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Service

  • Referee / reviewer, 26th Annual INCOSE International Symposium, INCOSE IS2016 Panel
  • Member, committee on membership, National Academy of Engineering (2014-2016)
  • Referee / reviewer, 25th Annual INCOSE International Symposium, INCOSE IS2015 Panel
  • Member, editorial board for Aerospace Engineering: An International Journal (AEROIJ) (2015 – present)
  • Member, Board on Army Science and Technology (BAST) of the National Academies
  • Member, Electric Grid Protection (EPRO) Executive Steering Committee, 2014 - present
  • Member, National Research Council panel to review the Army Research Laboratories (2 separate terms, 2011-2012, and 2014-2016)
  • Member, London Metropolitan Police Innovation Board (2014 to present)
  • Member, State University of New York Research Foundation Oversight Board (2013 to present)
  • Member, USC School of Engineering Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board (2012 to present)
  • Member, selection committee for the IEEE Simon Ramo medal (2012 to 2014)
  • Chairman, peer committee, National Academy of Engineering, section 12 (special fields and interdisciplinary studies) (2013)
  • Rater, U.S. News and World Report ranking of engineering schools, 2014
  • Member, peer committee, National Academy of Engineering, section 12 (special fields and interdisciplinary studies) (2010-2013)
  • Member, IEEE Computer Society senior advisory board (2009 to present)
  • Search executive, National Academy of Engineering, section 12 (special fields and interdisciplinary studies) (2008-2009)
  • Creation of the IEEE Corporate Affiliate Program, a mechanism by which a company and the IEEE enroll the entire technical staff of a company as IEEE members, providing them access to training materials, self-paced learned courses and certifications, books, and information about IEEE-sponsored events, including custom webinars created for just that particular company (2011)
  • Member, Army Science Board (2007)
  • Member, Defense Science Board task force on directed energy (2007)
  • Member, U.S. Air Force Air Operations Center weapon system review panel (2005)
  • Member, Defense Science Board (4 separate terms: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • Member, selection committee for the TRW (later Northrop Grumman) Chairman’s Award for Innovation (1998 to 2007)
  • President (2004) and board member (2003-2004), Portuguese Bend Community Association
  • Board member, The Hospice Foundation (charitable organization) (2002 to 2012)
  • Board member, secretary, chief financial officer, The Institute of Persian Performing Arts, 1985 to present
  • Creation of the Northrop Grumman Future Technology Leaders program, wherein a company created relationships with a small set (about a dozen) major research universities, used alumni employees to build and maintain those relationships with senior faculty, for the purpose of identifying the best near-term Ph.D. graduates, and using research grants, summer internships, a special a 3-year rotational assignment work-plan, and mentoring to get them interested in the aerospace industry and Northrop Grumman. About 20 new Ph.D.’s a year were hired into Northrop Grumman by this program since its inception to my retirement from Northrop in 2015 (the program, of course, continues) (2004 to 2015).
  • Scaling-up and institutionalizing the Northrop Grumman Systems Engineering Associates program, whereby a small set of high-potential mid-career (8-10 years work experience) employees were accelerated in their career through a set of special training programs, a 2-year rotational assignment work-plan, and mentoring (2004 to 2015).
  • Scaling up and institutionalizing the Northrop Grumman Technical Fellows program, whereby the most-productive and most-innovator Northrop Grumman technical employees are recognized and their accomplishments celebrated (2004 to 2015).
  • Scaling up and institutionalizing the Northrop Grumman Mentor-the-Technical-Professional program, whereby 100 high-potential employees are paired with Northrop Grumman Technical Fellows for mentoring each year (2011 to 2015).
  • Scaling up and professionalizing the Northrop Grumman intellectual property management program, creating criteria for when to use patent protection (and in what countries) versus when to use trade secret methods for protecting company intellectual property (2001 to 2015).
  • Operation of the Northrop Grumman Futures Laboratory, 2001 to 2015.
  • Member, The Army Technology Panel, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, July 1998
  • Elected public official: board member, Abalone Cove Landslide Abatement District (a California State hazard-abatement district) (1998 to 2008)
  • Founder and Executive Editor, Northrop Grumman Technical Review Journal (1996 to 2008)
  • Member, DARPA C4I (command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence) panel (1994)
  • Numerous stints as a reviewer (e.g., for IEEE conferences and papers, for INCOSE conferences and papers, for Government research reports) (various dates)
  • Judge for engineering contests: National finals for Sim City, various USC school of engineering student contest, National cyber warrior, and so forth.
  • 20 years of community outreach and sponsorship of the computer science department at California State University at Dominguez Hills.