Master of Science (M.S.) Journalism, College of Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major: Rhetoric; Minor: Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate, Sr. Analyst
Performed as the Net-Enabled Command Capability (NECC) Navy Component Program Management Office (CPMO) Implementation Planning Lead. Under the direction of Program Executive Office Command, Control, Computers, Communication, Intelligence (PEO C4I), Program Management Warfare (PMW) 150 Maritime Command & Control Assistant Program Manager for Joint Programs and NECC Navy Component Program Manager assured that all programmatic, technical, and engineering components required for implementation of NECC, a Joint Military program, were aligned with the program’s requirements.
Â· Performed as the Navy’s Implementation Planning Lead on the NECC Joint Implementation Working Group (IWG) with Defense Information Systems Agency, the Joint Program Executive Office, Joint Program Management Office, and Army, Marines, and Air force CPMOs. Managed NECC Navy CPMO planning activities for joint system.
Â· Co-chaired IWG for six months; collaborate with the IWG on the Joint Implementation Plan for all aspects of the Strategy, Planning, Execution, and Sustainment phases of deployment. Developed the Draft Navy CPMO Annex to the Joint Implementation Plan.
Â· Developed the Disconnected, Intermittent, and Limited matrix and Site List and wrote sections of the Cost Analysis Requirement Description. Worked hand-in-hand with the Chief Engineers to define net-enabled capability system and assisted in trade-off analysis of NECC implementation requirements. Coordinated with the Chief Engineers and cost team to estimate life-cycle cost for capability implementation, hardware, installation, and training. Assessed engineering, test, and implementation risks, analyzed program support deficiencies, and developed solutions to reduce or resolve risks.
Â· Created and maintained the Navy’s NECC fielding plan. Mapped to afloat and ashore sites all existing and planned infrastructures, hardware, software variants, and ship availabilities to ensure hardware and software compatibilities. Assisted in system specification identification for each Navy site and for synchronization across the Services. Assessed architecture and hardware limitations and constraints. Identified capabilities required at each site, and mapped capabilities to operational environments and the Global Information Grid Computing Node (GiG GCN).
Â· Established monthly meetings between Navy CPMO and Combatant Commanders to discuss technical system specification and implementation requirements. Presented at Conferences. Participated in IWG planning and system requirement synchronization meetings to ensure a smooth transition from Global Command and Control System (GCCS) Family of Systems to NECC.
Â· Evaluated vendor capabilities, costs, and requirements for interfacing with Navy/Marine Corps Intranet, OCONUS Navy Enterprise Network, and Next Generation Enterprise Network products and services.
Â· Identified network, Memorandum of Agreements, and Interface Control Document changes required to implement NECC within Navy network. Reviewed NECC Architecture and Systems Engineering documentation for Implementation impacts at the senior engineering level.
Â· Participated in weekly PMW 160 System Engineering Overarching Integrated Product Team/Domain Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) meetings; discussed architecture, integration, and DIL issues with NECC Chief Engineers to define implementation requirements, operational considerations, GiG GCN quantity requirements, and implementation criteria.
Â· Supported PMW 150 Technical Director in technical review of the PEO C4I Application Integration (AI) Concept of Operations and AI Handbook to evaluate systems integration and process feasibility. Supported PMW 160 Quarterly Domain WIPT on behalf of the Technical Director.
Â· Developed briefings for submission to PMW 150 Program Management, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3, and Joint Program Executive Office.
Â· Coordinated and attended meetings with other NECC Navy CPMO teams, GCCS teams, other PEO PMWs, and Joint program representatives to facilitate integration of the total GCCS Family of Systems with other PEO C4I programs and across the Services. Served as NECC as PMW 150 modernization advanced planner.
L-3 COMMUNICATIONS, LINKABIT DIVISION, San Diego, CA 2006-2007
Sr. Software Quality Engineer & Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)
Process: Performed as the Linkabit Division Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Program Lead.
Â· Initiated the Linkabit CMMI Level-3 program, and developed a CMMI Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) to estimate 2007 cost, schedule, and staffing profiles. Identified Process Area Team members at the San Diego facility. Initiated contact with Quality Engineer and CMMI members at the Florida and New York facilities. Organized Introduction to CMMI V 1.2 course for 15 PAT members.
Â· Provided CMMI Kickoff Meeting to the Division President/General Manager, Directors, Steering Committee, and PAT members. Created a CMMI data repository and developed a Quick Look Gap Analysis plan.
Â· Wrote the Joint Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JC4ISR) CMMI Risk Mitigation Plan. Assisted engineers in process improvement activities, in particular system and hardware test and requirement traceability process flows.
Sr. Software Quality Engineer: Performed product and process audits.
Â· Audited the Software, Hardware, and Systems Engineering, Test, Configuration/Data Management, and Contracts departments for conformance to AS9100/ISO 9000, Lean Six Sigma (LSS), and military standards and specifications. Witnessed System and Production test activities.
Â· Performed independent technical reviews of program and engineering plans for three major programs: JC4ISR, MiniDAMA Plus-Up, and KaSAT/MPM-1000.
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (SAIC), San Diego, CA 1996-1999, 2002-2006
OCEAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CORPORATION (OSEC), San Diego, CA 2000-2002
Supported SPAWAR Systems Center, Pacific (SSC PAC) and PEO C4I on several contracts over a period of 10 years. Provided Quality Assurance, CMM/CMMI, and Process Improvement expertise on the SSC PAC Automated Communications Management System (ACMS) program for over seven years (five and a half years on SAIC contract and two years on OSEC contract). Although I accepted a position as Methodology Analyst for Gateway Computers in August 1999, I resumed ACMS QA and Process activities in January 2000 at the Program’s request.
Sr. Product and Process Assurance and Business Process Engineer 2004–2006
Performed as software and hardware Configuration Management (CM) Lead for Tactical Environmental Support System/Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System project in support of the Meteorological and Oceanographic program at the SPAWAR Systems Command.
Â· Performed audits of software and hardware configuration items.
Â· Provided integrated logistics support for afloat, ashore, and training sites.
Â· Established workflows in and performed data management (DM) activities pertaining to Engineering Change Proposals in CMPro and in Excel spreadsheets for hardware, software, and license inventories.
Â· Coordinated with SAIC and government program leads, installation lead, test team, data repository agent, and shipping agents; and served on the Configuration Control Sub-Board (CCSB).
Performed as Process, CM/DM, and QA engineer for the SSC PAC Tactical Communications Systems program.
Â· Assisted team in obtaining an SEI CMMI Level 2 designation.
Â· Facilitated the integration and interoperability of tactical data links and associated systems and networks. Developed and implemented CM processes, procedures, and checklists. Assisted in the creation of a defect tracking system for documentation, performed hardware and software data management activities, and produced status accounting reports.
Â· Represented QA and CM in SSC PAC Configuration Control Boards (CCBs).
As a Master IT Analyst, provided technical and business process (re)engineering for PMW 160 Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems life-cycle support at SPAWAR Systems Command. Using ISO 9000, ANSI/EIA, and DoD Directives and Instructions, prepared, maintained, reviewed, and delivered program documentation such as the Spend Plan Review Process, CMPro Desk References, Systems Engineering Plan, Configuration Management Plan, and HSI documentation.
Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer, Software Process Engineer, and Documentation Manager 1996-2004
Â· Performed independent technical reviews and assessments on system, software, and program components as the ACMS QA Manager from October 1997-July 1999 and February 2000-March 2004. Developed plans for achieving and maintaining product and process quality throughout the product life cycle. Wrote the QA Plan.
Â· Coordinated and performed independent product and process audits for all phases of the development cycle. Conducted independent technical reviews on all Engineering and Program Plans. Performed systems requirement traceability reviews and verified adherence of software design with systems requirements. Monitored operations to manage risks, prevent defects, and verify adherence to quality plans and requirements. Audited system qualification test activities and analyzed adverse quality trends; initiated a corrective action system. Wrote the ACMS Discrepancy Management System (ADMS) Process.
Â· Represented QA at meetings with internal and external customers. Participated in ACMS Program Management Reviews with the Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Joint Program Office and MILSATCOM Systems Sustainment Office and facilitated transition to sustainment. Represented ACMS QA in SSC PAC CCBs; interfaced with the ACMS Management and attended weekly ACMS Product Steering Group and CRB meetings.
Process: Performed as ACMS Software Process Improvement (SPI) Team Lead From (1996-1999), performed lead role in process improvement activities in coordination with SSC PAC Software Engineering Process Office. Developed road map of ACMS project processes to SEI CMM Level 2 and 3 Key Process Areas. Wrote the SPI Plan. Provided SPI briefings and training. Served as SSC PAC D835 SPI representative in D80 CMM process improvement initiative.
Â· From 1997-1999, served as SAIC’s OpCenter 1602 Software Process Group (SPG) Representative and Division 6210 software SPI representative; participated in SAIC OpCenter 0550 teleconferences and Division 6225 SPG meetings at SSC PAC. Provided technical support for development of the follow-on SSC PAC proposal.
Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute (SEI): 2007-Introduction to Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) V 1.2. 2005-Introduction to Capability Maturity Model Integration V1.1. 1996-CMM-Based Appraisal for Internal Process Improvement; 1996-Introduction to Capability Maturity Model
L-3 Communications: 2007-AS9100 / ISO 9000
Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Command/Center: 2006-Human Systems Integration (HSI) principles, practices, and processes in the Systems Engineering Acquisition Process. 2005-Peer Review Process; 2005-Metrics Analysis; 2005-Quality Assurance; 2005-Configuration Management; 2005-Documenting Key Plans and Processes. 1997-NRaD Formal Inspection Process
SAIC: 2004-Project Management I and II. 1997-Software Engineering Principles; Software Metrics for Managers; Software Review Process; and Software Test Process. Software Quality Assurance; Software Requirements Engineering and Management; and Software Configuration Management
Gateway Computers: 1999-Intro to Microsoft Project and HTML Programming
U.S. Army AMCCOM Rock Island Arsenal: 1994-An Introduction to Industrial Base and Transportation Network Modeling
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACERL): 1993-An Introduction to ModSim, Modlog, and Object-Oriented Databases; 1990-UNIX-based, Geographical Resources Analysis Support Systems (GRASS) programming
Operating Systems: Macintosh, MS-DOS, and UNIX
Windowing Software: MS Windows and X Window System (Open Look, Motif, and TWM)
Hardware Systems: SUN, Hewlett-Packard, Silicon Graphics, Intel-based PCs, and Apple
Tools and Editors: Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Project), FrameMaker, Lotus Notes, HTML, DocExpress, MS Dos Editor, CMPro, NDE, CDMD-OA, SPAWAR/PEO SPIDER