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Keith Avery

Keith Avery was a program manager for the Space Electronics Technology program and the Advanced Demonstration of On-orbit eXperiments flight program, the Chief Engineer for the Battlespace Environments Division and a subject matter expert in microelectronics and radiation effects for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate. His leadership roles in microelectronics and radiation […]

Heather McMahon

Heather McMahon is a senior executive leader, retired US Army Intelligence officer, board advisor, and Executive Consultant.  Heather has extensive experience in complex international investigations, military operations during peacetime and conflicts, crisis management, counterintelligence, security, insider risk, critical technology protection and government relations. Today, Heather utilizes her experience and expertise to advise corporations on how to manage risk and defend against state-sponsored cyberattacks, insider threats, and intellectual […]

Gregg Panning

Gregg joined The Aerospace Corporation in 2016. He served as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the NNSA Defense Mission Assurance Directorate within the Civil Systems Group, where he provides industry, technology, and product leadership in areas including microelectronics, space and radiation hardening, and microelectronics trust and security. Gregg then joined SkyWater Technology […]

Brigadier General Dave Hicks, USAF (Ret.)

General David Hicks (ret.) served 30 years as an Air Force fighter pilot and General Officer.  Dave retired as a Brigadier General working at the Air Force HQ Staff in the Pentagon.  As the Director of Strategy, Concepts and Assessments, he was responsible for developing and synchronizing Air Force Strategy and Strategic Planning efforts and […]

Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith is a subject matter expert in the area of microelectronics and semiconductor fabrication, having worked in the U.S. Government and private industry across two decades. His experience includes roles as the Deputy Director of Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), Director of Product Engineering at a data acquisition and predictive analytics company in the San […]

Dr. Michael Fritze

Dr. Michael Fritze spent 25 years in Microelectronics research at multiple organizations including MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the DARPA MTO office and the USC Information Sciences Institute.  Currently Dr. Fritze is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies where he works on microelectronics related policy topics. He has supported a number of USG […]

Bong Gumahad

Bong Gumahad is a national security systems development consultant. He served as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) as Director of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers/Intelligence, Surveillance, & Reconnaissance Division in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. He was responsible for the acquisition oversight of the Intelligence […]

Brigadier General Rob Novotny, USAF (Ret.)

Robert G. Novotny is a retired Brigadier General from the United States Air Force with tremendous experience leading large and complex organizations across the globe. He possesses extensive experience in foreign government relations, resource management, strategic communication, crisis response, acquisition and innovation, leadership development, planning and organizational strategy. Rob provides innovative solutions to defense, aerospace, […]

Dr. Alan Tipton

Alan D. Tipton, Ph.D., is the founder of Alan Aerospace LLC. Alan received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, cum laude, from Vanderbilt University in 2004. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2006 and 2008 where he was a member of the Radiation Effects Research (RER) Group. […]