Dr. Greg Zacharias, President of Charles River Analytics Inc, attended the Small Business Technology Council’s (SBTC) 2010 Milton Stewart Awards reception, which took place on September 29, 2010, in the House Armed Services Committee Hearing Room in Washington DC. Dr. Zacharias is a board member of the SBTC, a non-profit association promoting small U.S. companies focused on research and technology.
The awards are named after Milton Stewart, the first Small Business Association (SBA) Office of Advocacy Chief Counsel and an advocate of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Awards are presented to congress members, staffers, and other government officers for their efforts and contributions to American small business technology companies.
During the reception, the SBTC presented twenty-four individuals with awards honoring their service to small business. Award recipients at the reception included Senator Mary Landrieu, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Congressman Ike Skelton (Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee), Representative Norman Dicks (Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense), Representative Edward Markey (Chairman of the US House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming), Representative Peter Welch, Representative Don Manzullo, Representative Paul Tonko, Representative Phil Gingrey, and Department of Energy Under Secretary Kristina Johnson.
Dr. Zacharias said, ”The Stewart Awards are a great way to recognize those in Congress who have done so much for small businesses throughout the country. I’m delighted to be an SBTC member supporting these awards, and a participant in the first of what I hope will be a long-standing well-deserved recognition of those working hard for all of us in the small business research and technology sector.”
About Dr. Greg Zacharias, President and Senior Principal Scientist: At Charles River Analytics, Dr. Zacharias provides strategic direction for the Government Services and Commercial Solutions Divisions, while contributing to efforts in cognitive systems engineering and advanced decision-support systems. Before founding Charles River, he was a Senior Scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies, a Research Engineer at CS Draper Labs, and a USAF attaché for the Space Shuttle program at NASA Johnson Space Center. Dr. Zacharias was a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Human Factors (now Human Systems Integration) for more than ten years, and co-chaired the NRC study “Organizational Models: from Individuals to Societies.” He is a Research Affiliate of the MIT Man-Vehicle Laboratory and the Humans and Automation Laboratory. Dr Zacharias has been a member of the USAF Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), the DoD Human Systems Technology Area Review and Assessment (TARA) Panel, and the Human System Wing Advisory Group for Brooks City Base, TX. Dr. Zacharias chaired a recently-completed USAF SAB study of unmanned aircraft operations in irregular warfare. He is currently a member of the Embry-Riddle Research Advisory Board, the MIT Engineering Systems Division Advisory Board, and the Small Business Technology Council Board. Dr. Zacharias obtained his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1977.