Ted J. Glum is the former Director of the US Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA), serving in that capacity from its inception in 1996 to his retirement in 2018. As the Director, Mr. Glum reported to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, (ASD (R&E)), and was responsible for over $2 Billion of microelectronics technology programs in addition to numerous classified programs for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community.
DMEA provides a vital service to acquisition programs and operational fielded systems including field modification, upgrade, transition and support; and advancing microelectronics research, development, technologies, and applications to achieve the Department’s tactical, strategic and national security objectives. DMEA capabilities include a one-of-a-kind flexible foundry which enables DMEA to provide critical parts for intelligence, special operations, and combat missions as well as providing parts that are unobtainable in the commercial market. As such it serves the DoD, other US Agencies, industry and Allied nations and has been designated as a Critical National Resource by the US Government.
Prior to assuming the duties of the Director for DMEA, he served as the Chief of the Science and Engineering Division within the US Air Force Material Command (1994-1996). In this capacity, he was responsible for the Air Force’s Advanced Microelectronics Program, Advanced Composites Program, Electro-optics Program, and the Physical Science Special Testing Program.
Among his accomplishments and awards are the Federal Laboratory Director of the Year, Exemplary Civilian Service Medal, the Air Force Science and Technology Award, and the Air Force Engineer of the Year award.
He is a graduate of California State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering. He has participated in a variety of educational programs including the Executive Development Program on Science, Technology and Public Policy.