Ken Barbi is a retired Electrical Engineer with a degree from CCNY in NYC. He retired from the US Air Force after a 26-year career during which he specialized in HF long haul, microwave, tropo-scatter, and satellite communications.
In the late 1980s, while assigned to the White House Communications Agency (WHCA), he implemented the first US government use of commercial Ku-band satellites to support President Reagan. In his final assignment at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), he was the Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS) Manager. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife, Susan (also a retired USAF Nurse Corp Colonel).