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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
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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
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
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
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
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
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
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
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
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
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:21:05 +0000
Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. SpaceNews.com
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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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