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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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    Experience: NASA/NOAA GOES-R Enterprise and Infrastructure Lead

    Configuration Management, ClearCase, ClearQuest, CMVC, CVS, Netbeans, Java, JavaScript, Shell Scripting, Oracle, Unix, Linux, AIX, IRIX,SQL, Perl, PHP, Postgres, HTML, Sed, Apache, Six Sigma Tools, HP Proliant, SGI, IBM, PC, Solaris, Pro*C, XML, CSS, Eclipse, C, Twiki,VISIO, Microsoft Project X86 IBM Maximo Asset Manager and Service Desk¸ ClearCase and ClearQuest Configuration Management, Oracle¸ LDAP¸Windows Active Directory and RAID5 Oracle Architecture based on test automation Zephr Scripts. Reviewed and provided comments on NIST 500.83 Rev 3 and Rev 4

    Chief Software Systems Engineer December 2012 - January 2015) Columbus Technologies and Services

    December 2012 - January 2015

    GOES-R NOAA/NASA Ground Segment Team Award for Outstanding Support Developing and Delivering the Ground Segment Release 2, June 2015

    NASA/NOAA GOES-R Enterprise Services & Infrastructure oversight on the GOES-R Project Development Phase, Integration and Test Phase and delivery of production system. Area of expertise focused on the Enterprise Services and Infrastructure as a Subject Matter Expert. Monitor and oversight across the large integration effort including Configuration Management, Service Desk, Event Management, Inventory Management. Reviewed and commented on all aspects of Security with respect to Enterprise Management and Infrastructure. Participated in Quality Reviews in the areas of design, code review and testing of Enterprise and Infrastructure Tools utilizing Zephr Test Automation of

    SGT Inc. (Sept 2009 – December 2012) Enterprise Management/CMART Project Staff Engineer

    System design oversight of an end-to-end configuration management system for the NOAA GOES-R Program. Project and engineering/design documentation; Mission Operations Data Base configuration items such as Spacecraft command procedures, Spacecraft/Instrument Command and Telemetry Database as well as Flight software, system hardware/software baselines; control, management, reporting/notification, and tracking of anomalies, Help Desk services, property and logistics management, system history accounting and auditing. Review Requirements and Design utilizing the Unified Modeling Language (UML) sequence diagrams from the Integrated Requirements and Design Model (IRDM) IBM Rational Software Architect (RSA) tool depicting the data activity between the elements and the processing sequence on each side of the interface. Participate in cross-functional teams including Systems Engineering, IT Security, Mission Assurance, Software Assurance, Integration & Test and Verification & Validation. Provide technical observations with respect to major reviews SRR, SWRR, PDR and CDR in the area of Enterprise Management/Configuration Management and Anomaly, Reporting and Tracking (CMART).

    Honeywell Corporation(1982 – Aug 2009)

    NASA/EDOS Software Configuration Manager (6 years)– Provided Software Configuration Management of all EDOS Software. Responsible for all builds, releases, release notification letters, and software installations. Coordinated all release upgrades including software, firmware, database, configuration files on a real time multi-mission capture and production system in support of five satellites. Provided the configuration management for four major systems: Development System, Integration and Test system, Backup EDOS Operational System. Managed and tracked all software changes on each system with respect to binaries, scripts, tools, configuration files, middleware, Java Gui's, our International Partner Deliverables and Installations. Designed and developed CM repositories for multiple purposes including firmware, international deliverables, multiple systems when migrating from one hardware/software configuration to another, maintaining each and tracking anomalies to each including builds, releases and installations.

    Designed and developed a documentation tracking tool to provide all software deliverables including releases, installations, configuration files,PDRs, CDRs, User's Guides, Work Instructions, project and engineering/design documentation. Experience with many Configuration Management Tools to track anomalies in each software version, tracking these versions to the hardware/software configurations. Wrote, tracked and corrected anomalies using many anomaly reporting and tracking systems at GSFC/NASA. Designed, developed and implemented CM Configuration Management in support of complex, multi-functional software including international collaborated partners; integrated into a multi-functional geographically disperse system including the capture of satellite data at WSC, Norway, Alaska, return link data to GSFC and the production and delivery of Level Zero Data to a wide group of domestic and international customers.

    Provided software engineering leadership on large scale satellite control projects; conceptualize and design of technical solutions for real-time mission critical systems; develop and present proposals; work with clients to understand overall technical objectives. Wrote shell and perl scripts to provide automated installation scripts as well as other CM tools to provide repeatable processes throughout the life cycle of the project.

    Design and developed C programs on a high volume data production multi-satellite system using the “gcc” compiler together with Pro*C routines, shell scripting using csh, ksh, and bash, Sed, Perl scripts, and Java GUI development using Netbeans. Presentation experience to small and large groups throughout the SDLC; such as Concept Design, Preliminary or Software Design Review, Operational Transition, Operational Scenarios including Design charts, schedules, critical path, resources required – hardware, software, configuration management, operations, installation, lessons learned and user documentation.

    Software Lead for the Honeywell NASA Mission to Planet Earth Operations Data Center. CCSDS Processing. Systems Integration Test of all CSCI of the EDOS System. Acceptance Test Conductor on EDOS. Software Integration and Test Lead for NASA EDOS Software Team. Troubleshooted operational anomalies, network problems, wrote and corrected software defects. Tracked configuration processes through tools such as ClearCase, CVS, and CMVC. Analyzed large complex systems through integration of SQL, Database Triggers on ORACLE databases, C programs, Perl scripts, HTML scripts, shell scripts to deliver software which supports Operations with the minimum of failures and workarounds. Developed real time Graphical User Interface using Netbeans and Java.

    Project Lead for the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) Satellite Control Center workstation development project. Developed client/server applications written in "C" for satellite control centers for Goddard Space Flight Center. The COBE Project was the recipient of the Nobel Prize which provided the first evidence in support of the Big Bang Theory.

    NASA - Satellite Control Centers – EDOS, Terra, Aqua, Aura, IceSat, EO-1, COBE, HST, UARS, Shuttle Payload Interface Facility.

    Stress tested the initial deliveries of NASA's Network Control Center. Tested the operability of releases and wrote reports on the assessment of the requirements being met by the product delivery.

    (1980-1982) Mountain Bell

    Defined, design and implement software simulation programs to generate Financial Projections for Rate Increases for the telecommunications carrier of Mountain Bell of AT&T in the mid-western state of the United States.

    (1976- 1980) Sperry Univac

    Senior Systems Analyst: Pre-Sales and Post-Sales support, benchmarking and technical responses to Request for Proposals,. Benchmark Manager and Project Lead for responses to proposal, conversion of software to newly designed hardware/software to be released to the market

    Achievements:

    Key Contributor on Successful Missions

    Excellent Problem Solving Strategy on Complex Problems

    Excellent Critical Analysis in Evaluating Operational Impact

    Visionary when analyzing changes from a top level and bottom level changes

    Multiple NASA and Honeywell Awards on missions, such as Hubble Space Telescope, Earth Observing System, and COBE in the areas of Operations, Design Reviews, Testing, Integration and Transition.

    Education: MBA Finance Johns Hopkins University

    MS Computer Science Colorado State University

    BS Mathematics Towson University

    Six Sigma DFSS Certification/Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification

    Papers: “Perl Tools for Automating Satellite Ground Systems”, Space Ops 2000, France

    Clearance: NACI


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