Dash is a Retired USAF Lieutenant General with 37 years of distinguished military service and is the Former Director of US Air Force ISR and Cyber Effects Enterprise. A former Air Force Senior Intelligence Officer, Dash led a $72B entity with 73,000 personnel conducting global operations across the Department of Defense.
Kim has over 35 years of experience managing multibillion-dollar global operations and technology programs in space, aerospace, cybersecurity, IT, data, and AI. A recently retired U.S. Air Force (USAF) Major General, Crider was the first Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for the newly established U. S. Space Force (USSF).
Steve is a retired NASA Astronaut. He currently serves as the Director UC Davis Center for Spaceflight Research and is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at US Davis. His 36 years of distinguished service at NASA include four shuttle missions, three spacewalks–and extensive expertise in spacecraft systems, space robotics, and scientific payload operations.
Doug also sits on our Board of Directors. Doug is an accomplished former senior executive of Lockheed Martin, Vencore and Parsons Corporations. He has a strong background in space systems, and space vehicle development. Doug has a record of wins with govt and commercial customers. He was an active participant in 11 acquisitions, 2 spin-outs and a company IPO in 2019 for a total value over $4B.
Tom is a renowned expert in space technology with over 25 years of experience in the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). During his time at AFRL, Tom held several senior positions, including Chief Scientist of the Space Vehicles Directorate, Senior Scientist for Space Situational Awareness, Principal Scientist responsible for leading the AFRL In-space Servicing, Assembly and manufacturing, Chief Scientist of SpaceWERX, Chair of the Department of Defense (R&E) Space Community of Interest, and Program Manager and Principal Investigator for the TacSat-3/ARTEMIS mission.
Colonel Joe Frankino (USAF Retired) served a distinguished 24-year Air Force career as a space operations and acquisitions professional. He is the former Director of Space Architectures within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisitions and Integration, a former member of the Intelligence Community and Commander for National SIGINT Collection Management, and served as the former Deputy Director of the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Position Navigation and Timing.
John Gass dedicated 35 years to providing predictive, engineering-level space threat intelligence for U.S. and allied satellites and operations. He served in DoD's Space Policy Office and as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology. He founded pivotal organizations such as the innovative Space Threat Assessment Cell and the National Space Intelligence Center. John also led the Space Force's intelligence modeling and simulation efforts, laying the digital space threat foundation for the Nation.
Tom Lash is a senior leader in technology and management supporting the Federal market for 28 years, specializing in innovative Intelligence Systems. He led the AWS US National Security team 2017-2023 with more than 125 technology professionals. Prior to AWS Tom was a Vice President & Group Chief Technology Officer at both Leidos and SAIC.