Endeavor Robotics has appointed former government officials Katrina McFarland and Eric Rosenbach to its newly created board of advisers.
Rosenbach and McFarland will work to provide strategic guidance on the development of unmanned ground-based robotic systems in support of technology requirements of service personnel and first responders, Endeavor Robotics said Thursday.
Endeavor Robotics CEO Sean Bielat said McFarland’s and Rosenbach’s experiences would provide the company insights into the Defense Department’s “long-term vision for robotics.”
Rosenbach previously served as chief of staff at DoD and assistant defense secretary for global security and homeland defense.
He worked for two years as a chief security officer at Italy-based internet services provider Tiscali and then served as a professional staff member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
He is co-director at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
McFarland is former assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U.S. Army who retired from the service branch in 2016.
She previously served as assistant defense secretary for acquisition, president of the Defense Acquisition University and director of acquisition at the Missile Defense Agency.