SpiderOak has announced the appointment of military veterans and industry experts to the newly created space advisory board to provide guidance as the company works to deploy zero trust-based platforms and services to protect national security and commercial space systems and data from cybersecurity threats.
The members of the board are Ellen Pawlikowski, a retired U.S. Air Force general; Fred Doyle, president of aerospace and defense consulting firm ISBF; James “Sandy” Winnefeld, a retired U.S. Navy admiral; Ken Tovo, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general; and Phil Eichensehr, an industry veteran serving the intelligence community.
“The addition of these leaders to our Space Advisory Board will provide us the insight and guidance necessary to match our product development with federal needs,” said Charles Beames, chairman of SpiderOak’s board of directors.
Pawlikowski is former commander of Air Force Materiel Command. Her military career included time as head of the Air Force Research Laboratory and deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office. She is also a technology leader in the area of space communications and airborne lasers.
Doyle previously served as vice president of defense and intelligence at Ball Aerospace & Technologies and held leadership roles at Space Imaging. He spent two decades serving in the NRO and other intelligence community agencies.
Winnefeld served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and chairman of the Joint Requirements Oversight Committee. He chairs the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board and serves as a director for public and private enterprises.
Tovo held leadership positions during his military career, including commanding general of Army Special Operations Command and deputy commander of Southern Command. He currently serves as chairman of the Green Beret Foundation.
Eichensehr is co-owner and chief technology officer of engineering consulting firm BTD. He previously worked at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Boeing (NYSE: BA), Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) and Celer Scientific.