Kris previously served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) as the Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee Staff Director, where he advised Democrats on Intelligence Community space programs.
Prior to joining HPSCI, Kris was a program manager at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), where he acquired over $3 billion worth of next-generation technologies for intelligence collection. He also served as the Executive Officer to the Director of the NRO. Before the NRO, he worked in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics as a space acquisition and policy analyst.
Kris began his career in the United States Air Force as a Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Officer and Satellite Command & Control Officer. He also taught political science at Hawaii Pacific University.