2006 - Present - Chief Engineer, The Enterprising Edge, Inc, (TEE) Ashburn, VA (Washington DC area). I provide engineering and program management support. Currently I am providing support to the Federal Aviation Administration, Instrument Landing System (ILS) Procurement Project. In addition to engineering analysis, I read technical specifications, test reports, operational issue summaries, and provide evaluations and summaries of the information to program and management officials.
1997 - 2003 - Federal Aviation Administration. I retired from the Federal Aviation Administration as Assistant Division Manager in the Alaskan Region, responsible for the installation and maintenance of ground-based communications, navigation, RADAR, and automation equipment used in the National Airspace System (NAS). I provided the day to day management of 500 FAA employees, and oversite of the Division's $63M budget. While in Alaska I participated in the development and implementation of a National Pilot Program to study the operational and financial impacts of a redesigned maintenance operational policy. During the pilot program the NAS operational availability and reliability improved to historically high levels. The FAA recognized the Pilot Project team for improved service and reduced cost of operations. 1995 - 1997 - Federal Aviation Administration, Manager, AF-21 Evaluation Staff Office, Ft. Worth, TX. I developed and conducted program and management evaluations for the FAA Airway Facilities Division Manager. The evaluation teams I led identified problems, developed reports,provided recommendations for improvement, and tracked the recommendations to completion. I used editorial skills to provide complete and professional reports that accurately described the area of investigation, and provided recommendations for improving performance