From: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Posted: Wednesday, March 7, 2001
Jeffrey K. Harris, an executive with 26 years of experience in government and commercial programs, has been named President of Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company-Missiles & Space Operations, based in Sunnyvale, Calif. Harris has served since April 2000 as President, Special Programs for Space Systems.
``Jeff's track record for successful strategic planning and execution of critical national programs will be valuable to our goal of delivering innovative solutions to address vital requirements of key customers,'' said Albert E. Smith, Executive Vice President of Space Systems Company, in announcing the appointment, effective March 16. ``His outstanding experience and dedication will serve us extremely well in building on the recent success we have had at Missiles & Space Operations.''
Harris replaces Anthony G. Tuffo, who announced his retirement after a 34-year career with Lockheed Martin. Prior to leading Special Programs, Harris was President of Space Imaging where he played a pivotal role in bringing one-meter resolution imagery to the commercial marketplace. Missiles & Space built the IKONOS satellite that led to this achievement.
Harris began his career with the Central Intelligence Agency in 1975 as a photo technologist at the National Photographic Interpretation Center. In 1978, he joined the CIA's Office of Development and Engineering, which is responsible for satellite development programs. He served as Chief of System Analysis and Associate Director of several large Information System acquisitions. During this period, he also managed research and development for space technologies.
In June 1993, Harris was named Associate Executive Director for Intelligence Community Affairs and in May 1994, became Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space. He also served as Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, the organization responsible for the acquisition and operation of all U.S. government space-based reconnaissance systems.
Harris has received numerous awards for his outstanding contributions to the nation, including the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the NRO Medal for Distinguished Service, the CIA Distinguished Intelligence Medal, two CIA Intelligence Medals of Merit, the General James V. Hartinger Award for Military Space Achievement and an Aviation Week Aerospace Laurel Citation. He has also participated in numerous DoD and intelligence community task forces and studies.
Harris received a Bachelor of Science degree in Photographic Science and Instrumentation from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1975.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, headquartered in Denver, Colo., is one of the major operating units of Lockheed Martin Corporation. Space Systems designs, develops, tests, manufactures and operates a variety of advanced technology systems for military, civil and commercial customers. Chief products of its Missiles & Space Operations include remote sensing and telecommunications satellite systems for government and commercial customers, advanced space observatories and other scientific spacecraft, fleet ballistic missiles and missile defense systems. Missiles & Space employment totals about 9,400, including 6,900 in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global enterprise principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced-technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's core businesses are systems integration, space, aeronautics, and technology services. Employing more than 140,000 people worldwide, Lockheed Martin had 2000 sales surpassing $25 billion.
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