Dr. Marv Langston

As an independent consultant, Dr. Marvin (Marv) Langston has been serving the Navy SPAWAR community for the past 10 years and his 50-year career has primarily focused on Navy Command and Control (C2), Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), and the Information Technology (IT) supporting all aspects of Naval operations. Currently Marv focuses on new technology adoption, enterprise architecture & engineering, organizational strategy, and acquisition leadership.

As a Senior Executive Service public servant, Marv served as Department of Defense Deputy Chief Information Officer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Navy for C4I, was the Navy’s first Chief Information Officer, and Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Systems Office (ISO) working artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and related C2ISR research.

During his 22-year Navy military career, Marv began as an enlisted nuclear power electronics technician and retired as an Engineering Duty Officer Commander where he served as an AEGIS Combat Systems Assistant Program Manager, and later as Special Assistant to RADM Wayne Meyer helping to develop the concept of Battle Force System Engineering, an idea that led to the creation of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in 1985.

Outside of his public service career, Marv was the Chief Operating Officer of a small high-tech start-up, Chief Technology Officer of a large defense business practice, and a Senior Staff Engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he helped establish today’s AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense capability. 

During his career, Dr. Langston earned a Masters and Doctorate of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School, and a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Purdue University.

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