Dr. Owen Brown is the Vice President of Research & Development at Scientific Systems. His primary responsibilities include strategic development, implementation, and oversight of new development programs in AI-enabled autonomy across all warfighting domains. Dr. Brown leads operations in the National Capital Region for a variety of DoD, NASA, and other government and commercial customers.
Previous to joining Scientific Systems, Dr. Brown was a Program Manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he led the MiTEx space demonstration and created the fractionated spacecraft architecture concept culminating in the System F6 program. He was the Chief Technology Officer of KTSi (later SAIC), where he provided senior military leadership advice on advanced space programs. He served as a committee member of the National Academy of Sciences National Security Space Defense and Protection project, and led a congressional report on space traffic management. Brown served on active duty as a nuclear submarine officer and retired from the US Navy Reserve as an Engineering Duty Officer.
A former researcher at NASA Ames, he holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University.