Currently the Chair of the Open Geospatial Consortium Board of Directors and the CEO of JKH Consulting, Mr. Harris has contributed significant advancements to national security throughout his career in both the public and private sectors.
Previously the President of Missiles and Space, President of Special Programs, and a corporate officer at Lockheed Martin, Mr. Harris has accumulated extensive experience in aerospace, defense, and intelligence. Prior to his career in the private sector, he provided direct support to both the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the Director of Central Intelligence in several senior leadership positions within the US government, including Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and Associate Executive Director of the Intelligence Community Management Staff.
Mr. Harris has received numerous awards, most notably the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA Distinguished Service Medal, the NRO Medal for Distinguished Service, the USGIF Lifetime Achievement Award, NDIA’s Peter B. Teets space industry achievement award, and the James V. Hartinger Award for military space achievement.
Harris is a member of the U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Strategic Advisory Group, a Sandia External Advisory Board and the Chair-elect for the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Mr. Harris holds a B.S. in photographic science and instrumentation from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He serves on several corporate boards.