The Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) is sponsoring a talk entitled “Future Defense Technology Challenges and Opportunities: the Missile Defense Example.” Following the lecture there will be a question and answer session. This is open to the Laboratory.
General O’Reilly will give a presentation on the evolving constraints, threats, and the business and geo-political environment in which new security technologies will be developed over the next decade. He will describe the challenges and opportunities facing the development and deployment of Missile Defense capabilities.
As a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council, he promotes international policies for developing and applying Aerospace and Defense technologies. Additionally, General O’Reilly is also a senior advisor with SM&A, an international business consulting firm, and serves on the Board of Directors of Antenna Research Associates Inc. During his Army career, he served as the Director of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency from 2008 to 2012, where he was a principal technical adviser to the Department of Defense and White House on missile defense, and testified to Congress on twenty-two occasions. During his tenure, he implemented the European Phased Adaptive Approach, an Aegis-based missile defense network in NATO, and initiated research partnerships with twenty-three nations including Japan, Poland, Romania, the United Kingdom and Australia.