Ted J. Glum is the former Director of the U.S. Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) where he served for over 20 years. As the Director, Mr. Glum was responsible for over $2 Billion of microelectronics technology programs in addition to numerous classified programs for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community. Mr. Glum is currently serving as a consultant for microelectronics technology issues and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Potomac Institute of Policy Studies. DMEA provides a vital service to acquisition programs and operational fielded systems including field modification, upgrade, transition and support; and advancing microelectronics research, development, technologies, and applications to achieve the Department’s tactical, strategic and national security objectives. DMEA capabilities include a one-of-a-kind flexible foundry which enables DMEA to provide critical parts for intelligence, special operations, and combat missions as well as providing parts that are unobtainable in the commercial market.