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Expert in Business Development, Federal Government Contracting, Aerospace Engineering/Aviation

Expert ID: 725887 Texas, USA

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In order to manage the affairs of proper Air Traffic Control effectively, she realized that she, as the Air Traffic Control Supervisor must make predictions about the future behavior of the Controllers she supervised and ‘system’ (air Traffic Control) behavior in critical in and complex domains like air traffic control (ATC) where the human provides for
the safe, orderly and expeditious movement of traffic through the national airspace system. Her experience provided her the ability to ascertain whether or not an aircraft pair will lose separation
(more commonly known as conflict detection), is affected by a variety of variables that include but are not limited to convergence angle, aircraft
speed, and altitude distribution of the surrounding aircraft. The more than 10 years of experience gained during her military tour of duties help in assuring this knowledge.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2007 Degree: PhD Subject: Organizational Management Institution: Capella Unversity
Year: 1983 Degree: MA Subject: Business Institution: Central Michigan University
Year: 1981 Degree: BS Subject: Professional Aeronautics Institution: Embry-Riddle Aeronautics
Year: 1981 Degree: AA Subject: Air Traffic Control Institution: Community Colleges of the Air Force

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Program Analyst (Navy EP-3 Program) Department: Programs Management Responsibilities: • She participates in the control of schedules (at Program level) on contracts requiring a validated cost schedule control system.
• She performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
• She participates in the preparation of schedules for all contract work and performs and/or assists in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
• She incorporates contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
• She schedules and maintains schedules for Navy Aircraft.
• She prepares, analyzes, reviews and updates the program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
• She analyzes and reviews subcontractor and IPT schedules and link subordinate schedules to the IMS as required.
• She analyzes the schedule for program critical path and advise management of changes to the critical path and projected milestone achievement performance.
• She works with risk management software and application of risk management principles.
Years: 2002 to 2008 Employer: University of Phoenix Title: Online Instructor (PT) Department: Business/Management Responsibilities: • She taught Management, and General Orientation university classes, via asynchronous and synchronous modes.
• She assisted with the student counseling and training.
• She edited and managed class schedules and provide assistance to students, as needed.
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: US Air Force Title: Contract Specialist Department: Contracting - Air Force-I Fleet of Aircraft Responsibilities: • She assisted with the $33 million yearly A-76 aircraft maintenance contract for AIR FORCE-1 fixed-wing and helicopter fleet, and other “Base” service, maintenance, construction, etc. contracts.
• She performed all contracting administration activities to include Performance Work Schedules, Funding and payment schedules, Wage Determination adjustment, Modification/amendments.
• She prepared and administered all aspects of RFPs, RFQ, Bid packages, TOs, DO, and FSS & GSA Schedules, GWAC, MAS, BPAs, TOs, DOs, and IDIQ contracts.
• She coordinated contractual activities in accordance with the DFARs, FARs, ITARs, and ISOs.
• She monitoring Contractor's Performance in terms of Safety Progress, Schedules, Costs, Quality, & Tax Liability.
• She worked extensively with EPA, DTIC, NRC on RCRA Hazardous Material (40 CFR, Section 261), and commercial fuel operation involving Underground Storage Tanks (UST) and provide the necessary reports.
• She maintained the EPA’s MSDS and IUR documentation and coordinated HAZMAT operations, fuel spills and clean-ups.
Years: 1994 to 2002 Employer: Sirrah B. Engineering Corp. Title: Program Manager/Lead Engneer Department: Engineering/ Goverment Services Responsibilities: • She strategically planned, directed, and managed the Company’s operations.
• She wrote the Business Plan for the Company's as well as the company's policies, contracts, and other applicable documentation in accordance with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
• She provided civil, mechanical and construction engineering services to FDOT, and local government agencies.
• She worked on various road maintenance projects such as sideways, drainages, roads and bridges repairs.
• She performed inspection, design, geotechnical, environmental safety inspection and maintenance for FDOT.
• She prepared annual financial accounting for the company and monitors expenditures as well as meeting FDOT guidelines and adheres to rules and regulations.
• She prepared RFPs, RFQ, Bid packages, TOs, DO, FSS & GSA Schedules, GWAC, MAS, TOs, DOs and IDIQ contractual activities and conducted all aspects of contracting administration on behalf of the company.
• She supervised Engineers (32 maximum), including subcontractors.
Special Note: Business closed
Years: 1984 to 1993 Employer: McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. Title: Aerospace Engineer Department: Aerospace - Engineering Responsibilities: • She was a Mechanical/Structural Engineer - Strategically, designed and tested the Shuttle Spacelab avionics, life-support.
• She modified, installed and tested “Pallet” and “Module” Spacelabs and satellite deployment system.
• She evaluated, and tested the Space Shuttle aerospace systems and equipment.
• She evaluated, modified, and set Mechanical Design Engineering criteria for the Shuttle GSE & HVAC, ECS, Avionic systems, and Flight Hardware.
• She was a NAVAIDS SYSTEM ENGINEER - Lead System Engineer – Microwave Scanning Beam Landing System (MSBS) at Transoceanic Abort Landing (TAL) Site worldwide.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1974 to 1984 Agency: UA Ir Force Role: Active Service Description: She was an Air Traffic Controller/Supervisor/Airport Operations, U.S. Air Force, Worldwide, (10 years).
As an Air Traffic Controller/Supervisor she:
• Managed, on a rotating shift basis, terminal ATC services with a delegated airspace according to guidance; contained within FAA, ICAO handbooks and US Air Force directives and other applicable aviation guidance.
• Exercised a high degree of independence in controlling air traffic in terminal airspace, en-route, as well as ground traffic ensuring strict adherence to ATC rules, instructions, and directives. Served as the focal point for all Airport Certification and Safety Programs
• Served as the ATC Certification and Compliance manager.
• Participated in accident investigations, analyzes, evaluates and makes recommendations for multiple and varying complex ATC assignments. Defined, organizes, assigns and allocates resources.
• Assured all Air Traffic ontrollers exercised comprehensive knowledge of established ATC laws, rules regulations and terminal ATC procedures, including tower and skill in operating ATC systems, communication devices, airfield lighting, other navigation systems, and associated computer equipment.
• She provided training and supervision to other Air Traffic Controllers. Reviewed and recommended controllers for certification.
• She counseled employees regarding performance and handles related disciplinary actions. As a Base Airport Operations Specialist (as additional duties):
• Assisted with the monitoring and inspection airside and landside operations at the airport
• Performed standard safety and security inspections of the aircraft operating area and terminal facilities in accordance with FAA regulations/directives (FAR Part 139). Applied experience and comprehensive technical knowledge to investigate and assure that Air Carrier Airports in the Eastern Region to meet Code of Federal regulations through airport inspections under 14 CFR, Part 139
• Performed other duties (Supervisor, Project Management) as assigned.
• Directed more than 50 Ground Traffic per day and on special occasions (Air Shows), up 100 per day.
• Assigned gates to arriving aircraft and coordinating baggage handling operations.
Years: 1984 to 1993 Agency: NASA (via McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co) Role: Aerospace Engineer Description: • She was a Mechanical/Structural Engineer - Strategically, designed and tested the Shuttle Spacelab avionics, life-support.
• She modified, installed and tested “Pallet” and “Module” Spacelabs and satellite deployment system.
• She evaluated, and tested the Space Shuttle aerospace systems and equipment.
• She evaluated, modified, and set Mechanical Design Engineering criteria for the Shuttle GSE & HVAC, ECS, Avionic systems, and Flight Hardware.
• She was a NAVAIDS SYSTEM ENGINEER - Lead System Engineer – Microwave Scanning Beam Landing System (MSBS) at Transoceanic Abort Landing (TAL) Site worldwide.
Years: 2002 to 2005 Agency: US Air Force Role: Contract Specialist Description: • She assisted with the $33 million yearly A-76 aircraft maintenance contract for AIR FORCE-1 fixed-wing and helicopter fleet, and other “Base” service, maintenance, construction, etc. contracts.
• She performed all contracting administration activities to include Performance Work Schedules, Funding and payment schedules, Wage Determination adjustment, Modification/amendments.
• She prepared and administered all aspects of RFPs, RFQ, Bid packages, TOs, DO, and FSS & GSA Schedules, GWAC, MAS, BPAs, TOs, DOs, and IDIQ contracts.
• She coordinated contractual activities in accordance with the DFARs, FARs, ITARs, and ISOs.
• She was in charge of monitoring Contractor's Performance in terms of Safety Progress, Schedules, Costs, Quality, & Tax Liability.
• She worked extensively with EPA, DTIC, NRC on RCRA Hazardous Material (40 CFR, Section 261), and commercial fuel operation involving Underground Storage Tanks (UST) and provide the necessary reports.
• She maintained the EPA’s MSDS and IUR documentation and coordinated HAZMAT operations, fuel spills and clean-ups.
Years: 2007 to Present Agency: Navy (via L-3 Communications/IS) Role: Principal Program Analyst Description: • She participates in the control of schedules (at Program level) on contracts requiring a validated cost schedule control system.
• She performs analyses and prepares reports in order to ensure contracts are within negotiated and agreed-upon parameters and government cost control guidelines.
• She participates in the preparation of schedules for all contract work and performs and/or assists in financial analyses such as funding profiles, sales outlook, and variance analysis.
• She incorporates contractual changes into control systems by staying aware of outstanding work against each contract in order to maintain realistic contract cost and schedule baselines.
• She schedules and maintains schedules for Navy Aircraft.
• She prepares, analyzes, reviews and updates the program Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
• She analyzes and reviews subcontractor and IPT schedules and link subordinate schedules to the IMS as required.
• She analyzes schedule for program critical path and advise management of changes to the critical path and projected milestone achievement performance.
• She works with risk management software and application of risk management principles.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1976 to 1983 Country / Region: Germany Summary: • She managed, on a rotating shift basis, terminal ATC services with a delegated airspace according to guidance contained within FAA, ICAO handbooks and US Air Force directives and other applicable aviation guidance.
• She exercised a high degree of independence in controlling air traffic in terminal airspace, en-route, as well as ground traffic ensuring strict adherence to ATC rules, instructions, and directives. Served as the focal point for all Airport Certification and Safety Programs.
• She served as the ATC Certification and Compliance manager.
• She participated in accident investigations, analyzes, evaluates and makes recommendations for multiple and varying complex ATC assignments. Defines, organizes, assigns and allocates resources.
• She assured all Air Traffic Controllers exercised comprehensive knowledge of established ATC laws, rules regulations and terminal ATC procedures, including tower and skill in operating ATC systems, communication devices, airfield lighting, other navigation systems, and associated computer equipment.
• She provided training and supervision to other Air Traffic Controllers. She reviewed and recommended controllers for certification.
• She counseled employees regarding performance and handles related disciplinary actions. As a Base Airport Operations Specialist (as additional duties) she:
• Assisted with the monitoring and inspection airside and landside operations at the airport.
• Performed standard safety and security inspections of the aircraft operating area and terminal facilities in accordance with ICAO regulations/directives (FAR Part 139). Applied experience and comprehensive technical knowledge to investigate and assure that Air Carrier Airports in the Eastern Region to meet Code of Federal regulations through airport inspections under 14 CFR, Part 139.
• Performed other duties (Supervisor, Project Management) as assigned.
• Directed more than 50 Ground Traffic per day and on special occasions (Air Shows), up 100 per day.
• Assigned gates to arriving aircraft and coordinating baggage handling operations.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
- Airfield/Base Operations – DoD/FAA (Certificate);
- Human Resources Development for Small Business (Certificate);
- Computer Programming & Design, ASP & OS (Certificate);
- Real Estate License (Florida & Maryland - inactive);
- Contracting Level I, Acquisition/Procurement Certificate, DAU/DoD;
- Life/Health Insurance License, State of CT.
Medical / Professional
- US Air Force Safety & Educational Program;
- Kennedy Space Center Educational Program Award (NASA);
- Excellence Achievement (NASA), Group Performance (NASA);
- Public Service Group Award (NASA);

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
She has been an expert witness in the following scenarios:
1. Federal Contracting (Performance Base, FFP, CFFP, etc, GSA Schedules, etc.);
2. Aviation (Scheduling, EVMS, Lean Six Sigma);
3. Aersopace Operations;
4. Program Management.
Training / Seminars
She has taught/presented:
1. Business Management Training Online;
2. Publication - Research in TSA Operation (under DHS).
Vendor Selection
She has more than 5 years of Contracting (including outsourcing)
Worked with every know Vendors/Suppliers who provides supplies and services to the FederL Government.
Marketing Experience
She has inustry insights into all industies that are used by the Federal Government.
Other Relevant Experience
She is also an expert in Aviation, Subcontractors' Management and Small Business services.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English English is her Mother language.
German She speaks, reads and writes in the German language very little.

Fields of Expertise

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