Robert S. Tamaru
Robert S. Tamaru was the Vice President of Technology and Strategic Development for Argon ST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing Defense, Space, and Security as well as the Director of Technology and Strategic Development for Boeing’s Electronic and Information Solutions portion of Boeing Network and Space Systems. In this role, Robert was responsible for the Research and Development thrusts for the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) domains within Boeing. Robert joined Argon Engineering in 1997, soon after its founding, where he served as Vice President of the maritime systems division, responsible for Argon ST’s multi-year production programs for the design, development, and deployment of ship systems. Mr. Tamaru’s previous responsibilities included representing Argon ST to the United States Navy in support of the Maritime Cryptologic Architecture (MCA) technical view development. Robert led the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) efforts, which led to being recognized for the Tibbets award. Robert also co-led the contractor portion of the team receiving the Navy’s Lightning Bolt Award for Program Excellence. From 1978 to 1997, Robert helped to grow Engineering Research Associates from a dozen employees to over 300 when it was acquired by E-Systems which then in turn was acquired by Raytheon. Robert’s final role was as Director of Software Engineering for the Electronic Systems department of Raytheon’s Falls Church division. Prior to that, Robert was a Systems Engineer at HRB Singer which was later acquired by Raytheon E-Systems. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Case Western Reserve University and earned a Master of Science from George Washington University. Robert also passed all of the classes and exams (all but the dissertation) at George Washington University for a Doctorate in Computer Science with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. Robert also attended extensive Executive training classes while at E-Systems/Raytheon and at Boeing. Robert also serves on the Case Western Reserve University Research and Technology Commercialization Visiting Committee.