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In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Jeffrey DeWit as NASA's new chief financial officer March 14, completing an expedited process starkly different than the one for the agency's next leader.
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United Launch Alliance plans to increase its activities in the commercial launch market using both the current Atlas and future Vulcan rockets, while acknowledging that the U.S. government will remain its major customer for the foreseeable future.
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Satellite manufacturers say they are trying to protect their component suppliers from the drought of commercial telecom spacecraft that threatens to put such companies out of business.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:34:12 +0000
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry: "We will not relax our effort on space reforms. This topic is just too important.”
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:24:56 +0000
WASHINGTON — The Air Force on Wednesday awarded two major launch contracts to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. Under the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program, SpaceX received a $290 million firm-fixed-price contract for three GPS 3 missions. ULA was awarded a $351 million firm-fixed-price deal for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-8 and AFSPC-12 satellites […]
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:32:25 +0000
Despite uncertainty about who will lead the agency after the end of April, NASA's current acting administrator says he expects little change in the agency's activities in the near future.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:14:02 +0000
The downward trend of satellite capacity pricing, brought about largely by the increase in more powerful high-throughput satellites, has prices trending between 35 and 60 percent lower than where they were two years ago, according to Northern Sky Research.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:06:37 +0000
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     Date Submitted:14-02-2013
     Last Modified:14-02-2013 (01:36)
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     Current job:Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Keywordspolicy, FAA, CFR400, ITAR, FCC, DTSA, systems, STK, business, development, proposals,documentation,analysis
    Over twenty years of management and systems engineering experience in the public and private sector. Diverse background from the U.S. Intelligence Community, National Security Space and Information Technology.
    Independent Consultant, SpaceQuest Ltd.
    Business Development and Systems Engineering Support
    - Authored a business plan for a new space-based service with capex of $100M
    - Developed end user technical documentation for a satellite collection payload
    - Developed marketing outreach materials for hosted payload opportunities
    Aug 2012 – Present
    Independent Consultant, The George Washington University
    Nov 2011 – Sep 2012
    Business Development and Systems Engineering Support
    - Developed and implemented a commercialization strategy for a micro-propulsion technology
    - Provided conceptual mission analysis of potential applications of a micro-propulsion technology
    Interorbital Systems, Inc. (IOS)
    Sep 2010 – Nov 2011
    Director, IOS Washington D.C. Operations
    - Lead for IOS U.S. government relations and ITAR compliance program
    - Led IOS business development activities resulting in award of NASA SBIR Phase 1 study ($125K)
    - Implemented business processes and tools for FAA commercial space launch license requirements analysis
    - Developed business processes and tools for life cycle analysis of IOS products and services
    - Completed a business plan for the entire value chain of a proposed micro space launch architecture
    - Completed an orbit lifetime study for a space launch vehicle upper stage and client payloads
    - Provided analytical support to the Chief Designer for conceptual studies of space launch vehicles
    Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University May 2009 – May 2011
    Research Assistant 
    - Lead author for an academic journal paper on applications of CubeSat technology 
      - Lead researcher for study assessing impact of space applications on the global economy 
    Kingfisher Systems Jul 2007 – May 2009
    Systems Engineer and IT Enterprise Architecture Analyst 
    - Authored in-depth study for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), 
      Office of the Chief Information Officer for implementation of an Enterprise Architecture 
      - Authored IT Portfolio Management Framework bridging ATF Strategic Initiatives to tangible projects 
        - Co-author of a technology study to meet Bureau geospatial requirements; recommendations approved by senior leadership provided increased mission capability at reduced cost. 
    George Mason University, Fairfax VA Feb 2006 - Apr 2007
    Educational sabbatical: Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 
    The Arlington Institute/Precipia Software Inc Jul 2005 - Feb 2006
    Technical Operations Manager 
    - Key role preparing for and completing Critical Design Review for an international multi-million dollar contract resulting in client exercising option year 
      - Managed development of Flash-based graphical user interfaces for decision support 
        - Provided research and analysis of emerging Internet technologies to HORIZON contract 
    Northrop Grumman IT, TASC Jul 2003 - Jul 2005
    Project Manager and Systems Integrator Team Lead, RF Processing Department 
    - Project Manager for R&D development of a combined geospatial-SIGINT visualization product for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) support 
      - Planned and deployed collaboration and content management services (SharePoint) in support of department strategic business growth 
        - Developed and instituted best practices and standard operating procedures resulting in improved support to department software engineering operations 
    National Science Foundation May 2001 - Jul 2003
    Lead for New Media, 3D Animator, Office of Legislative and Public Affairs 
    Project Lead, Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
    - Direct technical and media support to the Director, NSF Public Speech Engagements 
      - Produced high-end visuals and media products for NSF public outreach programs 
        - Assistant Project Manager for the NSF Telecommuting Pilot; lessons learned were incorporated into the formal NSF Telecommuting Program 
    George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs,
    M.A International Science and Technology Policy, Concentration in Space Policy 2011
    Lander University, Greenwood SC 1987
    B.S. Math, minor in Computer Science 
    Project Management Institute 2008
    Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) 
    George Mason University, Fairfax VA 2007
    Professional Certificate in GIS 
    Military Service
    LT (O-3), U.S. Navy, Naval Security Group
    Space Operations Mission Analyst
    - Provided analytical decision support to the National Security Agency for US National SIGINT space assets
    - Space Mission Analysis adjunct instructor for the National Security Agency, National Cryptologic School
    - Several tours of duty in Mediterranean, Middle East and Atlantic theaters
    Domain Knowledge and Skills
    - Space policy and program management
    - Space systems mission analysis (adept in Satellite Tool Kit, Missile DATCOM and TAOS)
    - Data visualization and 3D graphics development (adept in 3DS Max, Adobe Suite and ArcGIS)
    - Project Management
    - IT Systems Integration and Administration
    - Technology Assessment
    - Business Process Analysis and Re-engineering
    - Critical Thinking
    Security Clearance
    Previously held TS-SCI with CI polygraph

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