RAND Board of Trustees Chairman Paul G. Kaminski Earns 2011 Reagan Missile Defense Award

May 20, 2011

Ashton B. Carter, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics; Paul G. Kaminski, 2011 Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Award winner; and LTG Patrick O'Reilly

Ashton B. Carter, Paul G. Kaminski, and LTG Patrick O'Reilly

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) presented the Honorable Paul G. Kaminski, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, the 2011 Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Award. Kaminski is currently chairman and CEO of Technovation, Inc., a small consulting company dedicated to fostering innovation and the development of business and investment strategies related to the application of advanced technology in the aerospace and defense sectors. He has been chairman of the RAND Corporation Board of Trustees since May 2009.

Kaminski served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology from October 3, 1994 to May 16, 1997. He was responsible for all Department of Defense (DoD) research, development, and acquisition programs. He also had responsibility for DoD logistics, environmental security, international programs, the defense industrial base, and military construction. The annual budget for these entities exceeded $100 billion.

The Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Award is awarded annually to individuals or organizations to recognize outstanding support, innovation, and engineering or scientific achievement associated with technologies designed to defend against ballistic missile attack. This year's award was presented by MDA director LTG Patrick O'Reilly during the ninth annual U.S. Missile Defense Conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-23, 2011.