As Vice President-Engineering, Mr. Briggs stimulates innovation and development of technical capabilities across Millennium while providing technical direction of Millennium’s Model Based Development Center at Moffett Field, CA. He promotes and oversees IRAD programs across Millennium, leverages IRAD developments into contract wins and product development and provides his technical capabilities wherever needed across the company. His 54 years experience in system development and technical innovation leverage a diverse technical background in systems engineering, simulation, state estimation, dynamics, aeromechanics and control. His range of vehicle experience includes aircraft, airships, and launch vehicles. Mike’s technical activities include membership in AIAA (associate fellow), IEEE, and AAAS, and he was Chairman of the AIAA Missile Systems Technical Committee 1986-1988 and General Chairman of the AIAA 1993 Missile Sciences Conference.