The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris
USGIF Chairman of the Board
JKH Consulting LLC
Jeffrey K. Harris was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors on April 15, 2014. He has contributed to US national security in both Government and Industry where he has fostered new technologies, programs and capabilities that have contributed significantly to US national security capabilities. He currently consults with industry and the US Government.
He is retired from Lockheed Martin, where he was a corporate officer and served as President of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space and President of Lockheed Martin Special Programs. Also, he served as President of Space Imaging, the first company to commercially provide high-resolution satellite imagery and information.
Before entering the private sector, Mr. Harris served in senior national leadership positions, including Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Director, National Reconnaissance Office, and Associate Executive Director of the Intelligence Community.
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 US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, Aviation Week Laureate Citation, NDIA’s Peter B. Teets space industry achievement award and the James V. Hartinger Award for military space achievement.
He is a member of the Commander STRATCOM Strategic Advisory Group, the United States Energy Security Council, the Sandia National Security Advisory Panel, National Security Agency Advisory Board (Acquisition), Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts Board, and is the Chairman of Open Geospatial Consortium Board. He is a Trustee at Rochester Institute of Technology, serves on the RIT College of Science Dean’s Advisory Board and the RIT Imaging Science Advisory Board. He serves on a number of corporate boards.
Mr. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in Photographic Science and Instrumentation from the Rochester Institute of Technology.