Advisory Board

SSCI has a blue ribbon advisory board that provides additional guidance to the company’s management team.

alspach Dr. Daniel Alspach established Orincon Corporation in 1973. Dr. Alspach initially served as vice president and technical director in 1975, but later became Chief Executive Officer and President of the company. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences in 1970. Dr. Alspach recently co-founded Homeland Venture Partners, a venture capital firm.
kaminski Dr. Paul Kaminski currently serves as CEO of Technovations and Sr. Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC. Dr. Kaminski served as the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisitions & Technology (1994-1997) where he was responsible for all Department of Defense (DOD) research, development and acquisitions programs. Dr. Kaminski is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Institute for Astronautics. He is also a Sr. Fellow of the Defense Science Board. Dr. Kaminski also serves on the board of several technology and intelligence focused businesses and laboratories, including Exostar, HRL Labs, RAND, and General Dynamics.
kohler Robert Kohler is a Retired Executive Vice President and General Manager of TRW’s Avionics & Surveillance Group. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Institute of Technology [RIT]. The National Reconnaissance Office recognized Mr. Kohler’s contributions as a photographic specialist by recognizing him as a Pioneer who made significant and lasting contributions to the discipline of national reconnaissance. Mr. Robert Kohler introduced photographic edge measurement and edge sharpening tools used to evaluate and enhance overhead imagery.
mitter Dr. Sanjoy K Mitter is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Systems at MIT. From 1981-1999 Dr. Mitter was the Director of the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and from 1986-2000 he was the Director of the Center for Intelligent Control Systems an inter-university (Brown-Harvard-MIT) center for research on the foundations of intelligent systems. Professor Mitter’s research spans broad areas of Systems, Communication and Control.
roberts Dr. Roger Roberts is the President of RF Roberts Consulting Inc. after retiring as Senior Vice President of Boeing’s Space & Intelligence Systems Division. He received a Ph.D. in Engineering, and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Physics from the University of California, Irvine. His contributions include one of the first U.S. second generation FLIR sensors, the first U.S. all-fiber optic laser gyro and the first production application of a digital Gallium Arsenide processor. He has a track record in executive leadership and business growth at large defense companies including Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. He has experience in bringing new products to market, strategic planning, working internationally, and operating with DoD, Intelligence, and Congressional customers.
roberts Dr. Anthony J. Tether served as director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from June 18, 2001, until February 20, 2009. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Tether held the position of CEO and president of The Sequoia Group, which he founded in 1996. Earlier in his career, Dr. Tether served as in executive roles at several companies, including as CEO at Dynamics Technology, as a vice president and general manager at SAIC, and as vice president Vice President for Technology and Advanced Development at Ford Aerospace (ACQ: LORL). He has held other positions in the Defense Department, serving as director of DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office, and as director of the National Intelligence Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Dr. Tether has served on both the Army Science Board and the Defense Science Board, and on the Office of National Drug Control Policy Research and Development Committee. He has been awarded the National Intelligence Medal and the Department of Defense Civilian Meritorious Service Medal.

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