About Me


I am an author and lecturer living in Tokyo, Japan. My US government career spans 32 years, several agencies, and hundreds of thousands of miles in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

I’ve written books and scholarly articles on national security, technology, and outer space issues. My latest work is a political and philosophical satire entitled “Edward of Planet Earth”. It is a madcap adventure that spoofs modern life, from organized religion to the traffic control system.

I am a frequent lecturer and public speaker on space, future technology and societal changes. I appeared on CBS Evening News with Connie Chung, Dateline NBC, ABC’s Day One, BBC America, National Public Radio, and dozens of other television and radio broadcasts. I’ve testified before several US Congressional and Presidential Commissions concerning National Security issues, future technology development, and the future of the US space program. I have been a consultant for several Hollywood movies.

My 32 year government career includes seven years at the National Security Space Office leading engineering teams designing “generation after next” national security space capabilities. I was also Senior Technical Officer in Defense Intelligence Agency, Future’s Division, and Chief of DIA’s Space Division and served as DIA’s lead for national space policy and strategy development.

In my off time I formed and manage the Federation of Galaxy Explorers, a non-profit organization to educate and inspire children in space science and engineering. To date, Galaxy Explorers has educated and inspired over 35,000 children. Check it out http://www.foge.org.


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