Board of Advisors, Strategic Intelligence Program; Adjunct Professor of Strategic Intelligence
M.S. in Computer, Information and Control Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University
Time at PHC: 2015 to present
Mr. Ed Waltz retired as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at Virginia Tech, serving an IPA position in government from 2013-2018 where he was the Division Chief, Advanced Concepts at the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). At NRO he led intelligence process research focused on automating intelligence collection and data integration.
Prior to his Government position, he had experience in senior positions with BAE Systems Advanced Information Technologies (Chief Scientist), General Dynamics, and Veridian (Technical Director, Senior Scientist) in developing and deploying signal processing, data fusion and intelligence analysis capabilities. He led numerous hard target Multi-INT studies and tool developments for different agencies of the IC, where he gained extensive experience interacting with intelligence collectors, analysts and consumers to develop and deploy new technical capabilities for intelligence collection and analysis.
His early experience in aerospace was in signal processor design (NASA Apollo, Multispectral scanner, LANDSAT) and systems engineering (Navy Radiometer, SEASAT, Space Shuttle, AN/UPX-30(V), and Tri-Service Mark XV).
He is a recipient of the National Intelligence Unit Meritorious Citation (2015 Sentient Team) and the DoD Joe Mignona Data Fusion Award (2004). He is also the author of numerous intelligence-related texts: Quantitative Intelligence Analysis (2014), Knowledge Management in the Intelligence Enterprise (2003), Information Warfare Principles and Operations (1998) and coauthor of Counterdeception Principles and Applications for National Security (2007) and Multisensor Data Fusion (1990).