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Manager, Federal Partnerships – Civilian Growth Markets
Lt. Col. Dan Mosqueda, USAF Retired, is the Manager for Federal Partnerships at SRI International. He is responsible for developing partnerships with Federal Civilian Agencies. He joined SRI International from the Universities Space Research Association where he served as the Director of Air Force Programs and Manager of National Security Space Program Development. Prior to USRA, he served at Headquarters Air Force Space Command’s Directorate of Requirements, Policy and Integration Division where he led the establishment of the AFSPC Innovation Forum. Mosqueda was also a key player in developing and implementing the Requirements and Acquisition Management Program (RAMP), as well as being responsible for the Space Operations Weapon System Management program (SOWSM).
Mosqueda served as the Deputy Director, Joint Expeditionary Task Training at Headquarters Second Air Force, Keesler AFB, Mississippi where he was responsible for managing the training and deployment system moving over 26,000 airmen to Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. He served as the Air Force Functional Manager for Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan as well. For this responsibility, he ensured PRT airmen were correctly trained and equipped prior to deployment, as well as sitting on a “Whole of Government” lessons learned committee to ensure US efforts in reconstruction were optimal.
Mosqueda was a Senior Defense Analyst at Kepler Research where he provided services to Headquarters USAF, Directorate of Personnel. He developed comprehensive database taxonomy to prepare existing systems for future Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementation. He also coordinated movement of several software and server applications from Pentagon servers to other locations.
At Headquarters Air Force Space Command, he served as a consultant to the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Mission Area Team in the Air Force Space Command Directorate of Planning and Programming. He also represented the Command at Thor’s Hammer II, the National Space Game, providing counsel and expertise on how to use space systems to track terrorists and other potential enemy forces in future engagements.
While at Kepler, Mosqueda also worked on the TimePiece software development team, providing customized scheduling systems for Twentieth Air Force’s ICBM crew operations.
Mosqueda served as the Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Commander of the 595th Operations Support Squadron at the Space Innovation and Development Center. He led a squadron providing intelligence and operational testing services to AFSPC units. He has also served in numerous Air Force positions including missile operations and international treaty engagement missions.
Mosqueda holds a Masters Degree in Military Studies from the American Military University, Bachelors Degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan, and certification from HBX CORe, a program on the fundamentals of business from Harvard Business School. He has also completed Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and Squadron Officer School, as well as the Reserve Component National Security course at the National Defense University.