Susan M. Gordon, Richard V. Spencer and Ryan D. McCarthy, former top US national security officials, will lead the Proxy Board
LONDON and HOUSTON, March 17, 2022 (OneWeb PR) — OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, today announced that the US government has approved the appointment of three former senior US national security officials to serve as members of a power of attorney for One Web Technologies. OneWeb Technologies, formerly TrustComm, is OneWeb’s US proxy focused on solving secure and critical real-time connectivity issues for customers in the United States.
The Proxy Board was appointed to protect US classified information and ensure OneWeb Technologies’ compliance with all US government regulations.
The OneWeb Technologies Board of Directors will be led by the Chairman of the Board Susan M. Gordonformer US Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence; Richard V Spencer, the 76th U.S. Secretary of the Navy; and Ryan D. McCarthythe 24th United States Secretary of the Army.
“We welcome this distinguished group of advisors to help guide OneWeb Technologies as we continue our work as a trusted partner and provider of satellite communications services to U.S. and allied governments,” said Bob Roe, CEO of OneWeb Technologies. “OneWeb Technologies has always had strong industry relationships, extensive market experience and an agile approach to business, and we now have an impressive Board of Directors with extensive national security experience.”
The ability to communicate in underserved and denied environments has long been an issue for the military and others, and OneWeb’s network is ready to meet these challenges with cybersecurity at the core of its offerings for government markets.
“OneWeb’s LEO Network will provide U.S. Government end users with essential connectivity and proliferating LEO hosted payload capabilities important for national security and defense applications and we are excited to work with such trusted advisors in the industry. said Neil Masterson, CEO of OneWeb. “The wealth of experience and expertise that Sue, Ryan and Richard bring with them will be invaluable in leveraging OneWeb’s network to deliver vital network improvements to government customers.”
OneWeb has launched two-thirds of its constellation and provides coverage above the 50th parallel north, reaching areas that have historically been difficult to connect with distributed communities and challenging terrain. This includes Alaska, Canada and the wider Arctic region. OneWeb will scale the constellation to provide global coverage.
The appointment and power of attorney agreement have received all required approvals from the United States Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
Summary biographies of the new OneWeb Technologies principals are provided below:
Susan M. Gordon, former Senior Deputy Director of National Intelligence, has over thirty years of experience in the intelligence community and has held various leadership positions, including advising the US President on intelligence matters. In this role, Gordon also provided strategic leadership to 17 intelligence community agencies and organizations. Previously, she was Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) where she led the transformation of the NGA to meet the challenges of a 21st intelligence agency of the century. She also worked at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for more than 27 years, holding senior management positions in each of the Agency’s four business lines: operations, analysis, science and technology, and support.
She currently sits on the board of several public, private, and nonprofit companies, is a senior fellow at Duke and Harvard universities, and advises companies on technology, strategy, and risk. Earlier in her career, she designed and led the formation of In-Q-Tel, a private, not-for-profit company whose goal is to provide innovative technology solutions for the CIA and the intelligence community.
Richard V. Spencer, the 76and United States Secretary of the Navy (2017-2019) was sworn in as 76and Secretary of the Navy from 2017 to 2019, and also previously served as Acting Secretary of Defense and served as Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Previously a member of the US Marine Corps and an H-46 pilot, Spencer left active duty to pursue a 15-year career on Wall Street in investment banking. He was president of Crossroads Investment Management, LLC, then joined Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., as vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to being named Secretary of the Navy in 2017, Spencer was chief executive of Fall Creek Management, LLC.
Spencer served on the Defense Business Board from 2009 to 2015 and the NOC Executive Committee from 2015 to 2016. He has also served on several corporate boards, and his charitable activities include the Marine Corps Board of Directors. Heritage Foundation, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Veterans Campaign/Center for Second Service, and Honoring Our Vet, among others.
Ryan D. McCarthy, 24and US Secretary of the Army (2019-2021), has extensive defense and political experience, including having recently been unanimously confirmed by the US Senate as the 24th Secretary of the Army. In August 2017, he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate and named the 33rd Under Secretary of the Army.
Previously, McCarthy worked for Lockheed Martin Corporation in sequential roles as vice president responsible for sustainment, customer solutions and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program integration. Prior to that, McCarthy served as special assistant to the 22nd Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, under President George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama.
McCarthy served in the U.S. Army from 1997 to 2002 and deployed in combat operations during the invasion of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 75th Ranger Regiment, U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
McCarthy currently serves on the board of CACI International, Strive Works, Tomahawk Robotics Incorporated, and is a special advisor and venture capital partner at Scout Ventures. He is a Visiting Professor Emeritus of Practice at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and serves on the Advisory Board of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
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