Driven By Something Deeper

Next Century Corporation was founded in February 2002 in response to the events of September 11, 2001.

We believe the solutions we provide have the power to save lives, promote freedom, and improve our world in exponential ways.

Driven By Something Deeper

Next Century Corporation was founded in February 2002 in response to the events of September 11, 2001.

We believe the solutions we provide have the power to save lives, promote freedom, and improve our world in exponential ways.

Driven By Something Deeper

Next Century Corporation was founded in February 2002 in response to the events of September 11, 2001.

We believe the solutions we provide have the power to save lives, promote freedom, and improve our world in exponential ways.

Our Mission:
Saving Lives

Next Century is dedicated to making a difference.
We do this by providing key information to the emergency responders and analysts whose work protects us.

Our Mission: Saving Lives

Next Century is dedicated to making a difference. We do this by providing key information to the emergency responders and analysts whose work protects us as citizens, the country, and its allies.

Our Mission: Saving Lives

Next Century is dedicated to making a difference. We do this by providing key information to the emergency responders and analysts whose work protects us as citizens, the country, and its allies.

At-a-glance Analysis

Next Century built the Neon Framework to allow analysts to process large volumes of information. Data is visualized using the latest in data-visualization methods in order to facilitate critical insights via linked and filterable dashboards.

Decision Support

The DARPA RSPACE project seeks to create a very specific kind of human-in-the-loop experience. Our mandate is to allow highly stressed users the ability to rapidly create and assess plans.  RSPACE also offers immediate insight into the downstream consequences of their planning decisions, thereby reducing the manpower needed to create and assess plans by an order of magnitude.

Collaboration

Our Memex and XDATA tools are designed to be shared. They allow users to build a portfolio on a particular topic or case that can then be emailed. The success of Memex has allowed for the successful prosecution of human traffickers, proving the need for targeted information sharing.

Situational Awareness

LORELEI, also built on the NEON framework,  provides at-a-glance insight for humanitarian and disaster relief efforts in far-flung locations where knowledge of the local languages is not common. Situational awareness – which is crucial – can be gleaned from disparate data sources and compiled into one application. 

At-a-glance Analysis

Next Century built the Neon Framework to allow analysts to process large volumes of information. Data is visualized using the latest in data-visualization methods in order to facilitate critical insights via linked and filterable dashboards.

Decision Support

The DARPA RSPACE project seeks to create a very specific kind of human-in-the-loop experience. Our mandate is to allow highly stressed users the ability to rapidly create and assess plans.  RSPACE also offers immediate insight into the downstream consequences of their planning decisions, thereby reducing the manpower needed to create and assess plans by an order of magnitude.

Collaboration

Our Memex and XDATA tools are designed to be shared. They allow users to build a portfolio on a particular topic or case that can then be emailed. The success of Memex has allowed for the successful prosecution of human traffickers, proving the need for targeted information sharing.

Situational Awareness

LORELEI, also built on the NEON framework,  provides at-a-glance insight for humanitarian and disaster relief efforts in far-flung locations where knowledge of the local languages is not common. Situational awareness – which is crucial – can be gleaned from disparate data sources and compiled into one application. 

At-a-glance Analysis

Next Century built the Neon Framework to allow analysts to process large volumes of information. Data is visualized using the latest in data-visualization methods in order to facilitate critical insights via linked and filterable dashboards.

Decision Support

The DARPA RSPACE project seeks to create a very specific kind of human-in-the-loop experience. Our mandate is to allow highly stressed users the ability to rapidly create and assess plans.  RSPACE also offers immediate insight into the downstream consequences of their planning decisions, thereby reducing the manpower needed to create and assess plans by an order of magnitude.

Collaboration

Our Memex and XDATA tools are designed to be shared. They allow users to build a portfolio on a particular topic or case that can then be emailed. The success of Memex has allowed for the successful prosecution of human traffickers, proving the need for targeted information sharing.

Situational Awareness

LORELEI, also built on the NEON framework,  provides at-a-glance insight for humanitarian and disaster relief efforts in far-flung locations where knowledge of the local languages is not common. Situational awareness – which is crucial – can be gleaned from disparate data sources and compiled into one application. 

Neon is an open-source framework used to develop custom data analysis applications.

NeonScreen

Neon is an open-source framework used to develop custom data analysis applications.

Guiding Principles

Next Century believes our guiding principles are more than just words. They guide us in our everyday lives.

Integrity

We embrace the highest ethical standards and base our existence on trust, commitment, honesty and fairness.

Customers

Our clients are the focus of everything we do. We go above and beyond the call to respond rapidly to requirements, and we work diligently to provide solutions that add tremendous value to their operations.

We seek to develop partnerships with our clients and recognize that long-term relationships are based on value, performance, and trust. 

Excellence

We are committed to excellence in all that we do.
As a company and as individuals, we are committed to life-long learning, and we steadily extend our capabilities by mastering new systems, technologies, and methods that will add value to our customers.

People

The foundation of all company success is people. Our culture has the technical challenge, teamwork, success orientation, and fun that attract great people to our company. We are energized by project and technical challenges, and proud to be part of an organization that is totally committed to excellence and fair-dealing.

Performance

We set goals that extend our capabilities, and we achieve them. We manage our finances wisely, so that we will have the resources to grow and be a reliable employer and partner to our customers.

Our pricing represents fair value to our customers for the exceptional technical capabilities we provide and the results we help achieve. We work diligently to provide an excellent return for our shareholders.

Contribution

Next Century Corporation is deeply committed to helping make the world a better place. We seek out assignments that make an important difference to our customers and to society as a whole. 

We are profoundly committed to treating all people, everywhere, as we wish to be treated.

Guiding Principles

Next Century believes our guiding principles are more than just words. They guide us in our everyday lives.

Integrity

We embrace the highest ethical standards and base our existence on trust, commitment, honesty and fairness.

Customers

Our clients are the focus of everything we do. We go above and beyond the call to respond rapidly to requirements, and we work diligently to provide solutions that add tremendous value to their operations.

We seek to develop partnerships with our clients and recognize that long-term relationships are based on value, performance, and trust. 

Excellence

We are committed to excellence in all that we do.
As a company and as individuals, we are committed to life-long learning, and we steadily extend our capabilities by mastering new systems, technologies, and methods that will add value to our customers.

People

The foundation of all company success is people. Our culture has the technical challenge, teamwork, success orientation, and fun that attract great people to our company. We are energized by project and technical challenges, and proud to be part of an organization that is totally committed to excellence and fair-dealing.

Performance

We set goals that extend our capabilities, and we achieve them. We manage our finances wisely, so that we will have the resources to grow and be a reliable employer and partner to our customers.

Our pricing represents fair value to our customers for the exceptional technical capabilities we provide and the results we help achieve. We work diligently to provide an excellent return for our shareholders.

Contribution

Next Century Corporation is deeply committed to helping make the world a better place. We seek out assignments that make an important difference to our customers and to society as a whole. 

We are profoundly committed to treating all people, everywhere, as we wish to be treated.

Our Founders

Our founders don't just believe in us: they work alongside of us.

  • John McBeth
    John McBeth
    President, CEO and Founder
  • Paul Butterfield
    Paul Butterfield
    Vice President, Founder
  • Charlie Butterfield
    Charlie Butterfield
    Chief Engineer, Founder
  • John Beakes
    John Beakes
    Chairman of the Board, Founder
John McBeth
President, CEO and Founder

Mr. McBeth’s passion is for the creation of solutions that protect our country and save lives. As a co-founder of Next Century Corporation in February, 2002, he is now living his passion.

Mr. McBeth has been a senior executive in high-technology services firms for over thirty years. He was Director of the Northeast Region of Commerce One Global Services; General Manager of AppNet’s Northeast Region; President and CEO of Century Computing, Inc. Mr. McBeth holds a B.S. in Physics/Engineering from Loyola College of Maryland and a Masters in Business (MAS) from The Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. McBeth serves on the Board of Directors of two companies and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins University of Computer Science Department. In addition, he is a founder and leader of DreamBuilders, an interfaith community of teens and adults building homes for those in need.

In addition, Mr. McBeth is Chairman of the Board of The Thayer Institute for Performance Virtuosity, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating high performance organizations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Phillips Corporation, an international Machine tool distributor.

Outside his professional career, Mr. McBeth pursues another passion, that of giving back to the community. As a leader in DreamBuilders, Mr. McBeth works with several other leaders to assemble teams of teen and adult volunteers that travel world-wide to build houses for those in need.

 

Paul Butterfield
Vice President, Founder

Mr. Butterfield has over 20 years of financial services experience. He has been President of Howard Asset Management; Financial Advisor to AppNet’s Division President; and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Century Computing, Inc. He was also with General Electric, Space Division as a Computer Programmer. Mr. Butterfield holds a B.S. in Biophysics from the University of California at Davis.

Charlie Butterfield
Chief Engineer, Founder

Mr. Butterfield has 30 years of information technology experience. His areas of expertise include system architecture, client/server architectures, networking protocols and geospatial image processing.  He was previously a consultant (Highland Software); Chief Engineer at AppNet, Inc.; co-founder and Chief Engineer at Century Computing, Inc.; and Principal Engineer at General Electric, Space Division. Mr. Butterfield holds a B.S. in Physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland.

John Beakes
Chairman of the Board, Founder

Mr. Beakes has served in executive positions in technology firms for the past twenty-five years. He was Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Technologies; President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of RWD Technologies and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for General Physics Corporation. Prior to his business career, Mr. Beakes served on U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarines. He has a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

 

Our Founders

Our founders don't just believe in us: they work alongside of us.

  • John McBeth
    John McBeth
    President, CEO and Founder
  • Paul Butterfield
    Paul Butterfield
    Vice President, Founder
  • Charlie Butterfield
    Charlie Butterfield
    Chief Engineer, Founder
  • John Beakes
    John Beakes
    Chairman of the Board, Founder
John McBeth
President, CEO and Founder

Mr. McBeth’s passion is for the creation of solutions that protect our country and save lives. As a co-founder of Next Century Corporation in February, 2002, he is now living his passion.

Mr. McBeth has been a senior executive in high-technology services firms for over thirty years. He was Director of the Northeast Region of Commerce One Global Services; General Manager of AppNet’s Northeast Region; President and CEO of Century Computing, Inc. Mr. McBeth holds a B.S. in Physics/Engineering from Loyola College of Maryland and a Masters in Business (MAS) from The Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. McBeth serves on the Board of Directors of two companies and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins University of Computer Science Department. In addition, he is a founder and leader of DreamBuilders, an interfaith community of teens and adults building homes for those in need.

In addition, Mr. McBeth is Chairman of the Board of The Thayer Institute for Performance Virtuosity, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating high performance organizations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Phillips Corporation, an international Machine tool distributor.

Outside his professional career, Mr. McBeth pursues another passion, that of giving back to the community. As a leader in DreamBuilders, Mr. McBeth works with several other leaders to assemble teams of teen and adult volunteers that travel world-wide to build houses for those in need.

 

Paul Butterfield
Vice President, Founder

Mr. Butterfield has over 20 years of financial services experience. He has been President of Howard Asset Management; Financial Advisor to AppNet’s Division President; and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Century Computing, Inc. He was also with General Electric, Space Division as a Computer Programmer. Mr. Butterfield holds a B.S. in Biophysics from the University of California at Davis.

Charlie Butterfield
Chief Engineer, Founder

Mr. Butterfield has 30 years of information technology experience. His areas of expertise include system architecture, client/server architectures, networking protocols and geospatial image processing.  He was previously a consultant (Highland Software); Chief Engineer at AppNet, Inc.; co-founder and Chief Engineer at Century Computing, Inc.; and Principal Engineer at General Electric, Space Division. Mr. Butterfield holds a B.S. in Physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland.

John Beakes
Chairman of the Board, Founder

Mr. Beakes has served in executive positions in technology firms for the past twenty-five years. He was Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Technologies; President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of RWD Technologies and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for General Physics Corporation. Prior to his business career, Mr. Beakes served on U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarines. He has a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

 

Our Founders

Our founders don't just believe in us: they work alongside of us.

  • John McBeth
    John McBeth
    President, CEO and Founder
  • Paul Butterfield
    Paul Butterfield
    Vice President, Founder
  • Charlie Butterfield
    Charlie Butterfield
    Chief Engineer, Founder
  • John Beakes
    John Beakes
    Chairman of the Board, Founder
John McBeth
President, CEO and Founder

Mr. McBeth’s passion is for the creation of solutions that protect our country and save lives. As a co-founder of Next Century Corporation in February, 2002, he is now living his passion.

Mr. McBeth has been a senior executive in high-technology services firms for over thirty years. He was Director of the Northeast Region of Commerce One Global Services; General Manager of AppNet’s Northeast Region; President and CEO of Century Computing, Inc. Mr. McBeth holds a B.S. in Physics/Engineering from Loyola College of Maryland and a Masters in Business (MAS) from The Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. McBeth serves on the Board of Directors of two companies and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins University of Computer Science Department. In addition, he is a founder and leader of DreamBuilders, an interfaith community of teens and adults building homes for those in need.

In addition, Mr. McBeth is Chairman of the Board of The Thayer Institute for Performance Virtuosity, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating high performance organizations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Phillips Corporation, an international Machine tool distributor.

Outside his professional career, Mr. McBeth pursues another passion, that of giving back to the community. As a leader in DreamBuilders, Mr. McBeth works with several other leaders to assemble teams of teen and adult volunteers that travel world-wide to build houses for those in need.

 

Paul Butterfield
Vice President, Founder

Mr. Butterfield has over 20 years of financial services experience. He has been President of Howard Asset Management; Financial Advisor to AppNet’s Division President; and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Century Computing, Inc. He was also with General Electric, Space Division as a Computer Programmer. Mr. Butterfield holds a B.S. in Biophysics from the University of California at Davis.

Charlie Butterfield
Chief Engineer, Founder

Mr. Butterfield has 30 years of information technology experience. His areas of expertise include system architecture, client/server architectures, networking protocols and geospatial image processing.  He was previously a consultant (Highland Software); Chief Engineer at AppNet, Inc.; co-founder and Chief Engineer at Century Computing, Inc.; and Principal Engineer at General Electric, Space Division. Mr. Butterfield holds a B.S. in Physics from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland.

John Beakes
Chairman of the Board, Founder

Mr. Beakes has served in executive positions in technology firms for the past twenty-five years. He was Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Technologies; President, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of RWD Technologies and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for General Physics Corporation. Prior to his business career, Mr. Beakes served on U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarines. He has a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.

 

 Executive Leadership

Our leadership is composed of seasoned executives who have played key roles in founding and growing highly successful businesses over the last 30 years.

  • Jim Weyant
    Jim Weyant
    Vice President
  • Sarah Otchet
    Sarah Otchet
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Todd Hughes
    Todd Hughes
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Mark Allen
    Mark Allen
    Vice President, Business Development
  • Marco de Palma
    Marco de Palma
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Candace Krug
    Candace Krug
    Vice President of Administration
  • Robert Frizzelle
    Robert Frizzelle
    Vice President
Jim Weyant
Vice President

Mr. Weyant is an accomplished program manager with more than 20 years experience. He is well-versed in the interagency national security environment and led the contractor team assisting the FBI’s transformation efforts to become a leading intelligence community partner. He is a subject matter expert in business process design and implementation efforts, intelligence community program oversight requirements, and program budget formulation matters. He is a former Operations Center manager for the White House Military Office.  He is a Unit Commanding/Executive Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mr. Weyant holds a B.S., General Engineering (Mechanical Engineering concentration), from the US Naval Academy.

Sarah Otchet
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Otchet joined Next Century in 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Next Century, Ms. Otchet served as CFO at SM Consulting, a company acquired by SAIC in May, 2008. After the acquisition, Ms. Otchet became Assistant Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis for SAIC’s Cyber and Information Solutions business unit. Her distinguished career also includes financial leadership positions at Duratek and Impact Innovations Group.

Ms. Otchet received her M.B.A from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland University).

Todd Hughes
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Hughes joined Next Century from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) where he served as Program Manager for a large-scale research portfolio that included work in computer vision, geospatial information, human-computer interfaces, modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence, neurotechnology, and cyber security. Prior to DARPA, Dr. Hughes held management and technical positions at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories and Cycorp, Inc. Dr. Hughes earned his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001.

Mark Allen
Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Allen has over 20 years of experience in the technology development and professional services industry, serving both the Government and commercial sectors. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of e.magination, llc, headquartered in Baltimore, Md. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Mr. Allen received a Master of Business Administration from Loyola College and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Maine.

Marco de Palma
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. de Palma has more than 20 years of management and technical experience in information systems including broad P&L and senior leadership responsibility, professional/consulting services, software and hardware R&D, project/program management, operations management, business development, and government and commercial contracting. Mr. de Palma was a Principal Technology Consultant/Director for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002, managing pre-Game IT operational readiness activities and Game-time command center operations. Prior to Salt Lake, Mr. de Palma was the Director of eBusiness/CRM solutions at RWD Technologies, Inc. in Columbia, Maryland. He holds a M.B.A. in Management and B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola College, Maryland.

Candace Krug
Vice President of Administration

Ms. Krug has over 25 years of administrative and business operations experience, including high-technology and Fortune 500 companies. She was Director of Administration for Commerce One Global Services (Northeast Region), and has served in senior administrative roles within Century Computing, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corporate Research Laboratories.

Robert Frizzelle
Vice President

AboutbobfrizzelleBob Frizzelle is a senior executive with background in data analysis, systems engineering, program management, and proposal development. His five biggest competitive bids were all wins, each over one billion dollars, in addition to several wins on smaller programs. He served as an Air Force signals intelligence officer, and been chief engineer or PM for various classified mission data processing programs. His teams have delivered major systems for airborne, spacecraft, ground station, and undersea applications. He was a Vice President at Northrop Grumman, CSC, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

 

 Executive Leadership

Our leadership is composed of seasoned executives who have played key roles in founding and growing highly successful businesses over the last 30 years.

  • Jim Weyant
    Jim Weyant
    Vice President
  • Sarah Otchet
    Sarah Otchet
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Todd Hughes
    Todd Hughes
    Chief Technology Officer
  • Mark Allen
    Mark Allen
    Vice President, Business Development
  • Marco de Palma
    Marco de Palma
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Candace Krug
    Candace Krug
    Vice President of Administration
  • Robert Frizzelle
    Robert Frizzelle
    Vice President
Jim Weyant
Vice President

Mr. Weyant is an accomplished program manager with more than 20 years experience. He is well-versed in the interagency national security environment and led the contractor team assisting the FBI’s transformation efforts to become a leading intelligence community partner. He is a subject matter expert in business process design and implementation efforts, intelligence community program oversight requirements, and program budget formulation matters. He is a former Operations Center manager for the White House Military Office.  He is a Unit Commanding/Executive Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. Mr. Weyant holds a B.S., General Engineering (Mechanical Engineering concentration), from the US Naval Academy.

Sarah Otchet
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Otchet joined Next Century in 2011 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Next Century, Ms. Otchet served as CFO at SM Consulting, a company acquired by SAIC in May, 2008. After the acquisition, Ms. Otchet became Assistant Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis for SAIC’s Cyber and Information Solutions business unit. Her distinguished career also includes financial leadership positions at Duratek and Impact Innovations Group.

Ms. Otchet received her M.B.A from Johns Hopkins University and her B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland University).

Todd Hughes
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Hughes joined Next Century from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) where he served as Program Manager for a large-scale research portfolio that included work in computer vision, geospatial information, human-computer interfaces, modeling and simulation, artificial intelligence, neurotechnology, and cyber security. Prior to DARPA, Dr. Hughes held management and technical positions at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories and Cycorp, Inc. Dr. Hughes earned his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001.

Mark Allen
Vice President, Business Development

Mr. Allen has over 20 years of experience in the technology development and professional services industry, serving both the Government and commercial sectors. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of e.magination, llc, headquartered in Baltimore, Md. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Mr. Allen received a Master of Business Administration from Loyola College and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Maine.

Marco de Palma
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. de Palma has more than 20 years of management and technical experience in information systems including broad P&L and senior leadership responsibility, professional/consulting services, software and hardware R&D, project/program management, operations management, business development, and government and commercial contracting. Mr. de Palma was a Principal Technology Consultant/Director for the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002, managing pre-Game IT operational readiness activities and Game-time command center operations. Prior to Salt Lake, Mr. de Palma was the Director of eBusiness/CRM solutions at RWD Technologies, Inc. in Columbia, Maryland. He holds a M.B.A. in Management and B.S. in Computer Science from Loyola College, Maryland.

Candace Krug
Vice President of Administration

Ms. Krug has over 25 years of administrative and business operations experience, including high-technology and Fortune 500 companies. She was Director of Administration for Commerce One Global Services (Northeast Region), and has served in senior administrative roles within Century Computing, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corporate Research Laboratories.

Robert Frizzelle
Vice President

AboutbobfrizzelleBob Frizzelle is a senior executive with background in data analysis, systems engineering, program management, and proposal development. His five biggest competitive bids were all wins, each over one billion dollars, in addition to several wins on smaller programs. He served as an Air Force signals intelligence officer, and been chief engineer or PM for various classified mission data processing programs. His teams have delivered major systems for airborne, spacecraft, ground station, and undersea applications. He was a Vice President at Northrop Grumman, CSC, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He has a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.

 

Board of Advisors

The industry’s most respected leaders help to guide us on our mission. We look to them for insight, objective viewpoints, and exceptional industry expertise, and perhaps most importantly, to help us stay unfailingly focused on our mission.

  • VADM John Scott Redd
    VADM John Scott Redd
  • Gen. Mike Hayden
    Gen. Mike Hayden
  • Hon. Mike Rogers
    Hon. Mike Rogers
  • ADM Eric Thor Olson
    ADM Eric Thor Olson
  • Dr. Eric Haseltine
    Dr. Eric Haseltine
  • Christopher P. Haakon
    Christopher P. Haakon
  • James H. Frey
    James H. Frey
VADM John Scott Redd

Redd_ScottMost recently, Admiral Redd served as the first Senate confirmed Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). In that capacity, he was responsible to the President for strategic operational planning for the global war on terror and to the Director of National Intelligence for integrating all terrorism related intelligence.

Admiral Redd served with distinction in the United States Navy for 36 years, retiring in 1998 as Director, Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While on active duty, he commanded eight organizations, founded the Navy’s Fifth Fleet–the first new US Navy fleet in more than 50 years–and served in several senior Pentagon positions. He led all U.S. Naval forces in the US Central Command from 1994 until 1996.

After retiring from the Navy, Admiral Redd served as Chairman, President and CEO of NetSchools Corp, a high-tech startup.

Prior to NCTC, Admiral Redd served as Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 and as Executive Director for the Presidential WMD (Silberman-Robb) Commission, which became the nation’s blue print for intelligence reform.

Admiral Redd is a 1966 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was a Fulbright Scholar.

Gen. Mike Hayden

General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.), served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency and was the nation’s first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. He retired from the CIA in February 2009, and is now a Principal in the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy co-founded by former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. General Hayden also serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy and in an advisory capacity to several organizations focused on national security.

General Hayden retired from a distinguished thirty-nine year career in the United States Air Force on July 1, 2008. In addition to his senior intelligence community assignments, he served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, and Chief of the Central Security Service.

General Hayden graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s degree in history in 1967 and a Master’s degree in modern American history in 1969. He was a distinguished graduate of the university’s ROTC program, and began his active military service in 1969.

Hon. Mike Rogers

Rogers_MikeHonorable Mike Rogers is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He represented Michigan’s 8th congressional district from 2001-2015. Chairman Rogers is the host of the nationally-syndicated program on Westwood One, Something to Think About with Mike Rogers, and is a CNN national security commentator.

During his lengthy tenure in the U.S. Congress, Rogers served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee as well as chairing the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He served in the U.S. Army from 1985-1989 and as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1989-1994. He is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Chairman Rogers is a 1985 graduate of Adrian College with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

ADM Eric Thor Olson

Olson_ThorEric T. Olson retired from the United States Navy in 2011 as a full Admiral after more than 38 years of military service. He served in special operations units throughout his career, during which he was decorated for valor and leadership. He commanded at every level and was the first Navy SEAL officer to be promoted to three- and four-star ranks.

Admiral Olson was commissioned in 1973 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy. He studied Arabic and French at the Defense Language Institute, and he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Admiral Olson’s career culminated as the head of the United States Special Operations Command, where he was responsible for the mission readiness of all Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations forces. In this capacity, he led over 60,000 people and managed an annual budget in excess of ten billion dollars.

Admiral Olson is now an independent national security consultant who supports a wide range of private and public sector organizations. Among his current endeavors, he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, a Director of Iridium Communications, Inc. and Under Armour, Inc., and a Director of the non-profit Special Operations Warrior Foundation and National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.

Dr. Eric Haseltine

EricHaseltineShortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Dr. Haseltine left his position as Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering to become Director of Research for the National Security Agency. He then became the Associate Director for Science and Technology for the Director of National Intelligence — essentially CTO for the entire U.S. intelligence community.

Dr. Haseltine is currently the President and Managing Director, Haseltine Partners LLC, where he helps organizations in the defense and intelligence communities and the entertainment industry harvest the future by developing far-sighted technological solutions that deliver near-term value. He is an expert on managing innovation processes and on user-centered design, where he applies neuroscience to new technologies, using how the human brain naturally wants to interact with that technology to improve performance through enhanced user experience.

Dr. Haseltine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in physiological psychology from Indiana University. He also has a certificate in Executive Management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and did post-doctoral work in brain research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Christopher P. Haakon

Chris HaakonMr. Haakon has over 40 years of industry experience focusing in profit center management and top-level corporate responsibility. He is a retired Navy Reserve Captain who held four command tours, culminating in his service as Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area Nineteen, Washington, DC.

Mr. Haakon was formerly Chairman of both the Board of Directors of the National Defense Intelligence College Foundation and the AFCEA Intelligence Committee. He is currently a member of the National Correlation Working Group Board of Directors, past Advisor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Transformation Advisory Group, and serves on the Board of Advisors to three fast growing companies. He has served as a director on numerous associations, commissions, and foundations.

Mr. Haakon is a former Program Director for Geospatial Initiatives General Dynamics, retiring to become a full-time consultant in 2002. He formerly served as the General Manager of Boeing-Autometric.

Mr. Haakon received his BA from Columbia University, New York City.

James H. Frey

JamesFreyMr. Frey has held positions as General Manager of GE’s Spacecraft Operations Division, President of Itek Optical Systems Inc, President of TASC Inc. and Senior VP for Information Technology for Litton Industries. He was also VP for Strategic Planning for Litton for three years.

Mr. Frey currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Electronic Sensor Technologies Corporation and is a Trustee Board Member of Nortel Government Solutions. He served on the Board of SSG Precision Optical Corporation until the recent sale of the company. He has served on the National Geo-spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) Advisory Group, and on special panels convened by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the CIA, and Homeland Security. He also serves on Advisory Boards for Boeing, Northrop Grumman Intelligence Group, Appistry, Idelix Corporation, and Handy Soft Corporation.  He has served as a consultant to a number of companies including Orbital Sciences Corporation, Metron International, and ManTech.

Mr. Frey received his BSEE from Duke University and has completed GE’s Executive Development Program courses.

Board of Advisors

The industry’s most respected leaders help to guide us on our mission. We look to them for insight, objective viewpoints, and exceptional industry expertise, and perhaps most importantly, to help us stay unfailingly focused on our mission.

  • VADM John Scott Redd
    VADM John Scott Redd
  • Gen. Mike Hayden
    Gen. Mike Hayden
  • Hon. Mike Rogers
    Hon. Mike Rogers
  • ADM Eric Thor Olson
    ADM Eric Thor Olson
  • Dr. Eric Haseltine
    Dr. Eric Haseltine
  • Christopher P. Haakon
    Christopher P. Haakon
  • James H. Frey
    James H. Frey
VADM John Scott Redd

Redd_ScottMost recently, Admiral Redd served as the first Senate confirmed Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). In that capacity, he was responsible to the President for strategic operational planning for the global war on terror and to the Director of National Intelligence for integrating all terrorism related intelligence.

Admiral Redd served with distinction in the United States Navy for 36 years, retiring in 1998 as Director, Strategic Plans and Policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While on active duty, he commanded eight organizations, founded the Navy’s Fifth Fleet–the first new US Navy fleet in more than 50 years–and served in several senior Pentagon positions. He led all U.S. Naval forces in the US Central Command from 1994 until 1996.

After retiring from the Navy, Admiral Redd served as Chairman, President and CEO of NetSchools Corp, a high-tech startup.

Prior to NCTC, Admiral Redd served as Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 and as Executive Director for the Presidential WMD (Silberman-Robb) Commission, which became the nation’s blue print for intelligence reform.

Admiral Redd is a 1966 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was a Fulbright Scholar.

Gen. Mike Hayden

General Michael V. Hayden, USAF (Ret.), served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency and was the nation’s first Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. He retired from the CIA in February 2009, and is now a Principal in the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy co-founded by former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. General Hayden also serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at George Mason University School of Public Policy and in an advisory capacity to several organizations focused on national security.

General Hayden retired from a distinguished thirty-nine year career in the United States Air Force on July 1, 2008. In addition to his senior intelligence community assignments, he served as Commander of the Air Intelligence Agency, Director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center, and Chief of the Central Security Service.

General Hayden graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s degree in history in 1967 and a Master’s degree in modern American history in 1969. He was a distinguished graduate of the university’s ROTC program, and began his active military service in 1969.

Hon. Mike Rogers

Rogers_MikeHonorable Mike Rogers is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He represented Michigan’s 8th congressional district from 2001-2015. Chairman Rogers is the host of the nationally-syndicated program on Westwood One, Something to Think About with Mike Rogers, and is a CNN national security commentator.

During his lengthy tenure in the U.S. Congress, Rogers served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee as well as chairing the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He served in the U.S. Army from 1985-1989 and as a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1989-1994. He is a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Chairman Rogers is a 1985 graduate of Adrian College with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology.

ADM Eric Thor Olson

Olson_ThorEric T. Olson retired from the United States Navy in 2011 as a full Admiral after more than 38 years of military service. He served in special operations units throughout his career, during which he was decorated for valor and leadership. He commanded at every level and was the first Navy SEAL officer to be promoted to three- and four-star ranks.

Admiral Olson was commissioned in 1973 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy. He studied Arabic and French at the Defense Language Institute, and he earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Admiral Olson’s career culminated as the head of the United States Special Operations Command, where he was responsible for the mission readiness of all Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations forces. In this capacity, he led over 60,000 people and managed an annual budget in excess of ten billion dollars.

Admiral Olson is now an independent national security consultant who supports a wide range of private and public sector organizations. Among his current endeavors, he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, a Director of Iridium Communications, Inc. and Under Armour, Inc., and a Director of the non-profit Special Operations Warrior Foundation and National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum.

Dr. Eric Haseltine

EricHaseltineShortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Dr. Haseltine left his position as Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering to become Director of Research for the National Security Agency. He then became the Associate Director for Science and Technology for the Director of National Intelligence — essentially CTO for the entire U.S. intelligence community.

Dr. Haseltine is currently the President and Managing Director, Haseltine Partners LLC, where he helps organizations in the defense and intelligence communities and the entertainment industry harvest the future by developing far-sighted technological solutions that deliver near-term value. He is an expert on managing innovation processes and on user-centered design, where he applies neuroscience to new technologies, using how the human brain naturally wants to interact with that technology to improve performance through enhanced user experience.

Dr. Haseltine received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in physiological psychology from Indiana University. He also has a certificate in Executive Management from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, and did post-doctoral work in brain research at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Christopher P. Haakon

Chris HaakonMr. Haakon has over 40 years of industry experience focusing in profit center management and top-level corporate responsibility. He is a retired Navy Reserve Captain who held four command tours, culminating in his service as Reserve Intelligence Area Commander, Area Nineteen, Washington, DC.

Mr. Haakon was formerly Chairman of both the Board of Directors of the National Defense Intelligence College Foundation and the AFCEA Intelligence Committee. He is currently a member of the National Correlation Working Group Board of Directors, past Advisor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Transformation Advisory Group, and serves on the Board of Advisors to three fast growing companies. He has served as a director on numerous associations, commissions, and foundations.

Mr. Haakon is a former Program Director for Geospatial Initiatives General Dynamics, retiring to become a full-time consultant in 2002. He formerly served as the General Manager of Boeing-Autometric.

Mr. Haakon received his BA from Columbia University, New York City.

James H. Frey

JamesFreyMr. Frey has held positions as General Manager of GE’s Spacecraft Operations Division, President of Itek Optical Systems Inc, President of TASC Inc. and Senior VP for Information Technology for Litton Industries. He was also VP for Strategic Planning for Litton for three years.

Mr. Frey currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Electronic Sensor Technologies Corporation and is a Trustee Board Member of Nortel Government Solutions. He served on the Board of SSG Precision Optical Corporation until the recent sale of the company. He has served on the National Geo-spatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) Advisory Group, and on special panels convened by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), the CIA, and Homeland Security. He also serves on Advisory Boards for Boeing, Northrop Grumman Intelligence Group, Appistry, Idelix Corporation, and Handy Soft Corporation.  He has served as a consultant to a number of companies including Orbital Sciences Corporation, Metron International, and ManTech.

Mr. Frey received his BSEE from Duke University and has completed GE’s Executive Development Program courses.

Partners

We work with customers who share in our desire to do good work as a way to do good things for the world. Our customers are varied, from federal and state organizations to the commercial sector. Yet, all are similar in their desire to save lives and protect our country.

Partners

We work with customers who share in our desire to do good work as a way to do good things for the world. Our customers are varied, from federal and state organizations to the commercial sector. Yet, all are similar in their desire to save lives and protect our country.
 
Asymmetrik
Technology Management Associates
Wavestrike
Versatech
Thesher
University of Southern California
Spyros
Solers
Raytheon
Sage Management
Quantum Endeavors
Praxis Engineering
Ohanahou
NuWave Solutions
Northrop Grumman
n-ask
Lockheed Martin
L3 Stratis
Leidos
Kestrel Institute
KEYW
Integrity Applications Incorporated
esri
Elegant Technical Solutions
Draper
CACI
Clarity Business Solutions
Booker DiMaio
Black Willow
Aquilent
Blue Force
SSE Solutions
K-Space Technologies
 
 
n-ask
Technology Management Associates
Wavestrike
KEYW
Ohanahou
NuWave Solutions
Praxis Engineering
Versatech
University of Southern California
Leidos
L3 Stratis
Spyros
K-Space Technologies
Lockheed Martin
Northrop Grumman
CACI
Kestrel Institute
Integrity Applications Incorporated
Sage Management
Elegant Technical Solutions
Asymmetrik
esri
Draper
Solers
Thesher
Blue Force
Black Willow
Quantum Endeavors
Booker DiMaio
Clarity Business Solutions
Aquilent
Raytheon
SSE Solutions