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Tue, 22 May 2018 00:18:43 +0000
The UN certified Iridium Communications to provide Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) services, ending Inmarsat’s monopoly on the internationally required service for ships, Iridium said May 21. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 18:42:48 +0000
The USSOCOM can now take advantage of commercial innovations by procuring satellite connectivity as a managed service SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:08:04 +0000
Israeli fleet operator Spacecom on May 21 announced a contract worth up to $55 million for satellite capacity on its upcoming Amos-17 satellite. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:30:45 +0000
Parsons will be pursuing more Air Force and NASA work, especially in small satellite prototyping and engineering development. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 21 May 2018 12:04:36 +0000
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station May 21 on a mission that may be the swan song for the company as an independent entity. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 19:53:04 +0000
The utility of space sensors has been studied for decades so the Pentagon has plenty of data to draw from. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:45:56 +0000
Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 20:18:02 +0000
As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:48:14 +0000
Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as “load-and-go” could be used for future commercial crew missions. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 18 May 2018 03:02:18 +0000
As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator said he was “90 percent” confident that the mission will continue. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 23:25:08 +0000
Planet hopes to grab market share by offering “guaranteed collection” twice a day. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 22:42:51 +0000
NASA is dealing with a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System vehicle, an issue that could contribute to further delays for its launch. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 20:27:37 +0000
Nine satellite companies agreed May 17 to donate satellite capacity and equipment to the United Nations, seeking to coordinate their responses to natural disasters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 19:45:38 +0000
Nearly 600 members of a union that has been on strike against United Launch Alliance for almost two weeks will vote on a new contract May 19 that would end the labor dispute. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:10:18 +0000
SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:43:28 +0000
The new Pentagon-based vice commander of Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, made his first public appearance May 15, 2018, at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:34:13 +0000
Testimony by NASA’s Inspector General at a May 16 hearing provided new support to efforts by two senators to block plans to end funding of the International Space Station in 2025. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:33:57 +0000
A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed for cancellation, but not necessarily enough to keep the mission on schedule. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:13:26 +0000
A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to support commercial missions beyond Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 21:52:44 +0000
Todd Harrison, CSIS senior fellow: “With hosted payloads, there are a lot of great opportunities to increase resiliency and capacity.” 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.

    Previous Professional Experience

     

     


     

    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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