In his new position, Reilly will work with the firm’s Department of Defense, NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, intelligence community and commercial space sector partners to develop space-related services and applications.
Reilly will leverage his deep space expertise and experience to drive Booz Allen’s aerospace portfolio growth and support the firm’s federal and commercial customers in adopting leading-edge technologies.
“As someone who has managed teams, critical systems, and projects in space and on the ground, Jim provides strategic guidance that will prove invaluable as we advance our space business forward,” said Andrea Inserra, executive vice president and aerospace account lead at Booz Allen.
Previously, Reilly served as the 17th director of the U.S. Geological Survey, where he oversaw a $1.8 billion budget, spearheaded modernization initiatives and supported the use of innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and high-performance computing to advance agency missions.
During his time at NASA, Reilly served as a mission specialist, supporting space program missions through developing requirements, conducting space shuttle training, and testing systems.
His previous work also includes leading curriculum development for the U.S. Air Force National Security Space Institute and working to advance the University of Alabama’s In-Space Manufacturing initiative.