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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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Information Systems Award

The Information Systems Award is presented for technical and/or management contributions in space and aeronautics computer and sensing aspects of information technology and science. All nominations must emphasize the nominee’s specific contributions to aerospace information systems and detail the nominee’s specific contribution to aerospace information. This award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) generally at the AIAA Science and Technology (SCITECH) Forum. Nomination Deadline: 1 July
  • Full Name: William A Whitaker
  • AIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership, extraordinary initiative and superb professional competence in the definition and implementation of the Department of Defense High Order Language Program, which has resulted in the modern programing language, Ada