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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Kristina Harrington

Kristina Harrington
Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate
National Reconnaissance Office

Kristina Harrington is a member of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service and the Director of the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Systems Acquisition Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, Virginia. As SIGINT Director, she leads a joint team responsible for the design, development, and acquisition of United States Signals Intelligence Space Systems for the Intelligence Community, military services, and allied partners. Ms Harrington has supported several NRO programs over 20 years including support to multiple architecture studies that determined the SIGINT path. In 2006, she joined the Central Intelligence Agency assigned to the Directorate of Science and Technology, with duty in the NRO SIGINT Directorate, Low Earth Orbit SPO (LSPO), serving as the Deputy Director, Systems Engineering LSPO. In 2007, as part of the NRO larger transformation, she stood up and directed the new LSPO Missions Department. This role included responsibility for all payload hardware, mission analysis, payload software development, and mission engineering in support of future and ongoing initiatives. In 2009, she became the Deputy Director of the LSPO where her responsibilities were program management of the acquisition and development of a state-of-the-art satellite collection system to include technical, operations, budget, schedule, and personnel. In 2010, she joined the Air Force as a Defense Intelligence Senior Leader to take the role of the Chief Scientist Signals Intelligence Systems Acquisition National Reconnaissance Office where her responsibilities included leading Intelligence Community and Department of Defense studies on satellite based signals intelligence architectures for 2020 and beyond. In 2012, Ms Harrington was assigned as Director of the Systems Engineering Directorate, NRO, where her role was to lead the requirements, interfaces, and schedule development for the NRO future architecture to ensure that the new integrated system would accomplish mission needs.

Participating Events

Monday, April 13, 2015
2:45 p.m.:
Featured Speaker: Kristina Harrington
Cyber 1.5 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Scitor Conference Center

Kristina Harrington

Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate
National Reconnaissance Office
Thursday, April 16, 2015
2:30 p.m.:
Panel: Acquisition and Affordability
Symposium Program
Location: International Center: Main Stage

RADM Charlie Hamilton, (USN, Ret.)

Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

Craig R. Cooning

President, Network and Space Systems
Boeing Defense, Space and Security

Jeffrey D. Grant

Sector Vice President and General Manager of Space Systems
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Kristina Harrington

Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate
National Reconnaissance Office

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski

Military Deputy
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Mark Valerio

Vice President and General Manager, Military Space
Lockheed Martin Corporation's Space Systems Company


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