Dr. Anthony Tether Joins SSCI Scientific Advisory Board

September 8, 2009 by  

Former Director of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Will Help Set SSCI Technology Direction

WOBURN, MA, September 8, 2009 – Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI), a leading developer of technology solutions for defense and industrial suppliers, today announced it named Dr. Anthony J. Tether as a member of the SSCI Scientific Advisory Board. One of the world’s leading technologists, Dr. Tether was director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, from June 2001 until February 2009.

“We are honored to have Dr. Tether help SSCI establish a vision and direction for the new technologies we are developing, especially those where we provide intelligent autonomy for unmanned systems performing missions in challenging environments,” said Dr. Raman Mehra, Founder & CEO of SSCI.

Dr. Tether was awarded both the National Intelligence Medal and the Department of Defense Civilian Meritorious Service Medal, and he has served on the Army Science Board, the Defense Science Board, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy Research and Development Committee. Before joining DARPA, Dr. Tether was founder, CEO and president of The Sequoia Group, which provided program management and strategy development services to government and industry from 1996 until 2001. From 1994 to 1996, he served as CEO for Dynamics Technology Inc. and prior to that served in various management positions at Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), Ford Aerospace, Loral, and Systems Control, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

SSCI Advisory Board

At SSCI, Dr. Tether joins a Scientific Advisory Board whose members also include: Dr. Daniel Alspach, former CEO of Orincon Corp.; Dr. Paul Kaminski, former Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisitions and Technology; Robert Kohler, former Executive Vice President of TRW’s Avionics and Surveillance Group; Dr. Sanjoy K. Mitter, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering Systems at MIT; and Dr. Roger Roberts, former Sr. Vice President of Boeing’s Space and Intelligence Systems Division.

About Scientific Systems Company, Inc.
Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) pioneers products and technologies that provide the intelligence for unmanned ground, air and maritime vehicles to autonomously and collaboratively accomplish missions in difficult environments. A leading developer of technology solutions for defense and industrial suppliers, SSCI is one of the top 20 recipients of Small Business Innovation Research awards in the U.S. and is recognized by the U.S. Navy and Army for its record of successful technology transitions. A privately held company based in Massachusetts, SSCI collaborates with a network of defense industry prime contractors and consultants, drawing on an accumulated investment of over $150 million in advanced research and development funding.

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