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NASA and the White House used the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing to mark the latest achievement in the development of the Orion spacecraft and reaffirm plans to use it to return humans to the moon by 2024. SpaceNews.com
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The SDA is preparing to host its first public meeting with space industry contractors as it tries to reassure skeptics. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 12:00:00 +0000
Indeed, we were witnessing “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Nevertheless, my maternal grandmother who lived with us and was born in Eastern Europe in 1890, exclaimed, “I don’t believe it and will never believe it.” SpaceNews.com
Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:01:20 +0000
Fifty years after Apollo 11, we are in a far better position, and so much closer, to return to the moon and send humans to Mars than we ever have been in the past. There are still many technical challenges to overcome, but the biggest challenge remains the political will to do so. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:22:00 +0000
Satellite and rocket hardware provider Ruag Space signed a contract with Firefly Aerospace to provide payload adapters for its small launch vehicles. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 20:00:29 +0000
During the decades since the cancellation of the Apollo program, some have used the Chinese treasure fleets of the early 1400s as a cautionary tale. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 19:31:29 +0000
Rocket Lab passed a milestone in the production of its Electron rocket as the company gears up for its next launch and continues work on a new launch facility. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:23:00 +0000
The Connect Bidco consortium told the British government that for at least three years it would keep Inmarsat’s core network operations center and skilled engineering resources in the country once the merger, expected to close late this year, is complete.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:18:10 +0000
China carried out the controlled deorbiting of its Tiangong-2 space lab into the South Pacific, the China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced Friday. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:36:28 +0000
Kevin O’Connell, director of the Commerce Department’s Office of Space Commerce, said the repository, called the Unified Data Library, is the first step in the transfer of some space situational awareness responsibilities as requested by the White House last year.  SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:53 +0000
The story of the Apollo program, the many heroes in the headlines and those behind-the-scenes, the unprecedented crisis and tragedies that were overcome to fulfill a martyred President’s bold promise, is a story as compelling as any great novel or Greek myth. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:17 +0000
NASA has decided to extend the lifetimes of all eight astrophysics missions up for review, from large space telescopes to an instrument on the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 23:17:32 +0000
The U.K. will invest $34 million in small satellites, will increase support for the Combined Space Operations Center. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
History is now repeating itself. President Trump has declared he wants to send astronauts to the moon by 2024 and then Mars by 2033. But, in other words, NASA is saying to Trump the same thing it said to Bush: “You can’t do your program until you do my program.” SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:49:15 +0000
Virgin Galactic’s merger with a publicly-traded investment company is likely a one-off event based on the company and people involved, and not a sign of more fundamental changes in the industry, investors argue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:39:00 +0000
A half-century after developing the computers that guided the Apollo missions to the moon, Draper is working on technologies that it says can enable new human and robotic missions to the moon in the near future. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:00:47 +0000
Just as we have built on the foundation provided by the Apollo astronauts, the next generation will build on our achievements, and future generations on theirs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:00:22 +0000
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon, you might notice we aren’t celebrating it on the moon. Why? SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 02:44:31 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate committee July 17 that a cost estimate for landing humans on the moon by 2024 likely won’t be ready until the administration submits a budget request next February. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 18 Jul 2019 01:30:08 +0000
A company Cisco is poised to buy for $2.6 billion is required to pay damages to Viasat for failing to pay royalties on a decade-old technology it used from the satellite operator.  SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:30-07-2013
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     Current job:Director, Network Engineering Group
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordssystems engineering, program management, operations management, procurement, strategic sourcing, acquisition, process improvement, ground systems, launch systems, propulsion
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    Active TS/SCI with Poly

    Program Management ~ Systems Engineering ~ Operations Management

     

    Success-driven systems engineering professional experienced in multi-million dollar program management; using analytical approaches to reducing risk, cutting cost, increasing efficiency, maintaining schedule, and fostering communications.  Recognized operations leader groomed while serving as an officer in the United States Air Force and in the private sector.     

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    DIRECTOR, Network Engineering Group * National Reconnaissance Office, Colorado Springs, CO       2011-Present

    Directly responsible for the requirements, sustainment, operations and global interaction of a network system tasked with critical on orbit satellite communications and US launch system verification.

    • Experienced program manager monitoring and evaluating a 120 person contracting team executing a $125 million operational/mission support contract for the Department of Defense
    • Skilled strategist coordinating, scheduling, and de-conflicting over 45 thousand satellite contacts and six launch support missions on a $8.2 billion satellite control network; cross functional handling of twelve different global programs with 38 satellites achieving a 99.8% mission success rate
    • Leads a 45 person team supporting 24/7 on-orbit operations; facilitating emergency engineering anomaly resolution during 22 major satellite operational emergencies
    • Skillfully incorporated a $3.2 million dollar deployable site into operations to support critical intelligence satellite launches; maintaining a 98% operational success rate while reducing government cost by 66% and schedule by 30%

    MISSION INTEGRATION MANAGER * Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles, CA          2009-2011

    Oversees launch booster acquisition, verification, mission planning, and payload integration teams for global positioning, military communication, and missile warning missions.

    • Tactical expert in the direction of a 100 contractor/military/government civilian team achieving perfect on orbit delivery of a $567 million “1st of its kind” Global Positioning Satellite and a $350 million intelligence satellite; accomplishing a stringent two year schedule on each program, verifying 366 launch booster items
    • Diversity manager excelling under pressure after a complete loss of 15 technical engineers just two weeks before a crucial Department of Defense satellite launch
    • Tenacious negotiator spearheading a timely acquisition of a $60 million contract award for the modification of six launch booster vehicles for the next generation navigational satellite systems
    • Team recognized with the prestigious Air Force Association Theodore von Karman Award for the most outstanding contribution in the field of science and engineering

    DIRECTOR, Engineering Plans Branch * Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles, CA       2007-2009

    Led an 11 person team responsible for the program requirement documentation and future planning requirements for a $13 billion US launch booster program.

    • Combined two service branches reducing manning by 33% while maintaining systems engineering capabilities
    • Hand selected for a Secretary of the Air Force commissioned consulting team optimizing launch processes and procedures; results include millions in savings in launch booster acquisition
    • Created the evaluation criteria for a new space lift provider; increased contractor competition, reduced space lift cost, increased industrial base
    • Led a multi-national partnership with the Australian government to acquire the next-gen communications satellite

    STRATEGIC SOURCING LEADER * General Electric-Healthcare, Waukesha, WI           2006-2007

    Assisted the global sourcing leader in strategy development and global spend totaling $130 million; led supplier negotiations, part redesign, material change, and supplier transfer.

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    PRESIDENT/CEO sKing Street Property Investment LLC, Colorado Spring, CO

    MECHANICAL ENGINEER – X-RAY SYSTEMS sGeneral Electric-Healthcare, Waukesha, WI

    DESIGN ENGINEER – EXHAUST SYSTEMS sTerex Corporation, Houghton, MI

    BARIATRIC REPAIR TECHNICIAN sAdvanced Therapeutics of Wisconsin, West Allis, WI

    STUDENT RESEARCH – VISCOSE POLYMERS sMichigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

    Education & Certifications


    Certification, Product Leadership Development Program - MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUE OF TECHNOLOGY, Cambridge, MA (2012)

    Masters of Science, Systems Engineering - NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL,Monterey, CA (2012)         

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering - MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY,Houghton, MI (2007)


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