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Kenneth M. Leonard


Ken Leonard has over 30 years’ leadership experience in research, development and deployment of advanced technologies.  His work to mature and develop technologies in energy; combat systems; strategic defense; aviation communications, navigation and surveillance; weather and surface transportation has guided technology systems from the laboratory to operational use.  He is the Director of Intelligent Transportation Systems at the United States Department of Transportation where he works to advance a portfolio of programs designed to transform the way society moves.  These include connected and automated vehicles, smart cities, accessible transportation, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and other cutting-edge transportation systems designed to increase the safety and productivity of the nation’s transportation system.