ORBIMAGE Inc. recently announced that James M. Simon Junior has joined the board of directors of its parent company, ORBIMAGE Holdings, Inc. ORBIMAGE is a global provider of earth imagery products and services, with digital remote sensing satellites and an integrated worldwide image receiving, processing and distribution network. Following a distinguished career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Mr. Simon now serves as the founding Director of the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments located in Reston, Virginia, US.
Mr. Simon was commissioned in the U.S. Army in 1969 and retired from active reserve in 1997. His educational background includes a B.A. from The University of Alabama and an M.A. from the University of Southern California. He also has studied at the University of Maryland, the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, the Bayern Staats Universität in Munich, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and Harvard University.