William C. Greenwalt is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on the expansion of America’s defense industrial base and defense management issues. Issues include technology-transfer reform, defense acquisition and procurement reform, technology policy and innovation, and the civil-military integration of US and allied commercial and defense industrial bases. Dr. Greenwalt is also a founder of the Silicon Valley Defense Group.
Before rejoining AEI, Dr. Greenwalt served in senior positions at the Department of Defense, in Congress, and in the defense industry. As deputy under secretary of defense for industrial policy, he advised the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics on all matters relating to the defense industrial base. In Congress, he served as a senior staff member for the Senate Armed Service Committee, the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, and the House Appropriations Committee. In the private sector, Dr. Greenwalt worked for Lockheed Martin and the Aerospace Industries Association.
Dr. Greenwalt has a BA in economics and political science from California State University, Long Beach, an MA in international relations and defense and security studies from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in public policy from the University of Maryland.