Michael McGrath is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute. As a former Vice President at Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER), he led business operations in Systems and Operations Analysis. He previously served as the DASN (RDT&E), where he was a strong Navy proponent for improvements in technology transition, modeling and simulation, and test and evaluation. In prior positions, he served as: Vice President for Government Business at the Sarnoff Corporation (former RCA corporate lab); ADUSD for Dual Use and Commercial Programs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), with responsibility for industrial base and commercial technology investment programs; Program Manager at the Defense Systems Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he managed manufacturing technology programs; and Director of the DoD Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support program, automating the interface between DoD and industry for technical data interchange and access. His early government career included positions in Logistics Management at Naval Air Systems Command and in Acquisition Management in OSD. He has served on Defense Science Board and National Academies studies, and is an active member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the National Materials and Manufacturing Board, the Board on Army Science and Technology, and several university and not-for-profit advisory boards.
Dr. McGrath holds a BS in Space Science and Applied Physics and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Catholic University, and a doctorate in Operations Research from George Washington University (where he also served as adjunct faculty).