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Kari Bingen

Kari Bingen joined BGS in April 2020

Ms. Bingen is currently the Chief Strategy Officer of HawkEye 360, a geospatial analytics company that operates a first-of-its-kind commercial satellite constellation to identify, process, and geolocate RF signals. She has both technological depth and an extensive prior career guiding government defense, intelligence, and space policy.

Ms. Bingen served most recently as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security (Deputy USD(I&S)). While serving in this role, she began the realignment of defense intelligence and security investments to address National Defense Strategy priorities, guided the Department’s AI/ML pathfinder, and elevated the Department’s focus on personnel and industrial security.  Prior to her time at DoD, Kari was the Policy Director on the House Armed Services Committee, where she advised members of Congress on defense policy, program, and budget matters, including military intelligence programs and military space operations, and staff lead for its Strategic Forces subcommittee.

Ms. Bingen is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies, a non-resident Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, a member of the Blue Origin Advisory Board, a member of the CalypsoAI National Security Advisory Board, and a member of the Common Mission Project Advisory Board. Kari is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a 2002 NRO Technology Fellow.