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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
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Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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    USA passport/born

    Resided continuously in UK 2007-2012 on Tier I Visa

    Clearances in UK SC, Currently in UK

     

    Available when needed

     

    Female

     

    Program Management, Strategic Planning & Performance Assessment, Enterprise Architecture, Systems Engineering

    DEFENCE INTEL Enterprise Architecture And Asset Integration Of Ground System TPED & Storage, Defence C4ISR, Programme Management, Senior Design Authority, Acquisition Systems Engineer, Inter-Agency Governance Of Planning, Performance, Assessment Evaluation And Resource Allocation

     

    Self-Employed (File Taxes in US & UK)

    Jul 2010 – Sep 2012 UK, Sept 2012 – Present UK & US

    Defence Sector & Textile/Material Science

    Independent Consultant & Research

    Provided Defence Industry expert consultancy services and programme management experience. Supported Red Scientific business development with MOD customers.

    ·       Assessed and evaluated bids, tenders and contracts.

    ·       Provided due diligence on bids for earned value, schedule, infrastructure, skilled resources, and competitive positioning.

    ·       Evaluated changes in UK, NATO and US policy, guidance and operational documents for business development.

    ·       Activities included: MOD Joint Sensor and Engagement Networks NEAD Open Architecture System, Analysis Support to Force Structure, Coherent Enterprise, ISTAR Program Investigation, Geospatial Intelligence; Army - Info Experimentation; FATS; Niteworks  - ISTAR Reference Architecture, CD Combat, MAJIIC/DCGS, Agile Systems, UKCWID, to Urban Warrior Enterprise Evolution.

    Monitored Joint Warrior Exercises in SW Scotland. Recorded flight patterns, security, and logistics.

    Kept abreast of industry’s GIS developments.

    ·      Attended regular GIS seminars on EZRI Productivity Suite, Oracle, InfoTech, imagery types, and applications for Business Intelligence in Private and Public Sector. 

    ·      Trialed latest EZRI Learning Model. Attended industry forum in London needing GIS.

    ·      Wrote proposal to use GIS in textile industry for industry senior.

    Analyzed factors for new UK Materials business in the: Software Design Logistics, Standards, Interagency & Free Trade Agreements, Software Design, and Marketing, to CRM.

    ·      Attended Small Business Administration, Dept of Commerce, and International Trade meetings.

    ·      Registered companies with Company House. Communicated with Scottish Development Offices.

    Managed a diverse international finance portfolio: Research, track, and trade assets.

    Consultant: Provided chemical process line diagrams for acetate tow production to UK Customer. Observed UK factories productions, chemical processes and equipment’s mechanical status, supply chain & IT Infrastructure.

    Edited books for UK author. Traveled and moved between EU and US.

     

    Raytheon Systems Limited, UK Elizabeth Way Harlow, Essex UK, CM19 5BB

    Aug 2008 – June 2010

    Defence Acquisition Command and Control, Satellite and Ground Support

    Senior Design Authority, Program Management and Evaluation, Architect

    Senior Design Authority with Programme Management responsibilities:

    ·       Laid out C4ISTAR roadmap and MODAF architecture to broaden MOD Army’s legacy to a Joint Service interoperable solution.

    ·       Defined and approved program’s life cycle, synched governance to budget, schedule and performance to build future enterprise architecture.

    ·       Controlled allocated budget: human and material resources, revenue and all capital costs.

    ·       Maintained effective financial and project progress forecasting, and reports for internal staff, UK and US contractors, by payment date, role, deliverable, color of money, and task.

    ·       Created Master Schedule (MS), Work Break Out Schedule (WBS) and Statement of Works (SOWs). Appropriated staff and subcontractors’ Level of Effort (LOE).

    ·       Assured requirements, SOWs and testing aligned with strategic mapping, Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and contracts. Wrote Analysis of Alternatives.

    ·       Directed, wrote and monitored subcontractor’s contract tasks and performance plans.

    ·       Monitored and managed deliverables (contract modifications, MODAF artifacts, customer requirement surveys, concept briefs, interface and operational diagrams.

    ·       Assessed quality and safety. Identified risk and created resourced contingency plans.

    ·       Supervised and corrected database and model reports from Finance, DOORs, EA and ARM.

    ·       Maintained None Disclosure of Agreements (NDA), coordinated ITAR concerns, negotiated Government Furnished Information (GFI), and wrote configuration control policy.

    Liaison: Negotiated for clarity in ISTAR TPED requirements and access to user community to solidify business processes and MODAF.

    ·       Pre-coordinated, negotiated with functions and clients to provide government documents, data, subject matter experts and meetings, insuring effective and timely execution of program objectives.

    ·       Synthesized data to create new products, documents, and architectural views for an enterprise in accordance with architectural frameworks based on MODAF, DODAF and SOA.

    ·       Supported the Program Management Office in providing strategic direction to achieve customer satisfaction within cost and revenue.

    ·       Lead on contract management advice for preparation and negotiation of claims and variations.

    ·       Advised customer of responsibilities and options in deliverables, standards, testing, and scope of stakeholder community interest.

    Coordinated global future systems tests and current ops demands on the Afghan Mission Network with MOD and Allies.

    Systems Engineering: As MODAF Program SME defined and approved process, scope, framework, and artifacts to evolve the stove piped DE&S baseline to a shared infrastructure architecture.

    ·       Developed Architectural views and templates for an enterprise in accordance with a MODAF Framework.

    ·       Educated Staff and Customer in the process to capture decompose and integrate the data across the architecture then use the knowledge to improve the program’s lifecycle.

    ·       Defined improvements of scope and level of detail for collection of information to meet decision makers and a wide audience needs to manage cross assets across organizations.

     

    ·       Laid out links between C4ISTAR requirements, simulation, architecture, and tests.

    ·       Laid out a requirement study process with MOD customer and industry in close collaboration to identify requirements and benefits. Assured requirements aligned with MOD test standards.

    ·       Directed contractors to collect and compare business process/ops at UK users sites.

    ·       Advised on C4ISR SOSA: layering platforms from satellites to radios, linked across the command structure and across geography to meet joint doctrine requirements.

    ·       Assessed the legacy base line and future technology for changes to applications, components, interfaces and interoperability concerns.

    ·       Provided expertise for procurement and service on Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), GIS Software (ESRI, SOCETSET), GCCS, and MAJIIC differences in design, usability, supportability, interfaces, customer’s preferences, ITAR, and cost.

    ·       For Home Office, assessed architecture documentation in UML and Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs). Defined processes and systems to securely track global data exchanges on: decisions, logistics, flights, and security activities.

     

    National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), 7500 GEOINT Drive, Springfield, VA, 22150 USA

    Feb 2003 - Aug 2007

    Defence Programme Management of Intelligence Sources

    ·       Program, Function, Requirements and Architecture Management, Systems Engineer, Performance    Assessment and Evaluation Staff Officer GS 15/Band 5 Acquisition Programme Management and Systems Engineering experience is based on a commitment to deliver and update NGA’s four multi-national TCPED architectures.

    • Latin American Cell Architecture: First joint PED Digital Mapping and INTEL Operations Cell.
    • Washington Area Library Architecture: Increased PED capability to pull timely information.
    • Imagery Libraries (NIL, CIL, IPL Data Centers): Prepared for increased TCPED flexibility in Future Imagery Architecture (FIA) & Enhanced Imagery System (EIS) with sensor integration, critical communications, worldwide databases, Work Space Thin Client and monitoring.
    • Airborne and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Civil Sources, MASINT integration via adapted GIS and Oracle ERP infrastructure and applications.
    • Joint TCPED Service Level Agreement with customers and partners assured architecture was consistent with governance, funding, services, infrastructure, personnel and O&M contingency.

    ·       GS 15 Performance, Assessment and Evaluation’s Advisor on Systems Engineering to supportC4ISR community life cycle acquisition. Defined, managed and integrated mission critical technology in enterprise architectures across design, implementation, operations and de-fielding.

    • Lead Program assessment and evaluations on billion dollar plus TPED enterprise architectures and activities between Production, Customers, Engineers and Corporate.  Provided a common understanding of excellence and accountability. Seen as a trusted source for ground truth.
    • As Manager on the Agency’s Requirements Board, I assessed DOORS requirements and presented system engineering based recommendations to functions, IPTs and customers, demonstrating adaptability to find solutions for increased customer’s satisfaction within scope.
    • Sat on Agency’s Systems Engineering Review Board. Ensured submitted documents were accurate, current, configured, and consistent with strategic documentation, architectures, standards, customer commitments and expectations.
    • Coordinated Program Offices initiatives and chaired IPT meetings on DCGS and Airborne asset’s impact. Provided guidance on governance, volume metrics and enterprise integration.
    • Participated in Formal Milestone Reviews and IV&V. Wrote TCPED test plans for functional and operational capability. Monitored and managed delivery of new real-time architecture fielding to ops cell during wartime. Provided flexible onsite customer support during transition.
    • Oversaw contract support and activities. Monitored the Deployment Teams and the Service Center’s Outages and issued re-mediations in coordination with stakeholders. Reviewed contractor’s test results.  Provided input for delivery payment.
    • Fielded new PED infrastructure: networks, workstations and data centers with storage were deployed world wide, tested and passed Joint Operational Readiness Reviews.
    • Upgraded existing network infrastructure US GIS sites and to overseas sites in coordination with partners.

     

     

    • Identified and developed requirements for both future enterprise architecture and mission specific infrastructure modifications (ECPs, RFCs) in: processing, storage, datacenters, GIS apps, business apps, desktop, monitoring, and new & modified facilities.
    • Liaison between 3rd party GIS Vendors (ESRI, HARRIS, BAE), users and engineers. Provided GIS subordinate and SOSA requirements on SOCETSET, ARC__, MAPINFO, ENVI, RMS, etc.

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    NGA sites (NIMA), SAIC Mclean VA, USA

     

    Jun 2000 - Jan 2003

    Defence IT Satellite and Ground Support

     

    Acquisition Systems Engineer, Enterprise Architecture, Requirements Management, Customer Liaison

    Systems Engineering and Support to Production Programme: Fielded synchronized integrated national imagery architectures.

    • First architecture change was to integrate aspect of the mapping agencies, legacies of DIA and the intelligence community including aspects of the CIA into cohesive digital based cell inset of hardcopy photography.  Technical Assessment of the legacy architectures was undertaken. Congressional mandate, budget and broad schedule framework and operations were initially considered to develop the master plan and contractual implications.
    • Directed contractors to develop a process to verify business legacy processes from modeling, collection, analysis observations and interviews to determine new KPP and requirements.

     

    • Developed Business case scenarios to address continuity plans, new capabilities, integrated sites, expansion at new sites and increased real time multi-level secure global collaboration.
    • Developed and documented the architecture’s direction. Assured funded requirements flowed from DOORs, into the correct documents, for traceability into RFCs, ECPs, Proposals, Sign off on time at Milestones including: FAT, SAT, IOC, ORR, and OAR.
    • Represented the customer requirements in each acquisition phases with IPTs, test development and milestones. Identified opportunities, risks and quantifiable mitigation solutions
    • Coordinated modeling information and requirements with contractors. Conducted survey of customer’s requirements against projected satellite and airborne capabilities.
    • Wrote operational system integration tests to test the infrastructure, on time.
    • Wrote first systems and business process by message traffic graphic of mapping and imagery baseline transition to a new integrated architecture. Worked with end users, developers and programme teams to design and deploy results. Initiative completed ahead of time.
    • Reduced unplanned delays, determined requirements for continuity plans for outages.
    • Demonstrated expertise in end-to-end volume metrics performance in communications, storage, collection, processing and imagery exploitation. During the war identified TPED issues, gave viable solutions gained an award by Production for customer satisfaction.
    • Assessed Contractors for systems integration, performance, program management, business practices, cost, integrated testing, modeling, and contractual assumptions for Information Dissemination System-D (IDS-D). 
    • Assisted in the managing the paradigm switch from training for hardcopy to primarily digital imagery. Delivered Thin Client and desktop applications for exploitation and business apps with push/pull dissemination options for real, near and archived Imagery.
    •  Wrote operational acceptance software application tests for ESRI, SOCET SET, and bespoke software measurement criteria to task, process, exploit, and disseminate. Key application and user interface concerns were: roam rate, chip, mosaic, find, time lines, and new file standards.
    • Responsible for coordinating test activities from tasking electrical-optical, radar, and other Intelligence sources to exploitation. Provided written reports on quality performance for senior management.

     

     

    Army CECOM FT Monmouth assigned to TENCAP Office FT Belvoir, VA. CACI 1100 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201

     

    Nov 1999 – Jun 2000

    Defence IT Satellite and Ground Support for combined IMINT and Communications

    Manager and Lead Senior Operations Research Analyst

    Directed staff writing and edited final Systems Engineering Plan Management Plan (SEMP) for TENCAP and COMINT to integrate Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance ground segments and sensor legacy systems to support Army, Navy and Air Force.        

    • TENCAP team member: Monitored Acquisition strategy, fielding, risks, and performance enhancements for the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) use of airborne and national assets. Reviewed capabilities for possible interfaces and interoperability options.
    • Liaison for business change to understand underlying business requirements between different Services and between intelligence Commands. Sorted out complex differences in customers’ business and funding profiles to recommend end-user best assets on schedule.
    • Sought unified synergy for signal and geo-spatial intelligence with agreements, budget submissions, combined Military Service contracts, and collaborative strategic planning. 
    • Reviewed programs, contracts and briefed impacts on force structure and deployment.

    At Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Command Control Communications, Intelligence then President’s Crisis Center, Contracted by SAIC 1710 Corporate Drive, Mclean, VA 22102

    Jul 1998 - Nov 1999

    Defense, Command Control Communications, Intelligence

    Supervisor, Policy, Budget & Architecture Performance Analysis

    ·       ASD Program Budget Review: Assessed Service’s most costly programmes to determine how DoD would gain greater life cycle savings and capability through Joint programmes.

    ·       Developed, documented, and communicated DASD budgets for excellent inter-operable systems and architectures. Cost As An Independent Variable (CAIV) was used.

    ·       Developed a new, more cost effective Joint acquisition management information model with clear allocation of responsibility, authority and accountability. Resulting in:

    • Better ROI came from a new standardized Acquisition architecture (DODAF/MODAF) and budget approval process up through the Asst Sec Defense. Each week competing Services requirements were resolved.
    • Higher field performance increased across Forces with Joint coordinated, vetted, funded, tested requirements.

    o   Improved transparency budget allocation process and expenditures offered accountability and recourse.

    o   Clearer governance was provided to balance between Advanced Concept Technology Development (ACTD) and ACAT interoperability and sustainability.

    • Coordinated the ACAT1 (highest expenditure) and technology insertion milestones.
    • Collaborated at DASD level to define DODAF Architecture’s operational, system and technical architecture standards.
    • Initiated interoperability, joint information exchange requirements (IERs) and KPPs resulting in improved performance and reduced waste.   Assessed Service’s architectures prior to briefs for required funding profile.
    • On the Global Networked Information Enterprise committee and managed contract team to support their decisions.
    • Managed team pricing simulation and prediction models for Command, Control, and Communications. Created database of models.
    • Provided Sec Def Office budget solutions using OASD Studies, SOSA Relationships, Funding Status, Cost, Joint Capability and Defense Planning Guidance. Reports covered C2 systems, Targeting, Comms, to Naval Surface Fire.

    Managed senior staff exercises on intel and how to address any disaster during Y2 K roll over.

    • Establish the models and simulation to assess potential Y2 K activities and Center’s responses.
    • Lead a team of software developers, SMEs, simulation engineers and systems integrators.
    • Directed team and government leaders to gather, map, model input and outputs, then assessed overall options.
    • Developed, understood and validated global Management Information requirements, including: Transportation, National and International Grids, Financial Institutes, Humanitarian and Military Responses.
    • Articulated optimal business plan requirements to Senior Sponsors and Stakeholders (AT&T, DOE, DOD, DOJ…).

     

    • Lead the team to design and model global scenarios to prioritize military, government, and commercial risks.
    • Developed and oversaw test plans on infrastructure, systems technical performance and system capacity.
    • Directed the team to deliver business case scenarios to validate different business process. Conferred with other seniors on their activities. Implemented an exercise control plan.
    • Validated system in time and trained 300 crisis response participants.

    Air Force Headquarters Pentagon, Contractor Anser 2900 S. Quincy, Arlington VA 22206 and overlap at Southern Command, Contractor IDA Alexandria VA

    Apr 1997 – Jul 1998

    Defense Program Management and Civil Emergency Response

    Program Management Analyst for Space and Air

    • Lead team to produced Strategic Air Force Long Range End State study, Space to Air Force Evolution Framework on time. Transition strategy linked up Air Force’s existing systems, architecture and technology portfolio to a ‘Space Force’.
    • To create strategic architecture compared treaties, workforce management, logistics, acquisition, and space-based platforms.
    • Contributed to the responses for the Strategic Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).
    • Coordinated Action Plans with Alternative Analysis (AOA). Through AFHQ advised on OPR.
    • Analyzed and developed projects for the Joint Staff information operations and attended JWICA meeting.
    • Wrote AF Counter Proliferation’s culmination paper with prioritized acquisitions.
    • Met with Testing and Evaluation Stakeholders across the country. Provided input on data call development, FAQs on linkage and binning in the database.
    • Conducted AF Acquisition Projects to AF Test and Evaluation capability.
    • Served on Foreign Forces Interagency Working Group with OSD as sponsor.
    • Directed contractor/military team on Budget, Communications, Acquisitions, and Policy for Air Force HQ, Pentagon.
    • Identified means to increase capability and significantly reduce running costs at programme level (ex. Space Based Laser), across AF, and in the Defense Budget.
    • Responsible for identifying means to increase capability and reduce Defense running costs significantly in programmes (ex. Space Based Laser), AF, and Defense Budget.
    • Collaborated with DARPA, Ballistics Missile Defense Organization (BMDO), Space and Missile Defense Command, US North Command (NORAD) and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
    • Prepared budget justifications for current operations and future initiatives. Responded to General Officer and Congressional/Senator requests with great diplomacy.
    • Built a strong customer relationship as Staff AF Acquisition Headquarters (SAFAQ) liaison to senior military and industry.
    • Simultaneously, a disaster relief consultant to SOUTHCOM Commander, under IDA, Alexandria VA. 

    o   Extensively used geospatial products and models to demonstrate impact of hurricanes, flooding with responses locally and internationally.

    o   Trained Southern Command’s officers in finance and response process under ‘Home Office’ Regulations and with NGOs.

     

     

     

    Sept  2008 - Sept 2009

    Raytheon International Technical Lead for Bids and Proposals

    Preparing bids, reviewing competitor’s capabilities and diverse contracts, CAIV, EVMS, and Schedules.

    Raytheon UK & US

    Both UK & US

    Sept 2007- Dec 2008

    Master of Science, with Merit

    Dye and Finish Chemicals. Hazardous chemicals Life Cycle, risk, prevention and clean up.  Dissertation in Application of MODAF/DODAF Architecture in Infrastructure and Services.

    University of Leeds, England Fully Accredited Standing British University

    Masters of Science, with Merit

     

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    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

     

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    Costa Rican Spanish Lacks practice can return to B1 with out much trouble

     

     

    A1

    Spanish, better vocabulary but verb tenses not great

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A1

    German 7 years in school, basic framework to parse meaning

     

     

     

     

     

     

    (*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

     

    Excellent skills in communication and negotiation with stakeholders on all levels, structured thinking, accurate working style, at home in international environments, comfortable in meetings with seniors and executives, but also with technical teams, goal orientated, performs well under pressure, comprehensive thinking (considers many aspects of tasks), experienced and very respected team leader, leads by example and results, creative, motivated.

     

    Acquisition Program Management, Requirements Manager, Systems Engineering, DODAF/MODAF Guidance, Liaison, Negotiations and Team Leader .

     

    Created MODAF Templates for C4ISTAR customer. Created MODAF Artefacts for MSc Dissertation. Team Leader support to ASD C3I budget and DODAF 2.0 definition. Identified through put performance problems for satellite imagery TCPED. Determined better sizing options for multiple libraries and comms’s imagery and data. Created clear diagrams for message and image traffic. Wrote technical reports, ex. AOAs and Milestone’s functional tests. Reviewed and validated engineering documents for architectures, ex. ICP, ECPs, RFCs, and SEMP on TPED.

     

    DOORs, UML, and ESRI products from a Director’s view not admin. Word, PowerPoint, Excel lists.

     

    Colour (Munsell, Pantone), crimp, drape, texture, lustre capable, MSc added atom level detail on dyes and finishes for advanced performance. Useful in exploring GIS products options, bandwidth, and deception.

    Natural Layout and layering skills combined with creative “story telling” is useful in MODAF/DODAF artefacts, graphics, wiring diagrams, ops scenarios, training manuals, web views. 

     

    General DoD comprehension by moving up through the GS series in Field and Pentagon jobs.

     

    British Vehicle plastic and paper for automatic drive; MA, USA Driver’s License.

     

    Security clearance background on need to know basis in the UK and US.

     

    Transcripts and DoD course lists available as needed.



    Registering is the only way of posting vacancies and obtaining contact details of candidates in our CV database.

    All it takes is a few minutes and a credit card (Visa or American Express). To sign-up to this service, simply click on the Register link and fill in the form. You will then have instant access to our system after on-line payment where you will be able to complete the transaction in either US Dollars, UK Pounds or Euros.

    All online credit/debit card transitions are handled through our secure third party payment processors at WorldPay. Worldpay are part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, the 5th biggest banking group in the world, WorldPay payment solutions are trusted by thousands of businesses, big and small worldwide. 

    Pricing starts at €450 (approx £350 or US$500 - use the convert tool for an exact conversion) for one month unlimited job postings and unlimited CV database access (for one user), with package discounts available if you have more permanent recruiting needs. For example, a Gold subscription will give you unlimited jobs posting and unlimited CV database access for one year at just over €250 per month!

     

    2017 Pricing Structure (excluding VAT):

    1 month - Discovery 450 euros convert
    3 months - Bronze 1150 euros convert
    6 months - Silver 1950 euros convert
    12 months - Gold 3200 euros convert

     

    If online payment is not convenient, give us a call at +33(0)562211007 or send us an email at sales@space-careers.com. We will set up an account for you and invoice you. Note that you can also pay through PayPal.

    Please note that the posting of academic positions is free of charge. All you need to do is email us your job description and we will post it for you.

     

    VAT:

    Spacelinks is based in France so the following European Union regulations regarding electronic commerce apply:
    - if your business is located outside the EU, VAT does not apply to you
    - if your business is located in France, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you don't have a valid VAT registration number, you will be charged a 20% VAT
    - if your business is located in the EU and you do have a valid VAT registration number, you won't be charged VAT provided you give us your VAT number (mandatory for invoicing)

     

    Support:

    For sales enquiries and general information, you can call us on +33(0)562211007.
    Support is available Mon-Fri on +33(0)562211007 or via email. Out-of-hours support is provided only via email.

    Please also note that we are located in France. Our normal office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday. France timezone is GMT+1.

     

    Warning:

    We are very serious about our job seekers privacy so only legitimate recruiters and employers are eligible for a recruiter account. All subscriptions requests will be manually approved and recruiter accounts constantly monitored. Users who enter inaccurate or incomplete information will not gain access to post jobs or search resumes. Sharing of login details with a third party will result in the suspension of the recruiter's account with no subscription refund.
    Recruitment agencies are only eligible for a Gold package and recruitment agencies recruiting for companies already using Space Careers will not be accepted.

    To ensure you are approved, please include the following on your application:
    * The website address of your Company. Under construction websites will be rejected.
    * Email - Must end in @yourcompany.com. Applications using free email accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo or Gmail will be rejected.

    Individual exceptions can be made on a case by case basis by emailing sales@space-careers.com. Accounts found not to be in compliance will be deleted.

     
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