The mission of the WashingtonExec Department of Defense Council is to bring together thought leaders and executives from the Defense Industry and Federal Government’s Defense Department to facilitate open, transparent, and trusted dialogue, on perspectives between industry executives and their counterparts in government. The desired goal is to foster the exchange of ideas and open communication, leading to a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the Department, and to enhance dialogue and partnership between industry and government to the benefit of U.S. national security. The DoD Council will focus on issues and concerns that matter most, where defense challenges and interests might be addressed by new technologies and new ideas, and where increased collaboration and partnership are necessary for the Department of Defense to overcome shortcomings related to legacy infrastructure, business processes and workforce. The purpose of the Council’s executive engagements is to inspire idea sharing and a sense of community and shared responsibility for the nation’s defense.
Dr. Scott Goldstein
SVP, Parsons Corporation
Dr. Scott Goldstein has over 30 years of experience leading organizations, running profit-and-loss centers, serving as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and furthering the development of technology solutions in virtually all fields of ISR, command & control, electronic warfare, space and cyber. He is currently a Senior Vice President at Parsons Corporation.
Dr. Goldstein retired as a major general in the U.S. Air Force where he served as an experienced space operations, cyber operations and acquisition professional. He held leadership assignments working for the Under Secretary of the Air Force; the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; US Cyber Command; Air Forces Cyber; the Space and Missile Systems Center; and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He also worked on the Secretary of Defense Staff, the Joint Staff, and within the U.S. intelligence community.
Dr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences and a member of the IEEE Radar Systems Panel. His awards include the 2019 IEEE Warren D. White Award “For contributions to the Design, Development and Fielding of Multi-Domain Radar, EW and Cyber Systems,” the 2002 IEEE Fred Nathanson Radar Engineer of the Year Award, and the 1999/2000 Clarke Griffiths Memorial Premium for best paper in the IEE Proceedings – Radar, Sonar and Navigation. He has authored or co-authored well over 100 refereed technical publications and holds four U.S. patents in spread spectrum communications, advanced sensor data compression, ISR and adaptive processing for signal detection. Dr. Goldstein serves on the Army Science Board and the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group.