Pamela Barratt White
Chief Executive Officer
Starting at NASA, Mrs. White lived and worked the history of putting the man on the moon and the advent of the computer as well as missile-defense systems development, missile intelligence, and the Strategic Defense Initiative of the Reagan years. Her civil service career culminated as a GS-12 Program Analyst in the Comptroller Office, U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command.
Mrs. White, a Louisville, Kentucky native and former Air Force dependent, has lived in varied places across the United States and England, but considers Huntsville home since 1967 when she transferred from San Diego State College to Auburn University. Her diverse experience and education put her in the unique position to understand the technology of unmanned air vehicles and systems as currently being used and the potential for other applications of this technology---commercially and for homeland security. She regards engineers highly, saying:
“I believe engineers of all disciplines are among the most creative people I know. They do and must think creatively. SDI is at the cutting edge today in defense technology because of these fine minds that combine creative thinking with excellent technical skills. I intend to afford this great brain trust of ours at SDI every opportunity to parlay their innovation into fine defense solutions.”