Mr. Wynne currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the President of The Stevens Institute, and the Chair of the Advisory Board for the Systems Engineering Research Center. He is as well a fellow with the Information Technology Clearinghouse, as well serves on the Board of Advisors for the George Mason University Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, and as a Director on the Air Force Academy Endowment Board, and the Falcon Foundation, He is a Strategic Advisor to Wide Area Systems Corp, and Sapphire Energy Corp. He was the 21st Secretary of the Air Force, and before that the Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics in the office of the Secretary of Defense both spanning 2001 to 2008.
He graduated from West Point in 1966, and has advanced degrees both in Business and in Engineering. He served in the Air Force for seven years, finishing as Assistant Professor of Astronautics at the Air Force Academy. He spent 3 years with Lockheed Martin Corp as the General Manager for Space Launch, and twenty three years with General Dynamics working in aircraft, armored vehicles, and the space division, he retired as Senior Vice president from General Dynamics. He was a partner in the Nextgen Investment fund, and Chairman of two small internet based technology companies prior to entering government service in 2001. He had a focus in Government of Systems Engineering and Integration, tagging, tracking and sharing data as an asset of government; and introduced Cyberspace into the Mission of the Air Force in 2005 accelerating the debate about this domain for civil. Military, and intelligence uses. He also started the services down the road of Hybrid Vehicles, and the Air Force for alternatives to Base Energy support, and JP-8.
He has published numerous articles, and been a contributor in such diverse areas as Cyber war, energy, acquisition, and defense budgeting in defense related and general news outlets.