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Civil Programs

Edward Chow

Edward Chow

Manager (818) 393-3854

Dr. Edward Chow is the Manager of the Civil Program Office at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He is responsible for the program success for a number of projects with civil agencies and many advanced IT technology development projects. Dr. Chow has been serving as the JPL Program Manager for Department of Homeland Security where he successfully developed the JPL DHS business from the ground up. Dr. Chow has over twenty five years of experience in networking, security, and artificial intelligence technology development. He led the development of the NASA Secured Advanced Federated Environment project with dynamic virtual enclaves across six NASA centers. He was the NASA agency-wide leader of the NASA Collaborative Engineering Environment (CEE) where his team developed and deployed the CEE environment in all 10 NASA centers. He also led the development of the world-wide network video implementations for the NASA Deep Space Network. Dr. Chow served as a Research Associate Professor at University of Southern California where he taught graduate level classes for five years. Dr. Chow received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California in 1988. He is the recipient of the prestigious NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal and the JPL Lew Allen Award.