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The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
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As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
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A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:20:14 +0000
As the White House puts the finishing touches on a new space policy dealing with space traffic management issues, the House is considering legislation of its own on the topic. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 20:21:05 +0000
Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. 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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