|Name Steven Smith|
Rear Admiral Steven G. Smith, United States Navy (Retired) completed a 34-year military career in January 2003.
After retiring from the Navy, RADM Smith joined Intellibridge as Chief Operating Officer. Intellibridge was a leading provider of open source Intelligence and strategic analysis to government and private sector companies. He later became the Chief Executive Officer and led Intellibridge through its acquisition by Eurasia Group in 2005. He was then Vice President for Intelligence and Strategic Planning for Hicks Associates (a wholly owned subsidiary of SAIC) that provided high level defense and homeland security consulting, before joining ViaGlobal Group, LLC in June 2006 as Chief Operating Officer. Since 2008 he has been a Senior Executive (SES) with the federal government as the Director of Disaster Planning and Risk Management at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
He was the Co-Chair of the Country/Regional knowledge panel for the 2004 Defense Science Board Study on “Transition to and from Hostilities”. He is a previous Chairman of the Expeditionary Warfare Committee of the National Defense Industrial Association.
RADM Smith’s background includes Navy command experience including ships and operational groups. He has particular expertise in riverine, coastal, and expeditionary warfare, including port and harbor security. Broad executive experience in defense and homeland security issues, international political / military affairs, operations management, asset protection, and the development of problem solutions for customers particularly in integrating technology into teams of multiple organizations. Knowledgeable and experienced in strategic military plans development, requirements determination, decision analysis, enterprise risk management and resource allocation, as well as the development of start-up small businesses.
Past senior military assignments include; Director of Strategy and Plans (J5) for the U.S. Pacific Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Plans, Policy, and Operations (N3/5B), Flag Officer Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy); Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel & Readiness), Director Office of Program Appraisal for the Secretary of the Navy, Commander Amphibious Group Three, Commanding Officer USS MOBILE BAY (CG-53) and Commanding Officer USS CHANDLER (DDG-996).
Admiral Smith is currently the Director of Disaster Planning and Risk Management at the U.S. Small Business Administration. He works with the White House National Security Staff, FEMA, the Department of Commerce, and other domestic agencies in planning the most effective long term recovery from natural and man-made disasters. He has been a contributor to the development of the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) and a facilitator and coordinator in helping to bring multiple government agencies and the private sector together in economic recovery efforts. Additionally he is the coordinator for the SBA / DoD Advanced Defence Technology Regional Innovation Clusters program helping small businesses succeed in bringing innovative technology into DoD.
A graduate of the University of Texas, he has done graduate work toward a master's degree in world politics at Catholic University, and holds a master's degree in National Security Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.