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Phillip Eichensehr

Vice President of Aerospace Engineering
RadiantBlue Technologies

Phillip Eichensehr

Vice President of Aerospace Engineering

Phillip Eichensehr is the Vice President of Aerospace Engineering for RadiantBlue Technologies, a subsidiary of DigitalGlobe.   Mr. Eichensehr has over two decades of experience in the Aerospace Defense industry and has been with RadiantBlue for ten years.

RadiantBlue performs modeling, simulation and analysis of satellite and airborne sensor and data collection systems to support technology assessment, system upgrade, prototype and full-scale space systems development and operations.  Mr. Eichensehr is the author of the BlueSim Aerospace ISR Simulator. BlueSim allows high-fidelity analysis of spacecraft, aircraft, communications networks, and integrated processing systems. BlueSim allows Government and Industry partners both the ability to evaluate total ISR system architectures and design individual collectors. BlueSim models national, commercial, and foreign systems. BlueSim is utilized across the Intelligence Community, Joint Staff, In-Q-Tel and commercial sector as the “go-to” high fidelity simulator of choice.

Mr. Eichensehr has previously worked for Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and General Dynamics. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. He also holds a Master's Degree in Systems Engineering and a Master's Degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. 

In November 2012, and for the third consecutive year, RadiantBlue Technologies was ranked number 354 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the period from 2006–2011. RadiantBlue Technologies grew 215 percent during this period.

RadiantBlue Technologies offers specialized information technology solutions for the Intelligence and National Defense community customers. Founded in 2005 with a commitment to quality and service, RadiantBlue has offices in Chantilly, Virginia; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Melbourne Beach, Florida.  RadiantBlue Technologies was acquired by DigitalGlobe as part of the acquisition of the Radiant Group in November 2016.

ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Hoover Institution, Annenberg Distinguished Fellow
Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors

ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Hoover Institution, Annenberg Distinguished Fellow

Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, Stanford, California.  Ellis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations from May 2005 to May 2012. Prior to retiring from active duty in July 2004 as a Navy Admiral, he served as Commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He has also served as Commander in Chief of U.S. Naval Forces in Europe and as Commander in Chief of Allied Forces in Southern Europe. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Navy nuclear power training, the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and the Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun). Admiral Ellis is Chairman of the Board of Level 3 Communications and also serves on the boards of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Dominion Resources,  and the Space Foundation.  In 2013, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  He holds master's degrees in aerospace engineering and aeronautical systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of West Florida.