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Dyke Weatherington, Principal Director of SSI to Speak at POC Unmanned Systems Forum

The Potomac Officers’ Club is pleased to announce that Dyke Weatherington,  Principal Director, Space, Strategic and Intelligence Systems (SSI) at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD (AT&L)) for the Pentagon will speak at the Unnanned Systems Forum. The Forum will be held at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, VA 22042 on Wednesday May 24,2017 from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Weatherington is responsible for acquisition shaping and oversight of space, strategic manned and unmanned aircraft, intelligence programs and treaty compliance executed by the Department of Defense. His prior roles include Deputy Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in the SSI. His IC portfolio includes major system acquisition programs of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Geo-Spatial Agency (NGA), National Security Agency (NSA), and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Weatherington also worked on systems like Global Hawk, Triton NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance, and the Long Range Strike – Bomber and B-2 weapons systems.

As SSI’s Senior Acquisition Officer and the primary liaison between Joint Staff, Services, Agencies, and Congress, Weatherington looks for cost reductions and ways to achieve schedule and performance goals. He also advises the Milestone Decision Authority on space, strategic, and intelligence program acquisition decisions, and is the functional lead for the Deputy Secretary of Defense directed Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force.

Weatherington serves as Chairman of the multi-agency UAS Executive Committee Senior Steering Group that addresses the National Airspace System for the DOD, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Prior to his assignment to SSI, Weatherington was the Deputy Director, Unmanned Warfare and ISR, Strategic & Tactical Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering mechanics from the United States Air Force Academy (1981) and a Master of Arts in National Securities Studies from California State University (1993). He is also a graduate of the Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the Defense Systems Management College. He has been awarded numerous OSD and Air Force decorations including the Airman’s Medal and OUSD Exceptional Civilian Service Award.

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