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There are many valid critiques of U.S. President Donald Trump’s new direction for NASA. Few, if any, would be new. But Russian government officials saw an opportunity for domestic attention and took a stab at it. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:55:38 +0000
SpaceX reiterated at a congressional hearing Jan. 17 that its Falcon 9 rocket performed as expected on its most recent launch, despite swirling questions about the potential failure of the classified Zuma mission. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:13:32 +0000
“What are we going to do about deterrence in space?” That is a question the administration should answer in the new strategy, said CSIS analyst Todd Harrison. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:56:26 +0000
As the two companies developing commercial crew systems reiterated that they were on schedule to carry out test flights later this year, a government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or early 2020. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:18 +0000
With no budget deal in sight to avert a Friday government shutdown, a visibly frustrated Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee — and a vocal champion of bigger military budgets — called out his congressional colleagues for putting political agendas ahead of national security SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:12:59 +0000
Effective Space, a U.K.-headquartered company developing spacecraft to extend the life of communications satellites, announced Jan. 17 that it has signed its first contract with an undisclosed customer. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:07:31 +0000
The Air Force will establish a three-star vice commander of Air Force Space Command to be located in the national capital region. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:38:34 +0000
Virgin Orbit, which expects to debut the air-launched LauncherOne rocket by summer, signed a contract Jan. 16 with GomSpace to send eight nanosatellites into orbit next year to track airplanes and ships. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:11:26 +0000
European launch provider Arianespace expects to conduct just 23 more Ariane 5 launches before the next-generation Ariane 6 becomes its primary rocket. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:24 +0000
The new president of Canadian space technology company MDA says he sees opportunities for growth both within the country and beyond, while maintaining the company’s Canadian roots as part of a larger, and increasingly American, company. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:44:32 +0000
The SBIRS satellites are equipped with powerful scanning and staring infrared sensors that collect data for use by the U.S. military to detect missile launches. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:55:15 +0000
The plan is to shift the current ground software architecture to an open-systems platform that the Air Force would own and update with new technology as it becomes available. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:22 +0000
The successful launch of an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Jan. 11 marked not just the return to flight of the rocket but also major achievements for several of the companies with payloads on board the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:37:32 +0000
China Great Wall Industry Corp. landed a new satellite order Jan. 11 on the back of a bilateral meeting between Chinese and Cambodian officials that included an agreement to increase trade between the countries. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:43:46 +0000
An independent safety panel recommended NASA not certify SpaceX’s commercial crew system until the agency better understands the behavior of pressure vessels linked to a Falcon 9 failure in 2016. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:58:11 +0000
Virgin Galactic conducted its first test flight of its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle in more than five months Jan. 11 as the company prepares to begin powered test flights of the vehicle. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:55:04 +0000
The PSLV lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10:59 p.m. Eastern and placed into orbit a Cartosat 2 imaging satellite and 30 secondary payloads. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:09:38 +0000
Rocket Lab announced Jan. 11 it plans to make another attempt to launch its Electron small rocket on its second mission later this month. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:59:37 +0000
Pentagon officials on the Zuma space mission: 'We're not going to be able to give you any more information' SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:31:37 +0000
The U.S. Air Force is focused on information technology, cybersecurity and small satellites to enhance weather capabilities in the near term rather than a new generation of large, sophisticated spacecraft to replace the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:10-01-2015
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     Current job:Director of Commercial Space
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsBusiness development, management, marketing, in depth technical expertise, launch service providers, engineering services, product development
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    Overview:

    • Business Development Aerospace – Commercial 

    • Program and Technical Management

    • Deep Technical Expertise – Problem Solver
    • Current Top Secret Clearance


    Aerospace business development and technical management executive with 35 years experience in commercial and federal business. Expert at creating new highly profitable commercial business opportunities and building business relationships. Proven new business concept developer, manager, and problem solver with strong entrepreneurial and engineering skills. Adept at overcoming obstacles to success and always achieving the business goals. Hard working team player that gets along with everyone, enjoys the work, and gets the job done.

    Career Objectives:

    Apply my proven BD, and management skills in US and International business. Help contractors expand into commercial markets creating new revenue streams in times of contracting federal budgets. Interest in commercialization of space programs internationally. I have a track record of expanding government contractor businesses in new and existing markets. I also enjoy the challenges of international business.

    Background In Brief:

    Current Director of Commercial Space for Vencore, leading business development and execution of an engineering services division in the US and international space industry. Personally created and continuing to grow a division leveraging a 1000 person government engineering services group into new commercial markets. Won $5m of business with new customers, exceeded profit goals of 45% while undercutting the competition. Established new business concepts pairing technical services with the insurance industry that will change the way government contractors view performance payments in classified programs. Drove changes in company business processes enabling more efficient commercial practices and competitive operations.

    Extensive experience in the government and contractor community conducting technical and programmatic negotiations with suppliers, customers, and program partners. Highly proficient presentation, writing, and relationship development skills. Past performance and technical writer on numerous proposal development teams.

    Senior Technical Advisor to NASA's Kennedy Space Center on US and Ukrainian rocket programs. Managed a 100 member engineering and analysis group. Member of NASA’s launch team with go/no-go authority for science mission ELV launches. Wide range of expert technical proficiency in system design, trade studies, requirements development, design certification, risk assessments, RF systems, failure analysis, mission management, systems integration and test, and technical due diligence. Authored NASA certification plans and requirements.

    Successfully founded and managed an information technology business in 1993 growing to employ 28 people serving corporate customers throughout the US. Sold this business after 7 years. Gained invaluable experience in the demanding P/L environment of small business and team building.

    Prior positions in avionics systems engineering for helicopter anti-submarine warfare systems, the Hubble Space Telescope, spacecraft integration and test, classified collection system design, and digital circuit design of nuclear medicine systems. Expert at troubleshooting of electrical, avionic, and RF systems.

    2002 - Present Vencore Inc, (FKA QinetiQ-NA) Reston,
    11/07 - 09/08 VA Orbital Sciences, Chandler, AZ
    09/93 - 01/02 Quick Link Information Services, Branford, CT
    08/88 - 08/93 Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT

    12/86 - 07/88 GTE Government Systems, Mountain View, CA
    10/85 - 12/86 Man Tech, Alexandria, VA
    06/83 - 07/85 Perkin-Elmer, Danbury, CT
    01/82 - 05/83 Data Products, Wallingford, CT

    07/78 - 01/82 Picker Nuclear, Northford, CT


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