Mr. John Piorkowski
Deputy Business Area Executive for Infocentric Operations
Academic Representative

Mr. Piorkowski serves as the Business Area Executive for the Infocentric Operations Business Area with management responsibilities for a 500 staff year portfolio for the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security sponsors. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Piorkowski was the Business Area Executive for Defense Communications, Program Manager for Tactical and Satellite Communications, and Assistant Group Supervisor for the Satellite Communications Group.

During his twenty-five year career at JHU/APL he has provided systems engineering leadership in broad DoD Global Information Grid (GIG) initiatives to include GIG information assurance risk assessments, JTRS Analysis of Alternatives, GIG Enterprise-Wide Systems Engineering, and related high-level studies. In addition, a significant portion of Mr. Piorkowski's career involved systems engineering the network control segment for military wideband satellite communications such as DSCS and WGS.

He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, and a Post-Masters Certificate in Electrical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in Telecommunications. He is now studying for a PhD Information Systems at UMBC.