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Joe Longo
Director of Engineering

Joe Longo is the co-founder and Director of Engineering at DTIS. He is a senior systems engineer with over 25 years of experience developing and deploying cutting edge air traffic technologies in the U.S. National Airspace System (NAS) for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Mr. Longo specializes in the full life-cycle development of FAA surveillance and automation systems; from mission need definition, concept development, user workgroups, installation, testing, field evaluation, and system commissioning. Mr. Longo has also focused on the harmonization of requirements with operational need, interoperability of surveillance and automation, and the robustness of the FAA NextGen systems.


During his time with the FAA, Mr. Longo was a lead systems engineer on critical runway safety initiatives, including: Airport Surface Detection Equipment-3/Airport Movement Area Safety System (ASDE3/AMASS); Airport Surface Detection Model – X (ASDE-X); and Runway Status Lights (RWSL). Of note, Mr. Longo successfully led the development of the ASDE-X runway incursion alerting functionality, Safety Logic. In addition, he led the effort to create the FAA’s Visual Specification for Airport Surface Applications (VSASA FAA-2943b), the official FAA design standard. After leaving the FAA in 2008, Mr. Longo was retained by the FAA as a Technical Program Management Consultant in multiple roles: FAA NextGen ADS-B Project Lead for the Eastern Service Area; surface surveillance subject matter expert for Surface Trajectory Based Operations (STBO), and most recently the systems engineering lead for the Advanced Electronic Flight Strips (AEFS) project.


His unique background and experiences have proven that Mr. Longo is not only able to create quality solutions, but to also lead teams efficiently and effectively to accomplish customer goals. Under his leadership, DTIS instills an unparalleled level of confidence into all of their customer projects in the high pressure world of air traffic systems.


Mr. Longo attended Geneva College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).