ATK Hires Former GPS JPO Director Jim Armor

Alliant Techsystems has named Major General U.S. Air Force (Ret.) James B. Armor Jr., a former director of the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office (GPS JPO, now the GPS Wing), as vice-president of strategy and business development for spacecraft systems and engineering services for the company’s Space Systems unit.

Alliant Techsystems has named Major General U.S. Air Force (Ret.) James B. Armor Jr., a former director of the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office (GPS JPO, now the GPS Wing), as vice-president of strategy and business development for spacecraft systems and engineering services for the company’s Space Systems unit.

Armor will be responsible for all strategic direction, competitive intelligence, business development, and proposals within ATK’s spacecraft systems and services business.

Following a 35-year career in the Air Force, Armor retired from the Air Force in 2008. His last position was serving as Director of the National Security Space Office, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, where he was responsible for integrating and coordinating defense and intelligence space activities and advised the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Office of the Director, National Intelligence, on matters affecting national security space capabilities.

Armor served as GPS JPO System Program Director from July 1996 to October 1999. Other top positions that he held during his career include director of the Signals Intelligence Systems Acquisition and Operations Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office, and vice-commander, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center.

Among other GPS-related programs, ATK is competing for the Army’s Army’s Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) program, using the L3/Interstate Electronic Corporation (IEC) TruTrak Evolution GPS receiver.

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