Tim Walsh is acting System Program Director for the GOES-R Series Program. In this role, Walsh oversees the development, acquisition, integration, installation, and acceptance of major system elements (spacecraft, instruments, launch services and ground systems) for the GOES-R/S/T/U satellites.
Before assuming the position of acting System Program Director, Walsh was the acting Assistant System Program Director. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Project Manager for the GOES-R Series Flight Project. In that position, Walsh supported the development, integration and test, and launch and checkout of the GOES-R flight segment, which is comprised of six instrument payloads and the spacecraft. Before joining the GOES-R Program in 2005, Walsh was manager of the NOAA Satellite Operations Control Center (SOCC) in Suitland, Maryland, where he led NOAA flight operations for the GOES, POES and DMSP satellites. Walsh joined NOAA in 1996 and supported the SOCC as Engineering Branch Chief, where he supported operations for the GOES and POES constellations, and helped transfer operations of the DMSP constellation from the U.S. Air Force to NOAA.
Before joining NOAA in 1995, Walsh supported a number of NASA missions, including the launch and check out of the GOES-8 and GOES-9 spacecraft as a member of the GOES Mission Operations Support Team. Previous to working at NASA, Walsh supporting the development of multiple projects for air traffic and fire-control radar systems, electronic warfare and strategic communications systems.
Walsh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
Michael Stringer is the Assistant System Program Director for the GOES-R Series Program. In this role, he supports the acting System Program Director with oversight of the program and ground and flight projects.
Prior to joining GOES-R, Stringer was with the United States Air Force for nearly 30 years. Most recently, he was the Branch Chief Systems Engineer for the Global Command and Control Systems Branch at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
In 1986, Stringer started his career at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, where he worked in the High Speed Aero Performance Branch conducting various flight performance studies. He moved on to Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1994, to work in the First Space Control Squadron as an orbital analyst, keeping track of geosynchronous satellites. Stringer held several positions there until 2007, including technical director for the squadron. When the squadron moved to Vandenberg Air Force Base in 2007, he became the technical director of the Joint Space Operation Center, which tracks all of the objects in space, performs conjunction assessment of on-orbit assets, and gives strategic direction for Air Force space assets.
Stringer received an undergraduate degree in Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Master of Science Degree in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
As Deputy System Program Director since September 2016, Edward Grigsby supports the System Program Director in every aspect of the GOES-R Series Program to ensure effective programmatic and technical implementation of the development, launch and fielding of the GOES-R mission systems.
Prior to assuming the role of Deputy SPD, Grigsby was the GOES-R Program Systems Engineering Lead and technical authority since 2010, overseeing overall mission systems integration, planning, verification/validation and engineering processes and products for the program.
Before joining the GOES-R Series Program, Grigsby worked within NASA, DoD and the commercial sector serving in several technical and engineering management positions including: Program Director for the NASA Earth System Science Pathfinder Program and Program Executive for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission at NASA Headquarters; Project Manager for the NASA/NMP EO3 Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer (GIFTS) Project at the NASA Langley Research Center; System Engineer for the GOES-R Hyperspectral Environmental Suite (HES) at NASA GSFC; Project Manager and Test Director for the Integration Test Directorate at Worldcom; Manager of the Generic Radar Target Generator Project for the Electronic Warfare Directorate at Edwards AFB and also held systems/instrument/observatory engineering management positions for the development of the Miniature Sensor Technology Integration (MSTI) spacecraft missions at the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Grigsby holds a Master of Science degree in Electro-Optic Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic/Computer Engineering from the University of Wyoming.
As the Senior Scientific Advisor for the GOES-R Series Program, Dan Lindsey serves as the primary science authority for the program. Lindsey is a research meteorologist at the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research with the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also a member of the Imagery Team and the Calibration Working Group for GOES-R's Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI).
His research interests include remote sensing of mesoscale phenomena, especially convective storms, cloud physics, and algorithm development. Prior to the launch of GOES-R, he helped lead an evaluation of the utility of one-minute imagery from GOES-14 by the National Weather Service.
Dan began his NOAA career in 2004. He is a recent recipient of the NOAA David Johnson Award for his work in preparing for the optimal use of data and imagery from GOES-R's ABI prior to launch. Lindsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Georgia, a Master of Science in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University, and a doctorate in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University.