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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:45:26 +0000
A report released by the White House June 20 outlines a set of goals to address the small but “high-consequence” threat posed by near Earth objects (NEOs), but does not commit to spending more money to achieve them. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:52:56 +0000
Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James: "The Air Force and the DoD have to come up with something to back up what the president said.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:57:18 +0000
China has lowered the orbit of its Tiangong-2 space lab, likely in preparation for deorbiting the orbital facility and thus averting a similar scenario to the uncontrolled re-entry of Tiangong-1 earlier this year. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:13:10 +0000
Those who loathe or love a Space Force “separate but equal” to the Air Force must think and act decisively and quickly. Regardless of whether the Space Force actually materializes, deliberation alone could finally spring us into action to deal with the looming threat of space Pearl Harbor. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:12:05 +0000
An advisory group dubbed the “think tank” for the National Space Council formally kicked off its work June 19 with a broad but vague mandate to study space policy issues. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:08:21 +0000
Fleet operators SES and Intelsat asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to extend the deadline for their customers to register C-band dishes before the commission decides on the band’s future use. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:00:08 +0000
Trump’s proposal derives from a growing debate inside military and political circles about how to best meet the threat posed to American space assets by potential enemies: Russia and China, to be precise. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:45:44 +0000
A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon should be reconsidered. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:35:34 +0000
Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important for the nation’s psyche.” SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:03-06-2013
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     Current job:Software Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSoftware Developer Engineer Analyst Tracking, Telemetry, and Command Fortran C C++ C# STOL CCSDS
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    Executive Summary
    A Senior software developer/analyst with expertise in all phases of the complete Software Development Life Cycle, as well as proven success in implementing complex control systems and data analysis algorithms, who adapts quickly, thrives on technical challenges, takes ownership of development projects, and is proficient in many programming languages, development tools, and methodologies.

    Highlights of Qualifications
    > Programming Languages and Technologies: Object-Oriented Analysis and Design; Visual Studio, C#, .NET; C; XML, Oracle 9i and 10g SQL and PL/SQL; C++; various UNIX scripting and Assembly languages; embedded, real-time, multithreaded applications and inter-process communication; FORTRAN; TCP/IP; version control systems such as Visual SourceSafe, FogBugz, and Razor; specialized spacecraft operations and communications languages and protocols such as STOL and CCSDS; limited educational exposure to VB.NET, Java, and JavaScript
    > Operating Systems: Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista, 7, XP, NT; Mac OS 9; SVR4 and BSD UNIX, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX; VAX VMS; RSX-11M; IBM OS/360; VRTX and VxWorks Real-Time Operating Systems
    > Excellent analysis, design, development, and testing skills, with a focus on detail precision and overall system quality
    > Excellent customer interface skills, including ability to effectively communicate complex technical subject-matter issues to programmers and, conversely, to communicate software system capabilities and constraints to scientific/technical end-users
    > Excellent written and oral communication, documentation, and presentation skills in English, with limited skills in German, Spanish, and Japanese

    Professional Experience
    Software Consultant, Self-employed, Crofton, MD 2008-Present
    Developing proprietary software, studying Cybersecurity, and tutoring several other students in various Cybersecurity topics.
    * Earned CompTIA Certifications for Network+ and Security+, and completed 11 college credits with 4.0 GPA
    * Developed strategy game software in Visual Studio 2005, using C# .NET for Windows Forms applications

    Senior Software Engineer, Wyle Information Systems, Inc., Silver Spring, MD 2006-2008
    Developed software for shipboard data systems supporting Oceanographic and Fisheries Science research vessels operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.
    * Developed scientific software in Visual Studio 2005, using C# .NET for Windows Forms applications, integrated with Oracle 10g SQL and PL/SQL
    * Developed Operation Selector and Total Catch Weight modules for the Fisheries Scientific Computer System (FSCS)
    * Developed and delivered Operation Event Logger and Event Log Builder utilities for FSCS support

    Senior Software Engineer, Integral Systems, Inc., Lanham, MD 2001-2006
    Provided software development for spacecraft test systems, customized from the Company’s EPOCH control system, for performing rigorous testing during construction and integration of NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) spacecraft, instrument, and support systems before and during launch, requiring more robust and capable software than for typical on-orbit operations.
    * Developed and enhanced spacecraft command and data communications software using C and C-shell scripting in Sun Solaris environment, integrated with XML, Oracle 9i SQL, and STOL (Satellite Test and Operations Language)
    * Provided critical on-site support during spacecraft integration testing at manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, and launch operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for EOS Aura spacecraft
    * Earned an Exceptional Performance Award from NASA for adding the unprecedented capability to automatically control and transmit commands and software uploads to spacecraft from multiple Automated Test Scripts running independently on distributed workstations, while maintaining systems and communication integrity, saving $10 million in spacecraft integration testing time

    Development Engineer, DeJarnette Research Systems, Towson, MD 1999-2000
    Developed and tested software for medical digital image archiving and communications systems.
    * Developed and maintained software using Borland C++ and shell scripting and administered a UNIX test system
    * Converted legacy code for RS-232 communications from C to C++ (ported from OS/2 platform to Windows NT), reducing development time and cost for the Company’s next generation system
    * Developed a simple encryption utility for protecting Oracle password communication over Local Area Network

    Software Engineer, Daedalian Systems Corp., Greenbelt, MD 1997-1998
    Maintained and documented legacy software for communications satellite system.
    * Maintained software in Borland C++ on IBM AIX and VRTX (Versatile Real-Time Executive) for the Command & Data Handling (C&DH) system of prototype spacecraft
    * Corrected a memory problem that was causing the Command & Data Handling system to crash and reboot periodically

    VP & Partner, Bierwerks, Inc., Odenton, MD 1994-1997
    Purchased (with two partners) and managed a small specialty retail business with a delicatessen, restaurant, and liquor store.
    * Developed relationships with new and existing customers
    * Participated in Chamber of Commerce and other related business groups.
    * Grew annual sales to $400,000 and added several new product lines

    Project Systems Analyst, Allied Signal Aerospace Co., Columbia, MD 1984-1994
    Developed software systems for NASA Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network (STDN) and Network Control Center at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
    * Supervised computer analysts to develop and implement software using C on Sun Solaris development system, targeted for execution on VRTX real-time operating system, integrated with NASMAC proprietary user interface and design tools
    * Developed all software for the Antenna Control subsystem of the S-Band Tracking Processor System (STPS) used at tracking stations at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) and Bermuda STDN sites from servo feedback motion-control algorithms
    * Led the software effort for the Tracking Data Acquisition subsystem of STPS
    * Developed major software infrastructure and subsystems for the Telemetry and Communications Data System (TCDS)
    * Earned an Outstanding Achievement Award from NASA for the timely and accurate development of software for recording digital science data at rates significantly higher than originally specified
    * Provided critical on-site operational support for STPS and TCDS during Space Shuttle launch operations at KSC and Bermuda tracking stations
    * Provided on-site integration, testing, and training for TCDS at KSC and Bermuda tracking stations
    * Devised an innovative proposal for using 3-D graphics in user displays which was instrumental in the award of a contract from the Naval Academy’s satellite training facility
    * Developed software modules in FORTRAN for data reception at the STDN Network Control Center

    Member of the Technical Staff, Computer Sciences Corp., Silver Spring, MD 1981-1984
    Provided software development and maintenance services for NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center.
    * Maintained software in FORTRAN for the data communications system of the LANDSAT satellite project
    * Developed data analysis software in FORTRAN using Fast Fourier Transform algorithm, and built and operated experimental apparatus for research into spacecraft instrumentation at the Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics

    Research Analyst, Applied Research & Systems, Greenbelt, MD 1979-1981
    Provided software development and research assistance at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
    * Provided operational data analysis for the Ultraviolet Spectrometer and Polarimeter instrument of the Solar Maximum Mission research satellite using FORTRAN on RSX-11m operating system
    * Developed FORTRAN software to implement scientific algorithms for time-series analysis of sunspot and climate data
    * Credited as a Contributing Author in research on the effect of sunspot activity on the Earth’s climate

    Research Assistant, University of Maryland Physics Department, College Park, MD 1975-1977
    Provided research and teaching assistance for the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    * Provided research assistance for the High-Energy Physics Research Team at the University’s Electron Ring Accelerator Laboratory and at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in Palo Alto, California
    * Provided teaching assistance in University of Maryland Astronomy Program

    Education and Training
    Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD 2011-2012
    Studied various topics in the Pathways to Cybersecurity program.
    * Completed courses in Data Communications, Network Security, and Windows Server 2008 System Administration, earning 11 credits with GPA of 4.0
    * Earned CompTIA Network+ and Security+ certifications
    * Currently tutoring other students in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Mathematics
    * Pursuing personal research into new programming tools and technologies for future use

    Learning Tree International 2006 and 2007
    * Completed course in C# .NET Programming, Reston, VA, April 2007
    * Completed course in Object-Oriented Programming in C#, New York, NY, November 2006

    University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD 1982
    Undergraduate studies – Computer Science
    * Completed courses in computer programming and data structures using Pascal and Assembly language, earning 9 credits with GPA of 4.0

    University of Maryland, College Park, MD 1973-1976
    Undergraduate studies – Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
    * Earned 92 credits with GPA of 3.6
    * Appointed to English Honors program for Verbal and English Achievement test scores on Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    * Awarded 6 credits in History for perfect score on U.S. History Advanced Placement (AP) Examination
    * Awarded Honor Scholarship in recognition of SAT scores, AP exam score, and High School achievements


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