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April 29th, 2010

Iridium... Super Pro Advice...

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) has established a Government Advisory Board comprised of former senior U.S. government officials and business leaders. The Iridium Government Advisory Board will provide counsel to Iridium as the Company continues to enhance its suite of products and services for federal and state civilian, defense, intelligence and law enforcement customers. Members of Iridium's Government Advisory Board include:
  • The Honorable Donald M. Kerr, Ph.D. is a research professor in George Mason University's Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering. He has served as principal deputy director of U.S. National Intelligence, director of the National Reconnaissance Office, and deputy director for Science and Technology at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal.

  • Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, (U.S. Navy, retired), Ph.D. serves as vice president, Science Programs for CSC Corporation as well as the president of Antarctic Research Support. He previously served as undersecretary of commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He has spearheaded the development of the Group on Earth Observation, served as president and CEO of the Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE), and served as deputy chief of Naval Operations. Lautenbacher is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.

  • General Lance W. Lord (U.S. Air Force, retired) is the CEO of Astrotech Space Operations. Lord served 37 years in the U.S. military, most recently as the commander, U.S. Air Force Space Command. In his career, he also led more than 39,000 personnel who provided combat capabilities for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command. He was a distinguished graduate of the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

  • The Honorable Arthur (Art) L. Money served as the assistant secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (ASD C3I) from 1999 until 2001. Prior to that, Money served as the senior civilian official, Office of the ASD C3I. He also served as the U.S. Department of Defense chief information officer; as assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for Research, Development and Acquisition; and as chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force.

  • The Honorable Peter B. Teets served as undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force and director of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. As undersecretary, he was responsible for U.S. Air Force actions on behalf of the secretary of the Air Force and was acting secretary in the secretary's absence. Previously, Teets was president and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation. In 2009, Teets received The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award.