Exploring the Future of Global Surface Combatant Fleets
Surface Warships 2012 Paris
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
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*** In this issue (This week’s jobs are listed here, and then offered with links or in more detail below):
1.) Cooperative Programs Integrator, MCR, Huntsville, AL 2.) Applications Engineer – Commercial Infrared Surveillance Systems, DRS Technologies, Inc., Dallas, Texas 3.) Corporate Communications Manager, Navistar, Warrenville, IL 4.) Sr. Technical Writer, Navistar Defense, Lisle, IL 5.) Security Analyst/Auditor, IntelliDyne, Falls Church, VA 6.) Information Assurance/Management Specialist, NCI Information Systems, Inc., Fort Belvoir, VA 7.) Strategic Communications Campaign Professional / Employee Communications Rep 3, Northrop Grumman, McLean, VA 8.) Public Relations Representative 3 (LIOT) (Requisition ID: 11024965), Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Arlington, VA 9.) Senior Member Technical Staff – Principal Antenna Design Engineer, ITT Exelis, Van Nuys, CA 10.) Staff Accountant, L-3 Wescam Sonoma Operations, Santa Rosa, CA
11.) Junior Information Assurance Analyst, DELTA Resources, Inc., Washington Navy Yard, DC 12.) Information Assurance/Security Specialist, Alion Science and Technology, Vienna, VA 13.) Information Assurance Engineer, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Santa Clara, CA 14.) Program Analyst, Western Service Center (WSC), Planning & Requirements Group (PRG), Program Implementation Team – Infrastructure, Lockheed Martin, Renton, Washington 15.) Manufacturing Technician, FLIR, Colorado Springs, CO 16.) Multimedia Design Engr Sr, Lockheed Martin, Maryland 17.) Editorial Content Manager (Owned Media), Raytheon, Waltham, Mass. 18.) Multi-Disciplined Engineer II, Double-Eagle Denver, Raytheon, Aurora, CO 19.) Information Assurance Analyst, HCI, Quantico, VA 20.) SME II – Information Assurance, Universal Business Solutions, Linthicum, MD
*** Surface Warships 2012:
Exploring the Future of Global Surface Combatant Fleets
In a highly uncertain strategic environment, the ability to use the majority of the world’s surface, and reach most of its population makes maritime forces those of choice for the world’s main actors and their allies – and surface warships are key components of such forces. Their need to police the oceans against the dual threats of terrorism and piracy make surface warship programmes a crucial and indispensable part of the future maritime environment.
Surface Warships will provide the ideal environment for industry and naval professional to discuss innovative future designs and the need to keep current vessels battle ready through capability upgrades and refits.
23 – 25 January, 2012, Hyatt Regency, Paris, France
*** Surface Navy Association 2012 Symposium:
If you haven’t already registered for the symposium and plan to attend please take advantage of our early registration rates. Cut off date for this discount is December 30, 2011. http://www.navysna.org/2012Symposium/20RegistrationIndex12.htm
*** “FREEDOM CENTER HOSTS 2,500 MILITARY TRAVELERS SINCE VETERANS DAY OPENING” Traveling Armed Forces Assisted at New Military Lounge in McNamara Terminal DETROIT, December 23, 2011 – Freedom Center, the new military lounge at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), has hosted more than 2,500 members of our Armed Forces and their dependents since its official opening on Veterans Day 2011. “Thanks to our great team of volunteers and the financial support of area corporations and private citizens, Freedom Center is providing much needed and deserved support to our men and women in uniform and their families.” said Ken Pratt, president of Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center, Inc., the non-profit organization which established Freedom Center. “We provide a warm welcome, a comfortable lounge area, free WiFi, hot and cold beverages, as well as invaluable personal assistance when needed. Although our normal hours are from six in the morning until nine at night, we have kept our doors open around the clock when troops have been stranded when flights have arrived late from overseas.” Located adjacent to Gate A43 in the McNamara Terminal, the 1,100 sq. ft. Freedom Center serves members of the Armed Forces and their dependents and is open to veterans as well. Pratt said that Freedom Center would not have been possible without the support of the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) and a growing base of corporation donors, led by Meritor Defense. Other major financial donors include the Michigan Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association, the Masco Foundation, Cadillac Casting, Merrill Technologies Group, Oshkosh Defense, Pratt & Miller Engineering, Lapeer Industries, Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, Raymond James & Associates, Rent-A-Center and the Arsenal of Democracy Chapter, Association of the United States Army. Valuable in-kind support has been provided by many local firms, including General Dynamics Land Systems, Marketing Associates, Delta Air Lines, Einstein Bros Bagels, Paradies Metro Ventures, Midfield Concessions, Host Marriott Services, Concessions International the Westin Hotel, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Home Depot and the Detroit Popcorn Company. “Since opening our doors, the support from the community has been outstanding,” Pratt said. “In addition to financial support from corporations and individuals, Freedom Center has benefited greatly from the personal assistance provided by the employees of Delta Air Lines, the Transportation Safety Administration and others members of the airport community. When we have special needs for travelers in distress, the DTW team has been there for us. We can’t thank them enough.” Additional information on how to make a financial contribution or become a volunteer is available on the organization’s website: www.MIfreedomcenter.org
*** The Surface Navy Association (SNA) Scholarship program is an annual activity that SNA is very proud to offer to our members’ dependent children and spouses for undergraduate and graduate education. The academic achievements of our scholars are impressive and our current year’s renewal GPA (for those asking for a second through fourth year of support) was 3.64.
An SNA Scholar receives an academic scholarship based on demonstrated leadership, community service, academic achievement and commitment to pursuing higher educational objectives. Our criteria require that an applicant be a child, stepchild, ward or spouse of a current SNA member who is a Surface Warfare Officer or Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist or Officers and Enlisted members of the Coast Guard who’ve earned a permanent Cutterman’s pin, with three years of sea time.
With humble beginnings in 1995, with one scholarship for $500, we now award over $120,000 per year to 60 total individuals. In fact, since 2002 we have provided nearly three quarters of a million dollars in scholarship support to our members and families.
This past year, SNA received over 50 applications and was able to award scholarships to 17 of these outstanding new applicants. With your help, we can continue to grow this exceptional program. SNA is currently accepting donations for the scholarship fund online at:
The Surface Navy Association greatly values any donation and all donations are tax deductible as SNA is a 501(c) 3 organization. As an example of the financial clout we can have together, if every member gave just $25, it would be enough to award over 20 fully-funded new scholarships. This is an important way for us to invest in the futures of the families of our nation’s Surface Warriors.
*** Here are the DEFCON 1 jobs for this week:
1.) Cooperative Programs Integrator, MCR, Huntsville, AL
MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. For more than 30 years, we have provided objectivity, smart thinking and the highest levels of support to help our clients get the job done, and done right. Our vast experience and knowledgeable people are our greatest assets. Their subject matter expertise, commitment to excellence and the high quality of their work, combined with our full suite of services, allows our clients to accomplish their missions and support national priorities. Our corporate values are based on integrity, excellence, honesty, service and trust. It is through these values that we form long-term client partnerships, build expertise, and attract and retain talented employees. For more information about MCR, LLC career opportunities, please visit www.mcri.com.
Description of Duties: .Provide technical assistance and program development coordination for achieving active collaboration and interface with Department of Defense (DOD) services and governmental agencies with established or emerging interest in the acquisition and use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. .Coordinate and conduct monthly interaction between federal agencies and Other Governmental Agencies (OGAs) and the Army UAS Project Office to ensure collaboration and interaction on items of mutual interest. .Support interagency collaborative efforts to support the Director of External Programs and the UAS Project Manager’s Office in order to meet DoD and Army interoperability objectives. .Coordinate and support a semi-annual UAS Council of Colonels (COC) that includes participants from all DoD services and the US Special Operations Command. .Prepare and conduct briefings to senior military leadership. .Other duties as assigned.
Requirements for the Position:
. Bachelor of Science degree; Engineering. An equivalent combination of education and relevant experience may be considered. . 15 years relevant experience. . Extensive knowledge of DoD; prior military service required. Ability to interact with senior military and civilian personnel in a highly professional manner. . Possess understanding of Army UAS systems. . Knowledge of the Department of Homeland Defense, with focus on understanding Homeland Defense and Homeland Security operations and missions. . Possess an understanding of the National Response Plan and National Incident Management System. . Clear understanding of the support role of DoD in Defense Support to Civil Authorities & Defense Support to Law Enforcement, prohibitions of Posse Comitatus, and roles of DoD under title 32 and 10, especially in relation to the mission of the US Northern Command (NORTHCOM). .Possess excellent Interpersonal Communicative Skills (IPC), including oral and written communicative skills and briefing abilities. .Proficient with using MS Office applications; Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. .Acquisition experience and appropriate certifications preferred. .Must be available to travel as required. .US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility for the required Government clearance (Secret).
MCR, LLC’s compensation and benefits package is very competitive. It is designed to help employees meet varying needs throughout their careers and to reward employee’s skills, experience, and potential.
MCR is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor. In addition, MCR participates in the DHS E-Verify program. M/F/V/D http://tbe.taleo.net/NA12/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MCRI&cws=1&rid=982
2.) Applications Engineer – Commercial Infrared Surveillance Systems, DRS Technologies, Inc., Dallas, Texas https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/career?company=drs&career_job _req_id=9585&career_ns=job_listing
3.) Corporate Communications Manager, Navistar, Warrenville, IL https://jobs-internationaltruck.icims.com/jobs/16134/job
4.) Sr. Technical Writer, Navistar Defense, Lisle, IL https://jobs-internationaltruck.icims.com/jobs/15129/job
5.) Security Analyst/Auditor, IntelliDyne, Falls Church, VA https://jobs-intellidyne.icims.com/jobs/1640/job
6.) Information Assurance/Management Specialist, NCI Information Systems, Inc., Fort Belvoir, VA http://www.ncicareers.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=2796894
7.) Strategic Communications Campaign Professional / Employee Communications Rep 3, Northrop Grumman, McLean, VA
Requisition ID: 11025386
Develops, plans and conducts strategic communications campaigns, integrated marketing communications efforts, market recognition programs and thought leadership initiatives that increase awareness of NGIS capabilities in the marketplace, support key business pursuits and contributes to the organization’s profitable growth objectives.
Under the supervision of the strategic communications campaign mgr., works in consultation with pursuit program managers and departmental staff to develop and recommend a communications plan for key corporate and sector business captures, growth strategies for existing programs, and keep-sold efforts. This position may also develop and implement communications and media strategies that successfully deliver information and key messages to the public. Responsibilities include setting objectives and appropriate evaluation and measurement criteria, determining budget requirements, messaging and specific logistical activities to be pursued for each campaign or pursuit. This plan will be developed in the context of the organization’s strategic and operating plans and will be directed at supporting the objectives established in those plans. This position may also assist in developing the sector’s communications strategic plan, which addresses critical issues in executive visibility, marketing and communications, media relations, internal communications and community relations areas.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Apply marketing communications expertise and deep understanding of strategic and tactical marketing communications.
Align brand development with annual and long-range business unit, division and sector strategy and goals.
Integrate strategic marketing plans with business development account plans and/or technology initiatives to create demand and maximize sales of a specific line of business or services/solutions area.
Use relevant marketing communications principles, concepts, best practices, and standards and ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and processes.
Support business goals through integrated campaigns to drive customer and employee engagement.
Applies campaign metrics to measure success and progress of the initiatives obtain feedback from internal customers and external customers, when possible.
Typical Minimum Education / Experience: 6 Years with Bachelors; 4 Years with Masters of communications experience preferably within NGIS.
3 years of metrics experience.
Strong written skills and ability to write strategic marketing plans.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 75,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Northrop Grumman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce regardless of age. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
Requisition ID: 11025386
8.) Public Relations Representative 3 (LIOT) (Requisition ID: 11024965), Northrop Grumman Information Systems, Arlington, VA https://ngc.taleo.net/careersection/ngc_pro/jobdetail.ftl
9.) Senior Member Technical Staff – Principal Antenna Design Engineer, ITT Exelis, Van Nuys, CA https://sjobs.brassring.com/1031/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=&jobId=817914
10.) Staff Accountant, L-3 Wescam Sonoma Operations, Santa Rosa, CA https://finance-jobs.theladders.com/job/jobboard?cr=3216410&pl=jse-F1
11.) Junior Information Assurance Analyst, DELTA Resources, Inc., Washington Navy Yard, DC https://www.vscyberhosting.com/delta/Careers.aspx?adata=da4SC2E22XYn1woda2YL 4zJRGv3yowjnoMNy7nBgPuuHv9P3z6CvTSbVRATBssBDXSEOJDMzE95frMtaFSj4BSXxnpgH3pje
12.) Information Assurance/Security Specialist, Alion Science and Technology, Vienna, VA https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psc/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE. GBL?JobOpeningId=13747
13.) Information Assurance Engineer, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Santa Clara, CA http://arbita.jobhost.org/viewjob.php?id=1492795
14.) Program Analyst, Western Service Center (WSC), Planning & Requirements Group (PRG), Program Implementation Team – Infrastructure, Lockheed Martin, Renton, Washington https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^IG2lhpTLA1T4V MiX3uuoywSqZdMydc9p8CJ4vZOhh2rmU8A8w_slp_rhc_dLAqQzAcZ6fgpp&jobId=232184
15.) Manufacturing Technician, FLIR, Colorado Springs, CO http://www.flirjobs.com/jobs.cfm
16.) Multimedia Design Engr Sr, Lockheed Martin, Maryland https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^pZw/m9ObAWIo2 DBnCQPqH_slp_rhc_859F7CuvvMdyMVloDRv7uk6nLAk363U4qQw9EOW/pk&jobId=226761
17.) Editorial Content Manager (Owned Media), Raytheon, Waltham, Mass. https://jobs.rayjobs.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^xpfw_slp_rhc_5mf JHOCfSNSdp10IQMHTQlaeEu3x8LurLot5Kder3xQQVa0ZeHxBAOqe5qq&jobId=843799
18.) Multi-Disciplined Engineer II, Double-Eagle Denver, Raytheon, Aurora, CO https://jobs.rayjobs.com/1033/asp/tg/cim_jobdetail.asp?SID=^xpfw_slp_rhc_5mf JHOCfSNSdp10IQMHTQlaeEu3x8LurLot5Kder3xQQVa0ZeHxBAOqe5qq&jobId=822612
19.) Information Assurance Analyst, HCI, Quantico, VA http://jobs.hc-inc.net/careers/Careers.aspx?adata=CmBKSbUzcSFpdHSmwCVTXlTt%2 fSmrGQ1XICjCnRUv52utLTmoTLCku4b884kANbMfMP%2bhgiRl7WPBX9Nb1tmhaA2rus7yb8mvXT %2fHSrBuaeg%3d
20.) SME II – Information Assurance, Universal Business Solutions, Linthicum, MD http://api.akken.com/newconreg/joborder_preview.php?companyuser=ubs&akken_jp age=jobdetails.htm&akken_cpage=candaccount.htm&akken_cppage=candprofile.htm& jobOrdrNo=1230
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