Jerry A. Krill has been appointed assistant director
for programs at the
Applied Physics Laboratory, where he will oversee
APL's more than 400 programs.
Krill previously led the Power Projection Systems
Department, directing research in air and missile defense
systems, as well as guiding the Lab's information systems
research. He also will serve as APL's chief quality
A member of the Laboratory staff since 1973, Krill
was instrumental in developing the Navy's Cooperative
Engagement Capability system, which links air defense
systems within a battle group. He holds several patents in
microwave and computer security technology.
Krill was recently chosen as an Innovator of the Year
by The Daily Record for his optical communications
network innovation, and his design for 3-D virtual reality
technology won top APL honors as its 2004 Information
Science Invention of the Year.
Krill holds a doctorate in electrical engineering
from the University of Maryland. He serves on the Naval
Studies and Defense Science Board panels and is a member
of the American Society of Naval Engineers, the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the National
Defense Industrial Association.
— Helen Worth