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John Moberly

President of LeoLabs Federal

In God we trust, all others bring data.

John Moberly brings capabilities spanning technical radar and algorithm development, space applications, and space protection, and experience in the federal programming, budget, and acquisition processes. As president of LeoLabs Federal, he leads and helps build solutions for the new and challenging contested space domain. His ultimate goal is to enable the US Government and National Security Space to offload much of space flight safety and mission assurance so they can focus on their numerous missions ranging from ISR to comm to weather and positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT).

John Moberly is the President of LeoLabs Federal. He joins the team recognizing that Space Domain Awareness for Federal customers and especially National Security Space creates different challenges for the contested domain of space, and requiring different solutions and novel approaches.

Utilizing LeoLabs worldwide network of radars and potentially other sources to augment, LeoLabs Federal can provide the insights for intelligence of the space domain, indications and warning for collision and debris threats, and, if necessary, attribution of events.  At the same time, LeoLabs Federal will expand capabilities to better characterize objects in space and provide other value to National Security and Federal customers including capabilities out to GEO and deeper space.

Prior to LeoLabs, John led the Space & Intelligence Business Area for Arete, a company with work largely focused on algorithms for weak signature detection and AI/Machine Learning applications for GEOINT (Geospatial Intelligence) Systems, including developing a concept that won a “Prestigious Pitch Award” at the Air Force 2019 Space Pitch Day.  He was also highly involved in DARPA Blackjack, Space Development Agency, and commercial Small Sats algorithm development for on-board processing and weak/dim signature detection. 

John also brings industry experience from Hughes Network Systems networking and satellite communications and General Dynamics Mission Systems leading business development for classified space and intelligence programs.  

LTC (ret) Moberly retired from the Army after 20 years of which the last 12 years were as a space operations officer with tours in the NRO Advanced Systems and Technology (AS&T) and as systems engineer on a highly successful project that provided a new source and method to intelligence and worked other National Security Space efforts.  His military career culminated in assignment to the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L), Space & Intelligence Office leading oversight of Intelligence Community Major Systems Acquisitions and Research and Development programs in conjunction with his Office of the Director of National Intelligence counter-parts.  

John has Executive Certification in Science & Technology Public Policy from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government, MS in Aeronautics/Astronautics & Engineering from Stanford University, MS in Engineering Management from University of Missouri S&T, and BS in Systems Engineering (Mech Systems) from the United States Military Academy, West Point.

John is the proud father of an Army infantry ranger/airborne/air assault qualified second lieutenant, an Auburn interior design major (War Eagle!), and a high school freshman social butterfly and lacrosse player.  He is happily married to Laura.