Press Release

Aerospace Selects Tanya Pemberton as Senior Vice President for National Systems Group

By SpaceRef Editor
June 20, 2019
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To proactively address the evolving and persistent threats to the United States’ leadership in space, The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has selected space enterprise leader Tanya Pemberton to serve as senior vice president for the National Systems Group in Chantilly, Va. In this role, Pemberton will assume leadership of an organization that is bringing innovative technical solutions to the intelligence community.


“In this time of great change in the space domain, Tanya’s deep technical expertise and experience leading strategic transformation across the space enterprise will serve our customers well,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO. “We are placing a priority on addressing the threats to U.S. leadership in national security space. Tanya is a leader who can work at the enterprise level and apply Aerospace’s technical depth and innovation to solve the nation’s toughest problems.”


Pemberton joins Aerospace from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), where she held the position of Chief Information Officer (CIO) and director of Information Technology Services Directorate (CIO-T). While there, she led and directed NGA’s mission and enterprise IT development and operations, managing an annual budget exceeding $1B and a workforce of more than 5,000 people. As CIO, she also oversaw strategy, policy, and governance of NGA’s IT investments.


With over 30 years of experience in both industry and federal government, Pemberton has a proven track-record delivering large-scale technical systems and working problems across multiple business sectors to include space systems, mission ground systems, information technology, and analytic organizations.


Pemberton received a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Institute of Technology.


About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 4,000 employees. With major locations in El Segundo, Calif., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Washington, D.C., Aerospace addresses complex problems with agility, innovation and objective technical leadership across the space enterprise and other areas of national significance. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.

SpaceRef staff editor.