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Vice President

Anthony A. (Tony) Taylor is Vice President with Bob Lawrence & Associates, Inc., which he joined in 1991. He handles defense issuesfor the firm.

Mr. Taylor has almost 30 years of experience in managing large federal research and development programs and served as technical and legislative advisor to Members of Congress in the fields of aerospace, transportation, computers, communications, and advanced materials.

Mr. Taylor served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, first at the Satellite Control Facility in Sunnyvale, California and later at Space Systems Division Headquarters in Los Angeles. In Sunnyvale, he supervised a team of 25 engineers responsible for a 24-hour command and control of a major defense satellite. In Los Angeles, he assumed program management responsibility for the development and operation of a large computer software system used for space applications. Subsequently, he managed the design, development, test, and launch of the space-borne segment of a large classified space system. Prior to military service, Mr. Taylor was employed as a systems programmer by Unisys Corp.’s predecessor. In 1975, Mr. Taylor left active military service to join the staff of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. In 1980, he became the Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Transportation, Aviation and Materials, responsible for advising Members of Congress on emerging technologies, worldwide economic and industrial trends, U.S. government programs and budget priorities, and policy options within the Subcommittee’s jurisdiction. He supervised a staff of six professionals in planning for subcommittee hearings and developing legislative initiatives, including the periodic authorization of three agencies (NASA, DOT, and DOE).Mr. Taylor is a retired Colonel from the Air Force Reserve. Last assigned to the Pentagon, he was responsible for supervising 10 action officers engaged in defining and acquiring systems for national space transportation; command, control, and communications; surveillance; and strategic systems. Previously (1975-90) he was assigned to the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, responsible for analyzing foreign technology including space systems, strategic aircraft, ballistic missiles and electronics.

Mr. Taylor holds two Master’s Degrees: One in Systems Management from University of Southern California, and one in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

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