Malibu, CA (PRWEB) August 5, 2008
Dr. William A. Jeffrey has been named President and CEO of HRL Laboratories, LLC, effective September 15, 2008. The appointment was announced by the HRL Board of Directors.
Jeffrey succeeds Dr. Matthew W. Ganz, who left HRL in February 2008 to become President of Phantom Works, Boeing's advanced research and development organization, after almost five years as President and General Manager of the Malibu, California-based corporate research-and-development center owned by The Boeing Company and General Motors.
Previously, Dr. Jeffrey was the Director of the Science and Technology Division for the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). Prior to joining IDA, he served in the Bush Administration as the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) within the Department of Commerce. Dr. Jeffrey also served as Senior Director for Homeland and National Security and the Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics at the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President. Prior to OSTP, he was the Deputy Director for the Advanced Technology Office and Chief Scientist for the Tactical Technology Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). While at DARPA, he developed research programs in communications, computer network security, novel sensor development, and space operations. Previously, Dr. Jeffrey was the Assistant Deputy for Technology at the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office, where he supervised sensor development for the Predator and Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and the development of common standards that allow for cross-service and cross-agency transfer of imagery and intelligence products. Dr. Jeffrey began his professional career at IDA.
Jeffrey received his M.A. and Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard University and his B.Sc. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, an elected Honorary Member of ISA, the recipient of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and, most recently, a 2008 recipient of the Navigator Award from the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies for his leadership in advancing science and technology policy.
HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, California (http://www.hrl.com) is a corporate research-and-development laboratory owned by The Boeing Company and General Motors specializing in research into sensors and materials, information and systems sciences, applied electromagnetics, and microelectronics. HRL provides custom research and development and performs additional R&D contract services for its LLC member companies, the U.S. government, and other commercial companies.