throughout government organizations and enterprises.  He was instrumental in articulating the value of BEA technology for transitioning mission critical capabilities to a service oriented architecture approach with the US government customer and its global partners.

Rob came to BEA from the government as a major program manager at the Defense Information Systems Agency where he managed the development of an SOA strategy around a program called Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES).  While at DISA he also managed the software production of the Common Operating Environment (COE) which was foundational software for the fielding of the Global Command and Control Systems (GCCS) common operational picture (COP).  As the Program Manager for NCES he led a team to define an approach for transforming DoD computing infrastructure to a service oriented architecture further enabling the DoD’s capabilities-based net-centric vision.   


Rose Wang
CEO & President
Binary Group

Ms. Wang co-founded Binary Group in 1996. Binary’s initial focus was a "Rent-A-CTO" practice – providing highly technical enterprise infrastructure and business strategy consulting services to the telecommunications and DotCom industries. After 9/11, Ms. Wang re-focused Binary to the National Defense industry, translating commercial best practices and technical skills to serve the Federal Government.

Today, Binary Group is a management & technology advisory firm dedicated to the Federal Government – serving its mission-driven leaders with enterprise-level responsibility in IT. Through strategic IT program support services Binary connects the dots for customers through its Strategy, Architecture, Governance, and Engineering services – getting them from Point A to Point B in the business transformation path.

Ms. Wang holds a post-graduate degree in computer science from the University of Houston.


Greg Wenzel
Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

Greg Wenzel is a Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton’s Global Information Technology Team providing leadership in Advanced Enterprise Integration focusing on emerging technologies applied to solve client business needs.  He has specialized in distributed computing solutions and has experience that includes intelligence community systems, tactical warfighting systems, commercial web based systems, and advanced distributed simulation.  He is a recognized leader in leading edge solutions specifically in the areas of Business to Business (B2B) exchanges, Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), distributed simulation, grid computing, and Net-Centricity.  He is currently focused on the Net-Centric transformation of IT systems in DoD.   He is working with ASD/NII, USD(I), DISA, DNI, Army and the Air Force to architect and implement Net Centric solutions across the DoD enterprise.

From 2000 – 2001, Mr. Wenzel served as Chief Architect for several commercial B2B exchanges while at the Booz Allen commercial spinoff,  Prior to Aestix, he was Chief Engineer for several distributed applications supporting multiple clients across the DoD.  These clients included DARPA, DIA, DCA-C4S (DISA), Air Force, and Army.

Mr. Wenzel holds a BS in Computer Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.


Jack White
Chief Technology
Jack White is Chief Technologist at Jacobs Technology Strategic Solutions Group (SSG).  Mr. White is responsible for identifying trends in the Federal Government and in the Logistics/Supply Chain market space, and works with SSG research staff to develop new strategic approaches to customer issues, assuring that our customers stay agile. Mr. White has more than 40 years experience in the design and implementation of computer-based manufacturing systems. He has participated in the development and deployment of several information standards for manufacturing and he has developed and led a number of government/industry consortiums focused on agile manufacturing practices. Mr. White is a recognized expert in the field of supply chain management and a frequent speaker on the subject of supply risk management. He has led numerous projects to develop new methods and tools to assess, reengineer and launch improved supply chains. Much of Mr. White’s recent work has focused on organizational change in complex (customer/supplier) organizations. 

Ray Witter, RADM USN (Ret.)
Chairman Emeritus, AFEI Board
R.C. Witter Consulting, LLC

Rear Admiral Ray Witter spent 30 years on active duty with the U.S. Navy and has more than 15 years experience in the defense industry, performing at the highest levels of management and responsibility. He has specific expertise in areas that are critically important today and evolving rapidly, such as Command and Control, Command Support, Telecommunications, and Network Systems.