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Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:38:00 +0100
For the first time in its 19-year history, SMi Group’s Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition will be featuring South Korea in its speaker line-up for this year’s event. With recent threats surging within the region, South Korea has instilled urgency in the race to perfect milsatcom systems to ensure overall robust defence capability. Commander of Defence Communication Command, Brigadier General Nag Jung Choi, will be presenting a keynote address on Day 3 of the conference...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage. By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business. Touching down on the Moon was a monumental moment in human history. Eight short years and enormous resources took humankind to the lunar surface, initially for le...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0100
Astronomers have used ALMA to capture a strikingly beautiful view of a delicate bubble of expelled material around the exotic red star U Antliae. These observations will help astronomers to better understand how stars evolve during the later stages of their life-cycles. In the faint southern constellation of Antlia (The Air Pump) the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and...
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:03:00 +0100
SES, EchoStar Corp., and Airbus Defence and Space announced today that the new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. EchoStar 10...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:30:00 +0100
Today Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) debuted a new family of satellite buses that form the core of nearly every space mission. From nanosats to high-powered satellites, the versatile lineup incorporates dozens of major enhancements and hundreds of common components that speed production and reduce cost. The company announced the lineup at the Air Force Association Air, Space & Cyber Conference. "We've invested $300 million in revamping our satellite solutions from top to bottom, applying what we...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:54:00 +0100
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: FLY) (OTCQX: FLYLF) (the "Company" or "FLYHT") is pleased to announce a flight trial with Inmarsat, and would like to bring attention to an Inmarsat press release titled Inmarsat to demonstrate advanced SwiftBroadband-Safety capabilities in flight trial with FLYHT on September 19, 2017. This trial will demonstrate the use of FLYHT's Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS(tm)) to send data to the UpTime(tm) Cloud management platform via I...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:53:00 +0100
With the ''Space Strategy for Europe'' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, the European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programmes and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence. Download Conference Agenda | Register to a...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has recently received approximately $8.2 million in orders or specialized products in support of satellite global positioning system protection and communication systems. Work on these recent orders will be performed in secure Kratos manufacturing facilities. Due to customer related, competitive and other considerations, no additional information will be provided rel...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:51:00 +0100
The Sun's recent activity has caught the interest of scientists and space weather forecasters worldwide, highlighting the need to keep a watchful eye on our star and its awesome power. On 6 and 10 September, our Sun produced a pair of solar flares, the strongest observed in over 10 years. They were accompanied by huge eruptions of billions of tonnes of matter into space. While many such eruptions fall back onto the hot surface, these two did not and became 'coronal mass ejections' (CMEs) -...
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:19:00 +0100
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. The oddball exoplanet, called WASP-12b, is one of a class of so-called "hot Jupiters," gigantic, gaseous planets that orbit very close to their host ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:13:00 +0100
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will continue its support for NOAA's Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program that ingests and analyzes weather data, creating useful visualizations for forecasters and distributing time-sensitive weather statements such as watches and warnings across the United States. Used by more than 140 National Weather Service field offices, the AWIPS program informs decisions that save lives and protect property during natural disasters. Under the $269 mill...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:00:00 +0100
The international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere. Confirmation of the end of mission arrived at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at 11:55 GMT/13:55 CEST with the loss of the spacecraft's signal having occurred 83 minutes earlier at Saturn, some 1.4 billion km from Earth. With the rocket propellant for manoeuvering the spacecraft fully expended as planned touring Saturn and i...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
Four of the latest set of Galileo navigation satellites will be launched on Ariane 6 rockets - ESA's first contract to use Europe's new vehicle. The launches are scheduled between the end of 2020 and mid-2021, using two Ariane 62 rockets - the configuration of Europe's next-generation launch vehicle that is best suited to haul the two 750 kg navigation satellites into their orbits at 23 222 km altitude. Under development, Ariane 6 is Europe's newest launcher, designed to extend guaranteed ...
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space (Thales 67%, Leonardo 33%) and Telespazio (Leonardo 67%, Thales 33%), today signed a partnership with the US-based company Spaceflight Industries which includes the following elements: A minority investment in Spaceflight Industries, which through its BlackSky business, has developed a geospatial platform and plans to build and operate a constellation of 60 small high-resolution observation satellites featuring very short revisit times; ...
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin (LM) unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced significant progress on the industry's first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV-1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% of the platform and payload components already delivered to the company's Satellite Manufacturing Facility in Virginia. The spacecraft will begin system-level testi...
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world. The O3b mPOWER satellites will include Boeing's most-advanced digital payload technology and will be built using electronics from the flight-proven 702 satellite platform customized to support the unique MEO environment. "With this new technology and design, Boeing is able to build satellites faster and m...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, recently completed an important qualification test of the avionics system for the solid rocket boosters the company has developed and is now manufacturing for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS). Completion of this milestone is an important step toward preparing the SLS and Orion spacecraft for their first flight in 2019. Two Orbital ATK-developed five-segment rocket boosters will be used on each SLS launch to help provide initial ...
Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
Launch is the most strenuous part of a satellite's life. To survive the extreme sound wave pressure and pounding vibrations generated by more than 700,000 lbs. of thundering rocket thrust, spacecraft need a solid, reliable design if they hope to arrive operational on orbit. On July 13, Lockheed Martin (LMT)'s second, fully-assembled GPS III space vehicle (SV) completed a realistic simulation of its future launch experience and passed this critical acoustic environmental test with flying color...
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    MANAGEMENT

     

    Expert in addressing the needs of government agencies, including the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the Office of Homeland Security. Expertly leads diverse teams of professionals to consistently exceed goals. Results-oriented professional with an effective combination of formal military training and business skills. Proven history of leveraging leadership prowess to drive projects from initiation to completion. Focus on integrating systems and launching software applications to increase efficiency and attain client goals. Areas of expertise include:


     

    DoD Acquisition - Systems Integration - System Design - Intelligence Support - Policy Development - Analysis - Operations - Software Creation - Continuity Planning - Database Creation - Information Tracking

    Client Relations - Business Planning - WebEOC Software - SharePoint Software - Training Development - Design Testing - CTT+ Certification

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    L-3 COMMUNICATIONS (became Engility in July 2012)- Alexandria, Virginia - 2004-Present

    Defense contractor with 66,000 employees.

     

    Database Programmer/Instructor (2009-2014): Identifies and converts business processes that would benefit from database applications. Designs, builds and maintains several databases in MS Access for the Weapons Effects division. Uses Visual Basic for Applications to customize applications. Solicits requirements from customer and translates them into an operational database. Tests software applications. Develops and delivers training products for users. Documents database architecture. Replaced manual processes with automated applications.

    • Created near real-time reporting capability for CBRNE Modeler training contract, replacing manual process and providing value-added service to customer.

    • Converted student sign in from manual paper based process to automated, laptop based design that integrates with the training information database.

    • Implemented web based student surveys, converted from paper based. Saved instructors' time, more efficient, better feedback.

    • Built an hours-reporting system for DTRA Reachback, replacing manual process and increasing reporting ability to senior leadership, leading to more accurate accounting of resources.

    • Designed tracking database for Facility Security Officer, helping to contribute to facility’s “Superior” rating during annual inspection.

    • Developed a talent mana database used for hiring and resume tracking.

    • Classroom instructor for Consequence of Execution Toolset (CATS) and Joint Effects Model (JEM)

     

    Watch Officer (2007-2009): Drive projects for the USDA Office of Homeland Security while under contract with the U.S. Department of Agriculture by gathering multiple sources of information for analysis and dissemination. Originate emergency policies that affect personnel. Assess hazards of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear releases using plume-modeling software. Compile reports during emergencies from USDA personnel and facilities worldwide, and submit them to the Secretary of Agriculture. Deliver intelligence support in the Secretary’s absence and prepare condensed information relevant to USDA management. Serve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to give support to the USDA Homeland Security office through situational awareness and reporting.

    • Raised Operations Center capabilities by introducing software that models hazardous plumes.

    • Improved the Continuity of Operations Office’s ability to track taskings and report status by creating a database and communication application in the WebEOC software package.

     

    Continuity of Operations Planner (2006-2007): Spearheaded the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s effort to develop a database and communication system for the emergency operations center using WebEOC software. Partnered closely with customers to gather and determine requirements. Programmed the system and performed design reviews and system tests. Led the training effort for the system, originating a training program and instructing more than 300 team members from several federal departments and agencies in how to use the system. Replaced a Microsoft Access database.

    • Authored a technical manual that details how to use the system for the government.

     

    Training Systems Integrator (2004-2006): Instructed classes for Hazardous Prediction Assessment Capability and Consequence Assessment Toolset software and oversaw training development of new lessons for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Updated current curriculum to match changes in software, and defined curriculum strategies to include integration of courses into formal military training. Pinpointed training and software requirements for the software-development process while collaborating with the client. Conducted software training and led training documentation. Taught courses at an off-site user conference and contributed to business development and proposal writing.

    • Gained “official” status for classes and made them eligible to be integrated into military training programs by authoring plans of instruction on all courses.

    • Improved the ease of teaching and learning courses by streamlining and improving lessons.

    • Attained an improved contract with a comprehensive review of computer-based training offered in the courses.

     

     

    US AIR FORCE - 1992-2002

     

    Space and Missile Systems Center - El Segundo, California - 1999-2002

    Los Angeles Air Force Base

    Chief, Launch Operations: Ensured continual coverage of telemetry data for rocket launches and Titan Launch Vehicles by partnering with contractors, military branches, government agencies and civilians. Directed engineers and personnel at launch-base ranges while updating senior leadership with status reports. Executed in-depth analysis after launches in post-flight reviews and maintained budget for the deployable telemetry system. Drove multiple systems, including Air Force Satellite Control Network, Air Force Deployable Systems, Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft, Navy P-3 Aircraft and Ocean-Going Transportable Test & Evaluation Resource. Determined requirements for launch holds and minimized the likelihood of collisions with space debris through collision-avoidance planning. Protected launch vehicle and satellite payloads from radio frequency impingement. Combined competing viewpoints of multiple personalities/organizations into cohesive reports. Managed a 70-person team of contractors and employees.

    • Certified Acquisition Program Manager Level II.

    • Originated a comprehensive post-flight process and launched a sea-based telemetry system.

    • Replaced a decommissioned system using an adapted Navy P-3 plane.

    • Successfully acquired telemetry data on every mission.

    • Contributed to the solving of anomaly investigations by providing flight data.

    • Honored with an achievement award for the P-3.

     

    381ST MISSILE TRAINING SQUADRON - Lompoc, California - 1996-1999

    Vandenberg Air Force Base.

    Chief, Interactive Courseware: Originated customized computer-based training for ICBM combat crews. Created instruction using the ISD model and performed audience analysis. Supervised a military and civilian team while partnering closely with the customer to determine instructional requirements.

    • Authored and won a grant for educational technology research using photorealistic virtual-reality simulations.

     

    Career Note: Previous employment includes Combat Crew Commander, Interactive Courseware Developer with the 91st Operations Support Squadron and Combat Crew Deputy Commander, Classroom Instructor with the 319th Missile Squadron at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Full details available on request.

     

     

     

    EDUCATION

     

    Master of Science in Management - Lesley University - Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Bachelor of Arts in English - University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

     

    Undergraduate Missile Training - Squadron Officer School

    Department of Defense Acquisition 101 and 201 - Certified Acquisition Program Manager Level II - Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+ Certified, CompTIA)


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