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30 May 2001
For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Helen Worth
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-5113

Kalbaugh Appointed Assistant Director, Programs, at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dave Kalbaugh has been appointed assistant director, programs, at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md. He previously served as head of the Laboratory's Power Projection Systems Department.

"This is an exciting time for the Lab. We're healthy and there are several interesting prospects ahead," says Kalbaugh. "Counterproliferation is now a major thrust, we have new work with the National Security Agency, and we expect the Navy — and the Lab — to have a big role in the national missile defense program."

Kalbaugh says that as APL begins operating more and more as a business enterprise his primary job will be to make sure the Lab's business areas and individual programs keep a sharp focus on the critical challenges facing our sponsors. "I'll be working to ensure that we apply our staff and facilities to make critical contributions in these programs and that we invest well to make even stronger contributions on these and new opportunities in the future," he says.

"Dave is strong addition to our management team," says APL Director Rich Roca. "His experience, knowledge and vision will help us make wise choices as we select, manage and invest in our newly-defined business areas."

Kalbaugh holds an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. He joined APL in 1969 and was named head of the Power Projection Systems Department in 1996.

Outside APL, Kalbaugh has served on a variety of DoD and Navy study teams and boards. He's presently a member of the Naval Studies Board and serves on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Precision Targeting.

The Applied Physics Laboratory is a not-for-profit laboratory and division of The Johns Hopkins University. APL conducts research and development primarily for national security and for nondefense projects of national and global significance.

Media Contact:
Ben Walker
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: 240-228-6792
E-mail: ben.walker@jhuapl.edu