david logsdon

David Logsdon

Senior Director, Public Advocacy
DLogsdon@comptia.org
@DJLSmartData

David Logsdon is the senior director, public advocacy, CompTIA. In this role, he runs the association’s Space Enterprise Council. He also represents the aerospace industry on the Department of Commerce International Trade Advisory Committee on Aerospace.

Logsdon also runs the association’s New and Emerging Technologies Committee (focused on the policy surrounding social, mobile, big data/data analytics, cloud, internet of things, and smart cities). He was also the staff lead for TechAmerica’s federally focused technology convergence commission which examined the impact on the public sector when social, mobile, analytics, and cloud converge. Logsdon was instrumental with the creation of regional big data collaboration hubs, bringing together federal/state/local government, private industry, non-profits, and academia to work with big data to help address issues of national importance.

Prior to TechAmerica, Logsdon ran the Space Enterprise Council, based at the US Chamber of Commerce. During his time at the Chamber, he served on the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) Advisory Board, providing independent guidance to both the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Transportation on policy, planning, program management and funding profiles in relation to the current state of national and international satellite navigation services.

Logsdon also worked at the Aerospace Industries Association where he was second in command for the Association’s Space Council.

He holds a master’s degree from the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management in political management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in criminal justice. He is the author of the Brown University Journal of World Affairs article “America’s Aerospace Workforce at a Crossroads”.