Brian Horais is a former DARPA Program Manager in the Strategic Technology Office involved in space and sensor technology development. He has chaired five US and international conferences on small satellite technology with the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE) and has authored more than 20 publications on space, sensor and advanced technology development. He holds two patents in sensor and projectile technologies. Brian is a graduate of the US Naval Academy (BS Aero), the Naval Postgraduate School (MS Aero), and the University of New Haven (MBA). He is a retired Naval Reserve Officer and was a carrier-based A-6E Intruder pilot stationed onboard the USS John F. Kennedy(CV-67). Brian currently resides in Knoxville, Tennessee where he consults for Oak Ridge National Laboratories.