NAB: Sensor Expert Donnie Self Speaking at Mil-Gov Summit

Self’s Keynote will be at 8 a.m., Weds., April 22, in Room N115 of the Las Vegas Convention Center
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Donnie B. Self, chief of the Sensor Assimilation Division within the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's (NGA) Acquisition Directorate since February 2008, will deliver a keynote address at the Military-Government Summit at the 2009 NAB Show on Weds., April 22 at 8 a.m.

Self leads NGA's activities associated with the acquisition, project management, and integration of Commercial Remote Sensing (CRS), Overhead Non-Imaging Infrared (ONIR), and Department of Defense (DoD) tactical data into the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) along with support for other future systems.

Mr. Self began his professional career in 1973 in the U.S. Air Force. His assignments included work as a mathematician/computer programmer supporting weapons testing at Eglin AFB and duty as Executive Officer for the comptroller at Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command. Additionally, Mr. Self was assigned to the E-3 AWACS program office at Hanscom AFB, where he supported both the U.S. and NATO AWACS programs as Chief of the Automation Division and as a systems engineer. In 1986, he was assigned to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) where he served nine years supporting tactical system developments and subsequently NRO/Community studies and analysis with a focus on satellite/ airborne interactions.

Following his retirement from the United States Air Force, Mr. Self transitioned to industry where he served for over seven years as a senior principal systems engineer supporting the development of several ISR systems for the Department of Defense. In January 2003, Self was appointed to a Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) position at NGA leading the integration of airborne GEOINT into the NSG. During his tenure as Chief, Airborne Integration Branch, he led efforts to integrated tactical data into the national architecture and successfully implemented the first national storage and dissemination capability for tactical airborne imagery. He served in this position until appointment to his current position in February 2008.

Self’s Keynote will be at 8 a.m., Weds., April 22, in Room N115 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

2009 NAB Military-Government Summit


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