Officials at Lockheed Martin's Consolidated Space Operations Contract (CSOC) announced today the appointment of new associate program managers at two of the five of the NASA centers it serves. The appointment of these individuals continues CSOC's recent reorganization, which places operational and financial responsibilities for elements of the contract at each of the NASA centers, while maintaining overall contract management responsibility in Houston.
CSOC's new associate program manager at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is Grady Sherman Jobe. He most recently served as a corporate vice president for bd Systems in Huntsville, Alabama. Jobe has more than 40 years of experience serving in numerous management positions at MSFC and has extensive experience working with NASA and the Department of Defense.
Brian Duffy has been appointed as CSOC's associate program manager at Kennedy Space Center. A former NASA space shuttle astronaut, Air Force colonel and test pilot, Duffy most recently served as the deputy director (acting) at Johnson Space Center (JSC).
Under the reorganization, CSOC is decentralizing management of its operations, focusing responsibility, authority, accountability and budget authority to CSOC management at each NASA center it supports, namely Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, Maryland; Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California; Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida; and Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.
Three of CSOC's center-based associate program managers were announced previously.
The associate program manager assigned to GSFC is Phil Johnson, who has assumed responsibility for three CSOC service-providing operations: GSFC Mission Services, the Space Network and the Ground Network. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1998, he served in a number of senior management positions for AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation.
CSOC's associate program manager at JPL is Isaac Gillam. Gillam has more than 40 years of experience in the aerospace industry, including in-depth experience working with the Department of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA.
CSOC's associate program manager for JSC is Dan Brandenstein. Brandenstein was commander of three space shuttle missions and served as chief of the astronaut office at JSC. Prior to joining Lockheed Martin in 1999, Brandenstein held positions at Loral Space Information Systems and Kistler Aerospace.
"We are extremely pleased to have such an exceptionally qualified group of associate program managers leading CSOC's activities," said Doug Tighe, Lockheed Martin's program manager for CSOC. "Under their leadership, CSOC will be able to maximize performance and cost savings and enhance responsiveness to our customers. These changes will allow CSOC to better meet NASA's overall goals for CSOC. "
CSOC is a $3-billion-plus contract awarded by NASA to Lockheed Martin, who serves as the prime contractor to provide end-to-end space operations and Mission and Data Services to both NASA and non-NASA customers. CSOC manages NASA's data collection, telemetry and communications operations that support Earth-orbiting satellites, planetary exploration, and human space flight activities. Services include data acquisition from spacecraft, data transmission to end-users, data processing and storage, ground and space communications, and mission control center operations.
Lockheed Martin Space Operations (LMSO) is a business unit of Lockheed Martin Technology Services headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. LMSO, a high-tech engineering and science services firm, employs about 4,000 engineers, scientists and support personnel. Services include managing CSOC; software and hardware engineering for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station; mission operations and planning systems design, development, and integration; and human life sciences research.
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