Frank Backes

Senior Vice President, Kratos Space Federal
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions

Frank Backes is the Senior Vice President for Kratos Space Federal. Mr. Backes joined Kratos in January 2017 and has spent 30+ years in the satellite and command & control industries. Mr. Backes is a technology pioneer in the systematic and continuous application of cyber security solutions for satellite ground networks. Mr. Backes serves as the Founder and Chairman of the Board for the Space ISAC. Mr. Backes was previously the Chief Executive Officer for Braxton Science and Technology Group, LLC, leading manufacturers of command and control software for intelligence, military and commercial applications based in Colorado Springs, CO. He is an industry thought leader recognized for innovating high-yield solutions that expand organizational capability, product portfolios and market presence.

Mr. Backes is a noted industry speaker for innovative technologies and company brands delivering professional-level presentations with extensive tradeshow and large industry event experience. He was recognized with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2009 for achievements in the aerospace industry. Mr. Backes serves on the board of directors for Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI), and formerly, the advisory board for the University of Colorado Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, and the chairman of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable. He received a BSEE in Semiconductor Physics from the University of California at San Diego along with minors in communications/marketing and computer hardware.

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm