Leadership and Contacts

rsheltonDuane Shelton is the Chairman of the Board of ITRI, which are small business startups that provide research and administration services to Federal clients. He has an MS from MIT and a PhD from the University of Houston, both in EE. His current research is in scientometrics and science policy. He is particularly concerned with helping America maintain its lead in science and technology to ensure its national security–and with meeting his payroll. HomePage

FyeattsFredrick Yeatts received a B. S degree from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1959, a M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1964 and a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1970. After being commissioned into the Air Force he worked as a missile operations officer and subsequently for the remainder of his Air Force career as an electrical engineer assigned primarily in large system acquisitions. His varied Air Force assignments included development and deployment of receivers for electromagnetic detection of nuclear weapons testing, development of very high energy electrical power devices for an airborne electric discharge laser system and development of PAVE PAWS, the large ground based phased array radar systems for surveillance, detection and warning of submarine launched ballistic missile radar. After the completion of his military service he initially worked at Riverside Research Institute in support of development of large shipboard phased array radar imaging system and other systems engineering work.

In 1985 Dr. Yeatts founded the successful Applied Research and Engineering Corporation (ARE) and its successor, Sensors and Communications (Sencom), in 1992. These companies heavily supported a variety of Air Force development, testing and operation of communications, radar and computer systems. Sencom also designed, built and successfully fielded an autonomous remotely located alerting system for detection of border crossing violations in addition to supporting the operation and data analysis of several large computer government systems.

After the acquisition and transition of Sencom by the Titan Corp, which subsequently was acquired by the L-3 Communications, Dr. Yeatts has heavily supported the research for remediation of hearing losses and macular degeneration by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His primary interests include environmental conservation and new technologies especially those used in medicine.


Patricia Foland is President for ITRI. She is also a Vice President of the World Technology Evaluation Center, Inc. (WTEC), and CEO and Founder of Maryland Research Services LLC (MRS). She has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Instrumentation from Antonio Narino University (Bogota, Columbia). She lectured at both the Manuela Beltran University and the Antonio Narino University (both in Bogotá, Columbia) acting as an academic expert on theoretical electrical engineering topics.