EL SEGUNDO, Calif., (June 9, 2015) — The Aerospace Corporation has announced a leadership change in the area of National Intelligence Operations.

Timothy N. Jones has been promoted from NIO principal engineer to NIO general manager. Jones is responsible for all non-National Reconnaissance Office intelligence operations, providing support across the intelligence community. Jones will report to Catherine Steele, senior vice president of National Systems Group. NIO supports the intelligence community in integration, geospatial intelligence data analysis, space threat assessment, exploitation of advanced foreign military technologies, cybersecurity and missions, development of technology and analytics to detect weapons of mass destruction and penetration of anti-access areas, and data exploitation of space and airborne intelligence collection systems.

Jones returned to Aerospace in 2014 to provide engineering support to NIO; specifically, developing new opportunities and tying Aerospace engineering capabilities to higher-priority community needs. Jones is a retired senior executive officer who was last assigned to the NRO as deputy director of Systems Engineering Directorate. He has been leading large and mid-size engineering and operations organizations for the last 15 years of his career, including diversified intelligence community assignments and multiple overseas tours. Jones also served in the United States Marine Corps and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 3,500 employees. It provides guidance and advice to military, civil, and commercial customers to ensure the success of complex, technology-based programs. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States.