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Chris Inglis

Visiting Professor of Cyber Studies
U.S. Naval Academy

Chris Inglis

Visiting Professor of Cyber Studies

Mr. Inglis currently serves as a distinguished visiting professor of cyber studies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  He retired from the Department of Defense in January 2014 following over 41 years of federal service, including 28 years at NSA and seven and a half years as its senior civilian and Deputy Director. As the NSA Deputy Director, Mr. Inglis acted as the Agency's chief operating officer, responsible for guiding and directing strategies, operations and policy.  His NSA service included three years as the United States Special Liaison to the United Kingdom, numerous operational tours leading Signals Intelligence organizations, and a one year posting as a visiting professor of computer science at the United States Military Academy (West Point).  

Mr. Inglis currently serves as a member of several combatant command and intelligence community advisory panels. He also serves as a Director on three public boards (FedEx, Huntington Bank, and KeyW) and numerous private advisory panels,

Mr. Inglis’ military career includes over 30 years of service in the US Air Force -- nine years on active duty and twenty-one years in the Air National Guard -- from which he retired as a Brigadier General in 2006. He holds the rating of Command Pilot and commanded units at the squadron, group, and joint force headquarters levels.

Mr. Inglis holds advanced degrees in engineering and computer science from Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, and the George Washington University. He is a Distinguished Eagle Scout (2009) and a graduate of the Kellogg Business School executive development program, the USAF Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officers' School. 

The Honorable Steven J. Isakowitz

President and Chief Executive Officer
The Aerospace Corporation

The Honorable Steven J. Isakowitz

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Honorable Steven J. Isakowitz is president and chief executive officer of The Aerospace Corporation, a leading architect for the nation’s national security and civil space programs. The Aerospace Corporation has more than 3,600 employees and annual revenues of $951 million. He assumed this position on October 1, 2016.

Isakowitz is a recognized leader across the government, private, space, and technology sectors, having served in prominent roles at Virgin, the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, and the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Isakowitz serves on various advisory boards at both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and California State University Long Beach, and has served on the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee.

He is the co-author of the AIAA’s International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems, which received the Summerfield Book Award in 2003.

Isakowitz served at Virgin as chief technology officer and later as president of its space ventures business, which included such responsibilities as the development of privately funded launch systems, advanced technologies, and other new space applications.

Prior to Virgin, Isakowitz served as chief financial officer of the U.S. Department of Energy, where he supported basic scientific research and advanced energy technologies in the national security and civil sectors, while managing a budget of nearly $30 billion.

He served as deputy associate administrator for the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA, where he helped guide the development of advanced technologies and promoted innovative approaches in the areas of space transportation and government-industry partnerships.

Prior to his NASA work, he served as science and space programs branch chief at the White House Office of Management and Budget, where he oversaw $50 billion in federal science and technology programs, which included NASA, NOAA, and the National Science Foundation.

Isakowitz earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Isakowitz has received numerous awards and citations, among them are NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal and the Presidential Distinguished Rank Award.