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A Colorado airport has received a commercial spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration despite a lack of announced users of the site and concerns about conflicts with aviation. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:26:42 +0000
The possible creation of a Space Force gives Congress a “unique opportunity to shape the direction of U.S. national security space at this moment in time.” SpaceNews.com
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Stratolaunch announced Aug. 20 that it is developing a family of vehicles, including a reusable spaceplane, that could launch from the giant aircraft it is developing. SpaceNews.com
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Space is the third — and newest — disrupter in the last 156 years of education. Not since the passage of the Morrill Act in 1862 and the rise of America’s land-grant colleges has there been a movement this massive. Not since the enactment of the G.I. Bill in 1944 has there been a milestone this memorable. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 17:54:03 +0000
New DoD report raises concerns about China’s counterspace weapons, including kinetic-kill missiles, ground-based lasers and orbiting space robots. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:23:53 +0000
A growing talent gap is one of the biggest economic, cultural, and security risk this nation faces in the critical next two decades. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 14:00:24 +0000
Relativity Space, the startup developing a small launch vehicle making extensive use of 3D-printing technologies, has brought on board a former SpaceX and Virgin Orbit executive to help grow the company. SpaceNews.com
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:24:07 +0000
Retired Air Force officer Wesley Hallman: “We all want this to work. But does it have to be a separate service?" SpaceNews.com
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:50:24 +0000
NASA announced Aug. 17 that it will allow SpaceX to use a fueling approach for its commercial crew missions that attracted prior scrutiny, pending a final series of tests. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:34:20 +0000
The space industry outsider nominated to become NASA deputy administrator said he would focus on acquisition reform and adapting NASA to a “new role” with commercial partners if confirmed by the Senate. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:48:01 +0000
A proposed standard announced at a conference last week seeks to provide the same launch flexibility for larger smallsats currently enjoyed by cubesats. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:28:17 +0000
An audit by the Defense Department’s inspector general office found security cracks in the supply chain of four critical military space programs. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 21:25:38 +0000
Canadian remote sensing company UrtheCast says it has sufficient resources to cover the $20 million purchase of analytics firm Geosys from U.S. dairy giant Land O’Lakes. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:34:03 +0000
Millennium Space Systems was founded in 2001 and has approximately 260 employees. It has developed satellites ranging from 50 kg to more than 6,000 kg. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:00:22 +0000
SSL, a company known for building communications satellites and spacecraft systems, will help the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center define its next generation of protected military communications, the Maxar Technologies company announced Aug. 16. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:20:11 +0000
The commercial spaceflight industry has been enjoying success both on and off the launch pad this year. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 05:05:34 +0000
Descartes Labs announced Aug. 15 a partnership with Airbus to feed high resolution global imagery into its geospatial data platform. The Sante Fe, New Mexico-based startup also completed beta testing of its cloud-based “data refinery,” and added weather data. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:21:09 +0000
International mistrust in space could become a bigger problem as the commercial space industry continues to grow and demand a peaceful environment to do business. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:55:18 +0000
NASA says an Aug. 14 test of an engine for the Space Launch System was a success despite an unspecified “facility issue” that caused the test to end early. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 18:18:44 +0000
ESA is pushing European industry to continue innovating and finding efficiencies even after Vega C’s introduction in 2019 and Ariane 6’s debut in 2020. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:12-06-2015
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     Current job:Senior Planner
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsproject management, system analysis, process improvement
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    Experienced Technical Project Professional with a Successful Track Record for Driving Improved Cost, Schedule and Project Performance through Continuous Improvement in Aerospace, Science, and Technology Projects

    Providing over 10 years of technical project management expertise as a Project Management Professional and Systems Engineer with a history of strong technical leadership, planning and control, and business analysis experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Thriving on challenging projects and collaborative, fast-paced environments offering strong aptitude and demonstrated success in effective team management, data analysis, risk management, and schedule development. With a diverse background and a critical thinking mindset, provides innovative strategic processes and technologies to enhance business efficiency and improved decision making. Highly regarded for ability to interpret big data into actionable information allowing for integration of technical, cost, and schedule data for increased visibility of project performance.

    Core Competencies
    - Program Planning and Control
    - Program and Project Management
    - Data Analytics and Statistical Interpretation
    - Systems Integration and Software Engineering
    - Team Collaboration and Leadership Skills
    - Sustainment and Life Cycle Management
    - Articulate Oral and Written Communicator

    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
    * Designed, planned, and executed transition of Lockheed Martin's core financial data center to a modernized, virtualized architecture with improved redundancy and availability. Achieved significant cost savings and business efficiencies.
    * Facilitated implementation of software development lifecycle (SDLC) project management best practices for Department of Defense software deployment project allowing for on-time delivery of long-delayed releases.
    * Participated as content editor for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th Edition Risk Management chapter. Collaborated with content team to incorporate feedback from project management practitioners around the world and refined existing content to include latest best practices.
    * Support NASA funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Mars analog research study in a mission support role providing critical, time-delayed, communication to isolated crewmembers.

    EDUCATION
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
    Master of Aeronautical Science; Aerospace Management, Space Studies
    Thesis: Effectiveness of Project Performance Measurement Standards in the Aerospace Industry

    Florida Institute of Technology
    Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Senior Planner - NASA, GOES-R Program (2014 - Present)
    Support NOAA's largest technical development project to develop a state-of-the-art ground system to process data from the next-generation of weather observing satellites. Performed technical oversight n vendor supplied project schedule deliverables and provided guidance and training to ensure consistent and efficient schedule development and control. Responsible for design, development, and integration of an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) consisting of numerous sub-projects across multiple contractors and federal agencies encompassing the satellite ground system.

    * Constructed Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) compliant with NASA, NOAA, and GOES-R program office standards. Aligned existing, disparate project schedules with WBS and created a master-level project schedule with integrated sub-projects.
    * Identified gaps in existing schedule management processes and procedures. Standardized project control methods ensuring alignment and compliance with Center, Agency, and Federal project management directives, policies, and regulations.
    * Monitor and audit contractor schedule deliverable and scheduling systems to ensure compliance with the schedule management plan, Statement of Work (SOW), and Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL). Conduct project schedule critical path analysis, evaluation of schedule performance, and develop trend and variance analysis reports.
    * Developed schedule metrics analysis tool providing for current and historical assessment of baseline performance, forecast execution, and schedule health assessment.
    * Received GOES-R Process Improvement / Innovation Award for implementation of Primavera P6 and data migration from Microsoft Project allowing for improved performance monitoring across ground and flight project segments.

    Lead Schedule Manager - Department of Defense, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program (2012 - 2014)
    Provided lead subject matter expertise to F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program Office military and civilian leadership, in addition to international partners, on Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) reporting and analysis, including critical path management, schedule development, and forecast accuracy. Supported, and trained, Integrated Product Teams (IPT) through Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBR), Program Management Reviews (PMR), and IMS "deep dive" reviews. Briefed senior program leadership on schedule execution metrics, "what-if" analysis, and reconciled differences in IMS Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) submissions.

    * Led semi-annual Schedule Risk Assessment (SRA) in concert with fiscal year Estimate at Complete (EAC) analysis. Utilized statistical analysis to quantify technical and programmatic risks to determine probability of completion of program milestones and associated trends.
    * Coordinated with multiple prime contractors and suppliers to remediate discrepancies in schedule baselines and summary milestone schedule dates.
    * Created innovative, automated technical solutions to allow for improved processing and data analysis of multiple, extremely large schedules while reducing the time required, by a magnitude of multiple days, to analyze the supplier provided data.

    Technical Project Manager - Department of Defense, Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) (2011 - 2012)
    Led technical project team in management and coordination of multiple-phase, congressionally mandated software development implementation initiative to increase collaboration between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Formulated and maintained top-level project plan and schedules, defined technical support requirements, and monitored schedule and cost performance. Served as interface and technical subject matter expert between the Project Management Office and regional technical staff.

    * Reduced existing six-month baseline slip to an on-time delivery when the final software product was rolled-out during the first phase. Utilized lessons learned to provide for future performance improvements throughout remaining deployment phases.
    * Applied project management techniques and performance analysis best practices, including implementation of a work breakdown structure (WBS) and introduction of agile software lifecycle methodologies, reducing project cost and schedule.
    * Consistently exceeded government customer's expectations and satisfaction during contract and staff transition phase, in addition to high-level project audits, by fostering a continuous improvement environment in addition to defining and implementing processes and procedures.

    Technical Project Manager - United States Federal Government (2010)
    Contributed surge support leading multi-disciplinary federal government team responsible for multiple technology projects. Managed schedule and overall project plan, performed earned value analysis, and defined resource and technical support requirements. Provided weekly metric status updates to senior leadership and reported on project progress to senior level management.
     


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