The Contributors

Josh Arnestad (Ch 8--Japan)
Joshua M. Arnestad was born in Tacoma, WA, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington (1996) and a Masters Certificate in International Security Policy from The George Washington University. He will receive a Masters Degree in International Science and Technology Policy from the George Washington University in summer 2001. Mr. Arnestad is married to Jill M. Arnestad. They and their two Jack Russel Terriers live in Herndon, VA. Mr. Arnestad is employed by the Central Intelligence Agency, and has been a Project Management Engineer with the National Reconnaissance Office since 1996.

 Kirsten Armstrong (Ch 2-Taiwan)
Kirsten L. Armstrong completed her M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy with concentrations in space policy and economics from The George Washington University in May 2001. She is currently working on national security space issues for Aries Analytics, Inc. in Arlington, Virginia. Ms. Armstrong was a research assistant at the Space Studies Board at the National Academy of Sciences (2000-2001) and a policy intern at the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President (1999). She also worked on the Shuttle and other satellite programs in Space and Communications at the Boeing Company (1996-1999). She received a B.A. in Economics from Whittier College in 1996.

 David Bruggeman (Ch 10-Remote Sensing)
David Bruggeman completed the George Washington University master's degree program in Science, Technology and Public Policy, in May 2001. He currently works for the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) of the National Academies. He previously worked for the Academies' Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy (COSEPUP) where he assisted with their 2000 study "Science and Technology in the National Interest:The Presidential Appointments Process." David has also worked at NOAA's National Environmental Satellite Data Information Service, where he worked on projects involving licensing of remote sensing satellite systems. A native of the Pacific Northwest, David received his bachelor's degree in Politics from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

 Corinne Contant (Ch 1-China)

 Lawrence Cooper (Ch 1-China)>
Lawrence Cooper has fifteen years experience in military space systems and operations. As an Air Force officer he has performed satellite research & development, Global Positioning System (GPS) launch & early orbit operations, Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) operations, and GPS on-orbit operations and anomaly resolution. Towards the end of his military career he commanded a 17-person flight for ICBM operations and was Headquarters Air Force Space Command's lead long-range planner for satellite communications, satellite navigation, and information operations. He is currently a consultant to the Joint Chiefs of Staff on space superiority issues. Mr. Cooper holds a BS in physics from the US Air Force Academy, a MBA in management from Webster University, and a MS in space operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in National Security policy, focusing on Space Policy, at The George Washington University.

 Rebecca Jimerson (Editor, Ch 5-North Korea)
Rebecca (Becky) Jimerson (Editor, Ch. 5- North Korea) Becky Jimerson completed her M.A. in Science, Technology and Public Policy, with concentrations in Space Policy, and Russian and East European studies, at George Washington University in May 2001. Ms. Jimerson holds a B.A. in Biology and International Relations from Brown University. She has worked as an intern for the US Department of State and NASA. Ms. Jimerson works as an intelligence analyst for the US Department of Defense.

 Rich Leshner (Ch 9-Telecommunciations)

 Peter Marquez (Ch 6-South Korea)
Peter J. Marquez currently works for GRC International, where his area of expertise is commercial and military space issues. Mr. Marquez holds a B.A. and a M.A. from The George Washington University. He has written several research papers on the topics of space commerce and military activities in space and has published in trade journals.

 Amy Snyder (Ch 10-Satellite Position, Navigation, and Timing)
Amy Paige Snyder is a space transportation analyst with the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Prior to joining the FAA, Ms. Snyder served as policy and outreach administrator at the National Space Society. She holds an M.A. in Science,Technology, and Public Policy from The George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in Earth and Planetary Science from Cornell University. Ms. Snyder has written several magazine and encyclopedia articles on topics in space policy and history.

Ray A. Williamson (Editor)
Ray A. Williamson is Research Professor of International Affairs and Space Policy in the Space Policy Institute of The George Washington University. His research focuses on the history, programs, policy, and law of space-based information systems, space transportation, and space commercialization. He joined the Institute in 1995. Previously he was a Senior Associate in the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, where he was project director for more than a dozen major reports on U.S. and international space policy. He joined OTA in 1979. Earlier he was a faculty member of the University of Hawaii and St. John's College, Annapolis. He holds a B.A. in physics from the Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Maryland. Dr. Williamson writes extensively about the space program for technical and policy journals and for the media. He is editor, with John C. Baker and Kevin O'Connell, of Commercial Observation Satellites: At the Leading Edge of Global Transparency (Washington, DC: RAND and the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, April 2001) and editor of Dual-Purpose Space Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policymaking (Washington, DC: Space Policy Institute, June 2001).

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