June 17, 2002

Colloquium Speaker: Richard Haver


Richard Haver was selected by Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld as the Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence in June 2001. A graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Haver served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1973. After completing the U.S. Naval Flight Officer Training Program in 1968 as Most Distinguished Graduate, he served in Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE based in Atusgi, Japan (1969-71) and in the Electronic Warfare Division of the Navy's Scientific and Technical Intelligence Center in Suitland, Maryland (1971-73). In 1973, Mr. Haver left the active Naval Reserve to become a civilian intelligence analyst in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Systems branch at the Naval Intelligence Support Center. In 1976, he was selected as a department head at the Navy Field Operational Intelligence Office (NFOIO), and the following year became the Technical Director of the Naval Ocean Surveillance Information Center. He subsequently held the senior civilian position at NFOIO, serving as Technical Director until assuming the position of Special Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence in 1981. He was selected as Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence in June 1985, a position he held until 1989. In July 1989, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney selected Mr. Haver as the first official to hold the position of Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Policy. From June 1992 to May 1995, he served as the Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs. Mr. Haver then led the Ames Damage Assessment and was appointed the National Intelligence Officer for Special Activities. In June 1998, he served as the Chief of Staff of the National Intelligence Council and Special Advisor to the Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production. In 1999, Mr. Haver joined TRW as Vice President and Director, Intelligence Programs. He led business development and marketing activities in the intelligence market area for their Systems & Information Technology Group. He also served as liaison to the group's strategic and tactical C3 business units, as well as, TRW's Telecommunications and Space & Electronics groups. Mr. Haver received the Nielson Award for Naval Intelligence in 1974, the Department of the Navy (DON) Superior Civilian Service Medal in 1980, the DON Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 1976 and 1989, and the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 1978, 1992 and 1995. He was awarded the Central Intelligence Agency Distinguished Civilian Service Medal in 1995. In 1983, he received the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award. In 1985 and 1991, he was given the Presidential Rank Distinguished Executive Award. In 1989, 1993 and 1995 he was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal.


Colloquium Topic: Technology and the Needs of the Intelligence Community

The speaker will discuss how intelligence has performed during the war on terrorism, particularly intelligence related technologies and possible APL contributions.