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Air Force Technical Applications Center

Virtual AFTAC R&D Forum

Date TBD

Host biographies for the AFTAC R&D Roadmap Forum


Hosts

Colonel Katharine G. Barber

Colonel Katharine G. Barber

Colonel Katharine G. Barber is the Commander, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. AFTAC operates and maintains the United States Atomic Energy Detection System to monitor foreign compliance with various treaties limiting nuclear testing. The focus of AFTAC’s more than 1,000 professionals is to detect special events in the atmosphere, underwater, underground, and in space to determine if they are nuclear and to report them to U.S. senior decision makers. Colonel Barber earned her commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program...

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Colonel Ralph E. Bordner III

Colonel Ralph E. Bordner III

Colonel Ralph E. Bordner III is the Vice Commander, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.  AFTAC operates and maintains the United States Atomic Energy Detection System to monitor foreign compliance with various treaties limiting nuclear testing.  The focus of AFTAC’s more than 1,000 professionals is to detect special events in the atmosphere, underwater, underground and in space, to determine if they are nuclear, and to report them to national decision makers. Colonel Bordner received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps...

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Dr. William Junek

Dr. William Junek

Dr. William Junek is the Senior Scientist, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. AFTAC operates and maintains the United States Atomic Energy Detection System, which is a suite of space-based and subsurface sensors that monitor international compliance with various nuclear test ban treaties. In support of this system, the center also operates a network of trace material analysis laboratories, more than two dozen worldwide detachments and operating locations, and several unmanned equipment locations. As the Senior Scientist, he is charged with advising the...

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Dr. Daniel L. Deforest

Dr. Daniel L. Deforest

Dr. Daniel DeForest, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of Strategic Integration, Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC), Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. He directs the organization’s innovative and applied research, novel concept development, and strategic outreach supporting the verification of nuclear weapon-related treaties and emerging warfighter requirements.  In this role, he also partners with US government organizations performing related research to integrate efforts towards a common goal. Dr. DeForest has served in a variety of leadership...

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