Dr. John P. White is on the faculty of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and is Faculty Chair of the School's Middle East Initiative.
- "Dr. White has held several senior federal government positions during his career, including U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1995 to 1997, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1978 to 1981 and Assistant Secretary of Defense, Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics, from 1977 to 1978. Prior to his most recent government service, Dr. White was the Director of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard University and the Chairman of the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces.
- "Dr. White also has extensive private sector experience, having served as Chairman and CEO of Interactive Systems Corporation from 1981 to 1988 and, following its sale to the Eastman Kodak Company in 1988, as General Manager of the Integration and Systems Products Division and a Vice President of Kodak until 1992. He spent nine years with The RAND Corporation where he was the Senior Vice President for National Security Research Programs and a member of the Board of Trustees. White is currently a Senior Partner of Global Technology Partners, LLC, which specializes in consulting and private equity investments for technology, defense, aerospace and related businesses worldwide.
- "He serves as a director of Wang Government Services, IRG International, and the Institute for Defense Analyses, as well as the Concord Coalition and Center for Excellence in Government. He is a member of the Global Advisory Committee of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. He serves as the chairman of the Research Advisory Board of the Committee for Economic Development. He is also a Senior Fellow at The RAND Corporation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. White received a B.S. from Cornell University and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the Maxwell Graduate School, Syracuse University."