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William Greenwalt

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Bill Greenwalt is an advisor and consultant to a range of government and private sector clients on defense and government matters. He co-founded Brinkley Greenwalt Capital Partners to invest in next generation technology firms, selected for their high potential in both defense and commercial markets. He is also currently a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council within the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and a fellow at the National Academy for Public Administration.

Previously, Greenwalt worked at the U.S. Senate where he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee responsible for acquisition and industrial base issues. Prior to re-joining the Senate in 2015, he was a visiting fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute where he specialized in defense and aerospace policy issues.  

Greenwalt has served in senior positions at the Pentagon, in Congress and in the defense industry. As deputy undersecretary of defense for industrial policy, he advised senior Pentagon officials on matters relating to the defense industrial base to include mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, technology transfer, manufacturing and competition policy.

In Congress, Greenwalt was deputy director for the surveys and investigations staff of the House Appropriations Committee, as well as a professional staff member for the Senate Armed Services and Senate Governmental Affairs Committees.

3 Credit(s)

The course objective is to explore ways to improve (from a public policy perspective) the efficiency and effectiveness with which the government goes about doing its business. This course will look at the public/private interrelationships from the perspective of national security, public policy, industrial management and politics in the early 21st century environment. Topics covered include: requirements; budgeting; Congress; science and technology; product development, production and support (management and costs); competition; public/private partnerships; privatization; small business innovation; government oversight; the press; the defense industry; and international considerations (military, industrial and trade).
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