Selected for reassignment as Special Assistant to the Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.
Christine M. Anderson, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Program Director, Military Satellite Communications Joint Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. Ms. Anderson is responsible for the acquisition and sustainment of extremely high frequency and super high frequency communications satellites, mission control systems and associated terminals for the Department of Defense, representing about $2 billion per year of investments. Ms. Anderson is also directing the Transformational Communications MILSATCOM Program, which is the space-based transport layer of the Global Information Grid, moving the Department of Defense from circuit-based to intranet protocol-based satellite communications.
Ms. Anderson has served in a wide range of research and development positions, including Director of Space Vehicles at the Air Force Research Laboratory and Director of Space Technology at the Air Force Phillips Laboratory. She is also the founder and first chair of the Space Technology Alliance, a forum for increasing collaboration and leveraging of research and development activities across the government, industry and academia.
Ms. Anderson is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She is the recipient of the AIAA's Von Braun Space Program Management Award and Software Engineering Award, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service and the Air Force Association Lt. Gen. John O'Neill System Program Director Award. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 1996.
1969 Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, University of Maryland
2000 Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2002 Executive Program Management Course, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1. June 1969 - September 1971, mathematician, U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, Suitland, Md.
2. October 1971 - September 1972, senior analyst, Air Force Foreign Technology Division, Planning Research Corp., Dayton, Ohio
3. September 1972 - June 1974, computer scientist, U.S. Air Force Avionics Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. September 1974 - March 1976, senior analyst, U.S. Air Force C3 Center, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colo.
5. September 1982 - June 1992, Chief, Computer Technology Section, U.S. Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla. (October 1987 - June 1992, Ada 9X Project Manager, reporting directly to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.)
6. June 1992 - April 1993, Chief, Software Technology Branch, U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M. (June 1992 - April 1993, Ada 9X Project Manager, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.)
7. April 1993 - July 1996, Chief, Space Operations and Simulation Division, U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M. (April 1993 - February 1994, Ada 9X Project Manager, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.)
8. July 1996 - October 1997, Director, Space Technology Directorate, U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
9. October 1997 - January 2001, Director, Space Vehicles Directorate, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
10. January 2001 - present, Program Director, Military Satellite Communications Joint Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif. (September 2002 - January 2004, Deputy Director, Transformational Communications Office, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.)
AWARDS AND HONORS
1991 Software Engineering Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1992 Fellow, AIAA
1996 Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service
1999 Von Braun Space Program Management Award, AIAA
2002 Lt. Gen. John O'Neill System Program Director Award, Air Force Association
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
1987 ? present AIAA Member
1987 - 1992 Member, Office of the Secretary of Defense Ada Federal Advisory Board
1990 - 1994 U.S. representative, International Standards Organization Ada Working Group
1995 Co-editor, International Standards Organization Ada 95 Standard
1995 Co-editor, American National Standards Institute Ada 95 Standard
1997 - 1998 Member, NASA New Millennium Government/Industry Advisory Board
1997 - 2000 Member, NASA Space Science Advisory Committee
1997 - 2000 Founder and Chair, U.S Government Space Technology Alliance
1999 General Chair, AIAA Space Technology Conference and Exposition