Ben is currently working as an Advanced Program Engineer in the Space and Intelligence Segment at Harris Corporation. He is supporting programs involving Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Space Superiority, Small Satellites, and Space Mission modeling and simulation. Previously, Ben worked for 20 years as a Systems Engineer and Technical Advisor (SETA) to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) through Mantech International and Lockheed Martin. He supported the NRO as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in spacecraft flight software, spacecraft protection subsystems, defensive space control CONOPS/TTPs and spacecraft survivability R&D. Ben has a B.S. in Physics from North Dakota State University, an M.S in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota and an M.S. in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University. Ben currently resides and works in the Washington, DC area.