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Brooks Cressman, Senior Advisor
NOAA - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Brooks Cressman is the senior advisor at NOAA’s Commerce Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA) office.  In this role, he provides the Licensing, Compliance, and Policy officers with technical and regulatory expertise and represents the office at various forums. His remote sensing areas of focus are cybersecurity, SAR, and persistent imaging.  Mr. Cressman is a senior project engineer at the Aerospace Corporation.

Mr. Cressman has a strong background in systems engineering and data communications with emphasis in radar systems, satellite communications engineering, and radio and optical spectrum management.  He has worked satellite applications for over two decades including defending US satellite spectrum policy positions at World Radio Conferences.  He joined Aerospace in 2017.

Mr. Cressman began his career working on USAF Airborne Electronic Warfare (AEW) systems at Westinghouse Electronic Systems Group in Maryland where he was trained as a systems engineer and received assignments on both airborne jammer and airborne radar programs. After five years he began working in the satellite communications field, starting with developing user terminals for a Mobile Satellite program. He guided hardware development and after I&T successfully accomplished US, Canadian, and Australian regulatory certification. He shares a patent for a cellular/satellite interoperability technique for this system. At program completion, he began work for American Mobile Satellite Corporation (AMSC) overseeing deployments of a satellite data service.

After receiving his MBA, Mr. Cressman moved into Product Management and took assignments in overseeing data communications product and service lines at AMSC, Orbcomm, and Sprint.  At Sprint he specialized in new feature development on the team responsible for nearly $1 Billion in high-speed data services.

After two years Mr. Cressman joined start-up Vistar Datacom, where he took on operational assignments managing their terrestrial and satellite network. In 2004 he went to work for ITT where he employed his satellite communications analysis skills toward Radio and Optical Spectrum Management. He spent 12 years supporting DoD satellite spectrum policy positions in the US rulemaking process and served on the US delegation to the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) World Radio Conferences (WRC) in 2007 and 2012. After WRC-2012, he spent another 4 years with Exelis/Harris managing a team of spectrum engineers providing regulatory guidance to DoD program offices.

Mr. Cressman earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the New York University System, and an MBA in general management from the University of Maryland.

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