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Steering Committee

Diane Howard, Chair, DOC, OSC

Dr. Diane Howard is Chief Counsel for Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In addition to providing space law expertise to the Office of Space Commerce (OSC) and the Department of Commerce as a whole, she also participates in interagency work and is actively involved in the Office of Space Commerce’s implementation of Space Policy Directive-3. In addition, Diane is a non-resident scholar at UT Austin’s Strauss Center for International and Security Studies and an adjunct professor in its School of Law. She is helping to develop Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety program, a trans-disciplinary program offering opportunities to work on solutions to challenges to the space environment through a combination of law, policy, engineering, and science curricula. Prior to joining UT Austin, Dr. Howard was one of the original architects of a similar multi-disciplinary program at the undergraduate level in Daytona Beach, FL at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Nicholas Reese, Chair, DHS, HQ

Nick Reese is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Cyber, Infrastructure, Risk, and Resilience Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He focuses on critical policy issues related to emerging technology, space, and cyber. Mr. Reese advises senior DHS and White House officials on the implications of new and emerging technologies in connection with departmental and Administration priorities. He is a recognized expert in artificial intelligence (AI) and space policy

Bernadette Bing, DOC, OSC


Brooks Cressman, DOC, CRSRA

Brooks Cressman has been a Senior Advisor on Remote Sensing to the Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA) office at NOAA since 2019.  An employee of the Aerospace Corporation,  he has an Electrical Engineering degree and MBA, and extensive experience in spectrum management and policy, airborne radar, and satellite digital communications.

Gary Fellows, DHS, CISA

Gary Fellows is a Management and Program Analyst In the Cross-Sector Coordination Section at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).  His responsibilities include assisting with the support of the Space Systems Critical Infrastructure Working Group. 

Helen Jackson, DHS, CISA

Helen Jackson works within the Stakeholder Engagement Division (SED) of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Ms. Jackson currently ensures that CISA continues to fulfill its role and responsibilities as the Sector Specific Agency for eight of the critical infrastructure sectors as outlined in the National Infrastructure Protection Plan and Presidential Policy Directive 21, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. Additionally, she oversees the management of several industry and non-Federal councils, two being Presidential Advisory Committees--the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Having served as the Designated Federal Official (DFO) for the NSTAC for approximately five years, she currently teaches a DFO class for the General Services Administration’s Federal Advisory Committee Act Management Training Session.

Ms. Jackson has served in leadership roles within Stakeholder Engagement for approximately ten years, leading various initiatives with both the Communications and Information Technology Sectors’ partners. She also managed outreach efforts to critical infrastructure owners and operators on how to best to advance cybersecurity best practices and the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework.

Previously, Ms. Jackson managed the Committee of Principals for the National Communications System. She served in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of the Under Secretary, as well as the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Prior to joining DHS, Ms. Jackson served in various customer service, sales, and operations management positions at USA Mobility, Inc.

Ms. Jackson earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Ronald Keen, DHS, CISA

Currently a Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Risk Management Center, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Ronald Keen is a retired Air Force officer with an extensive background in intelligence, missile and space systems operations, as well as critical infrastructure protection. Concluding a distinguished military career, Ron accepted the position as a Division Director in the Indiana State government directing research and testifying on issues within the utility regulatory environment with an emphasis on energy, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. He accepted his current position with the Department after retiring from State government service. Ron earned his Bachelors at Southwest Texas State University and is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Masters in Aeronautical Science. A published author, Ron and his wife, Susan, have five children.

Jason Kim, DOC, OSC

Jason Kim is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce. His responsibilities include the development and implementation of national policies that promote the economic interests of the U.S. commercial space industry and user community.

Brad Lundy, DHS, CISA

Brad Lundy has worked at CISA since 2012 and helped stand up the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) and Cyber Directive Programs in support of federal civilian agencies. Brad was the implementation lead for Cyber Directives 17-01 (Removal of Banned Software Products), 18-02 (Securing High Value Assets), and 19-02 (Vulnerability Remediation Requirements for Internet-Accessible Systems). Brad currently works as an engagement lead with CISA’s Industry Partnerships team, working with industry partners through CISA’s Cyber Information Sharing and Collaboration Program (CISCP) to share cyber threat intelligence and collaborate in the defense of critical infrastructure.

Cristina Martinez, DHS, CISA

Cristina is a Management Analyst with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within DHS. Prior to her work with DHS, she worked as an analyst with DOD as well as DOJ. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband Brynn and is a youth leader with The Citadel DC.

James Platt, DHS, CISA

James W. Platt is the Chief, Chief, Strategic Defense Initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security.  Since 2016 Jim has led the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to mitigate against the loss of Position, Navigation and Timing (Timing) capabilities provided by the Global Positioning System (GPS). During this time period he was a major contributor for developing the concepts found in Presidential Executive Order, Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Services.  Based on his success with PNT, in October 2019 his portfolio expanded to include other high-risk programs such as Space Weather, Electromagnetic Pulse and space system’s security. 

Dianne Poster, DOC, NIST, OSC

Dr. Dianne L. Poster is a Senior Advisor at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) within the Director’s Office of the Materials Measurement Laboratory and is a member of the Office of Space Commerce Team. Dr. Poster supports scientific programs in emerging measurements, standards, technology, and data. In a prior assignment, as Deputy Associate Director for Technology and Environmental Policy at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, Dr. Poster administered the environmental federal regulatory portfolio and advised on policy and strategy issues related to protecting the environment.

Matt Scholl, DOC, NIST,  ITL

Matthew Scholl is the Chief of the Computer Security Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  His responsibilities include cryptographic standards used by the US Government and internationally, Cybersecurity Research and Development at NIST, and Cybersecurity Standards and Guidelines for Federal Agency Security Programs.  He also leads NIST participation with Cybersecurity National and Internationals Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and associated conformance testing programs.

Mr. Scholl has a Masters in Information Systems from the University Of Maryland and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Richmond.  He is a US Army veteran and currently has over 20 years of federal service.

Charles Sweat, DHS, CISA

Dr. Charles Sweat, Jr currently serves as a Senior Risk Analyst providing contractor support to various efforts within CISA’s National Risk Management Center (NRMC) and Stakeholder Engagement Division. Dr. Sweat has expertise in the realms of clinical medicine, healthcare consulting, implementation science, public health, emergency preparedness, and risk analysis. Previously in his career, he has also supported multiple government agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness in Response (ASPR), and the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) office.

Dennis Wille, DoD, USSPACECOM

Colonel Dennis Wille has been an active duty member of the United States Army for more than 25 years. Colonel Wille currently serves at the Pentagon as both the Director of the Washington Liaison Office and the Director of Legislative Affairs for United States Space Command.

Jaisha Wray, DOC, NTIA

Jaisha Wray is the Associate Administrator for International Affairs at the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). In this role, she formulates telecommunications and information policies and promotes these policies in international fora. 

Ms. Wray holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles as well as a M.A. in International Relations and a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She has completed the International Space University Space Studies Program and the Harvard Kennedy School's Executive Education course on cybersecurity.

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Created April 9, 2021, Updated May 4, 2021