Name Surname

Richard White

President of SSL Government Systems


Mr. Richard L. White is President of SSL Government Systems, a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems. In this role, he is responsible for bringing SSL and MDA capabilities to serve the U.S. Government.

Mr. White is an experienced senior U.S. Government programs executive with deep knowledge and access across numerous U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence, and civilian agencies. He has held leadership positions in general management, programs management, engineering, and business development across multiple mission areas. These include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, satellite antennas and payloads, and cyber security.

Mr. White was previously Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Corporation, a privately held services provider to the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence, and civilian agencies.

Before that he served in senior management roles at Harris Corporation in its Government Communications Systems Division from 1982 to 2013. These included President, Healthcare Solutions; Vice President and General Manager, Cyber Integrated Solutions; Senior Executive, Washington D.C. Regional Operations; Vice President Programs, Information Technology Services; Vice President Business Development, Intelligence Agencies; and Director, Space Programs.

Mr. White is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. Rich resides in Reston, Virginia, and is located at the SSL Government Systems office in northern Virginia.

His affiliations include the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the Space Foundation, and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).