Dr. Greg Poe joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in 1978 where he worked in a variety of applied-mathematics-research areas associated with remote sensing. Since 1984, he has been actively involved in the formulation, execution, and management of a wide range of defense-related efforts spanning theory, experiment, field-testing, systems analysis, program management, and critical review.
Dr. Poe left Livermore to join Photon Research Associates in 1988, and then became an independent consultant in 1990 working for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office, and others. He served as the principal technical advisor for the Tactical Technology Office of DARPA from 1996 through 1999 and served in the same role for the Advanced Technology Office of DARPA through 2003. Since 1998 he has been a member of the Technology Advisory Group (TAG), which supports the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
In 1996, Dr. Poe founded Logos Technologies, LLC, a defense-and-energy technology company with offices in Virginia, North Carolina, and California. He is the CEO of Logos, which serves customers with a broad-range of technologies and services including system design and integration, remote sensing, information technology, social sciences, bio-fuel and nuclear technology, information security, and field operations. Logos is a leading producer of persistent-surveillance technology and a rapidly emerging developer of alternative-energy technology.
As President of Logos Technologies, Dr. John Marion is in charge of the company’s daily operations. Dr. Marion’s experience includes leading the team that developed and deployed the Constant Hawk payload for Iraq and Afghanistan and numerous advanced technologies for the Intelligence Community, Top Cover, Blue Grass, Blue Devil, Empire Challenge and Trident Spectre.
Dr. Marion was the Program Leader for the Sonoma Persistent Surveillance Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, demonstrating prototypical flight hardware and image processing capability for broad-area persistent surveillance. The system was adopted by the U.S. Army for the Mohawk Stare program, which became Constant Hawk.
Prior to that, Dr. Marion was Associate Director of the NSF-sponsored UC Davis/LLNL Bio-photonics Center and Professor of Pathology, was stationed in Paris, France as the Liaison for the French and American Inertial Confinement Fusion program, and was Hypervelocity Missile Technology Program Leader, developing concepts, CONOPs and technology for hypervelocity missiles and kinetic kill vehicles for Strategic Defense. Earlier assignments at LLNL were in the laser materials areas. Dr. Marion holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science from U. C. Berkeley and is the author of 50 publications.
John Abernathy serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Logos Technologies. To the position, he brings with him decades of managerial, organizational development, financial, and investment experience.
Prior to joining Logos Technologies, Mr. Abernethy was a managing director of Dunrath Capital, a private equity and strategic advisory firm he co-founded in 2002 that managed a $60 million venture fund focused on investments in defense, safety, and security companies. He led firm operations, portfolio company operational improvement efforts, and also led several of the Fund’s principal investments.
Before co-founding Dunrath Capital, Mr. Abernethy held executive leadership positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for both public and private-equity backed companies, including the Revere Group Limited, a business and information technology advisory firm, APAC Customer Services, Inc., a large provider of customer care outsourcing solutions, and Wolters Kluwer (CCH), a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. Earlier in his career, he was an audit partner with Deloitte and Touche, LLP. He is a CPA and graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Accounting from Northern Illinois University.
Prior to joining Logos in 2002, Dr. David Fields was a staff physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His initial assignments were in experimental nuclear physics, where he became proficient in detection and sensor hardware and the analysis of complex multidimensional data. He expanded on that domain knowledge in sensors across the electromagnetic spectrum working programs in a varied set of projects, including laser plasma interactions, weapons physics, x-ray lasers, land mine detection using radar and infrared sensors, and hyperspectral sensor technology that ultimately flew on the WB-57.
In 1996, he became an IPA assignee at DARPA. He managed the Adaptive Spectral Reconnaissance Program that demonstrated the use of hyperspectral sensors as part of an effective real-time reconnaissance system, providing reliable target location and identification data suitable to current battlefield intelligence systems. The Advanced Fire Support System revolutionized fire support by linking a new, smart missile with emerging digital command, communications, and control systems. It transitioned to the Army as the NLOS-LS. He led several other programs in sensors, propulsion, non-lethal weapons, and defense architecture.
Since leaving DARPA, Dr. Fields has provided technical analysis and programmatic support to NGA, NRO, DARPA, MDA, and the U.S. Army.
Dr. Fields is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. He received a B.S. in Physics from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee in 1982 and a Ph.D. in Physics from Michigan State University in 1986. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and his children.
As Vice President of International Programs, Alan Murdoch is responsible for the leadership and growth of international business for Logos Technologies. In this role, he brings more than 30 years of successful experience leading organizations at such companies as Avaya, L-3 Communications, CACI International, and Northrop Grumman, providing solutions, systems and services to both domestic and international customers.
Before coming to Logos, Murdoch served as the Vice President and lead of Avaya’s Government Segment Leadership Group, providing collaboration and communications services and solutions to government customers.
At L-3 National Security Solutions, Murdoch held the dual positions of Deputy General Manager – Global Solutions Sector and Vice President – Middle East. There, he led the sector’s strategy and solution development, integration, and synchronization functions and initiatives. Additionally, he was responsible for standing up and leading the company’s newly created Profit and Loss (P&L) organization focused on Middle Eastern customers.
At CACI International, Murdoch held the position of Senior Vice President and Division Group Manager, leading the 1000-person P&L Division Group that provided enterprise technology, solutions, and services worldwide. Previous positions have involved leadership of a diversity of technical organizations stretching from Network Centric Operations, to Satellite Laser Ranging to fusion energy research; and from ground-based radars, to commercial and government spaceflight sensors and systems, both domestically and internationally.
Murdoch holds two Master’s degrees, in Physics and Engineering, from the University of Oxford. He emigrated from the UK in 1982, holds US citizenship, and currently resides with his wife in Maryland.
Doug Rombough is a retired Army Colonel whose last assignment was Program Executive Officer for Rotary Wing at United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) where he was responsible for program oversight of all Rotary Wing Systems in USSOCOM. As Program Executive Officer, Mr. Rombough also provided acquisition support to all stakeholders in Rotary Wing Acquisition in order to provide cutting edge capabilities to the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Community.
In his prior position, Mr. Rombough served as the USSOCOM Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, where he provided test and evaluation support and oversight for over 368 USSOCOM acquisition programs and projects.
Mr. Rombough holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Civil Engineering from West Point and Master’s of Science (MS) in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth and the Program Manager’s Course at Fort Belvoir (Defense Acquisition University).