William Lucyshyn, M.S., is a Research Director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and a Visiting Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland. In this position, he conducts research into the public policy challenges posed by the increasing role information technologies play in improving government operations and their relationships with the private sector. Previously, Mr. Lucyshyn served as a program manager and the principal technical advisor to the Director, DARPA, on the identification, selection, research, development, and prototype production of advanced technology projects. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lucyshyn completed a distinguished 25-year career in the U.S. Air Force serving various operations, staff, and acquisition positions.<br>Mr. Lucyshyn received his Bachelor Degree in Engineering Science from the City University of New York in 1971. In 1985 he earned his Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He was certified Level III, as an Acquisition Professional in Program Management in 1994.