John Stenbit

Deputy Chairman

Mr. John P. Stenbit is the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence and its successor organization, Networks and Information Integration, and the former Department of Defense (DoD) Chief Information Officer.

His career spans 60 years of public and private sector service in the satellite, sensor, telecommunications, IT, and military Command and Control fields. He was an Executive Vice President of TRW and worked at the Aerospace Corporation early in his career. He was chair of the R&D Advisory Committee to the FAA Administrator, the chair of the Technical Advisory Board to the Director of the CIA, and was previously chair of this committee. He is a member of the Lincoln Labs Advisory Board. He was a member of the MITRE Board of Trustees and is currently a director of Viasat Corp and Loral Space and Communications.

He has chaired the Science and Technology Advisory Panel to the Director of Central Intelligence and served as a member of the Science Advisory Group to the directors of Naval Intelligence and the Defense Communications Agency. He also chaired the Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee for the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. He has served on the Defense Science Advisory Board, the Navy Studies Board, and the National Research Council Manufacturing Board.

Mr. Stenbit is currently a consultant and member of the Defense Science Board, the National Security Agency Advisory Board, the STRATCOM Advisory Board, and the National Reconnaissance Office Advisory Group. He is a director at Viasat, Defense Group Inc., and Loral Space & Communications. Since 2005 he has been member of the MITRE Board of Trustees.

Mr. Stenbit holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society. In 1999, Mr. Stenbit was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. He has received the Secretary of Defense Medal for both Outstanding and Exceptional Public Service.

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