Keynote for the 35th DCASS

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This year's featured keynote talk will be "Technology Development: One Project at a Time." It will be presented by Dr. Tom Bussing. Dr. Bussing is currently working as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Tactical Technology Office (TTO).

Tom Bussing

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Dr. Tom Bussing graduated with a Ph.D. in Aero/Astro Engineering from MIT in 1985 and is currently working as a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Tactical Technology Office (TTO). Prior to this assignment, Tom worked as a manager at Boeing, Adroit Systems Inc., and Pratt & Whitney. He also served as a consultant to many venture capital firms. During his illustrious career, Tom performed business/technical due diligence on over 150 new ideas and system concepts. He was responsible for conceiving, developing, managing, raising money, financial management, program execution, negotiating deals and transitioning key technologies/products to the Department of Defense. At DARPA, Tom’s responsibilities include but are not limited to Vulcan 1 (Novel Marine Turbine Engine) and Vulcan 2 (Novel High Mach Engine, HyFly, AreLight, MoTr, and others). Tom was awarded 14 US Patents with 1 Pending, 30+ International Patents, has authored/co-authored 30+ journal/technical Publications, and is featured in 10 Newspaper/Magazine Articles.