Steven Nelson serves as Chief Applications Engineer of TNG.He is a retired senior software developer from Northrop Grumman. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. In 1978 he joined Northrop Grumman and continued to work for the company until his retirement in 2011. Throughout his career, Steve developed signal processing algorithms and systems for various SIGINT government projects. Since his retirement, he continues to consult, working on an advanced communication system for the government (MUOS).