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ZeroEyes names Preston Dunlap as strategic advisor

ZeroEyes names Preston Dunlap as strategic advisor

PHILADELPHIA—ZeroEyes, a provider of AI gun detection software, announced that former U.S. Air Force and Space Force Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect Officer Preston Dunlap has joined as its new strategic advisor. 

In his role, Dunlap will advise ZeroEyes on technology and product development, as well as strategic growth across the federal government.

ZeroEyes“Whether serving in the defense and intelligence communities or in the private sector, I’ve always been deeply passionate about bringing national security and cutting-edge technology together to rapidly deliver capability into the hands of those who need it most,” Dunlap said. “When I was introduced to ZeroEyes, I was struck by the founders’ focus and drive to address gun-related violence and security by leveraging the power of technology combined with their operational expertise. I’m proud to join in their fight to save lives.”

Dunlap, founder of Arkenstone Ventures, serves on corporate boards and advises Fortune 100 companies, small and mid-size businesses, private equity, and venture capital firms. From 2019-2022, he was appointed by the Secretary of the Air Force as the first Chief Technology Officer and Chief Architect Officer of the U.S. Space Force and Air Force, overseeing the technology, engineering, and architecture of over $70 Billion of acquisition programs. 

Prior to that role, Dunlap also led national-level initiatives for the Vice President of the United States and Cabinet secretaries at the White House, ran the Pentagon’s $750 billion investment decision committee process for multiple Secretaries of Defense (building the 5-Year Defense Budget), and personally started over $250 billion of new defense and intelligence programs. He also attained the highest rank in the federal Senior Executive Service and in the private sector served on multiple boards and technology start-ups and as an executive at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.

“Preston’s proven drive for protecting U.S. citizens with innovative technology is tailor-fit for ZeroEyes’ mission,” noted Mike Lahiff, CEO of ZeroEyes. “We are incredibly honored to have the direct support and guidance of an innovator and leader who has such extensive experience implementing new technologies within the US government. With Preston’s know-how, we know we will be able to expand ZeroEyes’ A.I. gun detection adoption into new government markets.”

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