SOURCE: Analytical Graphics, Inc.
EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - Nov 7, 2012) - AGI, the developer of commercially available software for the space, defense and intelligence industries, today announced that it has hired Jeff DeTroye. DeTroye is a retired CIA officer and former Commander, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Aerospace Data Facility - East, the largest NRO ground station. He will serve as AGI's vice president for special programs. DeTroye brings almost 20 years of senior executive managerial and leadership experience in both the government and industry, with expertise in management and execution of spaceflight operations, space systems acquisition and acquisition and operation of complex IT systems.
"Jeff has been an innovator within the intelligence community and was recognized by General Bruce Carlson, the previous director of the NRO, as well as Ms. Betty Sapp, the current director, for his efforts to bring space reconnaissance into the 21st century. His experience managing the operations of NRO spacecraft will help AGI provide innovative and affordable solutions to the intelligence community," says Paul Graziani, AGI CEO. "New initiatives are pushing the current art to be more effective and responsive to our nation's decision makers, intel analysts and warfighters. Our products can play a major role in helping achieve new levels of performance. Jeff will help us focus our capabilities where our customers' needs are the greatest."
DeTroye's 30-plus year career includes almost a decade with the United States Air Force working in space operations and NRO acquisition programs; 12 years with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Shuttle Mission Operations and the Space Station Program Office; several years in industry; and, for the last decade, working for the CIA on NRO satellite operations. While in the Air Force, DeTroye trained to be a space shuttle crewman as a manned spaceflight engineer, and while with NASA, led a team to Clipperton Island for the NASA/ESA Ariane 5 reentry observation project. He holds an M.S. from the University of Houston and a B.S. in astronautical engineering from the US Air Force Academy.
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) delivers software applications and development tools for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of space, defense and intelligence missions. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. For more information, visit www.agi.com.