The Honorable Lawrence J. “Larry” Delaney is a senior executive specializing in space and missile systems, information systems, propulsion systems and environmental technology. Dr. Delaney has more than 50 years of international experience in research and development, high technology system development, program acquisition, management and engineering.
Dr. Delaney retired in 2005 as Vice President, Special Programs from L-3 Communications (formerly Titan Corporation). He previously served as Executive Vice President of Operations and President/CEO of the Advance Systems Development Sector of Titan. Dr. Delaney was Chairman of the Board, CEO and President of Arete Associates from 2001-2003. He was Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), a presidential appointment position requiring Senate confirmation, and Chief Information Officer from May 1999 – January 2001. Dr. Delaney held the position of Acting Secretary of the Air Force from January 20 – June 1, 2001.
Previously, Dr. Delaney was President of Delaney Group, Inc., a technical business consulting firm. He also was Corporate Vice President of BDM International and Managing Director of BDM Europe, the European holding company for BDM International, Inc. He also served as Senior Vice President and Group Manager at IABG. He was group Senior Vice President at SAIC and Deputy Sector Manager of the SAIC Military Sciences/Information Systems Sector. Dr. Delaney has directed programs for the Chief of Naval Operations, the Defense Nuclear Agency and the U. S. Army.
Earlier in his career, he was Managing Partner and Board Director of Montgomery & Associates and Founder of its Washington operations. Dr. Delaney has served as Chairman of Engility Corporation, Schafer Corporation, the National Academies (NAS) Air Force Studies Board and the NAS Special Operations Command (SOCOM) study on Universal RF Systems. He was Vice Chairman of the Army Science Board and a member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Integrating Commercial Systems (ICS) and Advisor for Zephyr Photonics, Inc. Dr. Delaney received the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal for his work on the Army Science Board and awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service and the Department of Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service.
He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Clarkson University where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in chemical engineering. Dr. Delaney received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.