John O'Hara

John O'Hara

Owner, O' Hara Consulting LLC
Dr. John O'Hara has held many significant positions at NSA, including design engineer for special purpose systems, Chief of a major satellite program, Chief of all worldwide ELINT (electronic intelligence) programs, Chief of NSA Advanced Research, and NSA Deputy Chief Scientist. He is the person who processed the signals received from the Soviet Luna 9 mission that made the first soft landing on the moon. He has received many awards from NSA and from the AOC. He is a member of the AOC Technology Hall of Fame and was awarded the AOC GOLD medal in 2007. His Air Force service was in the Strategic Air Command. Dr. O'Hara has a BSEE from the University of Arizona, a MS in Electronic Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania; his Ph.D in Electronic Engineering is from the  Catholic University of America.