Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dr. Tether served from 2001 to 2009 as Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). As Director, Dr. Tether was responsible for the management of the Agency`s projects for innovative research and development.
Prior to DARPA, Dr. Tether held the position of Chief Executive Officer and President of the Sequoia Group. Dr. Tether also served as Chief Executive Officer for Dynamics Technology Inc. He was Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation`s (SAIC) Advanced Technology Sector, and Vice President and General Manager for Range Systems at SAIC. Prior to working at SAIC, he spent six years as Vice President for Technology and Advanced Development at Ford Aerospace Corp., acquired by Loral Corporation during that period.
Director of Central Intelligence, Bill Casey, and Secretary of Defense, Casper Weinberger, honored Dr. Tether with the National Intelligence Medal and the Department of Defense Civilian Meritorious Service Medal in 1986. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, also honored him with the Department of Defense Outstanding Public Service Medal in 2009.