Dr. Clinton W. Kelly, III
Senior Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation
Duke University, B.S. (EE) 1959
Dr. Clinton Kelly has twenty years of leadership and management in Research and Advanced Technology projects in both industry and government.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
As Senior Vice President for Advanced Technology Development at SAIC (a $6.7B company, 288th on the Fortune 500 list), Dr. Kelly is responsible for the conduct of the corporation's Independent Research and Development (IR&D) program; a discretionary investment intended to provide the corporation with the basis for developing contract research and development support in areas of strategic importance. He chairs the committee that reviews all IR&D proposals submitted by the operating groups and makes recommendations for funding to the Chairman and President. He is also charged to independently identify and recommend areas for IR&D projects. He carries out periodic audits of the corporation's core technologies and competencies and is responsible for benchmarking the corporation's technical capabilities against best practice. To carry out these responsibilities, he visits leading research universities and government laboratories to highlight best practice and to identify emerging technologies of potential future significance to the corporation and its customers. He is responsible for recommending the insertion of these promising new technologies into the corporation's contract programs. He makes recommendations on strategic discretionary corporate research and technology investments to the executive committee of the board of directors and to other senior management.
Because of the breadth of his technical activities, Dr. Kelly serves as a resource on the technical capabilities of the corporation; communicating a description of the corporations' technical programs within and outside the corporation to facilitate coordination and collaboration.
Prior to joining SAIC, Dr. Kelly was Director of the U.S. Strategic Computing Program, the national fifth generation high performance computing research initiative, and Executive Director of the DARPA Information Science and Technology Office, the leading source of funding for advanced computer science research in the United States. He was responsible for establishing the direction for research in all areas of the Strategic Computing Program; advanced parallel computer architectures; generic software systems, including speech recognition, natural language understanding, and expert system shells; research in microelectronics, including wafer scale integration; and integrating military applications to create the engineering knowledge necessary to transition the research into technology for military systems. As director, he was required to periodically review the program for congressional members and staffs as well as being responsible for the preparation of the annual technical plan and budget submission. He also personally participated in the research on the autonomous land vehicle applications project.
Prior to the Strategic Computing Program, Dr. Kelly directed the DARPA Engineering Applications Office with oversight of all DARPA research programs in robotics and autonomous systems, intelligent processing of materials, multi-media communications, and simulation technology.
Decisions and Designs, Inc.
Dr. Kelly was director of research and a founder of Decisions and Designs, Inc.; a company specializing in the development and application of decision analysis to public and national security policy problems.
Reprinted with kind permission from Dr. Clinton W. Kelly, III.