Randy “Waldo” Walden

Strategic Advisor

Mr. Randy “Waldo” Walden offers guidance to Scientific Systems as it operationalizes collaborative autonomy for the warfighter.

Mr. Walden has 40+ years of acquisition and technology development experience, as a former U.S. Air Force acquisition and technical officer. In previous roles, Mr. Walden was a member of the Senior Executive Service and Director and Program Executive Officer for the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, in the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.  Among his accomplishments were directing development of both the B-21 long-range stealth bomber, as well as the Common Mission Control Center (CMCC) for the Air Force.  Both efforts are pathfinders for digital software acquisition, demonstrating an agile approach to quickly fielding warfighter capability.

He’s since held an advisory role at the Pentagon and is a member of the Aerospace Corporation’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Walden graduated from Christopher Newport College and later served more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force.  He was a flight test engineer with Air Force Material Command. During his tours as a flight test engineer, Mr. Walden participated in the development, ground and flight-testing of numerous aerospace weapon systems.