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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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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
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As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
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Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
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NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:20:14 +0000
As the White House puts the finishing touches on a new space policy dealing with space traffic management issues, the House is considering legislation of its own on the topic. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:03-02-2014
     Last Modified:04-02-2014 (12:14)
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     Current job:Space Systems Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:,
     KeywordsProject Lead, Systems Engineer, Control Account Manager, Risk and Opportunity Manager, Project Planner, Project Scheduler, Requirements Manager, Proposals
    CV

    SUMMARY
    Performance-focused Space Systems Project Engineer with demonstrated ability to achieve mission success.  Front-line leader, adept at partnering with all functional organizations, who achieves management effectiveness in contracting schedule and reduced budgetary environments.  Extensive Systems Engineering expertise in all program phases from pre-capture through product sustainment. 
    Mentors team-members in problem solving, risk reduction and opportunity identification.
    Expertise includes:
    * Earned Value/Control Account Management
    * Risk and Opportunity Management
    * Project Planning and Organization
    * System Studies and Proposals
    * Systems Analysis and Requirements Definition
    * Systems Engineering Methodology
    * Advanced user of Microsoft Office Products, Certified Project 2010 Specialist (MCTS)

     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    RAYTHEON | INTELLIGENCE, INFORMATION AND SERVICES (IIS), AURORA, CO 
     
    Integrated Product Team (IPT) Lead (2011-2013)
    Managed multi-functional staff of 40 engineers responsible for deployed satellite command and telemetry product sustainment and improvement.  Performed Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) analysis weekly and executed Control Account Management (CAM) Earned Value analysis weekly/monthly.  Continued as Committee member performing schedule coordination for the annual Raytheon Corporate Information Systems and Computing Technology Symposium.
    * Established program baseline for follow-on contract without impacting on-going program performance through selective assignment of tasks to team, consolidation of discrete schedules and development of staffing plans and budgets.
    * Accomplished Integrated Baseline Review with rare occurrence of no residual actions by demonstrating to Prime Contractor/Government customer’s proficient leadership to meet schedule and budget requirements; received special recognition of accomplishment from executive leadership.
    * Corrected potential schedule delay of a critical project and achieved customer confidence that project would complete on time by identifying ideal staff augmentation and coordinating program transfers with home engineering organization.
    * Conducted corporate symposium annually for past 7 years by working with technology leads from various Raytheon businesses to identify common topic groups, coordinating logistical requirements and developing schedule of presentations and tutorials.
     
    Program Area Engineer (2006 – 2011)
    Principle interface between local engineering directorate and program offices.  Primary responsibilities included ensuring successful execution of engineering activities on programs, conducting Engineering Program Reviews and Proposal Reviews, approval of quarterly Estimate-at-Complete (EACs) and deployment coordinator of the Common Process Architecture. Served as the Engineering representative to the IIS Program Leadership Council Risk and Opportunity working group.
    * Achieved company business strategy to increase work-share on key multi-contractor program by coordinating with Engineering Leadership Team to identify best-athlete candidates within company to fill staffing opportunities and interacting with program staffing team to interview/accept Raytheon candidates.
    * Successful completion of ISO 9001 audit of weather satellite program by coordinating collection and review of engineering process artifacts.
     
    Chief Engineering Office Staff Engineer (2004 – 2006)
    Member of Chief Engineering Office on Denver Operations Maintenance and Engineering program.  Performed various projects in support of the Program Management Office.  Team lead for Engineering Improvement Tiger Team working off-site at East Coast location.
    * Corrected engineering process deficiencies by coordinating with multi-site engineering organizations to apply common processes and implementation of problem solutions.
    * Reduced annual effort required to perform cost-collection event for government customer by developing process and related spreadsheet tool for analyzing program financial data.
     
    Systems Engineering Lead (2000 – 2004)
    Managed staff of 25 Systems Engineers for the Data Processing Segment IPT for polar-orbiting weather satellite system.  Participated in multiple program phases, including pre-proposal, proposal, program start-up, and product development.  Staffed and coordinated system engineering efforts across multiple campuses within the IPT.  Developed implementation-layer Systems Engineering processes.  Performed as Control Account Manager with $45M budget.
    * Significant contributor to award of nearly $1B contract by assembling engineering team, developing requirements and design artifacts, and presented at contractor selection Orals review.
    * Created multi-tiered requirement specification tool to meet proposal schedule and budget constraints by applying multi-user database solution and training users.
     
    Systems Engineer (1986 – 2000)
    Previously held roles of increasing responsibility in the development and operation of complex satellite systems.
     
    EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    BS, Electrical Engineering
    University of Colorado, Denver Colorado
    24 graduate level course-hours towards MS, Electrical Engineering
    University of Colorado, Denver Colorado

    KEY TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Project 2010 - Managing Projects, 2014
    Writing Federal Proposals, Shipley Associates, 2011
    Program Leadership Certification - Level Six, 2009
    Proactive Risk Management - via Colorado State University, 2009
    Integrated Product Team Leadership, 2008

    AWARDS
    NASA Group Achievement Awards, Goddard Space Flight Center
    Integrated NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), 2005
    Earth Observing System (EOS) Mission Operations System (EMOS)
    Development Team, 2000
     
    SECURITY CLEARANCE
    Held SCI-level clearances continuously from 1987 through May 2013


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