From 2003 to 2006 Duncan directed TeCC while the organization served as NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Technology Transfer Center.
He led the TeCC effort to provide technology marketing and licensing support to the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). Working with the Hampton Roads Technology Council (HRTC), NASA LaRC and NIA, Mr. McIver organized and conducted a technology workshop on Development of Advanced Materials in Virginia and the Impact of Nanotechnology that was held at the NIA in February 2007.
Duncan has more than 40 years of experience in managing technical programs for the government and the aerospace industry. He worked at NASA LaRC from 1958 to 1980 in the fields of sensors, communications and avionics. He moved to NASA Headquarters to become Director of the NASA Guidance and Control, and Human Factors Program. In 1985 he spent a year at Bechtel, Inc. in San Francisco in the President’s Executive Exchange Program. In 1986, he was promoted to head of the National Aero-Space Plane (NASP) Office. McIver retired from NASA Headquarters in 1989.
After retiring from NASA, Duncan co-founded the Southeastern Virginia Network (SEVAnet), which became the Virginia Electronic Commerce Technology Center (VECTEC), at Christopher Newport University. He served 12 years on the Board of the Virginia Air & Space Center in Hampton, Virginia, and was President for two years. He is former Chairman of the Virginia Aerospace Business Roundtable, one of the precursor organizations to the HRTC. He is former President of the NASA Langley Alumni Association (LAA), which hosted the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Reunion VII in 1996. He also led the LAA in partnership with the United Way, and the Association of Retarded Citizens of the Peninsula (ARC) to form the Galaxy of Gifts program and served on the Board of the ARC for 8 years.
Duncan served as Vice President for Marketing for Eagle Aeronautics in Hampton for eight years and during this time he participated in the Aerospace Industry Sector of the Virginia Technology Summit. He represented the AIAA Hampton Roads chapter in three Congressional Visit Days and recently participated with the NASA Langley Research Center in two Aerospace Days in Richmond and visited Virginia Senators and Delegates. Mr. McIver served on the current Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) on nanotechnology.
He is past President of the NASA LAA for the second time and is Chairman of the final NACA Reunion scheduled for the spring of 2008. He is a member of the Board of the National Aeronautics Support Team (NAST) and a liaison member of the Board of the Hampton Roads Technical Council (HRTC). Duncan is a member of the Sensors Science and Technology Forum (SST&F) and has worked with NASA LaRC to help organize and implement two national SensorsGOV events in Hampton Roads. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University. Duncan is the Virginia Air and Space Center (VASC) representative to the NASA Langley Colloquium Committee, which along with the VASC sponsors the Sigma Series Lectures at the VASC. McIver serves as the host for the Sigma Series at the VASC.
Duncan has a BS in Physics from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and has completed graduate courses in physics at the College of William and Mary.