Vice President, Sea, Space, Air Division Lead, Advanced Technology International
Mr. Atkinson has a passion for providing US warfighters with the innovative technologies needed to ensure the United States remains ahead of our adversaries—a passion rooted in his 20-year Naval career. Today, Mr. Atkinson pursues that passion as a Vice President of the Sea, Air and Space Division, where he oversees the management of five Other Transaction (OT) consortia and a DARPA-funded consortium established for satellite standards development. With more than a decade of experience at ATI, Mr. Atkinson has previously served as the Program Manager for the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) and the Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC) Program Manager. He also led the stand-up of the Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (UTIC) and the Information Warfare Research Project Consortium (IWRP), and he currently oversees the operations of all four and the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC). Under Mr. Atkinson’s leadership, each of these five OT consortia develops cutting-edge technologies that advance warfighter capabilities and enhance national security.
As previously mentioned, Mr. Atkinson was a Master Chief with the United States Naval service. He served as a nuclear operator and senior department advisor on board fast-attack submarines and served as a senior instructor and class director for various Naval Nuclear training commands. Following his 21 years with the Navy, Mr. Atkinson was a health physicist with the government at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, Charleston serving as the Engineering Manager for the NAVSEA RADIAC Calibration Certification Program. Mr. Atkinson received a Bachelor of Science (and Applied Science Technology) degree in Nuclear Engineering from Thomas Edison University in Trenton, New Jersey and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. Mr. Atkinson has also received his Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute in 2005. More recently, he completed Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate in January 2016.