Nate is a retired US Air Force officer who’s also served as an Intelligence Community (IC) officer, and government contractor, bringing a proven 30-year track record in the defense, national security space and intelligence sectors.
Nate joined Velos in November 2022 after spending the last 10 years with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). There he served as a Senior Staff Officer at the National Intelligence Council and as the Policy and Strategy Advisor for the IC’s first comprehensive space integration office, the IC Space Executive and National Intelligence Manager for Space.
In this role, Nate supported the functional integration of all IC space activities including collection, analysis, policy, strategy and budgeting as well as IC level engagement with the White House, and Congressional intelligence oversight committees. Nate developed and managed the ODNI’s first space industry outreach and engagement program and played an instrumental role in establishing the IC Commercial Space Council. Nate’s unique and extensive government, space policy and process experience makes him the perfect addition to the Velos Team.