Mr. Marvin Potts

Mr. Marvin Potts

Technical Director, Systems Technology Office, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Mr. Marvin Potts is a Technical Director within the Systems Technology Office, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He has served AFRL for 29 years in a variety of capacities including Senior Advisor, Spectrum Warfare Division, Sensors Directorate where he guided the research and development efforts of civilian and military engineers in the areas of advanced Electronic Warfare (EW), avionics cyber vulnerability mitigation, and navigation warfare concepts, techniques, and technology. Mr. Potts has also served as chairman of the EW Community of Interest, S&T principal to the Air Force EW Oversight Group, advisor to the Defense Science Board “Operations in Contested Environments” study, advisor to the USAF Scientific Advisory Board “Next-Generation EW”, “Adaptive EW”, and "Penetrating Counter Air" studies, Air Force member of the EW Technology Task Force, and the US National Lead for the international EW Systems Group of The Technology Cooperation Program (TTCP). Mr. Potts is a past Board of Directors member of the Kittyhawk Chapter of the AOC and an inductee of the AOC Technology Hall of Fame.

Mr. Potts received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ohio University and a master’s degree from the University of Dayton. He has been employed by the Air Force Research Laboratory since December 1989. He has conducted extensive research and development of digital radio frequency memory and digital receiver technologies, as well as, advanced coherent countermeasures techniques. He has also conducted research and development of advanced electronic warfare systems including concept development of distributed and cognitive applications.

Speaking: November 29 - "Advancing Automation for EMS Warfighting"