Deputy Assistant Secretary for Space, Strategic and Intelligence Systems
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Mr. Dyke Weatherington is the Principal Director, Space, Strategic and Intelligence Systems (SSI), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (OUSD (AT&L)), Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He is responsible for acquisition shaping and oversight of space, strategic manned and unmanned aircraft, intelligence programs and treaty compliance executed by the DoD.
Mr. Weatherington’s prior duties included Deputy Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in the SSI. His IC portfolio includes major system acquisition programs of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Geo-Spatial Agency (NGA), National Security Agency (NSA), and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). His DoD portfolio included Global Hawk, Triton NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance, Long Range Strike – Bomber and B-2, weapons systems. He serves as the SSI Senior Acquisition Officer and the primary liaison between Joint Staff, Services, Agencies, and Congress, facilitating actions to achieve cost, schedule, and performance goals and advising the Milestone Decision
Authority on space, strategic, and intelligence program acquisition decisions. Mr. Weatherington was also the functional lead for the Deputy Secretary of Defense directed Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force that serves as a forum for the Military Departments to collaborate on UAS initiatives and resolve issues. He also serves as Chairman of the multi-agency UAS Executive Committee Senior Steering Group that addresses UAS access to the National Airspace System for the DoD, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Homeland Security and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Prior to his assignment to SSI, Mr Weatherington was the Deputy Director, Unmanned Warfare and ISR, Strategic & Tactical Systems.
Mr. Weatherington holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering mechanics from the United States Air Force Academy (1981) and a Master of Arts in National Securities Studies from California State University (1993). He is also a graduate of the Air Force Air Command and Staff College and the Defense Systems Management College. He has been awarded numerous OSD and Air Force decorations including
the Airman’s Medal and OUSD Exceptional Civilian Service Award.