Major General Joseph Anderson (USMC, Ret.)
Major General Joseph T. Anderson (USMC, Ret.) has served as Associate Director and Deputy Director for the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center and is currently serving as Special Assistant to the Director of the National Air and Space Museum. He served 33 years in the United States Marine Corps, flying 219 combat missions and commanding at every echelon of Marine Aviation.
Major General Anderson’s corporate experience includes positions as Vice President for Business Development at Advanced Navigation and Positioning Corporation as well as the Corporate Vice President of the Dalcorp Advisory Group. In addition to Digital Reasoning, he serves on the board of Peduzzi Associates Ltd. Major General Anderson earned a BS in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California.
Captain Nick Buck (US Navy, Ret.)
Captain Nick Buck (US Navy, Retired) completed a 26 year Navy career with over 15 years in National Security Space, including 10 years in the National Reconnaissance Office. A Naval Aviator and Test Pilot with over 2500 flight hours, Nick has served as both a supplier and a customer of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Information Technology systems. Nick managed multiple major defense acquisition programs and is a recognized expert in implementing Information Technology consolidation and Cloud Computing programs. A Harvard Senior Executive Fellow, Nick currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Buck Consulting Group, LLC.
Bob Flores is the Founder and President of Applicology Incorporated, an independent consulting firm specializing in informatics and cyber security issues. Prior to starting Applicology, Flores spent 31 years in the U.S. Intelligence Community where he held several positions, including Chief Technology Officer. He was also on several government-wide information sharing committees and councils. In addition to his senior level leadership and management positions, his career included assignments in applications programming, training and education, contract and project management, and both line and staff management roles at various levels of the Agency.
General William T. Hobbins (US Air Force, Ret.)
Gen. Tom Hobbins retired as Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Europe; Commander, NATO Allied Air Component Command, Ramstein; and Director, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. There, he was responsible for Air Force activities in a theater spanning three continents, covering more than 20 million square miles, 93 countries and territories, and possessing one-fourth of the world’s population and about one-third of the world’s Gross Domestic Product.
General Hobbins entered the Air Force as a graduate of Officer Training School. He has commanded a MAJCOM, a NATO Component, a numbered air force, two tactical fighter wings and a composite air group. He has served as the Director of Plans and Operations for U.S. Forces Japan, Director of Plans and Policy for U.S. Atlantic Command, the Director of Operations for U.S. Air Forces in Europe, and as a Deputy Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. As USAFE’s Director of Operations, General Hobbins was responsible for the planning, bed-down and execution of combat forces in Europe for Operation Allied Force (Kosovo Air Campaign) . As 12th Air Force Commander, the 12th Air Force Air Operations Center deployed to Southwest Asia as operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom’s alternate AOC.
General Hobbins served as Deputy Chief of Staff for War fighting Integration and the Air Force’s Chief Information Officer where he developed and implemented the Air Force’s C4ISR Roadmap for networks enabling predictive battle-space awareness and targeting. As Director of the Joint Air Power Competence Centre, he guided the development of NATO’s C4ISR and Unmanned Aerial Systems Roadmaps. Finally, as the USAFE Commander, General Hobbins directed the Organize, Train and Equip functions for 28,500 mission ready Airmen in Europe, and oversaw European Theater Air Defense missions for POTUS and NATO Summits. He also served as NATO’s and AFRICOM’s senior air transformation advisor.
General Hobbins received a BS in Business Finance from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Troy State University. He attended the Armed Forces Staff College and Air War College and has numerous university sponsored civilian and military leadership courses to his credit.
A command pilot, the general has more than 5,100 flying hours, primarily in fighter aircraft.
Dr. Anita K. Jones
Dr. Jones has made significant contributions to computer science research and in the Department of Defense (DOD) science and technology programs. Dr. Jones served as the Director of Defense Research and Engineering in the Pentagon for over four years, where she controlled the budget for research and engineering for the DOD, and was recognized for her exemplary service to the country with the Department of Defense Award for Distinguished Public Service.
Dr. Jones’ service to the computer science industry is also well known as she has served as founding editor-in-chief of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Transactions on Computer Systems and as an editor of the Communications of the ACM, two of the more widely circulated journals within the field, served on several advisory boards including MIT Lincoln Laboratories Advisory Board, the Defense Science Board and has served on or chaired numerous national academies’ committees. Her research has produced seminal results in several areas including operating systems, protection, security and software engineering. Dr. Jones was instrumental in building a “top-notch” computer science research program at Virginia.
Dr. Jones served as vice chair on the National Science Board where took a leadership position in fostering advancement in long-lived data repositories, increased investment in small and medium research infrastructure and more transparent management of the major research equipment construction processes. Currently, Dr. Jones is the Lawrence A. Quarles Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and University Professor in the department of computer science at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., where she has taught for 19 years. An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Rice University, Houston, Texas and a master’s in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in Computer Science from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Mike Miller comes to DRSI as a consulting partner and the President of M4 Associates, where he has worked on Sales, Management, Negotiation and Process Training dozens of technology clients. He brings over twenty years of primarily Government sales experience to this role.
Prior to his work at M4, Mr. Miller was the VP of Juniper Networks’ Public Sector Division where he was responsible for all business with Juniper’s Public Sector customers in the U.S. including federal agencies, state and local governments and education.
From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Miller ran worldwide sales for Appian, a leader in the BPM market, where he helped secure strategic wins within the DoD and DHS while substantially increasing its commercial clients and partners. Before joining Appian, Mr. Miller was a managing principal at the Sandler Sales Institute, performing sales training and management consulting for dozens of clients in high tech markets. He also served as EVP of Sales for the Americas at Managed Objects, a leading supplier of BSM software.
Before joining Managed Objects, Mr. Miller managed large sales territories for Computer Associates (CA). At CA, Mr. Miller’s sales teams consistently exceeded quota and ranked at the top of the company. As the SVP of CA’s Federal team, sales more than tripled in four years.
Mr. Miller served from 2003 through 2010 on the Board of Directors of Digital Reasoning Systems and subsequently went on to take a more active role by leading their Board of Advisors. Mr. Miller maintains an active clearance. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, is married and has four children.