Chirag Parikh is the Director of Space Policy at the National Security Council where he is responsible for the formulation, coordination and implementation of national space policies. He assists the President and National Security Advisor in developing and advancing U.S. policies and objectives. Parikh is also responsible for the Interagency Policy Committee on Space coordinating U.S. national security and foreign policy positions on national security space-related issues. Prior to his time at the White House, he served as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Science and Technology at the National Intelligence Council, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and as an intelligence analyst at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. He holds an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati.