Douglas Loverro

  • President, Loverro Consulting, LLC: 2017 – Present
  • Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense, Space Policy: 2013 -2017
  • Executive Director, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and Deputy Program Executive Officer for Space: 2007 – 2013
  • Deputy Director for System Engineering, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO): 2006 – 2007
  • Program Director, Future Imagery Systems, NRO: 2002 – 2006
  • Program Director, GPS (Global Positioning System), SMC: 1999 – 2002
  • Program Director Advanced Systems, SMC: 1997 – 1999
  • Sec of Def Staff Lead for Military Satellite Communication Systems, 1994 – 1997

Mr. Douglas Loverro is a highly regarded senior DoD space thinker and leader. During his 30 years on active duty, he led multiple programs within DoD and the NRO including the AF’s GPS program, NRO’s Future Imagery Program, and all AF Space Control programs. He also served over 10 years as a DoD civilian in positions such as the Deputy for System Engineering at the NRO, Executive Director for the AF’s Space and Missile System Center as well as the Deputy PEO for Space, and most recently, as DoD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy. He left the government in 2017 after almost 45 years of service.

He holds a Master’s Degrees in Physics from the University of New Mexico, a Master’s of Political Science from Auburn University, and an MBA from the University of West Florida in addition to his BS in Chemistry from the US Air Force Academy. He was a distinguished graduate from the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School, and was the top graduate from DoD’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

He is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards including the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Bob Hope Distinguished Citizen Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federation of Galaxy Explorers, the Society of Satellite Professional Engineers Stellar Award, and the Armed Forces Communicants and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) Benjamin Oliver Gold Medal for Engineering amongst many other civilian and military honors. He was recently announced as the selectee for the 2019 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Durand Lecture for Public Service Award.