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Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. SpaceNews.com
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As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional hearing May 17 concludes commercial space stations are unlikely to be financially viable in the mid-2020s. SpaceNews.com
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Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9 rockets known as “load-and-go” could be used for future commercial crew missions. SpaceNews.com
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As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator said he was “90 percent” confident that the mission will continue. SpaceNews.com
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Planet hopes to grab market share by offering “guaranteed collection” twice a day. SpaceNews.com
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NASA is dealing with a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System vehicle, an issue that could contribute to further delays for its launch. SpaceNews.com
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Nine satellite companies agreed May 17 to donate satellite capacity and equipment to the United Nations, seeking to coordinate their responses to natural disasters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 19:45:38 +0000
Nearly 600 members of a union that has been on strike against United Launch Alliance for almost two weeks will vote on a new contract May 19 that would end the labor dispute. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 17:10:18 +0000
SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect billions of the world's least-served to the internet. The two most prominent developers of electronically steered antennas don’t share that aspiration, however. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 15:43:28 +0000
The new Pentagon-based vice commander of Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. David “DT” Thompson, made his first public appearance May 15, 2018, at a Washington Space Business Roundtable luncheon. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 17 May 2018 09:34:13 +0000
Testimony by NASA’s Inspector General at a May 16 hearing provided new support to efforts by two senators to block plans to end funding of the International Space Station in 2025. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:33:57 +0000
A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed for cancellation, but not necessarily enough to keep the mission on schedule. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 22:13:26 +0000
A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to support commercial missions beyond Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 21:52:44 +0000
Todd Harrison, CSIS senior fellow: “With hosted payloads, there are a lot of great opportunities to increase resiliency and capacity.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 18:38:50 +0000
Aireon raised $69 million from a British partner, enabling the aircraft-tracking startup to begin making hosting payments to Iridium Communications. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 16 May 2018 02:14:44 +0000
Inflight connectivity provider Global Eagle will help Telesat in design and test the operator’s low Earth orbit satellite constellation, the companies announced May 15. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 15 May 2018 20:26:23 +0000
A NASA advisory committee, concerned about delays in the development of commercial crew systems, wants the agency to look at options where the International Space Station is operated with a reduced crew. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 15 May 2018 19:52:12 +0000
Thompson: “We needed somebody to work space every single day. Before, I didn’t recognize how much that was needed." SpaceNews.com
Tue, 15 May 2018 19:37:15 +0000
Eutelsat on May 14 said it is taking steps to secure a foothold in the European broadband market after last month’s decision to forgo jointly funding a satellite with Viasat turned the two companies into direct competitors. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:07-07-2015
     Last Modified:08-07-2015 (07:35)
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     Current job:Consultant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsTechnical Leadership and Business Development
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    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
    Accomplished, dynamic leader with extensive experience in building teams of diverse composition bringing together engineers, operators, technicians, and IT professionals, both in house and outsourced, to focus on the common goal of improving operational efficiency and growing revenue.
    Substantial experience in development, deployment and lifecycle management of Satellite Ground Control Systems, On-Orbit Satellite Systems, Data Management Systems, and Data Network Implementation possessing exceptional skills as a program manager in state-of-the-art information and control systems.   
     
    EXPERIENCE
    Aug 2014 to Nov 2014 – Skybox Operations, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA – 
    Successfully coordinated and supported integration of Skybox Operations into Google infrastructure after Google’s acquisition of Skybox. 
    Nov 2012 to Aug 2014 – Senior Vice President, Operations, Skybox Imaging, Mountain View, CA
    Responsible for all aspects of Skybox operations including development, implementation and operation of Skybox’s Satellite Flight Operations, Customer Service Operations, Image Production Operations, and Scheduling Operations to include the launch and early orbit operations of the company’s first two satellites.  
    - Managed Skybox facilities to accommodate growth from 80 to 130+ personnel.  
    - Lead Data Systems group in development of core, big data image handling system as well as the satellite ground control network and corporate IT services. 
    - Planned and managed the Operations and Data Systems budget in a fiscally challenging environment ensuring key operational milestones were prioritized and met.
    - Provided mentorship and guidance to direct reports as well as peers.    
    Feb 2008 to Nov 2012 – Vice President, Satellite Operations and Engineering, Intelsat, Long Beach, CA/Washington DC
    Responsible for the operation and maintenance of Intelsat’s satellite fleet of 78 satellites (53 Intelsat, 25 Third party) to include development, deployment and maintenance of the ground control data network and facilities.  
    - Managed $17 million Opex/Capex budget and negotiated both vendor support and third party customer contracts resulting in equitable solutions for both parties.  
    - Lead staff of 118 engineering, operations and systems personnel located on both coasts. 
    - Instilled culture of continuous improvement and acceptance of change resulting in the most cost efficient, robust and reliable geosynchronous satellite operator.
    - Revenue generation of over $28 million with greater 5% annual growth.  Evolved group from Cost center to Profit center.   
    - Member of Intelsat Technology Governance Council providing guidance and approving all company technology improvements and capital expenditures. 
    Nov 2009 to Nov 2012 - Director at Space Data Association – Founding member of the international organization formed by satellite operators in support of satellite operations. The SDA is dedicated to safe and responsible satellite operations, including the prevention of collisions in space and improving satellite communications. www.space-data.org. Selected as Chairman of the organization in August 2012. 
    Sep 2005 to July 2006 – Corporate Integration Team Lead, PanAmSat/Intelsat, Long Beach, CA
    Responsible for leading cross functional teams in planning for the integration of the 2nd and 3rd largest global fixed satellite services operator after the announcement of the companies’ merger.
    - Coordinated all aspects of the corporate merger from Engineering and Operations to Finance to HR to Customer Operations.
    - Developed and delivered integration plans, de-conflicted competing requirements, and worked issues with the executive steering committee made up of the senior executives of both companies resulting in the new corporate organization.      
    Feb 2002 to Feb 2008 – Vice President, Space Operations, PanAmSat/Intelsat, Long Beach, CA
    Responsible for the operation and maintenance of PanAmSat’s satellite fleet to include deployment and maintenance of the ground control data network and facility.  Managed $13 million budget and negotiated both vendor support and third party customer contracts resulting in equitable solutions for both parties.
    - Ensured all projects and programs met budget and timeline constraints, reducing implementation time of projects by 50%.  
    - Reduced costs and increase productivity though team building focusing the organization toward the common goal of mission success and increased revenue.  
    - Increased departmental revenue generation by 40 % working with consulting group in further developing and marketing the operational product line.  Increased revenues via a proactive approach to the customer interface ensuring customer satisfaction and repeat business. 
    - Interacted with and supported Government division by providing business development ideas as well operational support and experience to proposals and active programs resulting in additional revenues for the organization. 
    Mar 1998 to Feb 2002 – Director of Operations, Civil Service – GS 15, Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC), Point Mugu, CA –
    - Functional equivalent to COO and CIO, exercising complete responsibility and accountability for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of, and setting the strategic direction for, the Naval Satellite Control Network, a network of geographically dispersed, inter-networked satellite ground-stations controlling $2.8 billion of space based assets. 
    - Navigated NAVSOC from the operation of a single Low Earth Orbit constellation to full TT&C responsibility of six constellations of LEO, GEO and Molniya Orbit spacecraft, a 300% increase in mission supported while reducing staffing by 30% and operating costs by 20%.  Implemented new, more efficient operations within NAVSOC by empowering employees to recommend and take actions that would reduce operator and system error and increase productivity.  
    - Managed an $11 million operating budget that included the control of personnel costs including salaries, travel, training, contracting and administration, as well as the ground systems maintenance and modernization.  
    - Demonstrated outstanding personnel leadership skills by formulating a cohesive team of diverse military, civil service and contractor personnel working together toward the common goal of providing the most cost effective, reliable TT&C services for the customer.
    Mar 1996 to Feb 2002 – Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
    - Prepare and instruct undergraduate level courses in Software Engineering, Data Communications and Networking, Computer Operating Systems and Database Management Systems maintaining current, up-to-date knowledge of technology trends.  Focused instruction on real life implementation of textbook techniques. Supervised Senior Capstone Projects for both Computer Science and Computer Information System Students. 
    Apr 1987 to Feb 1998 – Active Duty U.S. Naval Officer, various ship and shore duty stations.  USS Obannon (DD-987) – Fire Control Officer and First Lieutenant.  USS Gettysburg (CG-64) – Commissioning Combat Information Center Officer. 
    Feb 1998 to Jan 2002 – Reserve U.S. Naval Officer, supporting Naval Special Warfare Command.  Retired Jan 2002.
     
    SECURITY CLEARANCE
    Current background investigation
     
    EDUCATION
    Masters of Science in Information Technology Management
    Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California - 1995
    Federal Executive Leadership Course
    Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, VA - 2001
    Bachelor of Arts in History, Minor in Chemistry
    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio – 1986
     
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