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Jamie M. Morin

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Executive Director of the Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation

    Full Biography

    Jamie M. Morin is vice president of Defense Systems Operations, Defense Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation. He assumed this position on March 29, 2017. In this role, Morin serves as executive director of the Center for Space Policy and Strategy, which provides objective analysis and comprehensive research to ensure well-informed, technically defensible, and forward-looking space policy.

    Morin most recently served as director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) for the Department of Defense, where he led the organization responsible for analyzing and evaluating the department’s plans, programs and budgets in relation to U.S. defense objectives, threats, estimated costs, and resource constraints.

    Prior to his role as director of CAPE, Morin served for five years as the assistant secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller). Jamie also served for a year as acting undersecretary of the Air Force, where he led the Air Force Space Board and Air Force Council.

    Previously, Morin was a member of the professional staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, and served as the committee’s lead analyst for the defense, intelligence, and foreign affairs budgets. He also served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and as an economic development strategist with the firm J.E. Austin Associates, where he worked on projects for the U.S. Agency for International Development.


    Morin graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in foreign service. He earned a master’s degree in public administration and public policy from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has also completed the Harvard Kennedy School’s Global Leadership and Public Policy Executive Program.


    Morin is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2013, he was named as a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum.