Partnership & Stakeholder Engagement
“I looked to you to create the framework for a collaborative organization
and to manage key relationships."
Dr. Douglas Engelbart to Karen Robbins
"Your personal vision and negotiation skills were critical to moving six competitors to join together."
Unpiloted Aerial Vehicle National Industry Team to Robbins
Examples of Partnerships Brokered by WPG Principals
Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN)
A project sponsored by the U.S. State Department to build an information network for disaster managers worldwide.
NextGen Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO)
The $18 billion dollar Congressionally mandated program to overhaul the U.S. air transportation system. The program required collaboration by 7 federal agencies and scores of private sector entities.
The organization created to be the channel through which the private sector could influence the $18 billion dollar aviation infrastructure modernization program.
NASA Environmental Research Aircraft and Sensor (ERAST) Program
The ten year, $150 million dollar NASA program in cooperation with an industry team that developed and flight tested the first high altitude, long endurance drones.
Access 5 Program
The $101 million dollar NASA research program, undertaken in collaboration with the FAA and DOD, and major U.S. drone manufacturers. to develop the regulatory framework to permit drones to fly routinely in the U.S. airspace.
Advanced General Aviation Technology Experiment (AGATE) Program
The $50 million dollar program to create a Small Aviation Transportation System (SATS) as an alternative to short-range automotive trips for both private and business transportation needs. The Alliance involved members from 31 states, 40 commercial entities, 36 universities, NASA, the FAA and DOD. It was one of the largest public/private membership alliances in the United States.