TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEMBER BIO
Dr. Scott Goldstein
Chief Strategy and Technology Officer
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
Dr. Goldstein received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and has over 30 years of experience in the fields of SIGINT, IMINT, MASINT and Cyber as well as within the radar, sonar, communications, navigation, and imaging application areas. He has led organizations and performed fundamental research and development in the C4ISR and Cyber technical areas. He has conceived, designed and developed new programs within DARPA, the national intelligence community and the individual military services that apply advanced technology to solve our nation’s most difficult problems, often in unexpected ways. Dr. Goldstein has also assisted national agencies in the management of their technology portfolios to identify strategic gaps and develop new capabilities for the nation. He has briefed Congress, both the members and the staffers, on technical issues and worked with them to develop new programs that cover the cyber, space, C4ISR and homeland security domains (principally House Appropriations Committee-Defense, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, House Committee on Homeland Security and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs).
Dr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the IEEE (for contributions to adaptive detection in radar and communications), a Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences and a member of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel. He is an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech, where he has successfully supervised three Ph.D. candidates and taught courses on radar systems and signal processing. He was elected three times to the National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Program as one of the Nation’s 100 outstanding young engineers. He also received the 2002 IEEE Fred Nathanson Radar Engineer of the Year Award. He has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed technical publications and four U.S. patents in spread spectrum communications and adaptive processing for signal detection. Dr. Goldstein is a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu and has served on numerous panels for DARPA, the NSA, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Science Foundation. He is a member of the AFCEA Technology Committee and the INSA Council on Innovative Technology. He recently was appointed to a 5 person panel on Global ISR to identify gaps and make program / portfolio recommendations to DARPA.
Dr. Goldstein is a Senior Vice President at QinetiQ North America, where he is the manager of the National Systems Business Unit with revenues of approx $100M annually providing high technology solutions to the Intelligence Community and Department of Defense. Prior to this, he was a Senior Vice President at ManTech International Corporation, with over 9,000 employees generating nearly $3B in annual revenue. Corporately, Dr. Goldstein developed the ManTech Space Superiority and C4ISR Campaigns as well as managed all joint IRADs across the three Groups that comprise ManTech. He concurrently served as the Chief Technology Officer of the Systems Engineering and Advanced Technology Group with approximately 1,600 employees and generating annual revenues of approximately $400M. In this position, Dr, Goldstein worked with numerous customers to develop new programs and capabilities, managed a $1M+ IR&D program portfolio and coordinated R&D activities.
Dr. Goldstein was at SAIC for over a decade, where he served as a line manager, technical leader, and the Chief Scientist for the Intelligence, Security and Technology Group consisting of 12,000+ employees and generating annual revenues of $5B. In this capacity, he oversaw all technical work being performed for DARPA, the service laboratories and R&D functions (i.e., AFRL, NRL, ARL, ONR), the intelligence community (i.e., DNI, CIA, NRO, NSA, DIA), other research organizations in DoD (i.e., DTRA, service TENCAPs, AF ASC/ESC/SMC), and other agencies (principally DHS). As an SAIC line manager, he developed and organized his own organization which he organically grew to 3 Divisions and then an Operation, as well as served as the first Director of the Innovative Technologies Office. Dr. Goldstein was a SAIC Technical Fellow and the Chairman of the SAIC Tech Fellow Council, which served as the premier S&T advisory board for this Fortune 500 Company of 44,000+ employees with over $8B in annual revenue. Dr. Goldstein also served on a 10 person NSA Panel appointed by the DIRNSA (General Alexander) and the DARPA Director (Dr. Tether) to examine where new technologies and capabilities in cyber, SIGINT and COMINT could make a difference to the warfighter. As a consequence of this panel, he made program suggestions that resulted in the development of new DARPA programs to support SOCOM and a new technical capability that was field tested.
Previously, Dr. Goldstein led a complex program at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he brought together the capabilities of two Defense agencies, three DoD service laboratories and one university to successfully develop a novel product for the intelligence community. He also was one of three principals leading an in-house program on the detection of underground facilities and participated in classified sensor programs while at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Prior to this, Dr. Goldstein served as the Vice President and Chief Scientist of Adaptronics, Inc., was a Shackelford Fellow with the Radar Systems Division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute, worked on sensor programs at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and was a consultant to the Army Research Laboratory.
Dr. Goldstein also has over 30 years of military experience across the US Army (1981-1990) and Air Force (1990-present), holds the rank of Colonel (O-6) in the reserves, and is currently serving as the Senior IMA to the A3 at 14th Air Force. He spent the previous two years assigned to the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, where he was a Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman and the JCS ISR/SATCOM Special Access Program Officer. From Sept 11, 2001 to 2009, he was assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office’s Operations Center (NROC), where he was the NRO Chief of Flight Safety, the Director of Special Access Programs and a Watch Commander for the 24/7 Ops Center. He directed technical assessments for DoD/IC special access programs during contingency and combat operations through all phases of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) and executed special access activities for national systems in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) and GWOT, coordinated flight safety and technical activities for DOD/IC special access program with one of a kind asset, contributed to space control policy and provided input to the National Security Presidential Directive, and represented NRO at USSTRATCOM Joint Space Operations Center Strategy Conference. Previous to this, he was assigned to NRO AS&T, the Air Staff, and the Air Force Research Laboratory (Weapons Lab and Rome Air Development Center). He has been awarded over 15 Air Force Scientific Achievement Awards (cash awards) and was the Reserve Officer of the Year at AFRL, Rome Laboratory, ESC and Air Force Systems Command. Prior to transferring his commission into the Air Force, Dr. Goldstein was enlisted through E-6 in the Army, received his commission as an honor graduate from OCS and served in command and staff positions as an infantry officer. His military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 3 mobilization devices, and the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star. His badges include the Command Space Operations Badge, the Master Cyberspace Operations Badge, the Headquarter Air Force Identification Badge and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge