John J. Geoghegan serves as Executive Director of The SILOE Research Institute's Archival Division which reports on unusual inventions that fail in the marketplace despite their innovative nature. Mr Geoghegan coined the term "white elephant technologies" (WETech) to describe these inventions and writes a column about them for the "Huffington Post." Mr. Geoghegan has also written about WETech for the "New York Times" Science section, WIRED, "Smithsonian Air & Space," "Popular Science," "Sail," and the "San Francisco Chronicle" Sunday Magazine among other publications.
"Operation Storm" grew out of a May 2008 cover story Mr. Geoghegan wrote about Japan's I-400-class subs for "Aviation History" magazine. His article also served as the basis for the PBS documentary "Japanese SuperSub," which he shepherded into production serving as Technical Consultant and writer. The "New York Times called "Japanese SuperSub," “consistently... fascinating history.” "Japanese SuperSub" was produced by PBS-TV, National Geographic International, and Britain’s Channel Five, and continues to be rebroadcast in the U.S., Great Britain, Europe and Japan.
Mr. Geoghegan began his career as a Special Correspondent for the "New York Times," and worked in "Connecticut" magazine's editorial department where he wrote about the state's aerospace and defense industries.