Dr. Michael McGrath
Michael McGrath is a DARPA alumnus with broad government and industry experience, including: VP for Systems and Operations Analysis at Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER); chairman of the board of Advanced Technology International; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for RDT&E; VP for Government Business at the Sarnoff Corporation (former RCA corporate lab); Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Dual Use and Commercial Programs in OSD; Program Manager at DARPA, where he managed a portfolio of manufacturing technology programs; and OSD Director of the DoD Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support program. His early government career included positions in Logistics Management at Naval Air Systems Command and in Acquisition Management in OSD. He has served on multiple Defense Science Board and National Academies studies, and is an active member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), chair of the National Academies Defense Materials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure committee, member of the Board on Army Science and Technology, and a participant on several university and not-for-profit advisory boards. His research interests are in manufacturing, cybersecurity, and data science. Dr. McGrath holds a BS in Space Science and Applied Physics and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Catholic University, and a doctorate in Operations Research from George Washington University.