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CompTIA Appoints Boeing, Aerojet Rocketdyne Execs to SEC Council

By | December 5, 2016
      CompTIA headquarters

      CompTIA headquarters. Photo: CompTIA

      [Via Satellite 12-05-2016] Technology association CompTIA has appointed two new executive council members to its Space Enterprise Council (SEC). Matthew Jones, Boeing’s director of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and advanced technology for the government operations division, will chair the council. Susan Nelson, director of government affairs and Washington operations at Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) will serve as the new vice-chair.

      “Our executive council helps formulate industry policy priorities that drive member-led initiatives to ensure the U.S. continues to be a leader in the space marketplace,” said David Logsdon, senior director of public advocacy at CompTIA.

      In his role at Boeing, Jones leads support for C4ISR activities in the Washington, D.C. area, with a focus on the electronics and information solutions division. He provides focus on Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) pursuits. Jones also leads Boeing’s government operations interface on advanced space technology and satellite systems with customers such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

      Nelson’s primary responsibilities for Aerojet Rocketdyne include interacting with both NASA and congressional customers on civil space issues. She supports AR Washington Operations on Department of Defense launch issues. Previously, Nelson served as the director of Washington Operations for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne; and as a government affairs specialist for NASA’s Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. She worked for six years in the congressional offices of U.S. Representatives Bill Young (Florida), Mark Neumann (Wisconsin), Bud Shuster (Pennsylvania), and Dave Weldon (Florida).