Log In

Donald MacLean Kerr, Edit Profile

Federal official , physicist

Donald MacLean Kerr,, American physicist, former federal official. Recipient Outstanding Services award, United States Department Energy, 1979, Distinguished Intelligence Medal, Central Intelligence Agency, 2005, National Intelligence Distinguished Service medal, 2009, Secretary of Defense medal for Outstanding Public Service, United States Department Defense, 2009.

Background

Kerr,, Donald MacLean was born on April 8, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Donald MacLean and Harriet (Fell) Kerr.

Education

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (National Merit scholar), Cornell Univercity, 1963; Master of Science, Cornell Univercity, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy (Ford Foundation fellow, 1964-1965, James Clerk Maxwell fellow 1965-1966), Cornell Univercity, 1966.

Career

Staff Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1966-1976, group leader, 1971-1972, assistant division leader, 1972-1973, assistant director, 1973-1975, alternate energy division leader, 1975-1976. Deputy manager Nevada operations office United States Department Energy, Las Vegas, 1976-1977, deputy assistant secretary for defense programs, 1977-1979, acting assistant secretary for defense programs Washington, 1978, deputy assistant secretary for energy technical, 1979. Dir Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1979-1985.

Senior vice president Edgerton, Germeshauser, and Greer, Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1985-1988, executive vice president, 1988-1989, president, board directors, 1989-1992. Executive vice president, board directors Science Applications International Corps., San Diego, 1993-1996, Information Systems Laboratories, San Diego, 1996-1997. Assistant director Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, 1997—2001.

Deputy director science & technical Central Intelligence Agency, 2001—2005. Director National Reconnaissance Office, 2005—2007. Principal deputy director Office Director National Intelligence, 2007—2009.

Research professor George Mason University Volgenau School Information Engineering, since 2009. Member Navajo Science Committee, 1974-1977, Defense Science Board, 1993-1998, since 2010. Member science advisory panel United States Army, 1975-1978.

Member engineering advisory board University Nevada, Las Vegas, 1976-1978, Cornell University, since 1985. Chairman committee Research and Development International Energy Agency, 1979-1985. Member national security advisory council Socially Responsible Investment International, 1980-1989.

Member advisory board University Alaska Geophysical Institute, 1980-1985. Member science advisory group Joint Strategic Planning Staff, 1981-1991. Member advisory board Georgetown University Center Strategic International Studies, 1981-1987.

Member advisory committee Naval Research, 1982-1985. Member corporation Draper Laboratory, 1982-1997. Member DCI Nonproliferation Advisory Panel, 1993-1998.

Member board San Diego Technology Council, 1994-1997. Board directors Resources for the Future, Washington, 1990-1999. Board trustees Mitre Corporation, McLean, Virginia, since 2009.

Board directors United States Space LLC, since 2009.

Membership

Trustee New England Aquarium, 1989-1993. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, National Association Manufacturers (board directors 1986-1992), Southwestern Association Indian Affairs, World Affairs Council Boston (board directors 1988-1992), Atlantic Council (board directors 1991-1997), Cosmos Club (Washington), Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu.

Connections

Married Alison Richards Kyle, June 10, 1961. 1 daughter, Margot Kyle.

father:
Donald MacLean Kerr,

mother:
Harriet (Fell) Kerr,

spouse:
Alison Richards Kyle