Bernard F. Collins II, ODNI Senior Advisor, Speaks about the Value of Standardization & How Standards Boost Business
By American National Standards InstituteJuly 25, 2014
Bernard F. Collins II, senior advisor for the Director of Science and Technology in the Acquisition, Technology and Facilities Directorate for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, recently spoke with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) about his work evaluating the space industrial base and improving satellite acquisition through the use of standardization.
Mr. Collins has extensive experience in the acquisition, development, and operation of satellites and is currently developing and coordinating an innovative approach to acquiring satellites through industry consensus standards. He is also architecting and leading an overarching intelligence community science and technology investment process. Mr. Collins was manager of two successful satellite programs, mission director for satellite operations, and lead for a first of a kind payload development. Several of the research and technology projects he led were incorporated in major government or commercial satellite programs
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