Kenneth Flamm, a professor and the Dean Rusk Chair in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for economic security and special assistant to the deputy secretary of defense for dual-use technology policy from 1993 to 1995, receiving the Department of Defense's Distinguished Public Service Medal from the secretary of defense. An applied microeconomist and expert on the economics of the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, he has served as senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and as an economics professor at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and George Washington University.
Flamm was elected in 2016 to the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth. He previously was appointed chair or vice chair of two National Research Council panels and served as a member of its Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board. He also has been
a member of five other National Academies panels, and chair of the NATO Science Committee's Science and Technology Policy and Organization panel. He served on the Federal Networking Council Advisory Committee, on the OECD's Expert Working Party on High Performance Computers and Communications, on various federal advisory committees and as a consultant to government agencies, international organizations and private corporations. Flamm has authored numerous articles and books on global competition in high technology.