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Rob Zitz, a senior vice president at Maxar Technologies' SSL subsidiary, told SpaceNews in an interview published Monday that a space layer designed for missile defense will benefit from an end-to-end solution including sensors and satellites. Zitz, chief strategy officer for government systems at SSL, said artificial intelligence and other technology platforms will help facilitate data […] More
Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer of SSL‘s government systems business, has noted some technological innovations that he believes will drive the satellite and space industry in the coming years. “I believe we will see much more 3D printing to enable geometries and large structures that were not possible before,” Zitz said […] More
Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for government systems at Maxar Technologies' SSL subsidiary, has said he believes intelligence and defense agencies will look to small satellites in the next few years to build up the capabilities of large spacecraft owned and run by the government, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. “We see growth […] More
Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Space Systems Loral‘s government systems business, has said Maxar Technologies will work to grow its business with the U.S. government through “persistent” intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance offerings, Via Satellite reported Wednesday. SSL’s parent company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates acquired DigitalGlobe earlier this month to create Maxar, […] More
“I have been the ‘change agent’ throughout my career…understanding end users’ unmet needs is an absolute priority.” EM: Can you tell us a little bit about SSL Government Systems? Rob Zitz: SSL's Government Systems group is made up of highly experienced, cleared professionals with deep domain expertise in defense and intelligence missions. The group is […] More
Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Space Systems Loral's government systems business, has said SSL's parent company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates aims to provide Earth imagery and analysis services to U.S. intelligence and defense agencies through its pending merger with DigitalGlobe, Space News reported Thursday. MDA agreed to buy DigitalGlobe through an estimated $3.6 billion […] More
Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Space Systems Loral's government systems business, is scheduled to moderate today a panel discussion on next-generation satellites at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium that kicked off Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. Zitz, who is also co-chair of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation's small satellite working group, will […] More
Rob Zitz, a 33-year intelligence community veteran, joined Leidos in August 2011 — when it was known as Science Applications International Corp. — and serves as senior vice president and chief systems architect for the company’s national security sector. Zitz has held key leadership positions within Army Intelligence, CIA, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Department of Homelan Security, Secret Service […] More
Rob Zitz, chief systems architect at Leidos, said he hopes that President Barack Obama would urge public and private organizations to bolster sharing of cyber threat intelligence, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Jill Aitoro writes President Obama was scheduled to discuss his administration’s cyber defense strategies on Tuesday during a speech at the National […] More
Rob Zitz joined Leidos in August 2011 – when it was known as Science Applications International Corp. – as senior vice president and chief ISR systems architect after a three-decade government career that culminated in a deputy director role at the National Reconnaissance Office. The Wash100 inductee and former senior Secret Service deputy associate director leads Leidos’ work to help intelligence […] More
Robert Zitz, a senior vice president and strategic account executive at Leidos, will deliver a keynote address and serve as a judge at the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge  that will take place Friday and Saturday in Washington. Zits will discuss the potential impact of cybersecurity threats on U.S. critical infrastructure during his speech, Leidos said Thursday. The Atlantic Council’s […] More
Robert Zitz, senior vice president and chief systems architect at Leidos, is scheduled to speak today as one of the panelists in an Eisenhower Institute-hosted discussion on national security threats to energy infrastructures. Zitz's speech at the Domestic and International Energy Policy panel discussion will focus on protection strategies and cyber and physical risks facing critical infrastructures, […] More
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