Janna is a senior attorney and technology strategist focused on national defense, intelligence, and commercial space sectors. She has unique, cross-sector expertise in guiding programs and technology development for U.S. government and commercial initiatives, including engagements directed to launch services, satellite communications, unmanned vehicles, C5ISR sensors and network architectures, cloud computing, and cybersecurity.
Prior to joining BAE Systems, Janna was with Northrop Grumman, where she facilitated innovation and strategic collaborations for their Missions Systems Sector to advance defense and intelligence capabilities. Prior to that, Janna worked for Facebook, where she supported Facebook’s mission to enable global internet connectivity. She helped to frame industry partnerships to catalyze delivery of space-based and high-altitude global connectivity solutions. Before Facebook, Janna was in private legal practice, where she served as legal counsel to U.S. and international clients in the aerospace and defense, commercial space, and telecommunications industries.
Janna is a volunteer with the Space Foundation, served on the Defense Innovation Board, Space Advisory Committee, and is a registered patent attorney. She frequently speaks about the rapidly evolving laws and policies affecting the defense, intelligence, and commercial space industries. Janna is committed to diversity in the space industry, and is a strong advocate for new space professionals.Chris Badgett
Chris Badgett is Vice President of Technology for the Kratos Space, Training and Cybersecurity Division. In this role, Chris sets the vision, technology strategy, and direction for the portfolio of Kratos Space products. He is driving strategic solutions for secure and protected, virtualized satellite ground for military and commercial applications.
Chris is also responsible for developing strategies to provide Communications Superiority for our Warfighters. This includes secure tactical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems for Department of Defense, Civil, Intelligence Community, and commercial customers with a focus on protected waveforms, Common Data Link (CDL) waveforms, and ISR ground systems.
Prior to joining Kratos, Chris served in the Air Force as a Weapons Engineer in the Air Force Research Lab. He also worked in the Space Development and Test Wing as a Program Manager for a satellite system developed by Ball Aerospace.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Science in Space Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology.Glenn Barney
Glenn Barney is the Director of US Government Programs at Kongsberg Satellite Services. KSAT is the world’s largest Ground Station as a Service provider with a global footprint of more than 300 antennas at sites located on every continent. In this position, he is a key contributor to developing the company’s strategy for expanding and executing its Civil Space and National Security Space activities. Glenn has more than 30 years of satellite industry experience, including both space and ground segments. Prior to joining KSAT, Glenn held Business Development and Strategy roles at L3Harris, Intelsat, and COM DEV.Todd Brown
Todd Brown is AvL Technologies’ Director of Strategic Development. Mr. Brown joined AvL after a successful career with the U.S. Department of Defense as a proven leader in AvL’s key markets and the communications industry as a whole, and his sustained performance was awarded the Special Operations Command Civilian Communicator of the Year for 2020.
Mr. Brown’s background includes managing future satellite and terminal architecture for the premier unit in the Department of Defense, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Previous positions included program management of satellite systems for the Joint Communications Unit (JCU); during this tenure he was awarded Civilian of the Quarter during three consecutive years culminating in the award for Civilian of the Year for 2012. After being named Civilian of the Year, Mr. Brown accepted the position of Telecommunications Manager and was promoted to JSOC headquarters to manage the Satellite Architecture and associated Terminal Development Program within the JSOC J6 Development Transmissions Division, a position held since 2013.
At JSOC, Mr. Brown was successful in implementing some of the newest satellite architectures with the highest data throughput in the Department of Defense. Some of his accomplishments include the upgrade of en-route communication onboard the Air Force C-17 platform to the benefit of the Army, Air Force, JSOC and many U.S. Coalition partners. Mr. Brown’s tireless devotion to terminal performance and capability led to the development of many of the smallest, lightest and highest performing ground, maritime and airborne communications systems used within the Department of Defense and other government agencies.John Williams
As the Chief Executive Officer, John Williams plays a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of ATLAS Space Operations. His extensive and diverse industry knowledge is instrumental in driving company growth, fostering innovation, and ensuring exceptional service to clients across the space industry. Prior to joining ATLAS, John served as the Vice President of Real-Time Earth at Viasat, where he spearheaded the development of the Ground-Station-as-a-Service business line.
With a steadfast commitment to innovation and a forward-thinking vision, Williams has effectively held leadership positions at other renowned organizations, including Booz Allen Hamilton, ATK Space Systems, and Universal Space Network (now SSC). John also had a diverse 21-year United States Air Force career as an officer, encompassing various roles in operations, acquisition, budgeting, strategic planning, and command. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Science and Computer Science from Texas A&M University and earned his Master’s degree in Science and Space Operations from the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.