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Defense & Security

Paul G. Kaminski: Efficient partnerships respond to budget constraints

There are four important factors to consider in developing cooperation between government and industry.
24 May 2012, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201205.13

Paul G. Kaminski is Chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., a small consulting company dedicated to fostering innovation, and to the development of business and investment strategies related to the application of advanced technology in the aerospace and defense sectors.

Kaminski, recognized by the NRO as a Pioneer of National Reconnaissance and a Pioneer of Stealth, has worked in advanced technology in both the private and public sectors, serving as a consultant and advisor to a variety of government agencies and as chairman, director, or trustee of several defense- and technology-oriented companies.

He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years where he also was director for Low Observables Technology and responsible for overseeing the development, production, and fielding of major stealth systems. He also led the initial development of an NRO space system and related sensor technology. Early in his career, he was responsible for the testing and evaluation of inertial guidance components for the Minuteman missile and terminal guidance systems for the U.S.'s first precision-guided munitions.

Kaminski's numerous awards include the SPIE DSS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. (Video of award presentation)