Bruce Cathell, vice president of government operations at ViaSat, and David Beering, Intelligent Design principal, have joined the board of directors of the Computing Technology Industry Association‘s space enterprise council.
SEC brings together professionals from the space industry, including the commercial, civil and national security sectors, in efforts to advance relevant interests to policymakers, CompTIA said Friday.
David Logsdon, senior director of public advocacy at CompTIA, said the addition of the ViaSat and Intelligent Design executives will work to help the association establish the critical role of U.S. space assets in national security and economic growth.
Cathell is a defense and aerospace industry veteran who has worked on various military and commercial space operations and command-and-control projects in his career.
He has taken part in launches in the U.S., Russia and French Guiana, as well as written congressional reports, concepts of operations and Defense Department policy positions on space technologies.
Beering owns Intelligent Design and has more than 25 years of experience working on projects in satellite and wireless line-of-sight communications.