Keynotes

Mark Schaeffer

Mark Schaeffer

Director Systems and Software Engineering
Department of Defense

Mark Schaeffer serves as the Director, Systems and Software Engineering in the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, and is the focal point for all policy, practice and procedural matters relating to systems and software engineering. He has over thirty years of leadership, management and technical experience in OSD, DARPA, the Navy Department, Congressional Staff, and the Professional Staff of the Presidential Commission on Merchant Marine and Defense. From 1999 until assuming his current position, Mr. Schaeffer was the Director of Operations and CIO of DARPA. He was appointed Department of Defense Chief Engineer in 2003 and has successfully led the effort to “revitalize Systems Engineering”, including new department-wide systems engineering policy and guidance.

 

John Stenbit

John Stenbit

Chief Information Officer
Department of Defense

Mr. John P. Stenbit is the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) and its successor organization, Networks and Information Integration, and the former Department of Defense Chief Information Officer.

His career spans over 30 years of public and private sector service in the telecommunications and the command and control fields. His public service includes four years at the Department of Defense from 1973 to 1977, serving for two years as principal deputy director of telecommunications and command and control systems, and two years as staff specialist for Worldwide Command and Control Systems in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Mr. Stenbit previously was an executive vice president of TRW, retiring in May 2001. He joined TRW in 1968, and was responsible for the planning and analysis of advanced satellite surveillance systems. Prior to joining TRW, he held a position with the Aerospace Corporation involving command and control systems for missiles and satellites, and satellite data compression and pattern recognition. During this time, he was a Fulbright Fellow and Aerospace Corporation Fellow at the Technische Hogeschool, Einhoven, Netherlands, concentrating on coding theory and data compression.

He has chaired the Science and Technology Advisory Panel to the Director of Central Intelligence, and served as member of the Science Advisory Group to the directors of Naval Intelligence and the Defense Communications Agency. He also chaired the Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee for the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. He has served on the Defense Science Advisory Board, the Navy Studies Board, and the National Research Council Manufacturing Board.

In 1999, Mr. Stenbit was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering.

Mr. Stenbit holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, and has received the Secretary of Defense Medal for both Outstanding and Exceptional Public Service.

Mr. Stenbit is currently a consultant and member of the Defense Science Board, the National Security Agency Advisory Board, the STRATCOM Advisory Board, and the National Reconnaissance Office Advisory Group; and is a Director at SMA, Cogent Systems, Viasat, SI International, Groove Networks, AETC, Defense Group Inc., and McDonald Bradley.

 

William Wulf

William Wulf

President
National Academy of Engineering

Dr. William A. Wulf is currently the President of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Together with its sibling, the National Academy of Sciences, the NAE is both an honorific organization and an independent, authoritative advisor to the government on issues involving science and technology. Earlier, Dr. Wulf was an Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, Founder and CEO of Tartan Laboratories, and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia and Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Wulf is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Corresponding Member of the Academia Espanola De Ingeniera, a Member of the Academy Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria), a foreign member of the Engineering Academy of Japan, and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also a Fellow of five professional societies: the ACM, the IEEE, the AAAS, IEC, and AWIS. He is the author of over 100 papers and technical reports, has written three books, holds two US Patents, and has supervised over 25 Ph.D.'s in Computer Science.

 

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