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Ms. Michelle Busbee, SES

Ms. Michelle Busbee, SES

Technical Advisor for Networked Weapons & Modeling Group, National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)

Ms. Michelle Jennings Busbee, a Defense Intelligence Senior Level Executive, is the Technical Advisor for Networked Weapons & Modeling, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this role, Ms. Busbee guides the analytic production of the group’s original intelligence assessments of foreign air and ballistic missile systems, integrated air defense, and C4ISR threats in support of the warfighter, national policy makers and the acquisition community. Additionally, she serves as the Senior Advisor for Modeling and Simulation, enabling quantitative predictive analysis across a broad spectrum of Intelligence Community topics, and is an ardent champion for innovation and Digital Transformation.

Ms. Busbee entered federal service in 1997 as a threat validation engineer at NASIC. Her subsequent experiences as a threat model development lead for the F/A-22 and F-35 solidified her appreciation for the critical role intelligence plays in both acquisition and the test and evaluation process. A fervent modeling and simulation enthusiast, Ms. Busbee is a founding member of the international Threat Modeling and Analysis Program and is a keen advocate for U.S. and allied collaboration. She served as the Senior Intelligence Analyst and later Director of the Engineering Analysis Squadron, where she established several new mission areas and strengthened analytic ties across the intelligence community and with many blue partners.  She subsequently served as the Deputy Director of both the Air and Cyberspace Intelligence Group, and then the Space, Missiles and Forces Intelligence Group at NASIC.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Busbee was the Vice Director, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this role, she helped the NASIC Chief Scientist guide the 4,000-person center’s analytic production mission, and served as the primary advisor to the Commander for advancing personnel issues and creating the workforce of the future.