Melvin J. Laney, Ph.D., J.D.


Melvin J. Laney, Ph.D., J.D. brings to AquaPlanet advisory leadership with vast experience in a multi-faceted roles within space science, satellite technology, and telecommunications. His distinguished career has led to prominent positions in business, aerospace, defense, law, and medicine.



June 1968
Date Founder/Director/Consultant (repeated below in chronological order)
Melvin J. Laney Associates (MLA) Bethesda, MD and Spencerville, MD


May 2004
Date Chief Executive

Teaming Agreement with SAIC
Arlington, VA


November 2001
Head of UN Delegation

November 19th ITU/ BDT Technical Meeting
International Telecommunications Union
Geneva, Switzerland


June 2001- February 2002
Chief Executive
Teaming Agreementwith ITT Industries
Colorado Spring, CO
Mark Sivertsen, Marketing Director, Systems Division


May 1995 – October 1998
MCNET, Inc./McNet LLC/DrNet, Inc.
(479 physician Stockholders, 2000 employees, $250 M revenue)
5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1720
Chevy Chase, MD
Howard Silby, M.D., Ira Tauber, M.D., Jay Weiner, M.D.


July 1991 - March 1992

Consultant/Division Director/Program Manager
Defense Information Systems Agency LAN/WAN Support
Contracting Officer: Diana Hickey
Contractor: Advance Inc.
Arlington, VA
Keith Gomez, Comptroller


July 1991
Date Chief Executive

MLA-Team, ERP Multi-level Secure Networks for The Pentagon
Won $670 M IDIQ (first IDIQ contract ever issued.)
Teaming Agreement with Northrop Grumman and CSC as Subs
Reston, VA
James S. Cullen, Dir, Systems & Technology, Mission Systems


Date Study Participant

Long-term Aging Study
Laboratory of Neurosciences
National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Judy Salerno, M.D., Study Director


Consultant, Software Developer, and Certified Apple Computer, Inc. Developer, Equipment Manufacturing, Office of Chief of Staff, United States Army and high-level OSD, Navy, and USAF officials The Pentagon and NATO
Washington, DC
Kenneth W. Strain, CW3, Director of Support Services


September 1987 - December 1989
$2 Billion Army-Wide IT Procurement
STAMIS Modernization & ACPERS IV&V
Information Systems Command
Ft. Huachuca, Arizona
John Hunter, Associate Director
Jerry Wood, Branch Chief (Ret.)


1986 - 1987
Senior Associate/Program Manager

NASA Scientific Satellite Information Programs
Appointed Member, NASA Space Science Committee
Booz, Allen & Hamilton
Bethesda, MD
William Bisignani, Ph.D., James Hoffer, Ph.D.


April 1985 - 1986
System Engineer

Futuristic Communications, City of Cincinnati
Voice of America Network Design
Army Information Systems Engineering Command
MITRE Corporation
McLean, VA
George Lane, VOA and Victor Muller, Manager
COL Burke Buntz, Associate Director, ISEC


Date Study Participant

Long-term Hypertension Study
Heart, Blood & Lung Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Harry R. Keiser, M.D., Clinical Director


1979 - 1982

Department of Toxicology and Preclinical Research
Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute
Division of Sterling Drug Company
Rensselaer, New York
Charles Boshart, Ph.D., Associate Director of Toxicology


March 1979 - December 1982

Vice President, Health and Safety Research
Dow Chemical U.S.A.
Midland, Michigan and Zionsville, Indiana


May 1978 - June 1978 Consultant
Director, Environmental Health Laboratory
Monsanto Company
St. Louis, Missouri


April 1978
Nominated Expert Consultant

Drug Regulatory Affairs Section
Investigational Drug Branch
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Arthur C. Upton, M.D., Director, National Cancer Program


October 1977 - April 1983
Rodriguez Key Primate Center
Rodriguez Key, Florida

July 1977 - April 1980
Director, Toxicology Research
Lederle Laboratory Division
American Cyanamid Company
Pearl River, New York


March 1977 - May 1977
Consultant/Program Manager/Top 100 NCI Scientist

Toxicology Data Bank
National Library of Medicine
Bethesda, Maryland
Henry Kissman, Ph.D., Associate Director


June 1976 - March 1977 Founding Editor
TOX-TIPS (Toxicology Testing in Progress), 4500 subscribers
Toxicology Information Subcommittee
DHEW Committee to Coord. Toxicology & Related Projects
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland
David P. RaIl, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Committee Chairman


April 1975 - 1977
Faculty Member for Medical Economics and Office Practice
and for multiple Patient Education Seminars
Department of Community Medicine and International Health
School of Medicine
Georgetown University
Dean Huntley, M.D., Department Chairman


March 1975 - October 1975

Litigation Support Division
Bureau of Competition
Federal Trade Commission
Washington, DC
E. Hugh Kinney, Manager


May 1974 - May 1977
Expert Consultant/Program Officer
Laboratory Animal Data Bank Program
Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD
James Peters, M.D., Dir., W. Gary Flamm, Ph.D., Asst. Dir.


1974 - 1978
Consultant and Outside Counsel
AT&T Divestiture and Division Management Strategy
Assistant Attorney General
Anti-trust Division
United States Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.
Philip Verveer, Esq. and Jules Fried, Esq.


1974 - 1975
Professor of Systems Engineering

Director of Project Transition
Sponsor: United States Air Force
Contractor: Strayer College
Lawrence K. Dixon, Vice President


April 1974 - August 1975

Micro-D Microprocessor Development
Federal and Special Systems Group
Burroughs Corporation
Paoli, Pennsylvania
Gary Clarke, Vice President


July 1974 - December 1974

Advance Market Planning Study
American Satellite Corporation
Rockville, Maryland
John G. Puente, Ph.D., Vice President Engineering
Emmanuel Fthenakis, President


1973 - 1974
Consultant/Program Manager

Electronic Mail Programs and Postal Improvements
Assistant Post Master General for Research
United States Postal Service
Rockville, Maryland
Arthur Schnieder and Donald Haag


November 1971 - 1972
Multi-campus Computer Curriculum/ Economic Development
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, Virginia
Dr. Richard J. Ernst, President


November 1971 - 1972
Consultant and Attorney

Office of General Counsel
Federal Home Loan Bank Board
Washington, DC
Arthur W. Leibold, Jr., Esq., General Counsel


January 1971 - July 1971
Expert Witness and Outside Counsel
Telecommunication Rate Models
Federal Communications Commission, Docket 19129
Sponsor: Telephone Users Association
Washington, DC
Arthur S. Curtis, Esq., General Counsel


October 1971 - May 1974
Executive Director and Founding Board Member
501(c)(3) nonprofit Management
AMA Certified for Continuing Education Credits
Society for Computer Medicine
Washington, DC


April 1971 - July 1971
Institute of Medicine
National Academy of Science
Washington, DC
David Kessler, M.D., Program Officer


1971 - 1972

Reston-Herndon Medical Center
Herndon, Virginia
Keith W. Sehnert, M.D., Medical Director


June 1968 - Present
Date Founder/Director/Consultant

Melvin J. Laney Associates (MLA)
Bethesda, MD and Spencerville, MD


June 1966 - April 1968
Systems Analyst and Programmer

Federal System Division
Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Maryland
Managers: Bill Roberts and John Myers


December 1965 - June 1966
Night Laboratory Supervisor and Biochemist

Anti-Malaria Compound Selection Laboratory
Sponsor: Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Contractor: Herner and Co.
Bethesda, Maryland
Saul Herner, President