Dr. Paul G. Kaminski
Former Under Secretary of Defense
Paul G. Kaminski is Chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., a small consulting company dedicated to fostering innovation and the development of business and investment strategies related to the application of advanced technology in the aerospace and defense sectors.
Dr. Kaminski has had a continuing career involving large program management, and the development and application of advanced technology in both the private and public sectors. He has also served as a consultant and advisor to a wide variety of government agencies and as chairman, director or trustee of several defense and technology oriented companies.
From October 3, 1994 to May 16, 1997, Dr. Kaminski served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, where he was responsible for all Department of Defense (DOD) research, development, and acquisition programs in addition to DOD logistics, environmental security, international programs, the defense industrial base, and military construction. His previous government experience includes a 20-year career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force with roles that included Director for Low Observables Technology, with responsibility for overseeing the development, production and fielding of major “stealth” systems (e.g., F-117, B-2).
Dr. Kaminski currently serves on the Defense Science Board (which he has chaired twice), and has served on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the FBI Director’s Advisory Board, the Director of National Intelligence Senior Advisory Group, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Technical Advisory Board, and the National Academies Air Force Studies Board. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He has chaired the board of the RAND Corporation, served as a Director of General Dynamics, and currently chairs the boards of Exostar, HRL (formerly the Hughes Research Labs), and Seagate Government Solutions. He is a Director of RAND, Bay Microsystems, CoVant Technologies, LGS Innovations, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and the USAF Academy Endowment.
Dr. Kaminski’s work has been recognized with a significant number of awards throughout the years, including The National Medal of Technology.
He received a Bachelor of Science from the Air Force Academy, Master of Science degrees in both Aeronautics and Astronautics and in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.