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Jesse Wijntjes

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Data Communications Program Manager

Jesse Wijntjes has more than 30 years of experience in government and industry as a chief systems engineer, engineering manager and program manager. His government service includes positions at the Naval Air Systems Command, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the FAA. He has managed the successful design, development and deployment of airborne night vision navigation and targeting systems aboard Navy attack, fighter and rotary platforms; the development and deployment of meteorological weather processing and sensor systems at the National Weather Service; and several acquisitions for the FAA including the Display System Replacement (DSR), User Request Evaluation Tool (URET), and the En Route Information Display System (ERIDS).


In industry, he served as a Senior Systems Engineer and Engineering Manager on Command and Control, Air Defense and Homeland Security procurements for domestic and international customers, including deployments in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. In May 2008, Jesse Wijntjes rejoined the FAA as the NAS Chief Architect in the Systems Engineering and Safety Directorate. He also served as an Investment Portfolio Manager in the NextGen Lifecycle Integration Office and is currently assigned as the Program Manager for the Data Communications Program. He holds a MSE from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and a BSEE from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y.