CHANTILLY, Va., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The SI Organization, Inc. (the SI), a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration services, announced the members of its Strategic Advisory Council today.
"We are honored to have assembled leaders and experts of the highest caliber across the government, industry and military domains to advise our company," said Bill Graham, president and CEO of the SI. "Each member of this council has served our nation with distinction and contributed to the national security mission."
The council will focus on mission success and program outcomes for customers and strategies to help the SI grow into new markets.
The members of the SI's Strategic Advisory Council are:
Charles E. Allen. Mr. Allen has served as a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community for five decades and is nationally recognized as an expert in counterterrorism, homeland security and information sharing. Mr. Allen has held a number of leadership positions at the Central Intelligence Agency, including Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Collection. He was also appointed as the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis for the Department of Homeland Security and is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group.
Admiral Dennis C. Blair. Admiral Blair served as the Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command, the largest of the combatant commands, and was the third Director of National Intelligence. Admiral Blair served on guided missile destroyers in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and commanded the Kitty Hawk Battle Group. Ashore, he served as Director of the Joint Staff and as the first Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support.
Martin C. Faga. Mr. Faga is the former chief executive officer of MITRE, which operates five Federally Funded Research and Development Centers. Before joining MITRE, Mr. Faga served as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, where he was responsible for overall supervision of Air Force space matters. He also served as Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), responsible to the Secretary of Defense and the Director of Central Intelligence for the development, acquisition and operation of all U.S. satellite reconnaissance programs.
Jeffrey K. Harris. Mr. Harris has contributed to U.S. national security in both government and industry for 35 years by fostering new technologies, programs and capabilities. He has served as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Director of the NRO, and Associate Executive Director of the Intelligence Community Management Staff. He was also the President of Space Imaging, the first company to commercially provide high-resolution satellite imagery and information products of the Earth for cost-effective solutions to today's global business needs.
Dr. Paul G. Kaminski. Dr. Kaminski is the former Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition and technology. He has spent his career working with advanced technology in both the private and public sectors. Dr. Kaminski is Chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., serves on the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, and chairs the Defense Science Board.
Kevin J. O'Connor. Mr. O'Connor is the Chair of Bracewell & Giuliani's White Collar Practice Group, where his practice focuses on the representation of companies and individuals in government investigations. He is the former Associate Attorney General of the United States and served as the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. Mr. O'Connor also served as Chief of Staff to the U.S. Attorney General.
About the SI
The SI Organization, Inc. is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering and integration services to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies. Its scalable systems engineering platform for modeling, simulation and analysis helps customers baseline requirements, optimize resources and manage risk. The company has 40 years of experience successfully delivering complex, system-of-systems technology solutions. The SI, which employs approximately 2,000 people, separated from Lockheed Martin and became an independent company in November 2010. For more information, visit www.theSIorg.com.
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