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Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:48:01 +0000
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said U.S. Space Command should not be confused with Space Force. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 22:43:27 +0000
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has won NASA approval to begin full-scale production of its Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft scheduled to make its first flight in about two years. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 20:15:56 +0000
45th Space Wing Commander: “We are now working with General Thompson’s folks and SpaceX to see whether we can launch tomorrow." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:19:55 +0000
Legislation reforming the national security space enterprise received broad bipartisan support in the House last year, so it will be interesting to see how Democrats treat the issue. Is their support for these reforms predicated on whether or not they’re endorsed by President Trump? SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:30:04 +0000
Earth observation company Planet plans to acquire Boundless Spatial Inc., a geospatial software specialist “to accelerate the adoption by government and enterprise customers of commercial geospatial information services,” said Robbie Schingler, Planet co-founder and chief strategy officer. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:52:46 +0000
A privately funded Israeli lunar lander originally built for a prize competition is now complete and ready for launch in early 2019. SpaceNews.com
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Lord said Virgin Orbit is "an example of the type of companies I think we need to cultivate.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 22:48:12 +0000
When the world watched Neil Armstrong take that one small step onto the lunar surface almost 50 years ago, no one could have dreamed how space would one day become an integral part of daily life on earth. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:38:20 +0000
Blue Origin plans to conduct the next test flight of its New Shepard suborbital vehicle Dec. 18 as the company moves closer to flying people into space. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:50:25 +0000
Swedish startup Ovzon, which in October bought a Falcon Heavy launch from SpaceX, has now purchased a satellite for that mission from Maxar Technologies’ Space Systems Loral division. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:47:05 +0000
As the Commerce Department works on plans to take over civilian space traffic management responsibilities, the U.S. Air Force is making more data available on the positions of military satellites. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:10:40 +0000
The Air Force has not determined when it might allow reused hardware instead of brand-new Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:21:38 +0000
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead to more frequent launches in the next year. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:18:58 +0000
The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for a similar revision at the international level. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:24:23 +0000
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:30:05 +0000
Business Finland, a Finnish trade and economic development agency, awarded a 10 million Euro ($11.36 million) grant to radar satellite operator ICEYE. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:55:51 +0000
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some time next year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:49:54 +0000
A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures." SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:16:47 +0000
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the first satellites demonstrated better than expected performance. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:17:16 +0000
The first GPS 3, known as SV01, is the first of an entirely new design of GPS satellite that has three times better accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities, according to Lockheed Martin. SpaceNews.com
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     Current job:GM, PM, Consultant, Operations Management
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    Global Operations Executive

    Increases market competitiveness.  •  Improves operational efficiency.  •  Reduces overhead.

    Innovative Operations Executive with more than 10 years of experience developing and executing business-critical strategy for global and domestic operations, introducing novel concepts organization-wide, and motivating staff to achieve high level of performance and accountability. Continually drives innovation by implementing new processes that outperform competitors and secure new business throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Draws on experience living and working abroad to relate to and build partnerships with government and private industry clients in any nation.

    Program Management  •  Business Development  •  Risk Mitigation  •  Cost Containment

    Strategy Development  •  Operational Efficiency  •  Program Implementation  •  Client Relations

     

    Professional Experience

    SES World Skies (formerly SES New Skies),Various Global Locations              2000-Present

    Information Assurance Manager, McLean, Va., and Washington, D.C.               2007-Present

    Cost Containment  •  Risk Mitigation  •  Strategy Development  •  Program Management

    Hand-selected to usher company into highest level of compliance with government information assurance standards that focused on threat prediction, intrusion identification and discovery, analysis, remediation, and risk management. Fostered secure, stable, reliable, and adaptable environment with flexibility to support business objectives and security of 44 satellites.

    ·       Created new role from scratch, devising strategies for enhancing efforts to standardize processes for all areas of business, whether they served private industry or government.

    ·       Protected revenue and contributed to $5.5 million growth in annual revenue from government contracts with implementation of information assurance program.

    ·       Persuaded board to invest $750,000 for improvements to teleports that were crucial for company to increase competitiveness and win new government contracts.

    ·       Achieved 100% contract success rate by contributing to 70 multimillion-dollar project bids that resulted in 70 contract awards.

    ·       Improved turnaround rate by implementing new metrics that linked budget requests into lineups.

    ·       Increased efficiency of registration program and implemented new process for satellite antenna registration that saved time for employees and ensured greater reliability for customers.

    ·       Implemented critical geo-location system used for interference mitigation as turnkey solution for parent company, essentially eliminating cases of hijacked data.

    ·       Established goals for business areas within each of 6 subsidiary companies and collaborated with engineers, sales, facilities management, and program managers to execute strategies.

    ·       Planned risk mitigation strategies to handle such issues as blocked transmission and service interruption.

    ·       Developed relationships with foreign entities and encouraged them to implement similar operational standards to create universal satellite operations.

     

    Satellite Communications Specialist, Senior & Lead Controller, Mount Airy, Md.                     2006-2007

    Process Improvement  •  Operational Efficiency  •  Staff Development  •  Client Relations

    Promoted to support satellite access for SES Americom and SES New Skies fleets, proactively monitoring space segment utilization, carrier specifications, and interference. Used remote analyzer network to assess, interpret, troubleshoot, and restore space segment services to ensure customers had constant connection.

    ·       Slashed costs dramatically by upgrading domestic support center to support global functions and merging American and European centers.

    ·       Earned recognition from CEO for developing and executing successful risk mitigation plan to address the threat of a rogue spacecraft blocking transmissions onto a satellite used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for critical weather data.

    ·       Orchestrated transition of three satellite payload operations centers/call centers into one global operations center.

    ·       Mastered nuances of various customers’ expectations and guided staff to manage their accounts appropriately; quickly resolved any escalated issues and addressed delicate matters.

    ·       Seamlessly merged and configured operations, transitioned support center to single set of methods and processes, and trained and mentored American staff to accommodate New Skies fleet.

     

    Lead Spacecraft Payload Operations Controller, The Hague, Netherlands                  2000-2006

    Project Management  •  Client Relations  •  Training  •  Performance Analysis

    Managed critical transporter audit program for entire fleet of spacecraft, directing team tasked with analysis and monitoring of satellite systems. Led operations team in controlling access and use of fleet.

    ·       Entrusted with controlling access for occasional-use bookings and coordinating broadcasts for media industry.

    ·       Played key role in introducing internet access to developing, third-world countries, working with companies in African and Middle Eastern nations to ensure continuous satellite access, training local technicians, and helping growing organizations to thrive with web activities.

     

    DRS Technical Solutions,Sterling, Va.                             2006

    Manager, Special Projects, Integration and Operations Logistics

    Strategy Development  •  Process Improvements  •  Operational Efficiency  •  Logistics

    Devised and recommended strategies to improve operations center and train staff to perform at highly efficient, productive level. Assisted in logistics planning.

     

    U.S. Air Force, Space Command,Colorado Springs, Co.                 1987-2000

    Spacecraft Operations, Defense Support Program (DSP)

    Staff Management  •  Decision Making  •  Process Execution

    Supervised team of 15 in spacecraft command and control center with remote access, performing spacecraft “state-of-health” checks, maneuvers, and special operations. Oversaw execution of escalation procedures in times of emergency or spacecraft anomalies, and reacted to early missile warning detection.

     

    Education and Credentials

    M.B.A., Global Business Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Az.               2010

    B.S., Business Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Az.                 2008

    A.A.S., Information Technology, Western International University, Phoenix, Az.            2007

     

    Certificate, CISSP (Certified Information Security Systems Professional),             2010

    Certificate, Project Management Professional Training             2008

    Certificate, iDirect Networking                                          2006

    Certificate, Professional Global Business Communications and Effective Business Communications            2004

    Certificate, Satellite Communication and Broadcasting Systems               2004

    Certificate, Digital Satellite Broadcasting               2001

    Certificate, Satellite Vehicle Operator                       1998

    Certificate, Space Systems and Dynamics                 1998

    Certificate, Lead Satellite Vehicle Operator            1998


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