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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 22:31:04 +0000
The Air Force's share of the Defense Department's $12.5 billion national security space budget is $11.4 billion.
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A Belgian court reversed approval for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network in the country after fleet operator Viasat challenged the legality of its authorization.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:55:11 +0000
The European Space Agency is revising its e.Deorbit program to look for synergies between the mission and satellite servicing vehicles.
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Congress expects to receive from Hyten in June a “warfighting concept of operations” for space. One of the topics will be how to prepare the military for space operations.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:06:41 +0000
Relativity, the startup company developing small launch vehicles using additive manufacturing technologies, announced March 21 an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:20:38 +0000
President Trump's riff on creating a military space force captured the public’s imagination, spawning memes and jokes about starship ninjas gearing up to fight the nation’s wars in space.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:05:37 +0000
The Japanese government, working with private ventures, announced plans March 20 to establish a nearly billion-dollar fund to support the development of space startups in the country.
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 01:24:13 +0000
An Alaskan spaceport will host the first launch of a rocket developed by a stealthy startup company as soon as next week, spaceport officials confirmed March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:40:50 +0000
A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:20:11 +0000
A letter signed by more than 60 House members calls on the Senate to advance the stalled nomination of fellow congressman Jim Bridenstine to be NASA administrator.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:29:38 +0000
Citing recent reforms that provide more time to orbit a new satellite constellation, satellite broadband-startup OneWeb asked U.S. telecom regulators to nearly triple the size of its authorized low-Earth-orbit constellation.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 10:53:36 +0000
Citing progress in producing plutonium-238, NASA will allow scientists proposing missions for an upcoming planetary science competition to use nuclear power sources.
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 04:30:11 +0000
Seeking to return a borrowed satellite as soon as possible, Israeli fleet operator Spacecom is very close to purchasing a new satellite dubbed Amos-8, a company official said March 14.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:49:42 +0000
For the space-based infrared SBIRS satellites 5 and 6, the Air Force says the per-unit cost went down 12 percent — from $1.9 billion to $1.6 billion.
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:39:02 +0000
Companies that are developing small launch vehicles or who provide rideshare launch services say they expect new Chinese launch vehicles to drive down launch prices, raising concerns among some of unfair competition.
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 09:26:31 +0000
Pentagon official: “There are new threats that the industrial base needs to support. So what does this mean in terms of production capacity?”
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:56:55 +0000
Loral Space and Communications wants to move ahead with a “strategic transaction” involving fleet operator Telesat that may spark a legal fight with Telesat’s other major shareholder, a Canadian pension fund.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:49:52 +0000
To prevent collisions in space, nations with advanced orbital monitoring abilities need to share data with each other. Russia, being skilled in space situational awareness (SSA), should be part of the global effort to protect the space environment, experts said March 15 at the Satellite 2018 conference here.
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:48:13 +0000
In its budget proposal for the coming year, the U.S. Air Force is trying to send the same message to foreign adversaries and critics at home: the service definitely is not underestimating threats the United States and its allies face in space.
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     Date Submitted:10-01-2015
     Last Modified:11-01-2015 (09:27)
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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


    • 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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