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RAYMOND P. URTZ

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Raymond P. Urtz, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y. The laboratory is the center for the advancement and application of information systems science and technology for aerospace command and control, and its transition to air, space and ground systems. The directorate's areas of investigation include a broad spectrum of information and fusion, communication, collaborative, environment and modeling simulation, defensive information warfare, and intelligent information systems technologies. As director, he oversees an annual budget of more than $400 million and directs the activities of approximately 900 military and civilian scientists, engineers, and administrative and support people.

Mr. Urtz entered federal service in 1961 and has held numerous positions in the Air Force's research and development program at Rome, as a technologist, program manager and senior manager. He was appointed to the SES in 1984.

EDUCATION
1961 Bachelor's degree in physics, Manhattan College, New York, N.Y.
1974 Master's degree in systems management, University of Southern California
1986 Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Va.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1961 - 1963, physicist, Intelligence and Electronics Warfare Division, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
2. 1963 - 1975, physicist and program manager, Surveillance Division, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
3. 1975 - 1981, Chief, Electro-optics Section, Surveillance Division, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
4. 1981 - 1984, Chief, Surveillance Branch, Surveillance Division, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
5. 1984 - 1991, Technical Director for Command and Control, Rome Air Development Center, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
6. 1991 - 1994, Director, Command, Control and Communications Directorate, Rome Laboratory, Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y.
7. 1994 - 1997, Deputy Director, Rome Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
8. 1997 - 1997, Director, Rome Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.
9. 1997 - present, Director, Information Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Rome, N.Y.

AWARDS AND HONORS
1982 Harold Brown Award for excellence in research and development
1983 Harry Davis Award for research and development accomplishments
1993 and 2000 Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award


(Current as of January 2001)

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