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George Ligler is a private consultant in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina. He has extensive experience in information management and software and computer system engineering, having been a software /systems engineer and research manager at Texas Instruments (1976-1980), an engineering executive at Burroughs Corporation (1980–1982), a division President at the Aydin Corporation (1982-1984), a vice president at Computer Sciences Corporation (1984–1988), and proprietor at GTL Associates, a private consultancy that he founded in 1988 that has provided computer systems engineering consulting to over 40 clients on three continents. He has worked extensively at the national and international levels in the development and implementation of standards for aircraft communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment. He has also provided pro bono services through four National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Panels and Committees as well as to Georgia Tech, aviation standards bodies, and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. A Rhodes Scholar, he received his B.S. in mathematics from Furman University in 1971 and his M.Sc. and D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1973 and 1975, respectively.