The Potomac Institute is proud to announce that Ted Glum has joined our Board of Directors. A professional who has spent his career at the intersection of science and policy, Mr. Glum will bring to the Board decades of experience, primarily from his time as Director of the US Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA).

DMEA provides a vital service to the acquisition programs and operational fielded systems, and its flexible foundry enables it to provide critical parts for American intelligence, special operations, and combat missions. Mr. Glum was appointed DMEA Director at the Activity’s inception in 1996 and served in that position until his retirement in 2018. He worked in this capacity for 22 years, reporting to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, (ASD (R&E)); as Director, Ted was responsible for over $2 Billion of microelectronics technology programs and numerous classified programs for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community.

“We’re honored to welcome Ted Glum to the Potomac Institute Board of Directors,” said General Al Gray, Chairman of the Board. “Ted’s experience and dedication made him an incredible asset to the intelligence and defense communities – we look forward to the insights he will bring to the highest levels of the Institute.”

Before his time at DMEA, Mr. Glum served as Chief of the Science & Engineering Division within the US Air Force Material Command from 1994 to 1996. 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.

Ted 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.