Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Federal Aviation Administration
Steven W. Bradford is the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Architecture and Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Development. He is the Chairman of the Technical Review Board, which monitors technical decisions; related investments; and the Enterprise Architecture. Mr. Bradford works with elements of the FAA to develop midterm plans and five-year budget requests to implement NextGen. He is the FAA’s lead for the FAA/NASA Research Transition Team process that supports collaboration between the FAA and NASA on ATM related activities.
He also has a leading role in NextGen’s International engagement activities with SESAR Joint Undertaking, and has led several co-operative international efforts with EUROCONTROL He was a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) technical team that authored the Global Air Navigation Plan, the past US panel member to the ICAO Air Traffic Management Requirements and Performance Panel, and continues as a technical advisor to the update for the next GANP.