Russell Hudgins

Russell Hudgins
Senior Intelligence Advisor
Space Security and Defense Program

Mr. Hudgins is the Senior Intelligence Advisor to the Space Security and Defense Program (SSDP), at the Reston, VA office.  Mr. Hudgins leads the development of foundational and operational intelligence support plans for all SSDP activities. He provides input and feedback to Air Force Space Command and the National Reconnaissance Office on matter related to space intelligence capabilities and requirements supporting national security space interests. He works with partners across the IC, the unified and combatant commands, and HQ USAF staff to inform intelligence issue and resourcing priorities to enhance SSDP activities, as well as representing SSDP at executive level fora, meetings, and seminars related to space protection strategy, policy, and funding.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Hudgins spent over twelve years at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where he served in several analytic and liaison positions, and most recently as the Senior GEOINT Officer for space analysis.  During this time, he also served as a subcommittee chair on the NIC Weapon and Space Systems Intelligence Committee, in which he led and coordinated interagency collaboration on key issues of national-level interest. 

Mr. Hudgins holds of Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence degree from the National Defense Intelligence College (now the National Intelligence University). He lives in northern Virginia with his wife, Elle, and a son, RJ.

Participating Events

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:10 a.m. to
10:00 a.m.:
Panel: Resilient Space Capabilities and Operations

Damon Wells

Director of the Office of Policy and Strategy
National Reconnaissance Office

Bob Barclay

Deputy Director, Survivability Assurance Office
National Reconnaissance Office

Dr. Lawrence K. Gershwin

National Intelligence Manager/National Intelligence Officer for Space and Technical Intelligence
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Russell Hudgins

Senior Intelligence Advisor
Space Security and Defense Program

Maj. Gen. Robert D. Rego, USAF (Ret.)

Strategic Missions Advisor to the Commander
U.S. Strategic Command

Maj. Gen. David D. Thompson

Special Assistant
Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base


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