Marc J. Berkowitz leads the development of strategies, plans, and concepts for national security space mission solutions at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 2003, Berkowitz served as a career senior executive in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he was responsible for leading the analysis, formulation, coordination, and oversight of U.S. Government and Department of Defense policy guidance for the conduct of national security space programs and activities. He also worked in executive, policy, and intelligence analytical positions at National Security Research, Inc., SRI International, the Congressional Research Service, and the Department of State. Berkowitz was awarded DoD’s highest civilian award, the Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, twice. His other awards include the National Reconnaissance Office’s Medal for Distinguished Service, National Imagery and Mapping Agency’s Medal for Distinguished Service, Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive, Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award, OSD Exceptional Civilian Service Award, and the OSD Award for Excellence. In addition, he received the National Space Club’s Historical Essay Award and Lockheed Martin’s Washington Award. Berkowitz received a bachelors of arts degree from George Washington University and a master of arts degree from Georgetown University. He has authored numerous publications on national security, defense, space, and cyber policy and strategy.