John Marlan Poindexter (born August 12, 1936 in Odon, Indiana) is a retired American naval officer and Department of Defense official. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Odon is a town in Madison Township, Daviess County, Indiana, United States. The United States Department of Defense ( DOD or DoD) is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government He was Deputy National Security Advisor and National Security Advisor for the Reagan administration. The Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the Deputy National Security Advisor, is a member of the Executive Office of The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Adviser (abbreviated NSA, or sometimes ANSA The United States Presidency of Ronald Reagan, also known as the Reagan Administration, was a Republican administration headed by He was convicted in April of 1990 of multiple felonies as a result of his actions in the Iran-Contra scandal. The Iran-Contra affair was a political scandal which was revealed in November 1986 as a result of earlier events during the Reagan administration. His convictions were eventually reversed on appeal in 1991. More recently, he served a brief stint as the Director of the DARPA Information Awareness Office for the administration of George W. Bush. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new Technology The Information Awareness Office (IAO was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA the research and development agency of the United States George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States.
He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1958, where he was first in his class, and among his fellow graduates were Senator John McCain and National Security Advisor Robert McFarlane. The United States Naval Academy is an undergraduate college in Annapolis, Maryland, United States that educates and commissions officers of the United States The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Adviser (abbreviated NSA, or sometimes ANSA Robert Carl "Bud" McFarlane (born July 12 1937 was National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan from 1983 to late 1985 and was one From 1961 to 1964, Poindexter worked as a laboratory assistant at Caltech, where he conducted laboratory research to further develop a model for understanding the Mossbauer effect with Nobel Laureate Rudolph Mossbauer. The Mössbauer effect (Mößbauer) a physical phenomenon discovered by Rudolf Mößbauer in 1957, refers to the resonant and recoil-free emission and absorption This is a list of Nobel Prize Laureates awarded for their outstanding contributions to Humanitarian causes for Peace, work in Literature Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer (Rudolf Ludwig Mößbauer born January 31, 1929) is a German Physicist who studied Gamma rays from
While commander of a destroyer squadron, he was Surface Warfare and Anti-submarine warfare Commander of battle groups in the Western Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, and he developed new tactics and battle management procedures under the Composite Warfare Commander concept. In naval terminology a destroyer is a fast and maneuverable yet long-endurance Warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, Convoy Modern naval warfare is divided into three operational areas surface warfare, Air warfare and Submarine warfare. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW or in older form A/S is a branch of Naval warfare that uses surface Warships Aircraft, space craft or other Submarines The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's Oceanic divisions covering about 20% of the water on the Earth 's surface As the commanding officer of USS England (DLG-22/CG-22), he pioneered the shipboard use of computers to manage the ship's force portion of yard overhauls.
He was also an executive officer and a chief engineer of destroyers.
As Deputy Commander of the Naval Education and Training Command, his duties included commanding the US Navy's extensive education and training programs, for which he initiated a project to develop a distributed data management system for more efficient management of training pipelines. Data management comprises all the disciplines related to managing Data as a valuable resource
His significant staff assignments included: Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and Special Assistant for Systems Analysis to the Secretary of Defense. Organization of the CNO's Office The Office of the Chief of Naval Operations includes the Chief of Naval Operations the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the Deputy Chiefs The United States Secretary of the Navy ( SECNAV) is the Civilian head of the Department of the Navy. The United States Secretary of Defense ( SECDEF) is the head of the U He reached the rank of Vice Admiral, but was retired as a Rear Admiral in 1987 (see Iran-Contra Affair below). Vice Admiral is a naval rank equivalent to Lieutenant General in seniority Rear admiral is a Naval Commissioned officer rank above that of a Commodore and Captain, and below that of a Vice Admiral.
Poindexter went on to serve in the Reagan Administration as Military Assistant, from 1981 to 1983, as Deputy National Security Advisor from 1983 to 1985, and as National Security Advisor from 1985 to 1986. The United States Presidency of Ronald Reagan, also known as the Reagan Administration, was a Republican administration headed by The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Adviser (abbreviated NSA, or sometimes ANSA From 1983 to 1985, Poindexter was responsible for leading and managing the National Security Council staff as chairman of the Crisis Pre-planning Group. The White House National Security Council ( NSC) in the United States is the principal forum used by the President for considering National As National Security Advisor, Vice Admiral Poindexter was responsible for providing recommendations to the President on national security, foreign policy and defense policy.
Major events in which he played a significant role for the Executive branch included: the Strategic Defense Initiative, Operation Urgent Fury, the Achille Lauro incident, Operation El Dorado Canyon (in response to Libyan terrorist attacks), the Reykjavik Summit with the Soviets. The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI was a proposal by US President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983 to use ground and space-based systems to protect The Invasion of Grenada, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury, was an Invasion of the nation of Grenada, an island in the Caribbean Sea 100 miles north Concept and construction Ordered in 1938 her Keel was laid in 1939 at Vlissingen, Netherlands, for Rotterdamsche Lloyd The United States bombing of Libya (code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon) comprised the joint United States Air Force, Navy and Libya ( ليبيا ar-Latn Lībiyā; Libyan vernacular: Lībya; Amazigh:) officially the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab The Reykjavik Summit was a summit meeting between US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev, held in the famous house of Höfði The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991
Poindexter was convicted on multiple felony counts on April 7, 1990 for conspiracy, obstruction of justice, perjury, defrauding the government, and the alteration and destruction of evidence pertaining to the Iran-Contra Affair. In Common law legal systems a felony is a serious Crime, often contrasted with a Misdemeanor. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) In the Criminal law, a conspiracy is an agreement between Natural persons to break the law at some time in the future and in some cases with at least one overt act The crime of obstruction of justice includes crimes committed by Judges Prosecutors attorneys general, and elected officials in general The Iran-Contra affair was a political scandal which was revealed in November 1986 as a result of earlier events during the Reagan administration. The convictions were reversed in 1991 on the technical grounds that the prosecution's evidence may have been tainted by exposure to Poindexter's testimony before the joint House-Senate committee investigating the matter, in which Poindexter's testimony was compelled by a grant of 'use immunity'. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. The prosecution was not able to re-try the case.
From 1988 to 1989, Poindexter was senior scientist at Presearch, Inc. , which had primarily been involved with defense studies and analysis. Faced with anticipated defense budget reductions, Poindexter joined the firm to develop new commercial enterprises. He designed and developed hardware and software for the prototype of a digital real-time, imaging system to be used for physical security of high value facilities. It was used to obtain a contract for a nuclear power plant security system.
From 1990 to 1996, Poindexter served as co-founder of TP Systems, Inc. , a software development firm specializing in commercial software for the IBM PCs and compatibles; Poindexter was the chief designer and programmer. International Business Machines Corporation abbreviated IBM and nicknamed "Big Blue", is a multinational Computer Technology A personal computer ( PC) is any Computer whose original sales price size and capabilities make it useful for individuals and which is intended to be operated Development included a symbolic debugger for multi-tasking environments, a BBS communications program, and numerous utility programs. A debugger is a Computer program that is used to test and Debug other programs In computing Multitasking is a method by which multiple tasks also known as processes, share common processing resources such as a CPU. A Bulletin Board System, or BBS, is a Computer system running software that allows users to connect and login to
From 1993 to 1996, Poindexter served as a consultant to Elkins Group. Elkins was a business alliance with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), which has developed the Elkins Interactive Training Network (EITN), a satellite based training delivery system. Electronic Data Systems (EDS is a global Business and technology services company headquartered in Plano Texas that defined the Outsourcing business Poindexter was the chairman of the Maritime Advisory Committee and a member of Elkins' board of directors. He also provided advice on strategic planning.
From 1996 to 2002 Poindexter served as senior vice president for SYNTEK Technologies. SYNTEK is a small high technology firm with contracts in domestic and international defense and commercial business. Poindexter was responsible for high-level advice on management and direction of information systems projects (for example Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's Project Genoa). The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new Technology Project Genoa was a software project at DARPA 's Office of Information Awareness the purpose of which was to analyse large amounts of data
From December 2002, to August 2003, Poindexter served as the Director of the DARPA Information Awareness Office (IAO). The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new Technology The Information Awareness Office (IAO was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA the research and development agency of the United States The controversial mission of the IAO was to imagine, develop, apply, integrate, demonstrate and transition information technologies, components, and prototype closed-loop information systems that will counter asymmetric threats (most notably, terrorist threats) by achieving total information awareness: enabling preemption; national security warning; and, national security decision making. Control theory is an interdisciplinary branch of Engineering and Mathematics, that deals with the behavior of Dynamical systems The desired output The Information Awareness Office (IAO was established by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA the research and development agency of the United States
Poindexter also faced immense criticism from the media and politicians about the Policy Analysis Market project, a prediction market that would have rewarded participants for accurately predicting geopolitical trends in the Middle East. The Policy Analysis Market (PAM part of the FutureMAP project was a proposed Futures exchange developed by the United States ' Defense Advanced Research Projects Prediction markets are speculative markets created for the purpose of making predictions This was portrayed in the media as profiting from the assassination of heads of state and acts of terrorism due to such events being mentioned on illustrative sample screens showing the interface. AssassiNation is the sixth album by Krisiun, released in 2006 on Century Media. Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion The controversy over the futures market led to a Congressional audit of the IAO in general, which revealed a fundamental lack of privacy protection for American citizens. Funding for the IAO was subsequently cut and Poindexter retired from DARPA on August 12, 2003. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
His wife, Linda Poindexter, was an Episcopal priest for 13 years, but left the clergy when she converted to Roman Catholicism. The Episcopal Church is the official name of the Province of the Anglican Communion in the United States. They have several children, including Alan G. Poindexter, a NASA astronaut and member of the crew of STS-122. Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter (born November 5, 1961) is an American naval officer and a NASA Astronaut. STS-122 was a NASA Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station (ISS flown by the Space Shuttle ''Atlantis''.
|United States National Security Advisor|
|NAME||John Marlan Pointdexter|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||retired American naval officer and Department of Defense official|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 12, 1936|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Odon, Indiana|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|