Global Technology Partners, LLC
According to a biographical sketch of one of the corporation's senior partners, Paul G. Kaminski, Global Technology Partners, LLC is "an exclusive affiliate of Rothschild North America, formed to make acquisitions of and investments in technology, defense and aerospace-related companies."
"Global Technology Partners, LLC is a specialized group of investment professionals who have formed a strategic relationship with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Merchant Banking Partners) to acquire and invest in technology, defense, aerospace and related businesses worldwide. The senior partners consist of Dr. William J. Perry, former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Dr. John Mark Deutch, former Director of Central Intelligence for the U.S. and former U.S. Secretary of Defense; Dr. John P. White, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense; Dr. Paul G. Kaminski, former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology; Dr. Ashton B. Carter, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy; Dr. Robert J. Hermann, former Director of the National Reconnaissance Office; and Irving B. Yoskowitz, former Executive Vice President and General Councel for the United Technologies Corporation. DLJ Merchant Banking Partners is one of the largest private equity firms in the world, with committed capital of over $8 billion." As of April 15, 1999.
GTP LLC were apparently involved in creating the following briefing. (Note: As of 8/8/03, this link is no longer working.)
You can see that by downloading the Powerpoint file and then by checking the Properties of the briefing. It is probable that they were contractors hired to either take notes, provide participation by retired government personnel, or to support the study in other ways. Note that former Sec Def, William Perry, is involved with GTP LLC.
- William J. Perry, Chairman
- Ashton B. Carter, Senior Partner
- Robert J. Hermann, Senior Partner
- Paul G. Kaminski, Senior Partner
- John P. White, Senior Partner
- Irving Yoskowitz, Senior Partner