LONGMONT, Colo., Sept. 21, 2005 – DigitalGlobe® announced it has named Thomas A. Hennig senior director of U.S. Defense Business Development. In this position, Hennig will interact with senior Department of Defense and intelligence community leaders to ensure that DigitalGlobe meets the needs of U.S. government organizations. Hennig’s office will be located in the Washington, D.C. area.
In his new role, Hennig will also work closely with DigitalGlobe’s industry partners in the Washington, D.C. area to achieve mutually beneficial cooperative strategies. These initiatives will leverage technologies and partnerships to deliver new information products and solutions to both the government and commercial sectors.
”Tom’s unique combination of technical, management and leadership experience related to geospatial intelligence will be a key asset to DigitalGlobe, and will materially support our ongoing commitment to our U.S. government and commercial clients,” said Herb Satterlee, DigitalGlobe’s CEO. "Tom will also work closely with DigitalGlobe and industry leaders to develop legislative and political strategies, as well as track government policies that affect the commercial imaging industry," Satterlee added.
From 2002 until he joined DigitalGlobe, Hennig served as the first liaison between the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). In that role he was responsible for facilitating agency-to-agency relationships and identifying, defining and coordinating the geospatial and Earth mapping needs of both agencies. From 1996 to 2002, Hennig worked for the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (which became NGA in 2003) in several management positions, the most recent being director of the Commercial Imagery Program. Earlier positions at NIMA included program manager for the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, and deputy chief of Systems Engineering and Program Integration in the Systems and Technology Directorate. Prior to working for NGA, Hennig held key technical and management positions for the Defense Mapping Agency, the U.S. Army Topographic Command and the U.S. Army Map Service.
Hennig earned a master’s degree in civil engineering, with an emphasis on photogrammetry and remote sensing, from Purdue University. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Pan American, with a double major in astronomy and mathematics, and a double minor in physics and English.
Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company’s technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite, and the company will launch its next-generation WorldView satellite no later than 2006. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over one hundred million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs.