SAMUEL A. MUSA, PH.D.
Homeland Security Science and Technology Chair
Center for Technology and National Security Policy
National Defense University
Dr. Samuel A. Musa is Homeland Security Science and Technology Chair and Senior Research
Fellow at the Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University.
Previously, he was associate vice president for Strategic Initiatives and professor of electrical
and computer engineering at Northwestern University (1999–2005). From 1995 to 1999, he was
executive director, Center for Display Technology and Manufacturing, University of Michigan.
Prior to that, Dr. Musa was corporate vice president for Research and Advanced Technology for
E-Systems (1983–1995). From 1979 to 1983, he served as staff specialist and then deputy
director for Military Systems Technology in the Office of Undersecretary of Defense for
Research and Engineering. Dr. Musa was also deputy director for C3 Policy and Requirements
Review in OSD (1978–1979). He was assistant professor of electrical engineering at the
University of Pennsylvania (1967–1971).
Dr. Musa served on the Defense Intelligence Advisory Board, Army Science Board, Air Force
Scientific Advisory Board, Air Force Foreign Technology Division Advisory Board, Air Force
Logistics Command Scientific Advisory Board, and was Executive Secretary of Defense Science
Board Summer Studies and Task Forces. He was a member of the Scientific and Technical
Intelligence Committee of the Director of Central Intelligence and the Board of Directors of
Semiconductor Research Corporation. Dr. Musa was chairman of Aerospace Industries
Association Technical and Operations Council; a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the
Journal of Electronic Defense; technical editor on Environmental Monitoring of IEEE
Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing; and co-chair of the Association of Old Crows
Dr. Musa received Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service from the Secretary of the Air
Force; Certificate of Appreciation from the Secretary of Defense; and Certificate of
Commendation from the Society of Information Displays. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member
of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Pi Mu Epsilon. He has published and presented more than 85
papers in scientific journals and technical meetings.
Dr. Musa received his B.A. and B.S. in electrical engineering from Rutgers University. He
earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University.
May 27, 2009