The Importance of Maintaining A Weight Training Log   

Do you find gyms intimidating? Feel lost while doing your workouts? Tried different programs with no results? Not always sure of want exercises you are supposed to be doing? Or maybe you're burnt out on the exercises your doing. A weight-training log may be exactly what you need.

Walking into a gym full of big bodybuilders or women built like models can be very intimidating. Having all these beautiful people working out around you can make you wonder if you'll ever be able to look like that. Well let me tell you a little secret they didn't always look that good and with a focused plan you too can look that way. Its simple, write down the exercises that you usually do with the amount of weight used and number of sets performed for a period of three weeks. Use a weight-training log. For example if you are doing a three day split that is you divide the body into three parts and train them over three days, write down three workouts for each group. Don't worry if this takes more or less than three weeks just as long as you record three workouts for each grouping. Now review your workouts after that period and analyze your findings. Were you workouts remarkably similar? Did you use the same amount of weight for the same number of sets? Was your cardiovascular training always for the same amount of time, done the same way? To quote a famous bodybuilder and actor," If you do what you've always done you'll get what you've always got", I'll let you try and figure out who said that. So the next time you have to train, try to improve in small steps maybe a little more weight on the bench press, say 5 lbs. Maybe try a different type of cardio or run on the treadmill for a little longer, say 3 minutes. These small steps will ultimately help you achieve your fitness goals faster than plugging away day after day never improving. Don't get discouraged if you can't improve every time. Remember, little steps.

One of my favorite methods for my training log takes a little longer to run its course but ultimately leads to excellent improvement. Try a heavier weight but for fewer repetitions, for example if I pressed 60 pounds for 12 last week, the following week I would do 65 for 10. Continuing with this pattern I would work down to 6 reps for 75 pounds. All this is recorded in my weight-training log. Now start at the beginning again but this time try 65 pounds for 12 reps; if you can do more than one set go ahead, but try a least one set.

Ultimately the idea behind a weight-training log is to be able to monitor your progress from workout to workout, improving a little with each session. Psychology has proven that positive reinforcement helps to improve your work ethic. One of the best things that arise from keeping a weight-training log is the ability to chart your progress. Even sea captains use maps and you wouldn't drive somewhere you haven't been without a map. So by keeping a weight-training log you should be able to see your progress. Watching your self improve in the mirror is often too slow; having it in front of you in black and white is undeniable proof of your progress, boosting your confidence and self-esteem.

Not every workout is going to be exciting. Life's not always a party and getting back into shape can be drudgery. Sometimes the days seem to run into each other and working out is the last thing you want to do. By maintaining a weight-training log of all your workouts it's easy to see if you are doing the same exercises time after time. If your workouts have become stale quickly review your weight-training log and see if there are patterns. If the same movements pop up week after week try changing things up. Ask your trainer about different training modalities or methods and you interest should perk back up. "I remember what I did last week", you say. Well sometimes the mind will play tricks and you'll forget what you did not than long ago. Countless times I've looked in my weight training log and said" I did that much last time?" Or "Wow, I haven't done this exercise in months". As a bonus to doing this your body has to keep adapting to new stresses which will help achieve those fitness goals faster, but that's a different column altogether.

Working part time at a gym I get exposed to a lot of people's habits as far as training and fitness. Some good and some bad, however the habit I like to see the most of is asking questions. Just the other day, I was approached twice by the same person with questions pertaining to properly performing the exercises on their program sheet. That's what the staff at the gym is there for so don't ever be afraid to ask. But if you have a plan a lot of the guess work is taken out of your workouts. Make little notes to yourself in your weight training log if need to remind yourself of how to do a particular exercise or what machine to use. Even write down how you felt on that day and why, lack of sleep, didn't eat well etc. Perhaps you have an injury, be sure to write this down as it will surely affect all or part of your routine. Knowing this will be useful later when you wonder why that workout was so much lighter than the previous ones. Write down when you felt strong and why this was. With this information it should be easier to duplicate the good days and avoid the bad.

Hopefully you'll be able to use all or part of this article to help achieve your fitness goals. Never stop trying to improve no matter discouraged you get. Remember little steps in your weight training log and you too can look your best. It's all just a matter of time and effort.

By Ray Burton and Rick Northrop



          NPower Baltimore Establishes Regional Advisory Board of Technology...   

The advisory board is actively recruiting additional members. Current members represent Cisco Systems, WellDoc, the Maryland Department of Commerce, Towne Park, TD Ameritrade and Northrop Grumman.

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          Sales Assistant   
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          Departing b5media   

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          Stock Clerk 2 (Palmdale, CA) - Northrop Grumman - Palmdale, CA   
Must have a valid driver's license. Requisitions stock to fill incoming orders; Performs a combination of manual and clerical duties to receive, store, and...
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          Human Resources Generalist   
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          Global Air-ground Communications Stations Market 2017 – ROHDE&SCHWARZ, Northrop Grumman, Selex ES, Becker Avionics, Haige   

The report studies Air-ground Communications Stations in Global market Professional Survey 2017 : Size, Share, Trends, Industry Growth, Opportunity, Application, Production, Segmentation, Cost Structure, Company Profile, Product Picture and Specifications during the Forecast period by 2022 Global Air-ground Communications Stations Industry 2017 is a comprehensive, professional report delivering market research data that is relevant for new market entrants or established players. Key strategies of the companies operating in the market and their impact analysis have been included in the report. Furthermore, a business overview, revenue share, and SWOT analysis of the leading players in the Air-ground Communications Stations market is…

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          Senior Program Manager - Space Programs - Marotta Controls, Inc. - Montville, NJ   
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          Production Planning and Inventory Control Manager - Marotta Controls, Inc. - Montville, NJ   
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          2017-2018 Intern - Communications - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
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Right here at Northrop Grumman Corporation. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's cyber department....
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          2017 Professional Development Program (PDP) Budget Analyst 1, Herndon VA - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
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          Mark C. Northrop   
Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings Pursuant to Section 203(f) of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Making Findings, and Imposing Remedial Sanctions
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          Global Smart Weapons Market Industry Analysis, Trends and Forecast   

These weapons minimize the collateral damage in terms of destruction of civilian property and non-combatant casualties and also overcome the challenges in hitting moving targets over long distances.

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Smart weapons are guided munitions designed to hit a definite target accurately. These weapons minimize the collateral damage in terms of destruction of civilian property and non-combatant casualties and also overcome the challenges in hitting moving targets over long distances. They are also known as precision guided munitions. Rapidly growing and modernizing economies are increasingly incorporating smart weapons in their military organizations and forces. These weapons use different types of guidance systems to locate targets. Some of the commonly used types include laser guidance systems, satellite systems and TV camera guidance systems. Technological advancements in weapon manufacturing have resulted in new innovations and availability of different types of smart weapons. These types include air to ground missiles, surface to air missiles, guided bombs, precision artillery; direct energy weapons and sensor fused weapons among others. The smart weapons market is currently dominated by guided missiles, which include surface-to-air and air-to-surface missiles.

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Escalating demand for high precision in arms and ammunitions and the increasing urge to minimize the collateral damage has led to the high adoption of smart weapons. Further, emerging economies such as China and India are increasing their military spending in an effort to modernize their weapons. This surges the demand for smart weapons globally. A large number of programs are underway for the development of technologies that are expected to enhance the precision of smart weapons. Most of these programs are in the research and development phase. Thus, these ongoing technological advancements from key market players offer potential opportunities in the smart weapons market.  However, government regulations such as the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) are posing a challenge to the growth of the smart weapons market. 

Geographically, the smart weapons market is dominated by North America owing to the strong focus of the U.S. government on the incorporation of technologically advanced weapons to its weapon inventory. The U.S. government is also the major customer of smart weapons globally and therefore high defense budget in the U.S. positively supports the growth of global smart weapons market. Key players based in the U.S. such as Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, General Dynamic Corporation, Raytheon Company and Textron Defense Systems among others are strongly focusing on satisfying the needs of the U.S. army to develop weapon systems that can assure safety of the military forces.

This report has been segmented by type and by geography. It also includes the drivers, restraints and opportunities (DROs), Porter's five forces analysis and value chain of the global smart weapons market. The study highlights current market trends and provides the forecast from 2013 to 2019. We have also covered the current market scenario for smart weapons and highlighted its future trends that will impact demand.

The report also analyzes macro economic factors influencing and inhibiting the growth of global smart weapons market. Porter's five forces analysis offers insights on market competition throughout its value chain. In addition, the market attractiveness analysis provided in the report highlights key investing areas in this industry. The report will help manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to understand the present and future trends in this market and formulate their strategies accordingly.

This report analyzes the global smart weapons market in terms of revenue (USD billion) on the basis of type and based on geography. The market has been segmented as follows:

Global Smart Weapons Market, by Type:

Air-to-Ground Missiles
Surface-to-air missiles
Smart Bombs
Sensor Fused Weapons
Direct Energy Weapons
Precision Artillery Ammunitions
Electro-Magnetic Pulse Weapons
Smart Bullets
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          Database Administrator/Developer 3 - TS/SCI - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Experience Database administration or development such as Oracle, Postgres, MarkLogic, MongoDB, SQL Server....
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          Systems Administrator 2/3 (Jr/Mid) - (Ability to obtain clearanance) - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Postgres Database experience. Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector is seeking a junior to mid-level Systems Administrator to work in the Herndon,...
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          Cyber Systems Administrator - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Postgres Database experience. This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and...
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          Java Developer 4 (Sr.) - Ability to obtain clearance - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
Experience with database technology such as Oracle, Postgres, PL/SQL, PSQL, and/or SQL. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector/ Integrated Intelligence...
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          Database Administrator/Developer 3 - TS/SCI - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Experience Database administration or development such as Oracle, Postgres, MarkLogic, MongoDB, SQL Server....
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          Systems Administrator 2/3 (Jr/Mid) - (Ability to obtain clearanance) - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Postgres Database experience. Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector is seeking a junior to mid-level Systems Administrator to work in the Herndon,...
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          Cyber Systems Administrator - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Postgres Database experience. This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and...
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          Java Developer 4 (Sr.) - Ability to obtain clearance - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
Experience with database technology such as Oracle, Postgres, PL/SQL, PSQL, and/or SQL. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector/ Integrated Intelligence...
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          Sponsor Settles ERISA Suit   
Plan Sponsor reports that employees of Northrop Grumman have reached an agreement with their employer to resolve claims in the long-running matter of In re Northrop Grumman Corp. ERISA Litigation, a class action lawsuit initially filed back in 2006. The case involves a classic example of an ERISA self-dealing challenge, a charge often raised against the retirement plans […]
          Bookkeeper   
CT-Bridgeport, One of our clients is looking for a Bookkeeper to join their team in Bridgeport, CT. This is a Direct Hire opportunity that can start 7/5! Please email your resume to john.northrop@randstadusa.com if qualified and interested for immediate consideration. Benefits: * Medical/Dental/Vision/401k * Exceptional PTO and Vacation * Working environment is easily accessible and offers a family-oriented feel
          Dianne Feinstein Receives Three Times More Cash From Intelligence Contractors Than Patrick Leahy   
While there are many bills that have been introduced in Congress in response to the revelations about the NSA (thank you, Ed Snowden), there really are only two that matter right now in terms of actually having a chance of moving forward. One is good, one is terrible. There is the USA FREEDOM Act, introduced in the Senate by Senator Patrick Leahy, which actually tries to rein in many of the abuses. It's not perfect, but it's a very good bill. Then there's the fake reform bill, introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein, officially dubbed the FISA Improvements Act, but which is really designed to legalize the NSA's abuses and open the door to making it even worse.

It's no secret that Feinstein is the abused spouse of the NSA, always defending her man, no matter how many times it lies and cheats on her, so I doubt it's much of a surprise to find that those who stand to benefit from a strong NSA have been contributing boatloads to Senator Feinstein.

The good folks over at MapLight, thought it might be interesting to see how Feinstein's contributions from intelligence contractors compared to those received by USA FREEDOM Act sponsor Pat Leahy. The answer will not surprise you. Feinstein received three times as much money as Leahy since 2007 (basically a single Senatorial term).
Dept. of Defense Intelligence Services Contractors Contributions to Senator *Feinstein Contributions to Senator Leahy
General Dynamics $43,750 $13,300
Northrop Grumman $29,800 $6,000
Lockheed Martin $10,000 $11,000
Honeywell International $10,000 $5,000
**L-3 Communications $6,500 ---
AECOM $7,000 ---
$107,050 $35,300

*Not included in the chart is a $250 contribution to Senator Feinstein from Johns Hopkins University, #19 on the USASpending list 

**Totals for L-3 Communications Corporations, L-3 National Securities Solutions Inc. and L-3 Communications Holding Inc. were combined for this analysis.

Now, you could easily make the argument that these companies support the politicians most who already support them (i.e., the cause and effect are reversed). But, as Larry Lessig has pointed out time and time again, these kinds of situations are a form of soft corruption that clearly raise significant questions in the mind of the public about why politicians are supporting what they support. Is it because it's good policy -- or is it because of the money. This level of soft corruption has real consequences beyond just policy -- it destroys the trust and credibility of the government.

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          Cyber Systems Administrator - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
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          Java Developer 4 (Sr.) - Ability to obtain clearance - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
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          Human Resources Generalist   
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          (USA-FL-Tampa) Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3 / 4   
**Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3 / 4** **Requisition ID: 17015129** **Location\(s\): United States\-Florida\-Tampa** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is actively recruiting mid/senior level Cyber Intelligence Analyst team members in support of an existing long\-term Government Program Office\. This position will entail working with our experienced Cyber Operations team developing solutions and analysis in support of emerging DoD Cyber efforts\. We're looking for a highly motivated, team oriented, individual with the ability to communicate / coordinate highly technical analysis directly with the customer and distributed team members\. **Knowledge, Skills and Ability:** • Conducts research and evaluates technical and all\-source intelligence with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to networked weapons platforms and various information networks\. • Analyzes network events to determine the impact on current operations and conduct all\-source research to determine advisory capability and intent\. • Be able to conduct telecommunication and/or protocol analysis in order to analyze switching and signaling telecommunication protocols between different nodes in PSTN or Mobile telephone networks, such as 2G or 3G GSM networks, CDMA networks, WiMAX and so on\. • Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research and analysis of classified and open source information\. • Collects data using a combination of standard/non\-standard intelligence methods and business processes\. Produces high\-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government intelligence and network operations officials\. • Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines\. Must be able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings\. **Problem Solving:** • Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity\. Must possess solid coordination abilities with existing Intelligence Community resources to develop full\-coordination Intelligence summaries\. • Work is performed minimal direction\. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment\. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long\- term perspective, for desired results\. **This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below\.** **This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 or a Level 4** **Typical Minimum Education / Experience:** **• Level 3** = 5 Years of experience with a Bachelor’s in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD\. Degree should be in systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, network engineering, information systems security or similar field\. 4 additional years of job experience may be substituted in lieu of college degree\. **• Level 4** = 9 Years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree or; 7 Years with Master's Degree or; 4 Years with PhD\. Degree should be in systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, network engineering, information systems security or similar field\. 4 additional years of job experience may be substituted in lieu of college degree\. **Basic Qualifications for both Level 3 & 4:** • Active/Current Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI Access\. • Must be willing to submit to Counter\-Intelligence Polygraph as needed\. **Preferred Qualifications for both level 3 & 4:** • Experience with DoD Offensive Cyber Operations, virtual environments and cyber systems design is preferred\. • DODM 8570\.01 certifications at IAT/IAM/IASAE Level 2 or 3 are preferred \(examples: Security , Network , CEH, CCNA, MCSA, MCSE, CISSP, etc\)\. • Active Full\-Scope Polygraph\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3 / 4_ **Location:** _Florida\-Tampa_ **Requisition ID:** _17015129_
          PostgreSQL Database Administrator- Health IT - Northrop Grumman - Woodlawn, MD   
€¢ Experience with Hadoop distribution experience, such as Hortonworks, Cloudera, MapR, etc. is a plus. Northrop Grumman technology services sector is seeking...
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          Accountant   
CT-Branford, Looking for a Staff Accountant in Branford, CT. Position is paying 50-60k. Please send your resume to john.northrop@randstadusa.com if qualified and interested. Thanks! POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for the accounts receivable, accounts payable and general accounting requirements of the company. This includes customer invoicing, customer payment application, vendor invoicing, vendor payment proces
          Engineer Network 2 - Northrop Grumman - Nellis AFB, NV   
They must be comfortable interacting directly with end customers, or internal company management and executives....
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          Global Professional Camera Drones Market 2017- DJI, the Boeing Company, General Atomics, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman   

The report heading “Global Professional Camera Drones Market 2017-2022” of Eon Market Research presents the whole analysis of Professional Camera Drones industry on worldwide, regional and country level.

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DJI
The Boeing Company
General Atomics
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Northrop Grumman
AeroVironment, Inc.
Prox Dynamics AS
Denel Dynamics
SAIC
Israel Aerospace Industries
Textron Inc.
General Dynamics Corporation

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Global Professional Camera Drones Market, by Product Type, 2017 - 2022

Camera Resolution: 12MP
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United States
China
Europe
Japan
Southeast Asia
India

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          (USA-CA-Monterey) Project Manager   
**Project Manager** **Requisition ID: 17015321** **Location\(s\): United States\-California\-Monterey** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman seeks an experienced Project Manager to serve as a project lead in a Department of Defense research laboratory\. Successful candidates will lead and coordinate research into service member wellness across the DoD\. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience strong project management skills, to include day to day management of highly technical experts, milestones, and deliverables\. Candidates should further have excellent communication skills, preferably with experience in conveying high level scientific concepts at the senior DoD leadership level, as well as substantive experience leading a team of PhD and MS level research scientists\. Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor's Degree + Demonstrable experience leading large scale projects + US Citizenship + Eligibility for TS/SCI clearance + A minimum of 15 years of experience with a Bachelor's degree; 13 years of relevant experience with a Master's, or 10 years of relevant experience with a PhD is required Preferred Qualifications: Active TS/SCI clearance, familiarity with statistical methodologies, understanding of DoD processes, strong background in DoD\. Demonstrable, quantifiable experience briefing senior levels of the DoD\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Project Manager_ **Location:** _California\-Monterey_ **Requisition ID:** _17015321_
          (USA-OH-Beavercreek) Programmer 2   
**Programmer 2** **Requisition ID: 17015350** **Location\(s\): United States\-Ohio\-Beavercreek** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman is seeking a Programmer 2 to join our team in Beavercreek, OH\. Roles and responsibilities: Generates, revises, updates, compiles, debugs and writes simple to moderately complex business, scientific, or software computer programs\. Develops flow charts and diagrams outlining process steps in operation; develops and revises program code; prepares documentation of program development, modifications to code as needed; and may be required to analyze system capabilities to resolve input/output problems\. Basic Qualifications: \- Associates Degree in related discipline and 1 year of related experience\. 2 additional years of experience and/or education can be substituted for the degree\. \- US citizenship required\. Must be able to obtain/maintain a clearance\. \- Experience developing software applications in C\# and/or Java \- Knowledge of or experience working with relational database technology Preferred Qualifications: \- Experience developing applications using the SAVANT infrastructure Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Programmer 2_ **Location:** _Ohio\-Beavercreek_ **Requisition ID:** _17015350_
          (USA-CA-San Diego) Program Cost Control Analyst 3, Materials - Clearance Required   
**Program Cost Control Analyst 3, Materials \- Clearance Required** **Requisition ID: 17015346** **Location\(s\): United States\-California\-San Diego** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come\. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe\. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way\. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible\. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re _making_ history\. Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Program Cost Control Analyst 3, Materials to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals\. This position will be located in San Diego, CA\. **An Active DoD Secret Clearance is required for this position\.** The position will, with minimal direction, interface with the Integrated Product Team Lead \(IPT\), program managers, functional management, and cost account managers \(CAMs\) to provide financial and administrative support and analysis to meet program requirements\. Candidate will have experience with Earned Value and performance measurement baseline concepts and be able to apply them to multiple contracts for control accounts, while ensuring compliance to DOD EVMS guidelines and Unmanned Systems Division EVM System Description\. This is a fast paced high energy environment that requires a self\-motivated employee to join the team\. The ideal candidate will possess the following traits and abilities: thorough understanding of EVMS and financial reporting as a hands\-on expert for financial systems and analysis; understand and communicate unique problems and recommend potential business/process solutions; plan/schedule own activities to accomplish objectives with work reviewed upon completion for adequacy; exert influence on peers, internal customers, and other to support organizational goals while prioritizing activities to effectively complete them; leadership/team skills in completing interactive assignments, lead small teams and clearly communicate thoughts and objectives\. Work under minimal supervision while completing numerous assignments per schedule and elevating potential issues to ensure proper management focus\. Communicate with various organizations including Accounting and the Program Office\. Provide guidance to junior analysts regarding material accounting issues\. Other duties include, but not limited to: Support the development of budget baselines and maintain cost/schedule integration\. Participate in EVMS support for Major Subcontracts and Suppliers\. Responsible for preparing month\-end reports; developing and reviewing EAC's; incorporation of changes into the EVMS system in order to maintain Major Subcontract/Supplier cost and schedule baselines\. Assist CAMs for EVMS activities including: WBS alignment, time phasing of the tasks, developing and documenting earned value methodologies, monthly performance measurement, estimate to complete analysis and updates, and variance analysis research and reporting\. Support monthly cost and schedule reviews, identify pressures and opportunities, and develop recovery plans as required\. Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Finance, Accounting, or related + 4 years experience in financial and/or cost analysis + 1 year of recent experience with Earned Value Management System \(EVMS\) + Proficient in Microsoft Office \(Excel and Power Point\) + **MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE DoD SECRET CLEARANCE** Preferred Qualifications: + Understanding of Business Systems: SAP/MRP, MPM or related system,Business Warehouse + Candidate has the ability to understand and communicate problems and recommend potential business/process solutions + Financial forecasting and/or material accounting experience + 2 years prior experience in a program control environment on large DOD prime contracts Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Program Cost Control Analyst 3, Materials \- Clearance Required_ **Location:** _California\-San Diego_ **Requisition ID:** _17015346_
          (USA-VA-Fairfax) Cyber Intelligence Analyst 2/3   
**Cyber Intelligence Analyst 2/3** **Requisition ID: 17015374** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Fairfax** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** How do cyber terrorists get past the industry’s best? They don’t\. There are too many of us fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large\-scale attacks\. From creating a city\-wide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software\-defined radios that change how our military communicates – our Cyber & Intelligence Mission Solutions \(CIMS\) Division helps life run smoothly and safely\. Our culture is one of excellence; people, teamwork, learning and delivering value to our customers\. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is looking for Cyber Intelligence Analysts who love to learn and take initiative to continue to push us to the next level in the Washington, D\.C\. Metropolitan Area\. Roles and Responsibilities The Cyber Intelligence Analyst will be responsible for conducting research and evaluating technical and all\-source intelligence data, with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to networked weapons platforms and US and DoD information networks\. The successful candidates will support the analysis of network events to determine event impact on current operations and will conduct all\-source research to determine advisory capability and intent\. You will support the preparation of assessments and cyber threat profiles of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research and analysis of classified and open source information\. You will be required to develop and maintain analytical procedures to meet evolving mission requirements and maximize operational impact\. As a mission partner, you will be requested to produce high\-quality papers, presentations, recommendations and/or finding for senior US government officials\. Limited local travel to attend meetings may be required by our customer\. Certain positions may offer opportunities for more extensive travel, depending on customer requirements\. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below\. CYBERINTEL NGMSNVMSTR **Basic Qualifications** This requisition may be filled at either a level 2 or a level 3\. • Basic Qualifications for a level 2 are a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, Finance or other related discipline; four \(4\) years of additional financial experience may be considered in lieu of degree; and two \(2\) years’ experience as a financial analyst examining trends and relationships, with demonstrated experience or knowledge of global financial institutions, global financial transactions, and/or global threat finance topics\. • Basic Qualifications for a level 3 are a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, Finance or other related discipline; four \(4\) years of additional financial experience may be considered in lieu of degree; and five \(5\) years’ experience as a financial analyst examining trends and relationships, with demonstrated experience or knowledge of global financial institutions, global financial transactions, and/or global threat finance topics; • Certification in anti\-money laundering, fraud, financial planning, financial advising, financial forensics, and/or auditing; • Capable of creating data\-rich, succinct analytical reports by researching, analyzing, prioritizing, synthesizing and solving problems of big data; • Highly capable user of Microsoft Excel features, to include pivot tables; • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; • Willingness and ability to adapt to changing customer mission requirements as necessary; • Active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance Preferred Qualifications • Demonstrated experience with customer tools and databases; • Knowledge of emerging technologies in the global financial marketplace; • Experience training and/or briefing others on global financial marketplace topics of interest; • Experience creating Microsoft Access databases; • Foreign language capability Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO\. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cyber Intelligence Analyst 2/3_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Fairfax_ **Requisition ID:** _17015374_
          (USA-VA-Fort Belvoir) Mgr Network Engineering 2   
**Mgr Network Engineering 2** **Requisition ID: 17015367** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Fort Belvoir** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** **Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry\-leading company whose work with cutting\-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you\. It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home\. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects\. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve\. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world\. And that mission makes our team even stronger\.** **Army Knowledge Online \(AKO\) is seeking a Technical Operations Manager to support our team located at Fort Belvoir, VA\.** **As senior member of the AKO’s leadership team, the Technical Operations Manager is responsible for all aspects of AKO operations\. A successful candidate will demonstrate superior technical and managerial skills while performing in a high demand, fast past, ever changing and challenging program environment\.** **A successful candidate will provide technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments\. Establishes goals and plans that meet project objectives\. Has domain and expert technical knowledge\. Directs and controls activities for a client, having overall responsibility for financial management, methods, and staffing to ensure that technical requirements are met\. Interactions involve client negotiations and interfacing with senior management\. Decision making and domain knowledge may have a critical impact on overall project implementation\. Will supervise technical team leads\.** **Responsibilities:** **The Technical Operations Manager will;** **•Work closely with the Operations Manager to coordinate and provide leadership to a technical team of engineers and technicians in the development, consolidation, and support of the AKO program\.** **•Provide ongoing leadership expertise and support to the Data Centers to meet Service Level Agreements \(SLA\)\.** **•Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc\.** **•Maintain standard operating procedures for the Data Center to include processes for capacity planning, lights out operations, and keeping Data Center equipment inventory\.** **•Analysis of effectiveness of all areas of current and potential COOP related programs\.** **•Participate in Operations and management meetings\.** **•Effectively assess, prioritize, and manage operational issues\.** **•Be responsible for notifying and escalating operational incidents to senior management\.** **•Establish a professional working relationship with other team members, management staff and customer\.** **•Maintains technical expertise in all areas of network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, multiplexers, firewalls, hubs, bridges, gateways, etc\.** **•Improve on existing processes or develop new process and procedures to continuously improve overall Operations and drive standardization\.** **•Work closely with local building engineer to oversee preventive maintenance for CRAC units, UPS systems, and PDUs, and stay informed of potential building issues that could affect Data Center Operations\.** **•Effectively communicate and manage newly implemented policies and processes once deployed\.** **•Advise and implement industry best practices\.** **•Provide vendor management and assist in vendor selections\.** **•Forecast staff needs, coach, motivate, and develop team members\.** **•On\-call 24x7 to provide support as needed\.** **•Manage installations, migrations, decommissions, special projects that involve extensive research including writing Statements of Work \(SOW's\) and creating Bill of Materials \(BOMs\) for various projects\.** **•Establish standards for the Data Center, including capacity planning, lights out operations, Data Center equipment inventory** **•Work closely with Facility Security Officer \(FSO\) in the development and enhancement of Data Center SOP documentation and process, including emergency response, and physical security management ensuring appropriate access control lists are maintained** **•Must be a consistent participant in weekly Operations and management meetings** **Basic Qualifications:** **1\. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in related field and 14 years of industry experience\. Note: additional years of experience or military service may be consider in lieu of Bachelors \(combined total of 18 or more years\)\.** **2\. Must have proven experience managing highly technical team supporting a major military program that consists of multiple Data Centers housing a multi\-zone on multi\-network environment\.** **3\. Must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience managing, engineering, designing, and operation of local and metropolitan area networks \(LANs and MANs\)\.** **4\. Must have experience testing, training, and exercising IT Disaster Recovery and COOP Plans\.** **5\. Must have proven experience working with IT service management \(ITSM\) processes; Incident Management, Problem Management, System Configuration and Change Management, Release and Deployment Management, Change Evaluation and Event Management\.** **6\. Must have experience with both virtual and physical environments\.** **7\. Must have an expert level understanding of Data Replication techniques\.** **8\. Must possess excellent problem\-solving skills \.** **9\. Must have a proven ability to develop, and manage various projects simultaneously\.** **10\. Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills\.** **11\. Must possess a Current DoD Secret clearance\.** **12\. Must possess Security Certifications\.** **13\. Must be a U\.S\. Citizen\.** **Preferred Qualifications:** **1\. Proven subject matter expert in Network Engineering** **2\. F5 Certified BIG\-IP Administrator** **3\. F5 Certified Product Consultant** **4\. F5 Certified System Engineer** **5\. Technical Skills: Cisco IOS, 7600 Series/6500 Series, Nexus Series \(preferred but not required\), Cisco Firewalls \(ASA Series\) IPSEC/VPNs, Linux/Unix, TCP/IP, understanding of electrical power as it exists in a data center environment \(amperage, redundancy\), Strong knowledge and understanding of patch panels, fiber optic and copper cabling \(connectors, throughput\), servers, hardware, interfaces\. General understanding of network infrastructure \(switches, routers, firewalls\) and network topology\.** Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO\. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Mgr Network Engineering 2_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Fort Belvoir_ **Requisition ID:** _17015367_
          (USA-VA-Springfield) Mainframe Operations Lead   
**Mainframe Operations Lead** **Requisition ID: 17015351** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Springfield** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Where Technology and Teamwork come together\.\.\. Where will you find innovation and technology? Right here at Northrop Grumman Corporation\. Join us on the edge… The Cutting Edge\! Transforming the future of technology… Find balance with a part\-time opportunity\.\.\. Realize the rewards of conquering a new challenge\.\.\.Work with the technology you need to succeed\.\.\. Northrop Grumman is building our team supporting the data center infrastructure and middleware of U\.S\. Customs and Border Protection \(CBP\)\. CBP is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U\.S\. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade\. On an annual basis, CBP welcomes nearly one million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals, and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs\. Most team members will be located in Springfield, VA\. As a leader in information technology solutions Northrop Grumman provides talented individuals with the opportunity to: • Work with the latest tools and technologies • Share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry\. • Connect with coworkers in a caring, diverse, and respectful environment • Collaborate through integrated product teams, cross\-functional teams, and employee resource groups\. Responsibilities include: • All work will be performed on site at CBP offices in Northern Virginia\. Some local travel to various CBP sites may be required\. • Travel to sites outside the Washington DC area may be required\. • Analyzes functional business requirements and design specifications for functional activities\. • Provides identification/fixing for the problems within existing systems design/implementation of new systems, enhances the existing systems and participates in analysis, design and new construction of next generation IT systems\. • Responsible for understanding the needs of the customers and the realities of commercially available IT products, and creating requirements that will allow implementation by the architecture and engineering team and COTS products\. Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 10 years of experience • System Administrative Experience with legacy mainframe//IBM\-Z/OS\. • Must have an active DHS TS and be able to obtain a DHS/CBP security clearance\. • Must possess experience in system administration in one or more areas including telecommunications concepts, computer languages, operating systems, database/DBMS and middleware\. Preferred Qualifications: • Prior experience with CBP desired\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/ AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 14 years of experience • System Administrative Experience with legacy mainframe//IBM\-Z/OS\. • Must have an active DHS TS and be able to obtain a DHS/CBP security clearance \- US Citizenship\. • Must possess experience in system administration in one or more areas including telecommunications concepts, computer languages, operating systems, database/DBMS and middleware\. Preferred Qualifications: • Prior experience with CBP desired\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/ AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Mainframe Operations Lead_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Springfield_ **Requisition ID:** _17015351_
          (USA-CA-Edwards AFB) Low Observable Survivability Specialist 2   
**Low Observable Survivability Specialist 2** **Requisition ID: 17015369** **Location\(s\): United States\-California\-Edwards AFB** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time** Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry\-leading company whose work with cutting\-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects?If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you\.It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home\. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects\. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve\. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world\. And that mission makes our team even stronger\. When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful\. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry\. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross\-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits\. We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal development and success\. Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non\-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative\. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance\. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work\.All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better\. Job Description Perform aircraft survivability analysis, operational employment analysis and Low Observable diagnostic testing/troubleshooting using support equipment and software tools to isolate anomalies and verify repairs\. Provide threat system analysis, aircraft operations analysis, Low Observable system performance to include fleet signature health using diagnostic test equipment and analytical tools\. Perform analysis on Low Observable data to identify component and system performance trends, identify component defects and identify potential areas of fleet\-wide concern\. Provide Subject Matter Expertise for Low Observable related studies, analysis, modeling and simulations\. Participate in various process teams and ad hoc groups to develop Low Observable related system requirements, as well as operational employment plans and concepts\. Support maintenance actions and activities as required\. **Basic Qualifications:** This position can be filled at either a level 2 or level 3\. + Must be a US citizen and must have an active DoD **TOP SECRET** security clearance and be willing to submit to polygraph\. Additionally, the ability to obtain and retain Special Program access is required as condition of employment + Must have and maintain a valid U\.S\. passport, accept customer furnished quarters for a period up to 120 days away from primary work location and comply with mobility requirements\. + Must meet medical requirements for worldwide travel, which include a physical\. + Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends and support on call status for 24 hours\-a\-day, 7 days\-a\-week, 365 days a year\. + Ability to prepare and analyze data and figures + Ability to prioritize and adjust tasks to accomplish the project result\. + Ability to change physical locations based upon need \(including physical ability to travel\) + Able to perform work in an approved environment during specified work hours\. Specialist 2 + 2 years with a Bachelors, 0 year with a Masters\. In lieu of formal education 6 years of relevant work experience may be considered\. Specialist 3 + 5 years with a Bachelors, 3 year with a Masters\. In lieu of formal education 9 years of relevant work experience may be considered\. Preferred Qualifications: + A STEM degree Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Low Observable Survivability Specialist 2_ **Location:** _California\-Edwards AFB_ **Requisition ID:** _17015369_
          (USA-VA-Chester) IS Admin Generalist 3   
**IS Admin Generalist 3** **Requisition ID: 17015375** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Chester** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector is seeking Critical Incident Management Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Enterprise Services & Operations Organization\. This position will be located in Lebanon, VA\. Put your years of experience into a future of excellence\.\.\. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology Operations Center \(ITOC\) team managing the daily Incident action plans and operational objectives\. **Roles and Responsibilities:** This position is for **2nd shift 2:00pm – 12:00am** rotating weekly schedule\. Applicant must be willing and able to cover different shifts based on business needs\. Provide for continual monitoring, SLA awareness and reporting of all SEV 1 and SEV 2 incidents\. Lead technical teams and provide guidance in resolution within SLA timeframes, ensuring all needed service areas engage on technical bridge Lead \(command & control\) technical teams to mitigate any SEV 1 or SEV 2 tickets in peril of breaching SLAs due to lack of progress Manage the response and recovery activity for the VITA Program Ensure quality communications and cooperation with all ESO operational teams for cohesive response and recovery operations Analyze SEV 3 tickets to ensure criticality \(classification\) is correct based on business impacts and in danger of SLA breach\. Provide recommendations on ticket severity classification \(All Severity\)\. Review and provide recommendations, as appropriate, on changes to support processes to ensure continuous improvement of the incident management and outage management procedures\. Complete shift change logs and after action reports Provide appropriate follow\-up reporting and lessons learned Serve as primary POC during assigned shift in: Providing for 24X7X365 response to high priority incident Providing Incident Response/Mitigation for the VITA Program Facilitating \(command and control\) the identification and resolution of enterprise\-level production outages Coordinating efforts of and provide timely updates to multiple stakeholders during response, to include managing technical conference calls and issuing and updating CSAs Basic Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: Minimum 6 years IT experience with Bachelors, 1 year with Masters Additional \(four\) years of Relevant critical incident management experience will be considered in lieu of a degree Must be able to work varying shifts as assigned based on business requirements Must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of various IT disciplines \(server, desktop, network, security\) from prior positions Must be able to lead technical teams, drive issues to resolution and command attention to deadlines Must be a team player, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving, and organizational skills Must be able to think strategically, act tactically and deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment Must be able to communicate effectively at different levels within the organization, to include senior management and operations personnel Possess working knowledge of ITIL processes \(ITIL Foundations 3\.0 certification preferred\) US Citizenship Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: Bachelor's Degree 3 or more years working knowledge of VITA Program Prior Critical Incident Management experience Demonstrate integral knowledge of VITA Program, the CIA and Program operating guidelines Demonstrate knowledge of various VITA Program agency customers ITIL Foundations 3\.0 certification Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action\-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _IS Admin Generalist 3_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Chester_ **Requisition ID:** _17015375_
          (USA-VA-Herndon) Systems Architect 6, GLM Mature Technology Group   
**Systems Architect 6, GLM Mature Technology Group** **Requisition ID: 17015265** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Herndon** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time** Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry\-leading company whose work with cutting\-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you\. It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home\. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects\. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve\. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world\. And that mission makes our team even stronger\. When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful\. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry\. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross\-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits\. We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal development and success\. Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non\-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative\. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance\. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work\. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better\. Job Description Northrop Grumman Technology Services is seeking a System Architect to join a mature technology evaluation group and to design and develop system architectures, and defines key capabilities and performance requirements\. Defines design and technology maturity constraints of the system in accordance with customer specifications\. Develops thorough definition of system external interfaces\. Defines system implementation approach and operational concept\. Ensures requirements are met and evaluates performance with customer\. Monitors and evaluates technology trends in disciplines relevant to sustainment and modernization of aviation, space and missile platforms and payloads\. Basic Qualifications: + BS Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline and 20 years of relevant experience\. + Systems engineering, research & development and business development experience\. + Experience devising, bidding and/or implementing services and/or product solutions\. + Experience with generating DoD Architecture Framework \(DoDAF\) views\. + Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance with counter intelligence polygraph\. + Must be able to travel CONUS and OCONUS\. Preferred Qualifications: + MS Degree in engineering or related technical discipline 18 years of experience\. + PhD Degree in engineering or related technical discipline 15 years of experience\. + Experience within a $100M Aerospace & Defense \(A&D\) profit & loss \(P&L\) business\. + Experience with system\-of\-systems modeling & simulation\. + Experience with delivering performance based logistics \(PBL\) services\. + Experience with operations research, data science and/or systems analysis\. + Experience developing ISR sensors, processing electronics and RF technologies\. + Experience developing applied flight technologies\. + Experience developing airframe technologies\. + Experience developing air vehicle survivability technologies\. + Experience developing data analytics, cognitive and autonomy technologies\. + Experience developing cyber resilience and embedded software support technologies\. + Experience leading mature technology IR&D and CR&D projects \(TRL >6\)\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Systems Architect 6, GLM Mature Technology Group_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Herndon_ **Requisition ID:** _17015265_
          (USA-AL-Huntsville) Systems Engineer 17-731 GT Planning Lead   
**Systems Engineer 17\-731 GT Planning Lead** **Requisition ID: 17015269** **Location\(s\): United States\-Alabama\-Huntsville** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman Mission Systems \(NGMS\) was selected by the U\.S\. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team\. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States\. Air & Missile Defense Systems \(A&MDS\) serves as Northrop Grumman Mission Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications \(C2BMC\), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination\. Perform Test assessment planning functions for the Missile Defense Systems Engineering National Team \(Industry\) \(MET\-I\) in support of the Missile Defense Agency \(MDA\) customer to drive the development and fielding of the integrated, layered Ballistic Missile Defense System\. •Specific duties will include development of Ground Test \(GT\)/Flight Tests \(FT\) event test strategies to assess key capabilities for system operational fielding, development and evaluation of element and system assessment criteria, • Development of system level evaluation measurements for collection of appropriate measurement data from test events, •Development of inputs to test assessment planning and requirements for test planning, and providing test assessment planning support to emergent and conceptual development activities as they are matured for integration into future development for the BMDS\. **Basic Requirements:** •9 Years with Bachelors in Science; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD\. •Knowledge of systems engineering processes for the development of system test requirements, objectives, evaluation criteria and analysis requirements\. •Working level knowledge of system and interface specifications is required\. •Emphasis of experience in test assessment planning and test design of systems to support assessment of system capabilities, interfaces, and performance\. •Experience providing leadership in partnership with a government customer is required\. •Experience in use of Microsoft Office suite and associated tools in development of spreadsheets, documents and presentations is required\. Active Secret Clearance **Preferred Requirements:** + Candidates should have strong communications and social skills and be able to perform in a fluid, geographically distributed team environment\. + Demonstrated strong understanding of systems engineering principles with a familiarity of the Ballistic Missile Defense System \(BMDS\) or one or more of the BMDS Element Programs\. + Domain knowledge of discrimination algorithms is also desired\. + Knowledge of DOORS and other associated requirements development tools is a plus\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Systems Engineer 17\-731 GT Planning Lead_ **Location:** _Alabama\-Huntsville_ **Requisition ID:** _17015269_
          (USA-AL-Huntsville) Engineer Systems- 17-714-IVT - Test Analysis   
**Engineer Systems\- 17\-714\-IVT \- Test Analysis** **Requisition ID: 17015271** **Location\(s\): United States\-Alabama\-Huntsville** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman Mission Systems \(NGMS\) was selected by the U\.S\. Missile Defense Agency to participate on the Missile Defense National Team\. This team was chartered to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System for the United States\. Air & Missile Defense Systems \(A&MDS\) serves as Northrop Grumman Information Systems' focal point for all activities associated with missile defense, including Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications \(C2BMC\), simulation & modeling, systems engineering, and target discrimination\. This systems engineer position primary role while representing the Missile Defense National Team \(MDNT\) on the MDA Joint Analysis Team \(JAT\)\. Develop plans for ground and flight test data analysis and supporting documentation\. + Performing test analysis on the complex Ballistic Missile Defense System \(BMDS\), and reporting results in writing and presenting results at data reviews\. Working with associated Systems Engineering \(SE\) teams, Test Organizations, Warfighters and Element Program focals to ensure BMDS tests meet technical intent system capabilities and behaviors\. + Develop and present analytical products that are based on assessing strategic and theater/regional system level performance of the BMDS in ground test and flight test events\. **Basic Qualifications:** + 9 Years with Bachelors in Science in Stem, Math, Physics or Technical discipline; 7 Years with Masters; 4 Years with PhD\. + Knowledge of ground test design and data collection for a complex missile defense program\. + Knowledge of System Engineering for test campaign and test event design processes in support of system assessment is required\. + Experience and understanding of system level behavior and performance characterization of battle management and command and control functions and their associated information exchange requirements tied to specified performance metrics that are traditionally demonstrated in system level test events\. + Candidate must be proficient in using analytical tools that assess the system level performance of the BMDS including radar acquisition, tracking, and discrimination; battle manager engagement planning, warfighter interaction, and engagement coordination with other BMDS systems; and interceptor acquisition, tracking, and discrimination\. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a geographically distributed team\. + Active Secret Clearance **Preferred Qualifications:** + Candidates with strong systems engineering background and demonstrated collaboration and presentation skills are desired\. + System level interface design and specification development experience is desired\. + Additionally, candidate should possess knowledge of the Ballistic Missile Defense System \(BMDS\), a strong background with Matlab or similar analytical tools, system analysis, and system level testing\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Engineer Systems\- 17\-714\-IVT \- Test Analysis_ **Location:** _Alabama\-Huntsville_ **Requisition ID:** _17015271_
          (USA-AZ-Fort Huachuca) Web Systems Administrator   
**Web Systems Administrator** **Requisition ID: 17015332** **Location\(s\): United States\-Arizona\-Fort Huachuca** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** **Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging career as a Web Server Administrator with one of the nation's leading Defense Contractors? If so, then Northrop Grumman may be the employer for you\!** **Northrop Grumman is seeking a motivated professional to join our team\. This position is located at Fort Huachuca, AZ\.** **The Web Server Administrator Is the primary systems administrator for a software engineering shop that develops web applications in ASP\.NET C\# with MVC\. We are a primarily Microsoft Windows environment\. The web administrator will be the POC and manage the code and documentation of all web servers\. The candidate will also be the primary POC for establishing new FQDNs, verifying and testing certificates, maintaining Single Sign\-On, and maintaining/troubleshooting web applications as needed\.** Basic Qualifications: **1\. Must possess a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience in Windows Administration; Note: Additional experience may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement\. \(Minimum of 10 years combined between education and relevant experience\) Additional experience can include programming\.** **2\. Must possess experience managing multiple web sites and applications, in a primarily Windows server environment\.** **3\. Must be experienced with Microsoft Server, IIS 7\.x/8\.x, MS SQL 2012 or higher\. Configuring new web applications in IIS, installation and maintenance of SSL certificates a plus\.** **4\. Must have familiarity with programming methodologies\.** **5\. Must have experience troubleshooting web applications and web servers\.** **6\. Must possess Security certification \(or higher\)\.** **7\. Must possess Windows operating system environment certification \(Server 2008 or Server 2012\), or able to achieve within 6 months from hire\.** **8\. Must possess/obtain a Top Secret with SCI eligibility: Note an Interim Secret is a minimum to start\.** **9\. Must have familiarity with at least one coding language\.** **10\. Must be a U\.S\. Citizen\.** Preferred Qualifications: **1\. Experience with Linux Red Hat web environments, running web applications on Apache/Tom Cat in addition to Windows administration\.** **2\. Familiarity with Site Minder and Single Sign\-On using AKO or EAMS\-A/GCDS** **3\. Familiarity with U\.S\. Army policies and procedures, STIGs, and IAVAs\.** **4\. Ability to debug web applications in C\#\.** **5\. Familiarity with object oriented programming\.** Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Web Systems Administrator_ **Location:** _Arizona\-Fort Huachuca_ **Requisition ID:** _17015332_
          (USA-VA-Springfield) Cyber Architect 5   
**Cyber Architect 5** **Requisition ID: 17015298** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Springfield** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Where Technology and Teamwork come together\.\.\. Where will you find innovation and technology? Right here at Northrop Grumman Corporation\. Join us on the edge… The Cutting Edge\! Transforming the future of technology… Find balance with a part\-time opportunity\.\.\. Realize the rewards of conquering a new challenge\.\.\.Work with the technology you need to succeed\.\.\. Northrop Grumman is building our team supporting the data center infrastructure and middleware of U\.S\. Customs and Border Protection \(CBP\)\. CBP is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U\.S\. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade\. On an annual basis, CBP welcomes nearly one million visitors, screens more than 67,000 cargo containers, arrests more than 1,100 individuals, and seizes nearly 6 tons of illicit drugs\. Most team members will be located in Springfield, VA\. As a leader in information technology solutions Northrop Grumman provides talented individuals with the opportunity to: • Work with the latest tools and technologies • Share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry\. • Connect with coworkers in a caring, diverse, and respectful environment • Collaborate through integrated product teams, cross\-functional teams, and employee resource groups\. Responsibilities include: Understand applications requirements, design and development working with Development Operations, S/W development, and S/W architecture, knowing how to antiquate industry & business requirements that drive operations\. The primary goal of Enterprise Web Services is to provide engineering and operational support for Middleware technologies \(e\.g\., XML, Web Services, MQ, DataPowers, and Service\-Oriented Architecture\), Web Services products \(e\.g\.,WebLogic, WebSphere, Apache Web Server, Tivoli Access Manager and WebSEAL\) and Enterprise Applications and Technical Projects based on customer requirements and mission needs while ensuring 24x7x365 O&M support for its CBP mission\-critical systems relating to MQ/Middleware Operations and Web Services Operations\. • Implements and resolve connectivity with trade partners and value added network \(VAN\) providers • Provide data translation/transformation maps and resolve data translation/transformation mapping problems • Track, maintain and continuously improve upon system availability, system security, performance and overall health of Enterprise Web Systems • Develop, operate and maintain a capacity and performance management process to plan, implement, and measure as well as manage the capacity of the services to confirm that the levels of capacity consistently meet business requirements and objectives\. • Design and support Web services produces on Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and any other java container as designed by the customer\. • Engineer, monitor and maintain all functionality, certifications and supported standards available from the Web Service products\. Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and 14 years of experience\. • Experience with Linux/UNIX/Windows operating systems\. • Must have an active DHS TS Clearance and be able to obtain a DHS/CBP security clearance \- US Citizenship required\. • Must possess experience of system engineering in one or more areas including telecommunications concepts, computer languages, operating systems, database/DBMS and middleware\. Preferred Qualifications: \- Experience with all components across the CBP Database enterprise architecture\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/ AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cyber Architect 5_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Springfield_ **Requisition ID:** _17015298_
          (USA-MD-Lanham) Sr. Software Config Analyst 4   
**Sr\. Software Config Analyst 4** **Requisition ID: 17015177** **Location\(s\): United States\-Maryland\-Lanham** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: No** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking a Sr\. Software Configuration Analyst 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in defining the future\. This position will be located in Lanham, Maryland\. Where Technology and Teamwork come together, the qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Technical Support for the Enterprise Systems Testing Project\. **Roles and Responsibilities:** Individual will implement and conduct software configuration management \(CM\) and version control of multiple programs in IBM mainframe, MS Windows, and UNIX client/server environments\. \- Programs support the Internal Revenue Service \(IRS\) tax administration pipeline\. \- Individual will use ENDEVOR, Clearcase, UCM, IBM Rational Team Concert \(RTC\), and established IRS\-approved procedures and practices to process and stage transmittals of the changed source code for Testing and Production\. \- Individual will also be responsible for working with the Application developers to troubleshoot and resolve configuration management issues in a timely manner\. \- Provide Documentation support \(e\.g\. CM artifacts, SOP, deliverables to our customer, etc\.\), and 508 User Support \- Provide process improvement activities like ITIL certification, DevOps, and automate repetitive tasks **Basic Qualifications:** To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: \- BA/BS degree with 9 years of related experience OR Masters degree and 7 years related experience OR High School diploma and 13 years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree \- 5 years of progressive IT experience, with a focus on software configuration management using IBM Rational Team Concert \(RTC\), Rational ClearCase, UCM, and/or ENDEVOR\. \- Understanding of software configuration management & Release management concepts, industry practices and standards is a must\. \- 5 years of experience in using UNIX & Perl scripting and UNIX scripting knowledge \- 2 Years of experience in Technical Writing or providing Documentation and 508 User Support \- Before beginning work, candidate must obtain interim staff\-like access based upon an IRS "Moderate Risk Background Investigation"\. US Citizenship or 3 years U\.S\. Lawful Permanent Resident status required **Preferred Qualifications:** \- 2 years of IBM Rational Team Concert \(RTC\) experience \- 5 years of Clearcase and UCM experience, and/or ENDEVOR \- 6 years of experience working in an UNIX IBM and/or 2 years of experience in mainframe environment \- 2 years of Documentation and 508 User Support \- 2 years of ITIL experience and familiarity with DevOps and/or Agile principles \- Knowledge of current IRS tax administration software applications\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Sr\. Software Config Analyst 4_ **Location:** _Maryland\-Lanham_ **Requisition ID:** _17015177_
          (USA-OH-Wright) Software Engineer 2 / 3   
**Software Engineer 2 / 3** **Requisition ID: 17015133** **Location\(s\): United States\-Ohio\-Wright\-Patterson AFB** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman is seeking a Software Engineer 2 or Software Engineer 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals\. This position will be located at Wright\-Patterson Air Force Base, OH\. The selected candidate will provide software development support at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for the SPIRENT program\. This work is likely to include C\# development in Visual Studio, Windows \.DLL development, and Graphical User Interface \(GUI\) development within the \.NET ecosystem\. This work will also involve programmatically working with cryptographic keys\. Experience interfacing with volatile memory to erase, store, and access keys is preferred\. **\*This position may be filled at a level 2 or level 3 based on the qualifications below\.** **\*This position may be filled at a level 2 or level 3 based on the qualifications below\.** **Basic Qualifications for a level 2** : + Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or related STEM degree from an accredited institution plus 2 years of software development experience, or 0 years with Master of Science Degree\. + U\.S\. citizenship with the ability to obtain a U\.S\. Government Top Secret security clearance **Basic Qualifications for a level 3:** + Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or related STEM degree from an accredited institution plus 5 years software development experience, or 3 years with Masters Degree\. + U\.S\. citizenship with the ability to obtain a U\.S\. Government Top Secret security clearance Preferred Qualifications for both levels: + Experience with C\#, \.NET, Windows \.DLL development, Visual Studio\. + Experience working with cryptographic keys, to include interfacing with volatile memory to erase, store, and access them\. + Active U\.S\. Government Top Secret security clearance\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Software Engineer 2 / 3_ **Location:** _Ohio\-Wright\-Patterson AFB_ **Requisition ID:** _17015133_
          (USA-OH-Wright) Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3 / 4   
**Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3 / 4** **Requisition ID: 17015200** **Location\(s\): United States\-Ohio\-Wright\-Patterson AFB** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is actively recruiting mid/senior level Cyber Intelligence Analyst team members in support of an existing long\-term Government Program Office to work at Wright\-Patterson Air Force Base\. This position will entail working with our experienced Cyber Operations team developing solutions and analysis in support of emerging Department of Defense \(DoD\) Cyber efforts\. We're looking for a highly motivated, team oriented, individuals with the ability to communicate / coordinate highly technical analysis directly with the customer and distributed team members\. **Knowledge, Skills and Ability:** + Conducts research and evaluates technical and all\-source intelligence with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to networked weapons platforms and various information networks\. + Analyzes network events to determine the impact on current operations and conduct all\-source research to determine advisory capability and intent\. + Be able to conduct telecommunication and/or protocol analysis in order to analyze switching and signaling telecommunication protocols between different nodes in PSTN or Mobile telephone networks, such as 2G or 3G GSM networks, CDMA networks, WiMAX and so on\. + Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research and analysis of classified and open source information\. + Collects data using a combination of standard/non\-standard intelligence methods and business processes\. Produces high\-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior U\.S\. government intelligence and network operations officials\. + Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines\. Must be able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings\. **Problem Solving:** + Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity\. + Must possess solid coordination abilities with existing Intelligence Community resources to develop full\-coordination Intelligence summaries\. + Work is performed with minimal direction\. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment\. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long\- term perspective, for desired results\. **This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below\.** **This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 or a Level 4 based on the qualifications below\.** **Basic Qualifications for a** **Level 3** + Bachelor of Science degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, Master of Science degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a PhD plus 0 years of experience\. Degree should be in systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, network engineering, information systems security or similar field\. 4 additional years of job experience may be substituted in lieu of a college degree\. + Active/Current Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI Access\. + Must be willing to submit to Counter\-Intelligence Polygraph as needed\. **Basic Qualifications for a Level 4:** + Bachelor of Science degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, Master of Science degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a PhD plus 4 years of experience\. Degree should be in systems engineering, computer science, software engineering, network engineering, information systems security or similar field\. 4 additional years of job experience may be substituted in lieu of a college degree\. + Active/Current Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI Access\. + Must be willing to submit to Counter\-Intelligence Polygraph as needed\. **Preferred Qualifications for both level 3 & 4:** + Experience with DoD Offensive Cyber Operations, virtual environments and cyber systems design is preferred\. + DODM 8570\.01 certifications at IAT/IAM/IASAE Level 2 or 3 are preferred \(examples: Security , Network , CEH, CCNA, MCSA, MCSE, CISSP, etc\)\. + Active Full\-Scope Polygraph\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3 / 4_ **Location:** _Ohio\-Wright\-Patterson AFB_ **Requisition ID:** _17015200_
          (USA-MD-Woodlawn) User Experience Manager   
**User Experience Manager** **Requisition ID: 17015185** **Location\(s\): United States\-Maryland\-Woodlawn** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: No** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry\-leading company whose work with cutting\-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you\. It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home\. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects\. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve\. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world\. And that mission makes our team even stronger\. When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful\. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry\. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross\-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits\. We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal development and success\. Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non\-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative\. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance\. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work\. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better\. Northrop Grumman Technology Solutions sector is seeking a **User Experience \(UX\) Manager** responsible for providing management expertise to support all phases of the User Centered Design life cycle; manage daily task assignments, client deliverables, and reporting\. UX teams are a bit unique and a significant part of your job will be to mentor creative personalities and to help get the roadblocks out of their way\. You will also support senior management to maintain task cost and task baseline\. In addition, you will oversee the task team including subcontractors and will be responsible for daily operations of a team \(direct supervision of the staff, assignment of work, schedules, day to day workflow, and operating costs\)\. The User Experience Manager will be responsible for conducting user analysis, developing conceptual models of solutions, designing browser\-based interfaces, and designing and conducting usability testing\. The position will include elicitation of business goals and user needs from stakeholders and users, creating Personas and Scenarios of Use, creating and refining screen prototypes, and documenting user requirements, screen designs, and design recommendations\. The User Experience Manager will be the coordinator of multiple assignments to technical and non\-technical personnel, which requires effective planning and coordination of resources for successful performance shall interface with the Government management personnel\. Must possess strong oral and written communications skills in order to clearly and effectively convey issues, status reports, risk/opportunity assessment, quality management, data validation, and operational support\. Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non\-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative\. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance\. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work\. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better\. This position will be located in **Woodlawn, MD** \.   Responsibilities for this position will include: • Perform manager responsibilities for the task order including: planning, risk management, budgeting, forecasting, scheduling, status reporting and be accountable for the overall performance of the task order\. • Manage the performance of others through goal setting, performance reviews, promotions and compensation, conflict resolution, assignments, communicating policies and objectives, and setting expectations\. • Provide oversight and guidance to a team of resources on separate work orders with distinct project activities\. • Ensure quality of all deliverables produced under the task order and the adherence to Northrop Grumman and program standards and guidelines\. • Support the customer in an advisory capacity in the analysis, planning and communications efforts for the overall task and individual work efforts • Provide guidance and support to the team, as needed, in the User Centered Design process\. • Assist team members, as needed, in developing work products in order to meet customer deadlines\. • Facilitate and participate in meetings with customers to gather and document requirements and setting overall project direction\. • Lead the Northrop Grumman team and collaborate with multiple customer teams in the execution of the activities under the task order\. • Become knowledgeable on the HIPAA policies and procedures for the program and ensure awareness of HIPAA breach process\. Understand your role in HIPAA compliance and be able to execute that role in an effective manner\. **Basic Qualifications:** • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of related experience or Masters’ Degree and 8 years of related experience or 14 years of hands on experience in UX related work will satisfy degree and experience requirements\. • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrated technical experience with and an in\-depth knowledge of the User Centered Design lifecycle\. • Minimum of 3 years of experience in direct Interaction/Interface design experience in User\-Centered Methods and User Analysis\. • Minimum of 3 years of experience documenting user requirements, screen designs, and design recommendations\. • Minimum of 2 years of experience and proficiency in each of the following Microsoft Tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Visio\. • Minimum of 2 years of experience in designing and conducting formative usability tests in both formal and informal settings • Minimum of 1 year experience in leading small technical teams • Must be comfortable in preparing and presenting findings / recommendations in both small and large group settings • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Position of Public Trust clearance • Must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident \(green card holder\) **Preferred Qualifications:** • Strong understanding of responsive design • Understanding of Agile/Scrum methodology • Experience using Axure RP prototyping software\. • Understanding of Section 508 and its requirements regarding design\. • Certifications CSM, PSM, or PMP a plus Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _User Experience Manager_ **Location:** _Maryland\-Woodlawn_ **Requisition ID:** _17015185_
          (USA-VA-McLean) Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3/4   
**Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3/4** **Requisition ID: 17015196** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-McLean** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is actively recruiting mid/senior level Cyber Intelligence Analyst team members in support of an existing long\-term Government Program Office\. This position will entail working with our experienced Cyber Operations team developing solutions and analysis in support of emerging DoD Cyber efforts\. We're looking for a highly motivated, team oriented, individual with the ability to communicate / coordinate highly technical analysis directly with the customer and distributed team members\. Knowledge, Skills and Ability: • Conducts research and evaluates technical and all\-source intelligence with specific emphasis on network operations and cyber warfare tactics, techniques, and procedures focused on the threat to networked weapons platforms and various information networks\. • Analyzes network events to determine the impact on current operations and conduct all\-source research to determine advisory capability and intent\. • Be able to conduct telecommunication and/or protocol analysis in order to analyze switching and signaling telecommunication protocols between different nodes in PSTN or Mobile telephone networks, such as 2G or 3G GSM networks, CDMA networks, WiMAX and so on\. • Prepares assessments and cyber threat profiles of current events based on the sophisticated collection, research and analysis of classified and open source information\. • Collects data using a combination of standard/non\-standard intelligence methods and business processes\. Produces high\-quality papers, presentations, recommendations, and findings for senior US government intelligence and network operations officials\. • Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines\. Must be able to communicate effectively and clearly present technical approaches and findings\. Problem Solving: • Develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity\. Must possess solid coordination abilities with existing Intelligence Community resources to develop full\-coordination Intelligence summaries\. • Work is performed minimal direction\. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment\. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long\- term perspective, for desired results\. This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below\. CYBERINTEL NGMSNVMSTR This requisition may be filled at either a Level 3 or a Level 4 • **Basic Qualifications** for a Level 3 position: Bachelors degree with 5 years professional experience; or Masters degree with 3 years professional experience; or PhD\. degree with 0 years of experience\. Four \(4\) additional years of job experience may be substituted in lieu of college degree\. •Active/Current Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI Access\. • Must be willing to obtain and maintain polygraph as needed\. • Must be willing to obtain and maintain polygraph as needed\. • **Basic Qualifications** for a Level 4 position: Bachelor's degree and 9 years professional experience; or Master's degree with 7 years experience; or PhD with \) years experience\. Four \(4\) additional years of job experience may be substituted in lieu of college degree\. • Active/Current Top Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain SCI Access\. • Must be willing to obtain and maintain polygraph as needed\. Preferred Qualifications: • Experience with DoD Offensive Cyber Operations, virtual environments and cyber systems design is preferred\. • DODM 8570\.01 certifications at IAT/IAM/IASAE Level 2 or 3 are preferred \(examples: Security , Network , CEH, CCNA, MCSA, MCSE, CISSP, etc\)\. • Active TS/SCI w/poly clearance • Technical degree insystems engineering, computer science, software engineering, network engineering, information systems security or similar field\. similar field\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/ AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO\. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cyber Intelligence Analyst 3/4_ **Location:** _Virginia\-McLean_ **Requisition ID:** _17015196_
          (USA-MD-Linthicum) SCHEDULER/Program Planning Analyst 1   
**SCHEDULER/Program Planning Analyst 1** **Requisition ID: 17015028** **Location\(s\): United States\-Maryland\-Linthicum** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a SCHEDULER/Planning Analyst 1 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals\.The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Program Planning & Compliance Center of Excellence\.This position is located in Linthicum, MD The Scheduler/Planning Analyst is responsible for the implementation of standard processes and tools, and program planning and control practices\. This position will work within a team environment consisting of program management, technical, production, financial and other supporting staff\. The ideal candidate will have strong teambuilding skills, exhibit strong leadership potential, and possess comprehensive verbal and written communication/presentation skills\. Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: + Understand job requirements and pertinent policies & procedures related to scheduling\. + Perform basic professional tasks and understand basic principles, theories and concepts of scheduling\. + With management oversight can input data & status schedule, update & maintain MS Project files, updates and maintains Tier one schedule, and understands MS Project Global files\. + With management oversight can prepare and deliver the Program Integrated Master Schedule \(IMS\) deliverables in accordance with the contract\. + With management oversight can prepare data that provides the visibility needed for internal/external reviews, meetings, & audits\. + Monitors Program IMS to ensure the program’s Performance Measurement Baseline \(PMB\) supports the Programs execution Plan & ensures cost/schedule integration\. + Provide interface/support to program office and team leads to identify internal and external dependencies, milestones, and deliverables\. + Attend training & workshops to broaden business experience\. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS REQUISITION\. Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Industrial Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Operations Management, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field, _with some post\-graduate related experience\._ \. + Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel and PowerPoint\. + The willingness and ability to travel domestically 10% of the time\. + The ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret Level security clearance\. US Citizenship is a prerequisite\. Preferred Qualifications: + Experience with Microsoft Office Project\. + Current US Secret level security clearance\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _SCHEDULER/Program Planning Analyst 1_ **Location:** _Maryland\-Linthicum_ **Requisition ID:** _17015028_
          (USA-VA-Chester) Application Packaging Engineer   
**Application Packaging Engineer** **Requisition ID: 17015064** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Chester** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking an Application Packaging Specialist supporting up to 67,000 nodes for 65 Commonwealth agencies\. This position will be located in the Chester, VA\. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Virginia Information Technology Agency \(VITA\) Program, which is a 13 year, $2B program, responsible for providing end\-to\-end IT Infrastructure to the Commonwealth of Virginia\. **Description:** Primary role will be to package\\deploy desktop applications and scripts submitted as project requests developed using MSI , Powershell and VBscript technologies to be deployed through LANDesk electronic software delivery and OS Provisioning\. Work with project managers to schedule, facilitating user acceptance testing and quality control\. Responsibilities include obtaining requirements, engineering packaged solutions, communicating, following procedures and providing 3rdlevel support\. The ideal candidate will be flexible and have a “can do” attitude\. They must be able to effectively juggle multiple tasks and prioritize competing projects and assignments\. They must have technical knowledge of multiple areas to include server and desktop OS and other technical areas as it relates to desktop management\. **Basic Qualifications:** To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: + Bachelor’s Degree \(preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or related degree\)and 2 years of related experience OR High School Diploma and 4 years of related experience + Scripting Knowledge and experience + VBSCRIPT + POWERSHELL + Experience with server/ desktop support and management – Microsoft Server 2008\\2012, IIS, Windows 7, Windows 10 + Good written and verbal communication skills + Proven customer services in a complex environment + Experience in developing and maintaining process, procedures and work instructions + Must be a team player, proactive, and possess excellent problem\-solving, communication, and organizational skills + Ability to demonstrate initiative and drive efforts to closure + Have the ability to clearly present technical approaches or findings in oral and written formats + Be self\-motivated and directed with the ability to perform without appreciable direction + Ability to work cross\-functionally to solution, troubleshoot and implement projects **Preferred Qualifications:** Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: + Experience in using client management suites such as LANDesk, SCCM or Altiris for electronic software deployments\. + Intimate knowledge of Microsoft Installer technology + Application Packaging - Flexera AdminStudio - Microsoft Installer - WiseScript - Software Delivery tools - Custom tools by vendor – Microsoft Office, Adobe - SCM + Image Management - Deployment Image Servicing and Management \(DISM\) - Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - HP and Dell hardware knowledge - Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - Hyper\-V + Familiarity with common managed applications such as McAfee Security Suite of applications, Cisco VPN Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Application Packaging Engineer_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Chester_ **Requisition ID:** _17015064_
          (USA-MD-Woodlawn) Mgr Computer Operations 2   
**Mgr Computer Operations 2** **Requisition ID: 17015156** **Location\(s\): United States\-Maryland\-Woodlawn** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: No** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** work with cutting\-edge technology is driven by something human: the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you\. It’s not the systems that drive us: it’s the soldier our systems bring home\. It’s not just the equipment that motivates us: it’s the people our equipment protects\. It’s not the innovation that gets us up in the morning: it’s whom those innovations serve\. We’re united by our work to help people and protect the world\. And that mission makes our team even stronger\. When you join Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that’s uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful\. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry\. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross\-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits\. We’re committed to our employees’ professional and personal development and success\. Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non\-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative\. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance\. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work\. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better\. Northrop Grumman’s Technical Services sector is seeking an Operations Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in Woodlawn, MD \. Look to a future of excellence by joining a Northrop Grumman team delivering cutting edge technology solutions to our clients\. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Health Solutions Management division that focuses on Medicare and Medicaid fraud protection for our Federal, state, and local government clients\. This role is crucial to the success of our team\. The successful job candidate must have excellent communication skills and be a detail\-oriented self\-starter\. Will be required to coordinate with internal and external support teams and is skilled at managing databases from design to implementation\. This person will be an individual contributor but will work well within and across teams to accomplish his/her tasks\. The chosen candidate will be a member of a multi\-disciplinary team developing analytical applications for Northrop Grumman’s Healthcare systems\. Basic Qualifications: + ITIL Certification + Bachelor’s Degree in IT or related subject\. + Minimum of five \(5\) years of management experience, managing staff of 5 or more people\. + Minimum of ten \(5\) years of technical experience working in data center, production control environment\. + Minimum of five \(5\) years of experience with subcontract and stakeholder management\. + Experience managing and/or leading IT operations/help desk/support services department\. + Proven written and verbal communications skills a must + Demonstrated experience working as a contractor to a federal client\. + Ability to work in high\-energy, dynamic environment\. + Ability to multi\-task in time\-constrained scenarios\. + Must be able to obtain a Position of Trust designation which requires Legal Permanent Resident status or US Citizenship\. + Knowledge in the supervision of the administration of the following technologies: - J2EE - RDBMS - Virtualization - HW - Networking - Storage Preferred Qualifications + CMS experience + Experienced in subcontract management\. + Knowledge of Fraud, Waste, and Abuse business + Knowledge of the following technical areas: Big Data, Analytics Packages, Business Intelligence, Identity Management + Prior Remedy incident management system use a plus + Knowledge of Agile development methodology a plus Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visitwww\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO\. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Mgr Computer Operations 2_ **Location:** _Maryland\-Woodlawn_ **Requisition ID:** _17015156_
          (USA-MD-Annapolis Junction) Cyber Software Engineer 4   
**Cyber Software Engineer 4** **Requisition ID: 17014951** **Location\(s\): United States\-Maryland\-Annapolis Junction** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: No** How do cyber terrorists get past the industry’s best? They don’t\. There are too many of us fighting virtual threats, protecting enterprises and entire countries from large\-scale attacks\. From creating a citywide wireless network for our first responders, to protecting our nation from cyber threats, to building software\-defined radios that change how our military communicates, our Mission Systems Division helps life run smoothly and safely\. If you are the sort of person who loves a challenge and likes to be involved in serious organizational and software change \-\- Then what is happening in the Mission Systems Division is the place for you\. This is without a doubt one of the most interesting and exciting times to join an organization like ours\. The culture is one of excellence; team work, learning, delivered value and people\. We are looking for people who love to learn and take initiative to really make this happen\. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Senior Cyber Software Engineer 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals located at Annapolis Junction, MD\. Roles and Responsibilities: The project provides operations and engineering services, and software development related to the Life Cycle Support necessary to support a segment of intelligence operations\. The project is seeking a Software Engineer to perform the following tasks in a fast paced environment: + Define application objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality\. + Design and develop user interfaces and applications by setting expectations and features priorities throughout development life cycle, determining design methodologies and tool sets, completing programming using languages and software products, and designing and conducting tests + Integrate applications by designing database architecture and server scripting; studying and establishing connectivity with network systems and information servers + Perform application development by coordinating requirements, schedules, and activities; contributing to team meetings; troubleshooting development and production problems across multiple environments and operating platforms\. + Support users by developing documentation and assistance tools + Research new internet/intranet technologies and software products Basic Qualifications: + TS/SCI with Polygraph required + Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university and 10 years’ related experience, or a Master’s degree and 8 years’ related experience, or PhD and 6 years\. Four \(4\) years of additional software engineering experience on projects with similar software processes may be substituted for a bachelor's degree\. + Familiar with wireless technologies, Java and Linux\. + Experience with Java, Java Widget Toolkits, Java Persistence API, Subversion, Teamwork, User Interface Design, writing Software Requirements, Software Development Processes, and Software Debugging, + Experience in the Eclipse development environment + Experience designing and implementing object oriented solutions in Java Preferred Qualifications: + Basic understanding of modern telephony systems + Experience with basic networking \- Knowledge of SCRUM/AGILE processes + Experience with cellular technologies + Familiarity with various signals processing systems + Experience with tool and/or new technology investigations \(i\.e\. Cost/Benefit Analysis\)\. + Able to identify and anticipate needs of a user community, development staff, and integrated applications MSHOTJOBS NGCIMSMD ISCYBERDIV MSCYBERDIV Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cyber Software Engineer 4_ **Location:** _Maryland\-Annapolis Junction_ **Requisition ID:** _17014951_
          (USA-CO-Aurora) Cyber Information Sys Security 2   
**Cyber Information Sys Security 2** **Requisition ID: 17015018** **Location\(s\): United States\-Colorado\-Aurora** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman is seeking a Cyber Information Sys Security team member to join the Information Systems Security \(ISS\) team in Aurora, CO\. The ISS team consists of Information Systems Security Officers \(ISSOs\) and Information Systems Security Managers \(ISSMs\), Information Systems Security Engineers \(ISSEs\), and Information Systems Security Auditors \(ISAs\)\. The selected candidate will perform one or more of these roles\. The ISS organization has overall responsibility for providing security oversight to all Northrop Grumman classified systems under their respective purview\. Implement Risk Management Framework \(RMF\), through the required government policy \(i\.e\., NISPOM, JSIG, ICD etc\.\), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities\. Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy\. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments\. Establish strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems\. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits\. Perform analysis to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards\. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation \(ST&E\) required by each government accrediting authority through pre\-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports\. Document the results of Assessment and Authorization activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the System Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M\. Periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed\. Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor's degree with 2 years of relevant experience or master's degree and 0 years of experience\. + DoD 8570 IAM 1 Compliant Certification \(i\.e\. Security \) \. + Active Secret Security Clearance with SCI\. Preferred Qualifications: + Bachelors or Master's degree with a technical emphasis \(e\.g\. Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, EE\)\. + Experience with security hardening, assessment and reporting tools \(SCAP, ACAS, HBSS, WASSP, Nessus, XACTA\)\. + Active Top Secret Security Clearance\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cyber Information Sys Security 2_ **Location:** _Colorado\-Aurora_ **Requisition ID:** _17015018_
          (USA-IL-Rolling Meadows) Cyber Information Sys Security 2   
**Cyber Information Sys Security 2** **Requisition ID: 17015006** **Location\(s\): United States\-Illinois\-Rolling Meadows** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman is seeking a Cyber Information Assurance Analyst 2 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals\. This position will be located in Rolling Meadows, IL\. This position is in direct support of the ISSM/ISSO\. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: + Develop, implement and maintain System Security Plans and Plan of Actions and Milestones documentation\. + Understand the NIST 800\-53 Security Controls and apply them to the each system\. Implement and maintain the Security Controls Traceability Matrix document\. + Analyze incoming and outgoing classified data by performing an automated/manual review and ensuring compliance with the DoD Manuals JSIG and contractual requirements, and Northrop Grumman policies and procedures\. + Process User Account forms\. + Conduct Assured File Transfers, and maintain related training records\. + Verify the configuration of information systems and regularly conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed\. + Work with other auditors and system administrators on the current system security requirements\. + Conduct continuous monitoring on each system\. + Perform Computer Security briefings\. Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of relevant experience or master's degree with 0 years of relevant experience\. + Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule that may include extended shifts, holidays, and weekends\. + Current active Secret Clearance security clearance\. Preferred Qualifications: + Current DoD 8570 IAM Level I Certification \(Security CE\)\. + Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility\. + Excellent skills in customer service, verbal communication, and written communications\. + Proactive team player, possessing excellent problem solving and organizational skills\. + Ability to produce results in a fast\-paced environment with the ability to meet iterative deadlines\. + Top Secret Level Clearance with SCI eligibility\. + Ability to obtain Security certification within 6 months of hire date\.Experience with applications such as, Microsoft Office, Access and Visio\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cyber Information Sys Security 2_ **Location:** _Illinois\-Rolling Meadows_ **Requisition ID:** _17015006_
          (USA-AZ-Sierra Vista) Procurement Analyst 2   
**Procurement Analyst 2** **Requisition ID: 17014875** **Location\(s\): United States\-Arizona\-Sierra Vista** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers\. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with 65,000 employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery\. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of technology to life\.Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be\. We areseeking a highly motivated individual to act as trusted advisor and subject matter expert for subcontracting and procurement actions on a wide range of mid\-to\-complex contractual and business issues to include capture, proposal, and execution/support of all types of program\(s\) material requirements\. The Procurement Analyst 2 has the responsibility for the acquisition process, to include solicitation development, competitive/non\-competitive sourcing strategies, bidder evaluation, proposal evaluation/negotiation and award\. Specifically, this individual will : \-Review of active procurement and subcontract requirements and status \- Review and approval of purchase order compliance \- Support of proposal activities \- Issue and Review supplier agreements \(i\.e\., Purchase Orders, Non\-disclosure agreements\) Ability to relay and receive information Document and prepare subcontract files in compliance with Northrop Grumman policies and procedures\. The successful candidate will demonstrate the skill and ability to analyze and apply sound judgment to problem solving, be able to communicate effectively at the highest levels and have the ability to work well in team environments\.\-Review of active procurement and subcontract requirements and status\- Review and approval of purchase order compliance\- Support of proposal activities\- Issue and Review supplier agreements \(i\.e\., Purchase Orders, Non\-disclosure agreements\) Ability to relay and receive information Document and prepare subcontract files in compliance with Northrop Grumman policies and procedures\.The successful candidate will demonstrate the skill and ability to analyze and apply sound judgment to problem solving, be able to communicate effectively at the highest levels and have the ability to work well in team environments\. Basic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and three \(3\) years procurement or related experience or Master’s Degree with 1 year related experience or 7 years of experience or Hunter program knowledge without a degree\. Independently demonstrates the skill and ability to perform fairly complex professional tasks Demonstrated business based decision making \- Flexible and adaptable Strong organizational skills and proficiency with Microsoft Suite of Office Products such as Excel Preferred Qualifications: \-Skill in managing the review, negotiation, and execution of purchase orders Understanding and application of procurement principles, concepts, practices, and standards\. \-Ability to interpret policies/procedures and apply concepts \-Ability to work multiple tasks and deal with competing priorities \-SAP \(ERP\) experience/proficiency \-Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills and have meticulous attention to detail in all aspects of record keeping \-Knowledge of government procurement regulations \(FAR/DFARS\) relative to the defense industry Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Procurement Analyst 2_ **Location:** _Arizona\-Sierra Vista_ **Requisition ID:** _17014875_
          (USA-CA-Redondo Beach) Financial/Program Cost Control Analyst 4   
**Financial/Program Cost Control Analyst 4** **Requisition ID: 17014800** **Location\(s\): United States\-California\-Redondo Beach** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman is seeking a Financial/Program Cost Control Analyst 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals\. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA\. Realize the rewards of conquering a new challenge\.\.\. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's The program is the EPS CAPS program which reports into the ISR Division\. Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: + Responsible for establishing and maintaining the cost & schedule baseline in MPM\. + Responsible for working with the CAM's to document and update EAC's on a monthly basis\. + Responsible for working with the CAM's to document variance analysis + Responsible for supporting completion of the monthly/Qtrly Cost/Funding Report deliverable\. + Responsible for supporting change proposals as required\. + Coordinating and reporting semi\-annual Comprehensive Estimate at Complete details\. + Generating monthly financial/treasury forecasting and associated variance explanations\. **RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS REQUISITION\.** Basic Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: + Bachelors degree with 10 years of related experience OR a Masters degree with 8 years of related experience\. + Knowledge and experience with EVMS\. + Prior experience working in a team environment with significant focus on preparation and exchange of critical financial information and analysis\. + Intermediate to Expert ability with Microsoft Excel\. + Experience with MPM \(Micro\-Frame Program Manager\)\. + The willingness and ability to obtain and maintain an SCI Clearance is required\. US Citizenship is a prerequisite\. **Preferred Qualifications:** + Bachelor's degree in Business, Management, Accounting, Economics or related field\. + Experience with wInsight and Cognos\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Financial/Program Cost Control Analyst 4_ **Location:** _California\-Redondo Beach_ **Requisition ID:** _17014800_
          (USA-CA-San Diego) Contract Administrator 3 / 4   
**Contract Administrator 3 / 4** **Requisition ID: 17014706** **Location\(s\): United States\-California\-San Diego** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector is seeking a Contract Administrator to join our team of qualified, diverseindividuals\. This position will be located in San Diego, CA\. Where Technology and Teamwork come together\.\.\. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's RNSOperating Unit, working programs that make a difference for the United States Military and DoD\. Roles and Responsibilities \- Administers, extends, and negotiates standard and nonstandard contracts\. \- Conducts proposal preparation, contract negotiation, contract administration, and customer contact activities in accordance with company policies, legal requirements, and customer requirements\. \- Advises management of contractual rights and obligations; compiles and analyzes data; and maintains historical information\. Basic Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: \- Level 3: Bachelors Degree with 6 years of Government Contract and/or Subcontract Administration experience preferred or a Masters degree with 4 years of contract and/or subcontract administration preferred\. Will consider applicants with finance, project management or other business management functions or related work experience\. \. \-Level 4: Bachelors Degree with 10 years of Government Contract and/or Subcontract Administration experience preferred or a Masters degree with 8 years of contract and/or subcontract administration preferred\. Will consider applicants with finance, project management or other business management functions or related work experience\. Other Qualifications for both positions: \- Negotiation Experience \- Demonstration of Good Interpersonal/Communication Skills \- Interim Secret Clearance required to start \- Relocation assistance may be available for this position Preferred Qualifications: To be considered for this position, the following are very preferable knowledge, skills, and abilities: \- Government \(DoD\) Contracts experience \- Must have solid understanding of FAR & DFAR \- Experienced at writing Government contract terms and conditions \- Ability to organized and prioritize tasks \- Current/Active Secret Clearance Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Contract Administrator 3 / 4_ **Location:** _California\-San Diego_ **Requisition ID:** _17014706_
          (USA) Cybersecurity Software Engineer 3   
**Cybersecurity Software Engineer 3** **Requisition ID: 17014587** **Location\(s\): United States** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Cyber Security/Ethical Hackers wanted: At Northrop Grumman we develop cutting\-edge technology that preserves freedom and advances human discovery\. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history \- from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon\. We continue to innovate with developments from launching the first commercial flight to space, to discovering the early beginnings of the universe\. Come be an ethical hacker and keep the systems safe\. Go where black hackers are not allowed\. Basic Qualifications ·Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics discipline from an accredited university and 5 years of software engineering experience OR ·Master’s Degree in STEM and 3 years of software engineering experience ·Experience developing software/writing code in Java, C , C, C\# or other OOP languages\. ·An active in\-scope DoD Secret or Top Secret clearance ·The ability to obtain program access Preferred Qualifications: **·** Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Cyber Security or STEM degree\. **·** Ability to take ownership of an ambiguous hard problem and drive to a solution, while working in a team environment\. **·** Understanding of software development life cycle **·** Knowledge automated test scripts to facilitate and analyze large data sets\. **·** Familiar with the use and automation of static analysis software \( CodeSonar, Foritfy, etc\.\) and dynamic analysis\. **·** Develop scripts as necessary to automate services, integrate components, perform new capabilities, facilitate testing, etc\. **·** Knowledge of performance analysis and stability assessment\. **·** Excellent 2\-way communication skills \(upward and downward\) **·** Proficient at Agile software development and continuous integration practices **·** Knowledgeable in one or more areas: high assurance software, flight critical software \(DO\-178\), ARINC Standards, CMMI \(3\-5\), hardware/software interfaces, real\-time and post processing data analytics, object oriented programming, design patterns, middleware technologies \(e\.g\., DDS, ActiveMQ\) **·** TS Cleared, SAP/SAR **·** Have an in depth understanding and use and automation of static analysis software \( CodeSonar, Foritfy, or other etc\.\)\. **·** Experience with working with the team to develop dynamic functional tests based on operational scenarios\. **·** Experience Developing scripts as necessary to automate services, integrate components, perform new capabilities, facilitate testing, etc\. **·** Experience with Conducting performance analysis and stability assessment\. **·** Experience with an environment that demands a high proficiency in Linux, good test development skills and interaction with low\-level hardware\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Cybersecurity Software Engineer 3_ **Location:** _United States_ **Requisition ID:** _17014587_
          (USA-CO-Aurora) Software Configuration Analyst 3   
**Software Configuration Analyst 3** **Requisition ID: 17014541** **Location\(s\): United States\-Colorado\-Aurora** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman is seeking a Software Configuration Analyst 3 to help support a program located in Aurora, CO\. The Software Configuration Analyst 3 will have a working knowledge of Configuration Management \(CM\)\. Applicant will perform the CM disciplines in the area of identification, control; reporting and delivery of both internally developed and externally purchased commercial\-off\-the\-shelf \(COTS\) software products\. Design, develop, automate, and maintain productivity tools using programming, database or scripting languages to improve CM software tools\. Develop software configuration standards and policies for program and company wide use\. Train software developers in the use of CM tools and the implementation of software quality standards\. Performing configuration control board tasks; collect and report CM metrics; develop deployment tools to support deployment of SW baselines to remote locations while limiting down time of cloud like architecture\. Maintain the Software CM system including the collection or distribution of code documentation, problem report and change request processing, and software build documentation\. Participate in the pre\-ship audit and reviews to ensure the delivered configuration items are built in accordance with “as\-built” documentation\. MSCOMSTR Basic Qualifications: + 5 Years with Bachelors in Science; 3 Years with Masters; 0 Years with PhD\. or 9 years of experience in lieu of a degree\. + Working knowledge of Configuration Management \(CM\) + Must have an active TS/SCI Preferred Qualifications: + Knowledge of GForge and TeamForge + Knowledge of the processes and procedures for supporting Engineering Review Boards + Demonstrated experience in CM Processes to include configuration management identification, control, audit and status + CM policy procedures, review cycles, instructions and standards + Knowledge of how to document SW versions to include Maintenance + Knowledge of document processes and procedures + Ability to multi\-task Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Software Configuration Analyst 3_ **Location:** _Colorado\-Aurora_ **Requisition ID:** _17014541_
          (USA-VA-McLean) Global Mobility Analyst   
**Global Mobility Analyst** **Requisition ID: 17014211** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-McLean** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman Enterprise Services is seeking a Global Mobility Analyst for an entry\-level position\. This opportunity is for an active contributor in the Global Mobility Office \(GMO\) to be the liaison for all US employees on international assignments\. The GMO works in conjunction with our sectors and key functional areas to ensure compliance with legal and tax requirements and mitigate the risk of conducting international business\. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: + Delivering internal consulting services to expats + Educating expatriates with respect to their assignments to include: international assignment agreements \(IAAs\), immigration, visas, issue resolutions, foreign tax administration, host country labor law compliance, allowances and premiums and tracking expats and travelers, using ITRIP + Subject matter expert for GMO procedures and all related regulations + Tracking expats and travelers worldwide via ITRIP, Northrop Grumman’s proprietary system for international travelers and assignments + Regular auditing of trip transactions to determine if immigration documentation is required as well as ongoing assignments to ensure currency of immigration documents + Partnering with key stakeholders to ensure the development of proposals and expenses for staffing requirements are accurate Success in the role requires the ability to build partnerships across a diverse set of stakeholders\. Adaptability, sound judgment, independent thinking, follow\-through and initiative are essential\. The analyst must be comfortable independently researching and providing guidance in complex and unstructured assignment scenarios with limit assistance from management\. Strong written and verbal communication skills are needed for presentation development and delivery and daily interactions with managers and employees\. Strong analytical skills and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel functionality for this activity a plus\. Individual must foster and maintain positive relationships and collaborate with GMO team members to ensure service delivery\. Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor's degree with 0\-2 years' of relevant experience/exposure in delivering programs and services within International Assignments, Immigration, or Relocation + US citizenship required + Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite \(Excel, Word, and PowerPoint\) + Prior experience contributing to the development of timely and high quality presentations + Experience assisting with quantitative and qualitative research Preferred Qualifications: + Prior Global Mobility \(GMO\) experienceInternational business exposure + Previous work experience in corporate environment or immigration law firm + Experience facilitating a positive onboarding experience of expatriates deploying to the Middle East + Experience conducting pre\-departure orientation and repatriation meetings from an HR perspective Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Global Mobility Analyst_ **Location:** _Virginia\-McLean_ **Requisition ID:** _17014211_
          (USA-FL-Tampa) Arabic Social Media Monitor   
**Arabic Social Media Monitor** **Requisition ID: 17014151** **Location\(s\): United States\-Florida\-Tampa** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time** **Northrop Grumman is seeking an Arabic Social Media Monitor to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals supporting a large information operations program supporting United States Central Command\. This position is located in Tampa, FL and requires a TS/SCI clearance\.** **The primary responsibility of the Arabic Social Media Monitor is to provide continuous monitoring, expert analysis, and** _assessment_ **of global, regional, and tailored areas of online geopolitical media and news sources\.** **Role and Responsibilities:** **• To gather information on trends, behaviors, events and directed global developments to generate media synopsis reports and, in particular, assessments of local social media discourse in the CENTCOM AOR and possibly supporting the AFRICOM area of responsibility as well\.** **• Produce predictive recommendations and identify anticipated strategic communications opportunities\.** **• Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop marketing and support communications plans\.** **• Monitor industry and technology trends in traditional, digital, social, mobile media platforms and assessments\.** **• Use directed academic design research methods appropriate to pre\-defined client criteria to assess media products\.** Basic Qualifications: **1\. Must possess a Bachelor's Degree \- experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement** **2\. Must have at least years 15 years of experience\.** **3\. Must have a current/active TS/SCI clearance and the ability to maintain one\.** **4\. Must have experience as a social media analyst focused on counter terrorism issues in the MENA region\.** **5\. Must have experience working together as part of a larger social media engagement and analysis team\.** **6\. Must prove proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic \(3/4 or 4/4 level\)\.** **7\. Must be a U\.S\. Citizen\.** **8\. Must possess a valid US Passport, not expiring within 6 months\.** **9\. Must be willing to travel both CONUS and OCONUS perhaps for several weeks in potentially hazardous environments\.** Preferred Qualifications: **1\. Experience with Information Operations\- Particularly understanding PsyOp doctrine\.** **2\. Experience as a media monitor/researcher for the DoD\.** **3\. Possess proficiency in several Arabic dialects\.** **4\. Native Arabic speaker from the MENA region\.** **5\. Experience developing Intel collection requirements and accessing Intel systems for assessments of MISO products\.** Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Arabic Social Media Monitor_ **Location:** _Florida\-Tampa_ **Requisition ID:** _17014151_
          (USA-MD-Annapolis) Quality Manager 2- Annapolis, MD   
**Quality Manager 2\- Annapolis, MD** **Requisition ID: 17013166** **Location\(s\): United States\-Maryland\-Annapolis** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** **Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector is seeking a Quality Manager 2 to be located at our site in Annapolis, MD\.** The Quality Manager is responsible for leading the Mission Assurance \(MA\) /Quality function for a business unit within Undersea Systems and the campus's audit process\. The Quality Manager will lead a team of Quality Engineers that support various critical programs ensuring delivering high quality products and maintaining compliance across the organization and critical suppliers\. The MA Manager will plan and execute the Program’s MA plan using measurable goals and effectiveness criteria in support of the overall business strategy of the unit, division and sector\. Candidates to have proven track record of solving complex problems through systematic and objective evaluation of information resulting in effective communication, championing, and implementation of change with a diverse set of internal and external customers and suppliers\. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are essential\. The Quality Manager reports to Mission Assurance Manager of the site\. This position has significant senior leadership influence, acts as thought leader and requires a candidate with strong executive presence and decision\-making skills with the ability to lead in an environment of ambiguity and continuous change\. **Roles and Responsibilities:** Manages the MA/Quality engineering team which performs program audits to specifications and product development plans\. Monitors program specifications, quality metrics, internal audit metrics and processes to ensure mission success\. Collaborates with Engineering, Manufacturing, and Global Supply Chain to ensure quality is inherent in every requirement, design, work product, and end product delivered by Northrop Grumman Undersea Systems\. MAQEA Basic Qualifications: BS Degree in an Engineering discipline or related technical field\. Eight \(8\) years of experience in Mission Assurance, Quality, Quality Engineering, Program Management, Engineering Management or Manufacturing\. Five \(5\) years of leadership experience\. Current Secret Clearance is required\. US Citizenship is required\. Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing/leading employees in a direct reporting and matrixed environment in dispersed locations\. Lean / Six Sigma certification to drive continuous improvement\. Work experience assisting with the DoD proposal process\. Experience with technical and project management\. Demonstrated understanding of the program / product lifecycle in the areas of new business pursuit, design, supply chain management, receiving operations, inventory control, production control, product test & evaluation, reliability, root cause analysis, product sell off, shipping and product support as they apply to quality\. Familiarity with ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification process\. Familiarity with SAP\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Quality Manager 2\- Annapolis, MD_ **Location:** _Maryland\-Annapolis_ **Requisition ID:** _17013166_
          (USA-VA-Herndon) Supplier Diversity Specialist   
**Supplier Diversity Specialist** **Requisition ID: 17013114** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Herndon** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time** Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, logistics and modernization, cyber security, and C4ISR to government and commercial customers\. We operate in all 50 states and 25 countries with 65,000 employees who are committed to innovation, development, and discovery\. Here at Northrop Grumman, we seek to deliver the value of performance by bringing the next generation of technology to life\.Our professionals live and breathe different perspectives here; we are curious about the world, accepting of each other, and well aware that the more ideas, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences we bring to our work, the stronger that work will be\.We are currently looking for a supplier diversity specialist in our Technology Services sector in Herndon, VA\. This position is responsible for ensuring that maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities are offered to Small Business \(SB\), Small Disadvantaged Businesses \(SDB\), Women\-Owned Small Business \(WOSB\), Service Disabled Veteran\-Owned Small Businesses \(SDVOSB\) and small businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones \(HUBZone\)\.Acts as advocate for all classes of SBs\.Assures the company meets full government compliance with FAR Part 19 – Small Business Programs and other small business laws and regulations\.Supports proposals and prepares and reviews subcontracting plans\. Monitors adherence to subcontracting plan goals during contract execution\.Provides assistance in locating potential small business concerns when none are known\. Acts as the focal point for all potential source referrals, distributes referral information to applicable buying groups and follows\-up for disposition\.Supports internal training provided to various business functions\.In addition, this position requires a large amount of data extraction, analysis, Government reporting, metrics and trend analysis from various internal and external systems\. We are currently looking for a supplier diversity specialist in our Technology Services sector in Herndon, VA\. This position is responsible for ensuring that maximum practicable subcontracting opportunities are offered to Small Business \(SB\), Small Disadvantaged Businesses \(SDB\), Women\-Owned Small Business \(WOSB\), Service Disabled Veteran\-Owned Small Businesses \(SDVOSB\) and small businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones \(HUBZone\)\.Acts as advocate for all classes of SBs\.Assures the company meets full government compliance with FAR Part 19 – Small Business Programs and other small business laws and regulations\.Supports proposals and prepares and reviews subcontracting plans\. Monitors adherence to subcontracting plan goals during contract execution\.Provides assistance in locating potential small business concerns when none are known\. Acts as the focal point for all potential source referrals, distributes referral information to applicable buying groups and follows\-up for disposition\.Supports internal training provided to various business functions\.In addition, this position requires a large amount of data extraction, analysis, Government reporting, metrics and trend analysis from various internal and external systems\. ## Basic Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: + Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years of experience in government contracting, project management, pricing, and/or proposal operations or Master's degree and 1 year of this experience; 4 years of additional related experience may be substituted in lieu of degree + Ability to prioritize and organize work + Ability to multi\-task and switch between tasks efficiently without compromising quality of work + Must be able to demonstrateintermediate to advanced level skills in Excel and proficiently and efficiently use remaining MS Office Suite applications \(Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, etc\.\) + Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing with an emphasis toward openness and a commitment to quality customer service + Ability to work independently and proactively with little guidance and/or supervision Preferred Qualifications: + Training in supplier diversity, procurement and contract management + Working knowledge of FAR and FAR supplements and ability research and utilize these federal acquisition regulations + Experience interacting with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations + Experience providing proposal support/proposal operations + Technical and/or program management skills + Understanding of NGC products and programs Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visitwww\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO\. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Supplier Diversity Specialist_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Herndon_ **Requisition ID:** _17013114_
          (USA-CA-Seaside) Engineer Software 1   
**Engineer Software 1** **Requisition ID: 17014241** **Location\(s\): United States\-California\-Seaside** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman's Personnel Testing and Assessment program is adding a new position for a junior level Java developer\. The position will provide programming and analysis for web services and applications in a Java and Oracle environment\. The successful candidate will work in a co\-located environment with our DoD and other customers\. A DoD clearance is required, and DoD experience is a bonus\. Your experience with online testing applications, and Oracle databases will be very helpful in this dynamic software development and maintenance environment\. US Citizens only\. Basic Qualifications: + BS/BA in software engineering or related area\. + Understanding of core Java\. + Understanding of Object Oriented Programming \(OOP\) concepts and practices\. + Prior work or school experience with relational databases\. + Must be detail oriented and motivated\. + Current DoD clearance or ability to obtain and retain same\. Preferred Qualifications: + Experience with Java programming\. + Experience with web services\. + Prior work or school experience with PL/SQL is a plus + Experience with DoD\. + Language testing, military aptitude testing, and computer adaptive testing applications experience\. + Strong debugging skills\. + Expert communicator both written and verbal Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Engineer Software 1_ **Location:** _California\-Seaside_ **Requisition ID:** _17014241_
          IGS Field Engineer / Technician 2 or 3 - Northrop Grumman - Colorado Springs, CO   
Northrop Grumman is seeking a Ionospheric Ground Systems (IGS) field engineer/technician to be responsible for supporting the IGS Technical Lead for the daily...
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          Human Resources Generalist   
CT-New Haven, Looking for a Human Resources Generalist in the New Haven area. This position is a Direct Hire and paying a salary of $50-70k. If qualified and interested please send resume to john.northrop@randstadusa.com. Responsibilities: Maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices.
          Systems Administrator 2 - Northrop Grumman - Chester, VA   
Maintenance and tracking. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed,...
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          Mgr Computer Systems Architecture - Northrop Grumman - Chester, VA   
All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better....
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          Cyber Systems Administrator 3 - Northrop Grumman - Chester, VA   
Candidate is responsible for working with engineering and operational teams to understand needs/requirements for monitoring and management functionality and...
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:25:45 GMT - View all Chester, VA jobs
          Systems Administrator 2 - Northrop Grumman - Chester, VA   
Maintenance and tracking. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed,...
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          Mgr Computer Systems Architecture - Northrop Grumman - Chester, VA   
All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better....
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:25:47 GMT - View all Chester, VA jobs
          Cyber Systems Administrator 3 - Northrop Grumman - Chester, VA   
Candidate is responsible for working with engineering and operational teams to understand needs/requirements for monitoring and management functionality and...
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          Engineer Network 2 - Northrop Grumman - Nellis AFB, NV   
They must be comfortable interacting directly with end customers, or internal company management and executives....
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:26:11 GMT - View all Nellis AFB, NV jobs
          Useful Tips for Having a Successful and Exciting Yacht Party (Bray. Northrop & Johnson)   
Bray. Northrop & Johnson offers boats for hire in Australia. Most of these charters are hired by renowned personalities to celebrate special events in their life and enjoy the firework during the New Year's Eve.
          Northrop Grumman awarded contract for large aircraft infrared countermesure   
Northrop Grumman Systems has received a $179 million contract for Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measure hardware and support services.
          Global Aircraft Systems Market Research Report 2017- GE, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney   
  Description   Global Aircraft Systems market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including     GE     Rolls-Royce     Pratt & Whitney     Safran     Raytheon     Honeywell     Northrop...
          IGS Field Engineer / Technician 2 or 3 - Northrop Grumman - Colorado Springs, CO   
Northrop Grumman is seeking a Ionospheric Ground Systems (IGS) field engineer/technician to be responsible for supporting the IGS Technical Lead for the daily...
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:26:01 GMT - View all Colorado Springs, CO jobs
          Marine Field Service Technician 2 - Northrop Grumman Corporation - Cranford, NJ   
Working in Northrop Grumman Mission Systems means making a direct contribution to mission projects that keep our homeland safe, expanding the boundaries of possibility and reshaping the world we live in. We are seeking a Field Service Technician to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. ...
          Cyber Info Assurance Anlyst 3 / 4 (MD-S)   
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Linthicum, MD
          Systems Engineer 2   
NORTHROP GRUMMAN San Diego, CA
          (USA-VA-Chester) IS Admin Generalist 3   
**IS Admin Generalist 3** **Requisition ID: 17015375** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Chester** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector is seeking Critical Incident Management Lead to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in the Enterprise Services & Operations Organization\. This position will be located in Lebanon, VA\. Put your years of experience into a future of excellence\.\.\. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology Operations Center \(ITOC\) team managing the daily Incident action plans and operational objectives\. **Roles and Responsibilities:** This position is for **2nd shift 2:00pm – 12:00am** rotating weekly schedule\. Applicant must be willing and able to cover different shifts based on business needs\. Provide for continual monitoring, SLA awareness and reporting of all SEV 1 and SEV 2 incidents\. Lead technical teams and provide guidance in resolution within SLA timeframes, ensuring all needed service areas engage on technical bridge Lead \(command & control\) technical teams to mitigate any SEV 1 or SEV 2 tickets in peril of breaching SLAs due to lack of progress Manage the response and recovery activity for the VITA Program Ensure quality communications and cooperation with all ESO operational teams for cohesive response and recovery operations Analyze SEV 3 tickets to ensure criticality \(classification\) is correct based on business impacts and in danger of SLA breach\. Provide recommendations on ticket severity classification \(All Severity\)\. Review and provide recommendations, as appropriate, on changes to support processes to ensure continuous improvement of the incident management and outage management procedures\. Complete shift change logs and after action reports Provide appropriate follow\-up reporting and lessons learned Serve as primary POC during assigned shift in: Providing for 24X7X365 response to high priority incident Providing Incident Response/Mitigation for the VITA Program Facilitating \(command and control\) the identification and resolution of enterprise\-level production outages Coordinating efforts of and provide timely updates to multiple stakeholders during response, to include managing technical conference calls and issuing and updating CSAs Basic Qualifications: To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: Minimum 6 years IT experience with Bachelors, 1 year with Masters Additional \(four\) years of Relevant critical incident management experience will be considered in lieu of a degree Must be able to work varying shifts as assigned based on business requirements Must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of various IT disciplines \(server, desktop, network, security\) from prior positions Must be able to lead technical teams, drive issues to resolution and command attention to deadlines Must be a team player, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving, and organizational skills Must be able to think strategically, act tactically and deal effectively with competing priorities and deadlines, must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment Must be able to communicate effectively at different levels within the organization, to include senior management and operations personnel Possess working knowledge of ITIL processes \(ITIL Foundations 3\.0 certification preferred\) US Citizenship Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: Bachelor's Degree 3 or more years working knowledge of VITA Program Prior Critical Incident Management experience Demonstrate integral knowledge of VITA Program, the CIA and Program operating guidelines Demonstrate knowledge of various VITA Program agency customers ITIL Foundations 3\.0 certification Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products, and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide\. Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action\-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _IS Admin Generalist 3_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Chester_ **Requisition ID:** _17015375_
          (USA-VA-Chester) Application Packaging Engineer   
**Application Packaging Engineer** **Requisition ID: 17015064** **Location\(s\): United States\-Virginia\-Chester** **US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes** **Relocation Assistance: No relocation assistance available** **Travel: No** Northrop Grumman Technology Services sector is seeking an Application Packaging Specialist supporting up to 67,000 nodes for 65 Commonwealth agencies\. This position will be located in the Chester, VA\. The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman's Virginia Information Technology Agency \(VITA\) Program, which is a 13 year, $2B program, responsible for providing end\-to\-end IT Infrastructure to the Commonwealth of Virginia\. **Description:** Primary role will be to package\\deploy desktop applications and scripts submitted as project requests developed using MSI , Powershell and VBscript technologies to be deployed through LANDesk electronic software delivery and OS Provisioning\. Work with project managers to schedule, facilitating user acceptance testing and quality control\. Responsibilities include obtaining requirements, engineering packaged solutions, communicating, following procedures and providing 3rdlevel support\. The ideal candidate will be flexible and have a “can do” attitude\. They must be able to effectively juggle multiple tasks and prioritize competing projects and assignments\. They must have technical knowledge of multiple areas to include server and desktop OS and other technical areas as it relates to desktop management\. **Basic Qualifications:** To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below: + Bachelor’s Degree \(preferably in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or related degree\)and 2 years of related experience OR High School Diploma and 4 years of related experience + Scripting Knowledge and experience + VBSCRIPT + POWERSHELL + Experience with server/ desktop support and management – Microsoft Server 2008\\2012, IIS, Windows 7, Windows 10 + Good written and verbal communication skills + Proven customer services in a complex environment + Experience in developing and maintaining process, procedures and work instructions + Must be a team player, proactive, and possess excellent problem\-solving, communication, and organizational skills + Ability to demonstrate initiative and drive efforts to closure + Have the ability to clearly present technical approaches or findings in oral and written formats + Be self\-motivated and directed with the ability to perform without appreciable direction + Ability to work cross\-functionally to solution, troubleshoot and implement projects **Preferred Qualifications:** Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration: + Experience in using client management suites such as LANDesk, SCCM or Altiris for electronic software deployments\. + Intimate knowledge of Microsoft Installer technology + Application Packaging - Flexera AdminStudio - Microsoft Installer - WiseScript - Software Delivery tools - Custom tools by vendor – Microsoft Office, Adobe - SCM + Image Management - Deployment Image Servicing and Management \(DISM\) - Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - HP and Dell hardware knowledge - Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - Hyper\-V + Familiarity with common managed applications such as McAfee Security Suite of applications, Cisco VPN Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO \. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\. **Title:** _Application Packaging Engineer_ **Location:** _Virginia\-Chester_ **Requisition ID:** _17015064_
          Dünyanın En Büyük Savunma Şirketleri   
Dünyanın en büyük 10 silah şirketine ait bilgiler yayınlandı.
Listede 7 tane Amerikan şirketi var.

1. Lockheed Martin
Listenin en tepesinde ABD'li Lockheed Martin yer alıyor. Şirketin 2012 cirosu 44,9 milyar dolar

2. Boeing
ABD'li havacılık ve savunma devi Boeing'in 2012 cirosu 31,4 milyar dolar.

3. BAE
İngiliaz BAE'nin 2012 yılı cirosu 26,8 milyar dolar.

4. Raytheon  ABD'li şirketin 2012 cirosu 22,7 milyar dolar.
ABD'li şirketin 2012 cirosu 22,7 milyar dolar.

5. General Dynamics
Yine ABD'den bir firma olan General Dynamics'in 2012 cirosu 21 milyar dolar.

6. Northrop Grumman
ABD'li savunma şirketinin 2012 cirosu 20,6 milyar dolar.

7. EADS2
Hollandalı EADS2'nin 2012 cirosu 14,9 milyar dolar.

8. Finmeccanica (ITALYAN)
İtalyan firmanın 2012 cirosu 12,5 milyar dolar.

9. United Technologies
ABD'li United Techologies'in 2012 cirosu 12,1 milyar dolar.

10. L-3 Communications
ABD'li şirketin 2012 cirosu 10,8 milyar dolar.


          Administrative Assistant 4 - Northrop Grumman - Falls Church, VA   
€¢ Experience with Concur (or similar) travel and expense reporting system. Ability to work in MS Office Suite, Internet/Intranet, Concur, I-Buy, and other...
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:25:40 GMT - View all Falls Church, VA jobs
          International Trade Compliance Analyst 3/4 - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
· Transactional reviews include conducting thorough reviews to determine and document DoS and DoC exemption/exception applicability....
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:26:08 GMT - View all Herndon, VA jobs
          Online Marketing Services (Grace Northrop)   
Reimagine Main Street Agency has digital marketing Services like SEO, social media management, texting, website design Google Tours & more.
          Manager 2, Test Equipment Sustainment & Planning   
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Woodland Hills, CA
          Cyber Info Assurance Analyst 3   
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Hill Afb, UT
          Java Developer / Software Engineer 2   
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Reston, VA
          Engineer Electronic Design Architect 4   
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Azusa, CA
          Network Monitoring Tech 3 - Northrop Grumman - Chester, VA   
Minimum of an Associates Degree or other 2 year technical degree and 3 years related experience or 2 additional years of work experience in lieu of a degree....
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:26:07 GMT - View all Chester, VA jobs
          Java Developer 4 (Sr.) - Ability to obtain clearance - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
Experience with database technology such as Oracle, Postgres, PL/SQL, PSQL, and/or SQL. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Sector/ Integrated Intelligence...
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:25:44 GMT - View all Herndon, VA jobs
          Cyber Systems Administrator - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Postgres Database experience. This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and...
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:25:42 GMT - View all Herndon, VA jobs
          Database Administrator/Developer 3 - TS/SCI - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Experience Database administration or development such as Oracle, Postgres, MarkLogic, MongoDB, SQL Server....
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          Systems Administrator 2/3 (Jr/Mid) - (Ability to obtain clearanance) - Northrop Grumman - Herndon, VA   
€¢ Postgres Database experience. Northrop Grumman Information Systems Sector is seeking a junior to mid-level Systems Administrator to work in the Herndon,...
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          Credit Union Call Center Representative I - Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union (NGFCU) - Gardena, CA   
These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing counsel to new and existing members, in regards to various credit union products and services,...
From Indeed - Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:36:55 GMT - View all Gardena, CA jobs
          Northrop Grumman to host hiring event July 14   
PALMDALE – Northrop Grumman will host an invite-only hiring event to support current openings in Palmdale on Friday, July 14. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 pm at America’s Job Center of California, located at 38510 Sierra Highway in Palmdale. To register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/PalmdaleCareerFair. Participants will meet with […]
          Girls Track Poll- March 13th, 2017   
Warren Central Pike Crown Point Carmel Noblesville Fishers Merrillville Hamilton Southeastern Fort Wayne Northrop Brebeuf Jesuit Center Grove Westfield Ben Davis Zionsville Lake Central Bloomington North Penn DeKalb Bowman Academy Lawrence North
          Engineer Network 2 - Northrop Grumman - Nellis AFB, NV   
They must be comfortable interacting directly with end customers, or internal company management and executives....
From Northrop Grumman - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:26:11 GMT - View all Nellis AFB, NV jobs
          Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Equipment Market - Developed Economic Regions, Are Pushing for Soldier Modernization Programs That Employ EOD Robots   

Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Equipment Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) equipment market refers to the tools and equipments used to detect, dispose and provide protection during explosive disposal operations. The global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) equipment market has been segmented by equipment type, application and geography. On the basis of equipment type the market has been segmented into portable X-ray systems, projected water disruptors, bomb containment chamber, EOD suits and blankets, EOD robots, explosive detectors and search mirrors among others. The EOD market on the basis of application has been categorized into defense and law enforcement. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America are the various regions covered within the scope of research. Furthermore, a cross sectional analysis has been provided for each of the reports covered within the scope of research.

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Factors such as police forces modernization programs and defense modernization programs are also expected to drive the demand for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) equipment. Various defense agencies across the globe are striving to equip their forces with modern equipment in order to counter terrorist intrusions. For example, large numbers of military organizations and law enforcement organizations have adopted military EOD robots. These robots can be programmed according to a given situation and can also be repurposed in a short time. Moreover, recent surge in number of terrorist attacks have also boosted the demand for EOD in recent years. The rise of various terrorist outfits such as ISIS and Boko Haram are constantly conducting coordinated country-wide attacks against the governments across the globe.

These organizations are targeting malls, schools and embassies among others. As a result of these factors, defense organizations are increasingly adopting EOD equipment to counter the terrorist attacks. Furthermore, the joint efforts taken by various countries such as the U.S., Russia and France among others to curb terrorism have further resulted in an increased demand for EOD equipments. These factors in combination are expected to propel the demand for EOD equipment throughout the forecast period.

However, defense budget cut by governments of various countries is restraining the demand for EOD equipment globally. For example, there has been a 31% defense budget cut in the U.S. military spending from 2010 to 2016

Significant opportunities exist for the EOD equipment market as a result of continuous research and development initiatives undertaken by various manufacturers. Research and development is directed toward improving existing features as well as developing new advanced features. For example, in January 2014, DetectaChem launched a handheld explsoive detector called the SEEKERe. The SEEKERe has been designed and developed in accordance to the specifications requested by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

The company profiles of the major players in the global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Equipment market across five major geographic regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa and Latin America has been extensively covered under the purview of the study. Moreover, the business strategies being adopted by the major players in the market have also been included in the report. The market attractive analysis has also been provided in the report for providing a detailed insight into the global EOD equipment market.

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The market dynamics, which includes the market drivers, restraints and opportunities, has also been included under the scope of the report. Market dynamics help to understand the current trends in the global market by providing insights of the distinctive factors that influence the growth of the specific market. Thus, this report provides an inclusive study of the global Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Equipment market and also provides forecast of the market for the period from 2015-2023.

Some of the major players operating in EOD market are: iRobot Corporation, Safariland, LLC, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Scanna Msc Ltd., NABCO, Inc., United Shield International Ltd, Reamda Ltd., API Technologies Corp., Du Pont (E.I.) De Nemours and Cobham plc among others.

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          North Dakota's Oil Boom Fuels Economic Growth   
By USNews.com

This isn't your father's Fargo any more.

That a state so sparsely populated and geographically remote stands among the top-five nationally in a broad measure of economic, educational, health and other metrics speaks volumes about an economic boom that North Dakota has experienced during the past decade.

Indeed it is the state's economic growth – No. 1 in the Best States rankings – that helped propel it to No. 2 in the overall measure of state economies.

With among the lowest unemployment in the nation and highest labor force participation, North Dakota also ranks highly in the roads, energy infrastructure – and even internet service – that it provides for just over three-quarters of a million residents. Its highly ranked higher education, with among the nation's most affordable tuition, has helped the citizenry reach a high level of attainment of college degrees. All measures considered, the state ranks No. 4 overall.

While 90 percent of North Dakota's land still is devoted to farming – with one-fifth of the population employed in agriculture that produces most of the nation's canola and flaxseed and ranks No. 1 in dry navy and pinto beans – it's what lies beneath the surface of this Canadian border state's wide open land that explains much of the recent growth of a domain that as recently as 2010 counted fewer residents than it had during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It's oil and natural gas – and the technology for extracting it – that have both boosted the state's economy and also added a new dimension of social controversy surrounding pipelines that the industry is attempting to push through the state. Yet the state also is counting gains in manufacturing and high-tech ventures that have helped diversify the economy as oil has occupied a growing share of it.

"Energy and ag have always been very strong in our state, and the oil boom has moved us forward, but we've also worked to diversify," says Sandy McMerty, co-deputy commissioner for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

Recently elected North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum attributes the state's business sense to a long line of governors who came from the business world – in his case, the software industry. And he points to developments that hold promise for the future: A plant manufacturing the blades for 225-foot tall wind turbines employing 1,000 people, unmanned aerial aircraft mapping agriculture lands to amass mammoth data for improvement of crops, Microsoft "tapping in" to the state's well-educated workforce as the state attracts more young people.

"Our infrastructure is in great shape,'' the governor says – indeed, it ranks No. 6 in the Best States analysis. "The economic surpluses that we've had at the state level have allowed us to invest in infrastructure."

The Bakken Formation of oil and natural gas, among the largest contiguous deposits in the U.S., once was deemed infeasible for production. That was before hydraulic fracturing – an injection of water and chemicals into the black shale, siltstone and sandstone holding the oil, a process known as "fracking."

Before the oil boom, as recently as 2004, oil and gas production accounted for just 2 percent of the state's economy. By 2014, it accounted for almost 16 percent. And, while declining world prices for oil in recent years have dampened some of the Bakken boom's luster – and placed pressure on the small state's annual budget, forcing cuts in its esteemed public universities – overall oil production has held up for the most part.

There are fewer drilling rigs at work, but overall production slid to 1.17 million barrels per day in November from a peak of 1.23 million in December 2014 as drillers have pared operational costs. Drillers are employing new techniques that enable them to drill two miles down and then two miles horizontally, the governor notes, with the precision of someone picking the lock on a house.

"We've been a little bit down in production based on pricing,'' says McMerty, who is fluent in the daily price per barrel. "But energy companies are not short-term investment companies for the most part. They can ride out the lower prices."

The state's overall economic output more than doubled in 11 years, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report. The state's gross domestic product in 2013 reached a record $49.8 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2002. In 2002, the state had the second smallest economy, ahead of only Vermont's. Still, some question the long-term sustainability of an economy hinging on a volatile industry.

"North Dakota has always been a boom and bust state – there hasn't been a time of expansion that wasn't followed by contraction," says Bill Caraher, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota. "By and large, in terms of the billions and billions of dollars that have flowed into North Dakota's economy, very little has gone into producing the kinds of things that are sustainable long-term economic engines.''

In the state's bid for economic diversification, Northrop Grumman, John Deere and Bobcat are among the manufacturers that have added facilities and jobs – Northrop hoping to employ 100 people in Grand Forks. Caterpillar Remanufacturing recently chose between South Korea and North Dakota for a facility, and chose Fargo. And Grand Forks, inundated by the devastating Red River Flood of 1997, has rebounded 20 years later bigger and better, Caraher notes.

The state also boasts of the second largest campus for the software giant Microsoft outside of Washington state – in Fargo.

More than 80,000 jobs were created in North Dakota from 2011 from 2015, the data behind the Best States rankings show. And this state whose population had long hovered at Depression levels saw its populace grow from 674,000 in 2010 to 758,000 in 2016. Among all 50 states small and large, North Dakota ranked No 1 in the Best States ranking of net migration of people into the state. "Last check, we had 12,000 open positions across the state,'' McMerty says. "We're at a place where we really need that out-of-state population to come in."

The state's unemployment rate ranked No. 3 among all states in the Best States analysis, and running at 3 percent in December it remained the sixth-lowest and well below the national average.

All of this contributed to North Dakota's high ranking in the opportunity it offers citizens – ranking No. 7 nationally, with among the nation's lowest poverty rates, higher median household incomes and most affordable housing.

The state's oil development also has created its own issues. These include the challenges of housing oilfield workers in what have become known as "man camps." And a planned Dakota Access pipeline has generated strong public protest, particularly among the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe objecting to its construction near its reservation.

The tribe celebrated late last year when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would seek alternative routes for the $3.7 billion pipeline. Then a new president signed an order directing the Corps to "review and approve" the pipeline "in an expedited manner." Allies of the tribe, including Earthjustice, contend that review already has identified problems with the pipeline, and this may end up in court.

The quality of the state's health care – No. 10 in the rankings – is borne out in some of the measures of public health taken into account in Best States.

This includes low mortality and infant mortality rates, 12th and 14th best respectively. One of the offshoots of this is a figure that's not counted in these rankings but measured by the U.S. Census: The nation's highest ratio of people 100 years old and older – with three centenarians for every 10,000 residents, double the national average.

The governor tells the story of a 100-year-old North Dakotan driver who was stopped running a stop sign on the way to his older sisters' place. "The police officer asked, 'Didn't you see the sign?' The man said, 'Sure I saw the sign. I didn't see you.""

The state's governmental services ranked No. 7 in the Best States assessment.

This included well-balanced state accounts – ranking No. 1 in financial health, No. 3 in its operating ratio of income and expenses, No. 6 in the digitalization of state information and No. 11 in the long-term funding of its pension system.

As a measure of that fiscal responsibility, when the state recently lost a sizable share of projected revenue for a two-year budget cycle amid a slowdown in oil drilling, the governor ordered budget cuts and drew $497 million from reserves to close a $1-billion shortfall in a $14-billion budget. Yet with cuts, come pain.

Assessing the cuts at the University of North Dakota – a system ranking No. 6 nationwide – Caraher notes: "People who keep hoping that the boom-bust economies can be leveraged into sustainable growth, these are the kinds of things that give people pause… Universities are one of the major leaders of innovation."

Yet in a world in which everyone holds a miniature "super-computer'' in their hands in their smart phones, the governor suggests, access to learning transcends the traditional boundaries of school buildings, and this too is a question of technology which the state must explore as it seeks to improve education.

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          Centers of Excellence Commission Awards Funding Requests Totaling $2.26 Million   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for three Research ND grants, five Phase I Venture grants and one Base Realignment grant at its February meeting. The total funding request for the nine projects totaled $2,265,613.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • NDSU Computer Science in partnership with Axelo, Inc. was awarded $103,458 to design and develop a low-cost, high reliability and high accuracy inertial measurement unit. These sensors will be used in unmanned aircraft systems and autonomous vehicles. 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering in partnership with McKenzie Energy Partners, LLC and Schlumberger was awarded $300,078 to build data models that will allow research of hydraulic fracturing and re-fracturing of wells in the Bakken and Three Forks formations. The results of the study will increase the level of oil recovery from these formations. 
  • NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry in partnership with 3DIcon Corporation was awarded $150,000 to improve the yield and purity of the key ingredient required for an economical synthesis of cyclohexasilane an ingredient for making a variety of commercially important silicon-based materials and materials for lightweight batteries and lightweight solar cells. 
Phase 1 Venture Grant
 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering was awarded $99,932 to apply mathematical models to data from sensors in petroleum pipelines to determine the location and severity of blockages that may exist. 
  • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop an antibiotic releasing, biodegradable putty to be used as a bone void-filler that will reduce infection associated with surgically or traumatically induced orthopedic defects. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a low-cost portable embedded device to support advanced machine learning algorithms for real-time welding image processing. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a Gallium Nitride based power converter that provides high efficiency and high power density that is more efficient than current silicon power semiconductor devices. 
  • UND Petroleum Engineering was awarded $100,000 to assess the business potential for an interactive software package suitable for performing data processing, modelling and simulation of unconventional shale oil reservoirs. 
Centers of Research Excellence Base Realignment Grant
 
  • UND Center for Innovation Foundation was awarded $1,212,145 for expenses involved in accessing the DASR-11 radar at the Grand Forks Air Force Base. The funds will purchase the necessary equipment and software and establish a temporary physical location to house the equipment and to serve as a base of operations. Funds will also be used to install and make the system operational and then begin providing radar observer services to the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and Grand Sky customers that will conduct research, training and beyond visual line of sight UAS operational activities. Customers include Elbit Systems of America, Northrop Grumman and General Atomics. 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
The Venture Grant Program is a designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
Centers of Research Excellence Base Realignment Grants provide funding to provide grants to a research university or a nonprofit university-related foundation to enhance economic development and employment opportunities associated with the Grand Forks air force base.
 
The next deadline for Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 2 Venture Grant applications is May 19, 2017.
 
For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          North Dakota Ranks 8th on Forbes Best States for Business List   
By ND Commerce
North Dakota ranks 8th in the Forbes annual best states for business list which measures which states have the best business climates and are poised to succeed going forward.

“We have worked hard and strategically to diversify the economy of North Dakota,” North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson said. “Our technology, manufacturing and aviation industries are booming allowing us to continue to be one of the top rated places in the nation to do business.” 

The Forbes annual ranking measures six categories for businesses: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. They factor in 40 metrics from 17 sources to determine the ranks across the six main areas. The overall ranks are based on a combination of ranks in the six main categories. 

“Companies like Microsoft, Northrop Grumman and Bobcat have all recently announced expansions plans and groups like NASA are committed to long-term projects in North Dakota,” Anderson said. “Our economy is strong and there has never been a better time to be in business in North Dakota.” 

Utah ranked 1st in the Forbes report for the third year. The full report is available at http://www.forbes.com/best-states-for-business

The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
For more North Dakota news and information go to www.NDCommerce.com

 

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          Diverse Economy Keeping State Healthy, Anderson says: State Commerce Commissioner says ND Remains in Good Shape Despite Budget Shortfall   
By The Jamestown Sun
North Dakota’s economy is more diverse than what some think and that is why it is still strong despite a $2 billion hit to the state economy, according to Alan Anderson, commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

That kind of drop would really hurt the $18 billion North Dakota economy in 2000, and it still hurt in 2015, but the difference now is the state has a $55 billion economy, Anderson said in his keynote address Wednesday at the annual meeting of the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp.

“It is going to be pain for the state budget but overall North Dakota is extremely healthy from an economic standpoint,” Anderson said, adding that legislators and agencies will continue to face pressure to cut costs.

A diversified economy means the state must continue providing research dollars to universities and industry partners while also ensuring dollars for other growth and entrepreneurism, he said.

The Spiritwood Energy Park Association’s industrial park at Spiritwood is an example of best practices, Anderson said. It provides water, electricity, natural gas, rail and truck transportation and the essentials for industry at one spot. The new Jamestown Regional Medical Center facility, the Menards and economic parks are other signs of good innovation, he said.

“My hat is off to all of you,” Anderson said. “You’re doing a great job on that.”

Another key to the strong economy is the North Dakota workforce, which has gone from a labor exporter in 2000 to leading the nation in low unemployment and worker immigration for six years, he said. Despite three years of low ag prices and a 40 percent drop in oil, there are 15,000 job openings in North Dakota, he said.

“It’s not due to one particular industry like some would have you believe,” he said. “It’s been that all of our industries have done well over that time frame.”

To get people to come to North Dakota employment and opportunities are needed, he said. North Dakota has grown in population by over 100,000 people in the last 15 years and the average age is 35, the fourth-youngest population in the country. That happened by creating a business-friendly environment, supporting research and connecting universities with industry, entrepreneurship and finding export markets outside of the state and country, he said.

Anderson listed some of the major companies in North Dakota that are growing and currently list around 15,240 job openings. That is nearly twice the number of the 2.9 percent unemployment rate in North Dakota, he said.

For example, Appareo Systems started with two people and now has an average growth rate of 45 percent with close to 200 employees, he said. The North Dakota company Botink just received a $3 million investment to provide software support to the drone industry.

Northrop just made a $10 million investment in Grand Forks, he said. General Atomics has 25 high-income job openings

Agriculture has had three years of low commodity prices but North Dakota overall is still on a good trajectory, he said. The downside is labor as technology allows for higher productivity with fewer people involved in the process, but the upswing is value-added ag with corporations like Cavendish Farms helping to minimize the impact of low commodity prices, he said.

Anderson said the cost to break even in oil is around $45 a barrel when it used to be $70. This is due to efficiency and technology, he said. Bakken shale is doing better than other shale fields around the country, he said. Drilling will remain idle with $40 per barrel prices, he said, and at $50 per barrel it will stimulate more wells coming online and at $60 there will be new drilling.

“The outlook is good there and as that price continues to go up they will pick up quicker than they would have in the past,” he said.

Connie Ova, CEO of JSDC, Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen and Mark Klose, chairman of the Stutsman County Commission, presented H&H Holdings of Jamestown with the Growing Jamestown Award. Jim Grueneich, general manager, and Dean Hafner, owner, were present to accept.

H&H received a $43,000 Flex PACE Interest buy down to help purchase a building, according to the JSDC annual report. H&H continues to operate at its current rate and has created seven full- time jobs.

Diverse Economy Keeping State Healthy, Anderson says: State Commerce Commissioner says ND Remains in God Shape Despite Budget Shortfall - The Jamestown Sun 

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          UAS Entrepreneurs Set Their Sights on North Dakota   
By PR Newswire
A lone aircraft flies over a large swath of land checking for abnormalities in crops before landing safely at the feet of its pilot. A classroom of college-level students gain experience on how to operate an unmanned aerial system through simulation. An entrepreneur monitors his phone app to ensure that his unmanned aerial systems (UAS) tech is operating correctly out in the field. 

As the largest site available for flying UAS anywhere in the United States, these are every day occurrences in the state of North Dakota.

Since becoming the nation's first operational test site in 2014, the Northern Plains UAS Test Site has attracted investment from leading aerospace companies including General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Air Force and NASA.

This week North Dakota aerospace and aviation leaders are at AUVSI's XPONENTIAL 2016, the largest trade show for the unmanned systems and robotics industry in the world, to showcase the state's continual leadership and ability to attract big names in America's ever-expanding UAS industry. In addition, they are going to be on hand to discuss how entrepreneurs are finding success in the state.

"As thousands of entrepreneurs look for exciting opportunities in the rapidly expanding UAS industry, North Dakota wants them to know that we have the resources and capability to robustly support them in their endeavors," said Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, who also serves as chairman of the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority.

Because of North Dakota's reputation for UAS innovation and location as an FAA test site, the state is already seeing organic growth in startups focused on UAS.

Take Botlink, a cloud-based operations platform that links drones to industry in real time. The platform allows users to capture, process and automatically deliver aerial imagery anywhere, including into existing business software. Botlink also provides automated drone control and safety features such as airspace alerts, manned aircraft avoidance and weather advisories, allowing operators to remain safe and compliant with complex flight regulations.

"We're proud to be developing the next generation of drone technology in North Dakota," said Terri Zimmerman, Botlink CEO.

Many startup companies working in the UAS industry are supported by the University of North Dakota's (UND) Center for Innovation, which was the first university to offer a degree program in unmanned aviation in 2009 and has the largest university training program available for unmanned aircraft systems.

This includes SkyScopes, Smart C2 and Field of View. All of these companies have emerged out of the Center for Innovation within in the last five years and have been able to take advantage of the forward-thinking resources that come from an FAA-designated test site.

The state's 'Research ND' program offers $5 million biannually in grants for research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through cooperation with UND and North Dakota State University (NDSU). North Dakotahas invested more than $34 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS Business Park (the nation's first UAS business and aviation park) and to advance North Dakota's position as a hub for the nation's growing UAS industry.

"North Dakota continues to attract innovators in UAS technology, and we welcome the opportunity to foster entrepreneurship here and set the leading example for best practices in this sector," said Robert Becklund, executive director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.

For more information on North Dakota's UAS leadership visit NDUAS.com, and for details on the Northern Plains UAS Test Site visit www.npuasts.com.  

UAS Entrepreneurs Set Their Sights on North Dakota - PR Newswire 

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          Dalrymple Highlights State's Economic Strength, Opportunities   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple kicked off the first annual Demographics Conference in Bismarck today by highlighting North Dakota’s economic strength and how the state’s diversified economy is helping to weather fluctuations in the energy and agriculture industries.
 
The focus of the conference was to help participants understand important socio-economic and demographic trends in North Dakota and how those trends impact citizens, businesses and communities. The inaugural event was a collaborative effort between the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the North Dakota Compass at North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota Department of Economics, and was held at the
National Energy Center of Excellence on the Bismarck State College campus.
 
“For more than a decade, we have worked hard and strategically to diversify our economy and expand our target industries and those efforts have produced real results with increased economic production, job growth and rising wages,” said Dalrymple. “Despite a downturn in commodity prices impacting the state’s two leading industries, our diversified economic base is strong and growing, with many exciting advancements occurring in the technology, manufacturing and aviation sectors. Our economy is strong and North Dakota continues to be a great place to do business.”
 
During his remarks, Dalrymple stated that North Dakota’s continued economic growth stems from nearly every business sector across the state and that no single industry tells the whole story of North Dakota’s progress. He highlighted the state’s economic strength relative to production growth, unemployment, job openings and per capita personal income.
 
  • The state’s Gross Domestic Product through 3rd quarter 2015 is still performing well above the 2012-2013 levels.
  • North Dakota continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation at just 2.9 percent for February 2016.
  • As of March 2016, North Dakota has more than 15,000 job openings across the state.
  • North Dakota has one of the fastest growing populations in the nation. Up until 2008, North Dakota was losing population. In 2013 alone, more than 18,000 new residents moved to the state. Between 2010 and 2014, North Dakota’s overall population increased 9.9 percent.
  • North Dakota continues to be one of only a few states whose populations are getting younger, with 9.6 percent of residents between the age of 20 and 24 compared to 7.1 percent nationally.
  • Since the fourth quarter of 2007, North Dakota’s personal income has led the nation in growth at an annual rate of 5.1 percent. In 2015, even with the economic slowdown, the state still ranked in the top 10 for per capita personal income at number 9 in the nation. 
The Governor also highlighted some of the advancements and opportunities emerging from North Dakota’s target industries and cited examples of businesses throughout the state that are reporting job and revenue growth.
 
  • North Dakota is well positioned in the energy industry as Bakken Shale is shown as the best cost value oil in the U.S. oil plays. Efficiencies in the industry are lowering the break-even point for companies to make a profit.
  • The state’s technology-based business sector is growing and diversifying, and leading the nation in innovative advances. The state’s technology industry payroll has grown to more than $1 billion a year, providing an average wage of $79,500. Companies like Microsoft and Amazon have long called North Dakota home. They, together with other high-tech companies like NISC, Intelligent Insites and Appareo, have shown growth in the state and continue to expand.
  • North Dakota is home to a growing cluster of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) research, business and military interests. Partnerships among private businesses, universities and state government strengthen North Dakota’s position as a leader in UAS. The state is one of six Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) UAS test sites conducting research to determine how to best integrate UAS into the national airspace. The FAA certified the Northern Plains UAS Test Site as the first site ready for operations in April 2014. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics — world leaders in aviation and aerospace — are investing millions in North Dakota.
  • Manufacturers in North Dakota account for 5.8 percent of the total output in the state and employ 5.6 percent of the workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $3.25 billion in 2014. In addition, there were 25,900 manufacturing employees in North Dakota in 2015, with an average annual compensation of $55,754.


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          A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
By The New York Times
“California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

“The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

“Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

“I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

“We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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          Dalrymple, General Atomics Officials Break Ground on Grand Sky UAS Training Academy    
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. CEO Linden Blue to break ground on the aviation company’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) training academy at Grand Sky, the nation’s first operations-ready UAS business and aviation park. 
 
“General Atomics’ business presence at Grand Sky is a testament to the great work underway to build on North Dakota’s position as the premier destination for UAS research, development and commercialization,” Dalrymple said. “Linden and his leadership team recognize the many opportunities and advantages that North Dakota offers the growing UAS industry and we very much appreciate their investments in North Dakota.”
 
General Atomics is a global leader in the development of unmanned aircraft, including the Predator and Reaper series which are widely used by the U.S. Air Force.  The company is building a 19,400-square-foot hangar with adjacent offices to expand its capacity to provide state-of-the-art flight instruction for aircrews that operate its unmanned aircraft, including Air Force personnel, General Atomics pilots and international customers. Construction on the UAS training academy is expected to be completed next summer.
 
“North Dakota was selected as the site for our new training academy not only because it offers uncongested skies and an optimal test range, but also strong support for the continued development of unmanned aircraft capabilities from local, state, and federal government representatives,” General Atomics Aeronautical CEO Linden Blue said. “This investment in the State of North Dakota will establish North Dakota as the center of excellence for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) training operations, and airspace integration testing and grow the number of high-tech jobs associated with these activities.” 
 
General Atomics’ UAS training academy will require a full-time staff of flight instructors, pilots, sensor operators, maintenance personnel, and administrators. About 25 General Atomics’ employees will staff the academy during its first year of operations.
 
Dalrymple last met with General Atomics officials in Washington, D.C. in September to discuss the company’s plans for Grand Sky and to offer the state’s continued assistance in developing its Grand Sky UAS training academy.
 
General Atomics is the second global aviation company to become a Grand Sky tenant.  Last month, Northrop Grumman broke ground on a Grand Sky facility that will support its UAS operations.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to develop Grand Sky, to establish the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and to position North Dakota as the premier destination for UAS manufacturing, research and development.
 
In all, the state has invested more than $34 million to secure and develop one of only six national UAS test sites, to develop Grand Sky, and to support UAS research and innovation in North Dakota. The state has committed about $13 million for infrastructure projects essential to Grand Sky’s development.
 
Those joining Dalrymple and Blue for General Atomics’ groundbreaking included U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Congressman Kevin Cramer, Col. Rodney Lewis, commander of the 319 Air Base Wing, Grand Forks Air Force Base and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.

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          Dalrymple, Northrop Grumman Officials Break Ground on Grand Sky UAS Facility   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined Northrop Grumman officials at the Grand Sky business and aviation park to break ground on a 36,000-square-foot facility that will support the aerospace giant’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations. Northrop has leased 10 acres of land at Grand Sky and will invest about $10 million in the building project which will also support UAS research and development, mission analysis as well as aircrew and maintenance training.
 
In meetings with Gov. Dalrymple, company officials have said their business plans for Grand Sky involve a significant workforce, but specific employment details are not yet available.
 
“We have worked long and hard to position North Dakota as the premier destination for UAS research, development and commercialization, and our ongoing efforts are beginning to pay off in major ways,” Dalrymple said. “Northrop Grumman recognizes the many opportunities in North Dakota today for the nation’s UAS industry and we appreciate their significant investments and future plans for Grand Sky.”
 
Northrop Grumman signed a lease in April to become the anchor tenant at Grand Sky, a 217-acre UAS business park located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
 
“Today’s groundbreaking is a key step moving forward in Northrop Grumman’s partnership with North Dakota,” said Janis Pamiljans, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Division. “We are proud to start this construction project and expand on our long-term commitment to this state and its advancement in UAS technologies. The important work that will be done here will support the evolving needs of our customers’ in the defense of our nation and allies.”
           
Talks between North Dakota officials and Northrup Grumman began after then-Lt. Gov. Dalrymple invited the company’s Sector Vice President of Operations, Gerald ‘Duke’ Dufresne, to visit North Dakota and learn more about the state’s aviation and aerospace offerings.  Since then, the state has invested more than $34 million to develop Grand Sky infrastructure; to land and develop one of only six national UAS test sites and to advance UAS research and development.
 
In May 2013, Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, successfully pursued one of only six national UAS test site designations.  A year later, North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. 
 
Those joining Dalrymple and Pamiljans for the ground-breaking ceremony included Sen. John Hoeven, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, U.S. Air Force Col. Anthony Hernandez, and Grand Sky Development President Thomas Swoyer.

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          Lt. Governor Wrigley Outlines the State of the UAS Industry in North Dakota at Annual Summit   
By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today kicked off the 2015 UAS Summit and Expo in Grand Forks, welcoming leaders in aviation, business, and military to the 9th annual, three-day event. The summit will showcase the evolution of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) while updating attendees on the current state of the commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry.
 
“We are at the center of technological advancement in the unmanned aerial systems industry,” Wrigley said. “The stakeholders in North Dakota remain committed to creating an environment where private enterprise, public and private research organizations, and educational institutions can aggressively pursue new and exciting opportunities in the unmanned aerial systems industry.”
 
This year, the UAS Summit and Expo aims to combine the perspective of regional UAS personnel with the regulatory insight of national UAV entities, offering attendees a glimpse into the commercial realities and major economic opportunities present in North Dakota.
 
Since 2013, under Dalrymple’s leadership, North Dakota has invested more than $30 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS business and aviation park, and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry.
 
Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority in May 2013.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols, privacy safeguards, and UAS research and development opportunities. The authority has worked to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation, and to develop a test site operation that meets Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
 
The FAA selected North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites in December 2013, citing that North Dakota had a strong proposal, a stellar national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, and university research and development capabilities, along with a diverse climate and open airspace. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site was also the nation’s first to be FAA certified in April 2014 as ready to begin the work of integrating UAS into the national airspace.
 
In February 2015, the U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials signed an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Technology Park. Northrop Grumman Corporation became Grand Sky’s anchor tenant in April 2015. Grand Sky is the first commercial UAS business and aviation park in the U.S. The park is under construction and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for UAS development, testing and training, sensor technology development and data analysis, and management. It capitalizes on the expertise of regional academic institutions such as the University of North Dakota’s UAS Center of Excellence and Northland Community & Technical College’s UAS Maintenance Technician Program. Grand Sky’s facilities are expected to grow to over 1.2 million square feet and accommodate companies, educational institutions, government contractors, and public agencies involved in the UAS sectors.
 
Also in 2015, North Dakota celebrated landing its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian began manufacturing UAS and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton.
 
The FAA recently approved expanded operations of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to include night flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization, granted under the FAA’s Certification of Authorization (COA) process, allows the industry more efficient access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA was able to approve this COA application based on maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes used by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.

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          Dalrymple, Officials Celebrate Continued Development of Grand Sky UAS Park   
ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined local, state and military officials in celebrating several infrastructure projects critical to the development of the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business and aviation park. Located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base, Grand Sky is the nation’s first commercial UAS business park.
 
“By moving forward on these projects, we are laying the groundwork to establish Grand Sky as the premier destination for America’s growing UAS industry,” Dalrymple said. “North Dakota is on the cutting edge of the UAS industry and we’re committed to developing our expertise and assets into a national hub for UAS research, development, testing, training and operations.”
 
The state has committed about $13 million for infrastructure projects essential to Grand Sky’s development. Projects in various stages of completion at the 217-acre UAS park include roadway and sewer improvements; upgrades to a flight tarmac; the installation of data services, electricity and other utilities; and the construction of security infrastructure. In all, the state has invested more than $34 million to secure and develop one of only six national UAS test sites, to develop Grand Sky, and to support UAS research and innovation in North Dakota.
 
In April, aerospace giant Northrup Grumman Corporation became Grand Sky’s anchor tenant. Grand Sky officials said the state’s support will help attract other Grand Sky tenants and advance North Dakota’s position as a national hub for the UAS industry. Grand Sky will offer 1.2 million square feet of space to the UAS industry, including manufacturers, flight testing and training centers and data analysis.
 
Among those who joined Dalrymple to celebrate Grand Sky’s development projects were U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. William Bender, Sen. Ray Holmberg, Grand Forks Air Force Base Commander Col. Rodney Lewis, Grand Forks County Commissioner Tom Falck, Grand Sky Development President Thomas Swoyer and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to establish the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and to develop a national UAS industry hub. Working toward those goals, some of the state’s notable achievements include:
  • May 2013 - Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, successfully worked to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation and to develop a test site operation that meets FAA certification.  The authority is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols,  privacy safeguards and UAS research and development opportunities. Former 119th North Dakota Air National Guard Commander Col. Robert Becklund serves as director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
  • December 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration selects North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites. The FAA cited North Dakota’s strong proposal, its national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, university research and development capabilities as well as the state’s diverse climate and open airspace
  • April 2014 - North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. 
  • February 2015 - The U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials sign an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS business and aviation park.
  • February 2015 - North Dakota lands its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian begin manufacturing unmanned aerial systems and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton.
  • April 2015 - Northrop Grumman Corporation becomes Grand Sky’s anchor tenant.
  • August 2015 - The FAA approves expanded operations of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site to include night- flight testing capabilities throughout the state of North Dakota. This authorization allows the industry greater access to airspace for collaborative research. The FAA approved the COA application citing maturity and the demonstrated safety and operational processes developed by the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.


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          Dalrymple Presents $5.6 Million for UAS Park as Construction Start Looms   
By Grand Forks Herald
With a memo line reading "Grand Sky UAS Park," Gov. Jack Dalrymple presented a check Monday for $5.6 million to Grand Forks County.

The state funds will allow construction crews to get in the ground as early as next week to begin building the estimated $25 million unmanned aircraft systems business park, which is touted as the first of its kind in the nation.     

"I think all of us in this room together are building a new industry in North Dakota," Dalrymple said. "It's not very often that you can stand there and say we're building a new industry. Maybe a new company or a nonprofit, but very seldom can we say we are creating an entirely new industry for our state and for our nation."

Of the amount allocated through the state Department of Commerce, $2.5 million depended on the park securing a tenant, which came in the form of a commitment from industry giant Northrop Grumman. The remaining $3.1 million was designated by the state Legislature for infrastructure improvements.

Grand Sky aims to provide space to tenants in various areas of the unmanned aircraft industry, from manufacturers to data analysts to flight trainers. The development consists of 217 acres of land adjacent to Grand Forks Air Force Base, which in turn will be developed to offer 1.2 million square feet of usable space for tenants.

"The state of North Dakota has made a huge investment in Grand Sky," said Tom Swoyer Jr., president of Grand Sky Development Co., the business managing the park's development.

Funding development
The park site, located just southwest the base, is rented from the U.S. Air Force by the county after officials signed a lease earlier this year.

The county in turn leases the land to Grand Sky Development Co.

Swoyer said most of the state money will be used for installing or upgrading infrastructure needed before the park's offices, hangars, data storage facilities and other buildings can be constructed.

The first project will be posting a fence around the site, which will establish a secure perimeter.

Normally, entities such as cities can recoup infrastructure installation costs through special assessments placed on the land, which are then passed on to property owners.

In this case, the land is owned by the federal government and is not taxable, which means Grand Sky can't use this method and makes state funding even more vital.

The state's commitment also helps attract tenants, according to Swoyer.

"Without this kind of money, we can't leverage the private investment that's coming," he said. "Without the state investment, it's very difficult to ... get the private companies to this kind of a project."

Continued growth
The funding to get construction underway at Grand Sky is another milestone for the UAS industry in the state.

North Dakota is one of six states awarded a UAS test site by the Federal Aviation Administration in December 2013.

The test site, known as the Northern Plains UAS Test Site and also headquartered in Grand Forks County, is tasked with researching the integration of unmanned aircraft into commercial airspace.

In total, Dalrymple said the state has spent more than $30 million on unmanned aircraft system ventures, including Grand Sky, the test site and other research and development initiatives around the state, including at UND.

Monday's check likely won't be the last cut by the state for Grand Sky.

"I'm happy to say to this is by no means the end of it," Dalrymple said of the state funding. "There is contingency funding established by our legislature—$4.4 million in additional funding—as Grand Sky continues to develop and land more tenants."

In total, about $12.5 million is included in the state's 2015-2017 budget for UAS initiatives.

Dalrymple Presents $5.6 Million for UAS Park as Construction Start Looms - Grand Forks Herald
 

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          Dalrymple Announces $5.6 Million in Additional State Funding for Grand Sky UAS Park   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced that Grand Forks County will receive $5.6 million in additional state funding to support the continued development of the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Business and Aviation Park.
 
“I am pleased to announce that an additional $5.6 million in state funding is available for the continued development of Grand Sky, the nation’s first UAS business park,” Dalrymple said.  “North Dakota’s leadership in the growing UAS industry is attracting national attention and we remain committed to developing our expertise and assets into a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development.”
 
Of the $5.6 million in state funding, the state is providing $2.5 million following Grand Sky’s success in securing its first park tenant - global aerospace giant Northrop Grumman.  An additional $3.1 million in state funding is also available to upgrade a flight tarmac and other infrastructure that will support UAS testing and flight operations. The 2015 Legislature appropriated another $4.4 million contingent upon Grand Sky’s further development.
 
North Dakota has provided more than $30 million to advance UAS research and development and is collaborating with organizations statewide to build this emerging industry. Within its borders, North Dakota already has all the components needed to support UAS education, training, research and commercialization.
 
The Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park, located on the grounds of the Grand Forks Air Force Base, is under construction and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for UAS development, testing and training, sensor technology development and data analysis and management. It capitalizes on the state’s UAS test site, the expertise of regional academic institutions such as the University of North Dakota's UAS Center of Excellence. Grand Sky’s facilities are expected to accommodate companies, educational institutions, government contractors and public agencies involved in the UAS sectors.
 
Dalrymple announced the state’s latest funding commitment for Grand Sky at the Grand Forks County Office Building.  Those joining Dalrymple included members of the Grand Forks County Commission, Grand Forks County Regional Economic Development President and CEO Klaus Thiessen, Grand Sky Development President Tom Swoyer and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.
 
Officials with Grand Sky and the North Dakota Department of Commerce have actively recruited Northrop Grumman, General Atomics and other aviation companies to establish a UAS presence at Grand Sky and to utilize the nation’s first UAS test site. Sen. John Hoeven and Rep. Kevin Cramer are meeting with General Atomics executives in Grand Forks today.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota and to develop a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development. Working toward those goals, some of the state’s notable achievements include:
 
  • May 2013 - Dalrymple established the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority.  The six-member authority, chaired by Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley, has worked ever since to develop a national UAS test proposal, to earn a test site designation and to develop a test site operation that meets FAA certification.  The authority is charged with overseeing the operations of North Dakota’s UAS test site, including the development of public safety protocols,  privacy safeguards and UAS research and development opportunities. Former 119th North Dakota Air National Guard Commander Col. Robert Becklund serves as director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. 
  • December 2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration selects North Dakota to operate one of only six national UAS test sites. The FAA cited North Dakota’s strong proposal, its national standing in aviation and aerospace sciences, university research and development capabilities as well as the state’s diverse climate and open airspace. 
  • April 2014 - North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.  
  • February 2015 - The U.S. Air Force and Grand Forks County officials signed an enhanced use lease agreement, paving the way for the development of the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park. 
  • February 2015 - North Dakota lands its first UAS manufacturing venture when Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation and Altavian begin manufacturing unmanned aerial systems and UAS components at ComDel’s plant in Wahpeton. 
  • April 2015 - Northrop Grumman Corporation becomes Grand Sky’s anchor tenant. 
  • Since 2013, North Dakota has invested more than $30 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish Grand Sky and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry. 


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          There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California   
By MW Market Watch
The “Silicon Valley of drones” is taking shape in a place you probably wouldn’t expect.

With the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program, it makes sense that North Dakota would be the place for drone technology to spread its wings, and it’s now expanding at an unprecedented rate.

The U.S. has previously been circumspect about allowing companies to commercialize drones; murky rulings from the Federal Aviation Administration and the haphazard enforcement of laws have made it challenging for drone companies to operate in the U.S. — so challenging, in fact, that many operators, including Amazon Prime Air, have expressed an intention to leave the U.S. to work in other countries.

But it’s a different story in North Dakota.

This summer, the nation’s first unmanned airport, the Grand Sky Development Park, opens at the state’s Grand Forks Air Force Base. The project, which has 1.2 million square feet of hangar, office and data space, is being developed by Grand Sky Development Co. A runway will allow for traditional and vertical takeoffs by drones.

The airport is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs by its 2016 completion, including 1,000 permanent jobs on site, 1,000 jobs around the community and 1,000 jobs outside the state, said Tom Swoyer, the project’s developer. Pilots would be able to control drones launching at the site from anywhere in the world.

“It’s going to touch a lot of places,” Swoyer said. “A pilot could be in Southern California and pilot the plane launched from North Dakota.”

It’s an appealing proposition for companies like Northrop Grumman NOC, -0.62%  , which has signed on as the site’s anchor tenant but has its aerospace-systems headquarters in Redondo Beach, Calif.

North Dakota committed $5 million to help bring infrastructure to the site as part of its 2015-17 executive budget and another $7.5 million in grants for runway improvements. With the project expected to cost about $25 million in total, the balance will be covered by private investment, said Swoyer.

“This project evolved here in North Dakota with the right combination of political will and an economy that was growing,” Swoyer said. “It’s a state that is investing in the industry. It’s a community willing to raise their hands and say, ‘Let’s try something completely different.’ ”

A community ‘all focused on unmanned aviation’
In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) considered closing the Air Force base.

“Our performance and safety record in fighter aircraft was unprecedented, but despite that our aircraft were getting old and weren’t going to get replaced,” said Robert Becklund, then commander of the North Dakota Air National Guard.

To avoid a drastic action by BRAC, the base made a bold move — replacing its KC-135 Stratotankers with drones.

“This was a dramatic change going from a single-seat manned fighter aircraft to unmanned aircraft,” Becklund said. “But it was the right thing to do for the nation.”

The base is now the site of the Global Hawk and MQ-1 Predator drone aircraft.

At about the same time, the University of North Dakota established a “center of excellence” for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), offering the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in unmanned aviation. Five students received degrees in 2011, the program’s first graduating class. Today, more than 100 students are enrolled, and the program is one of more than 30 similar degree programs at universities throughout the country.

“We have academia, our military, the Department of Homeland Security and industries in the region all focused on unmanned aviation,” Becklund said.

In 2014, North Dakota was one of six states allowed to develop a test site for commercial drone applications: the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. The site is part of an FAA program looking toward the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into airspace.

North Dakota’s test site was the first to earn operational designation from the FAA and the first to fly under the agreement. The site covers more than half the state, boasting 45,000 square miles of authorized airspace — the largest such volume of any single state.

“If North Dakota hadn’t been selected as a test site, I would have questioned our country’s decision making,” said Becklund, who now serves as the executive director of the test site.

The state budget allocated $4.2 million in its 2015-17 budget for operating the test site. Of that, $1.2 million goes directly to drone companies in the form of a dollar-for-dollar matching program for those opting to partner with one of North Dakota’s research universities on a project. A related but separate program, Research North Dakota, provides up to $300,000 in matching funds for qualified firms.

But there’s a catch. For major companies to fly at the test site, they have to lease their unmanned aircraft to the site so that they can fly under public domain. That caveat is what may have driven companies like Amazon to explore drone-delivery testing outside of the U.S.

“There is no way these companies will lease their airplanes to us,” Becklund said. “It’s a proprietary machine. Any company developing their own aircraft will not lease that to anyone outside their company.”

That restriction has posed a major problem for test sites trying to attract corporate research.

“The FAA says they are here to support industry, but to [participate at a test site] companies have to lease their aircraft to us,” Becklund said.

Companies could get around the requirement by applying for an experimental certification, but that still restricts them to research — not commercial — applications.

A vibrant startup scene
Despite the challenges, other (often smaller) drone companies benefit from the test site.

Most of those companies are based in Fargo, a city that entrepreneurs say bursts with an energy that’s akin to that of the startup scene in San Francisco. But this scene is dominated by drone-based industries.

“We’re becoming a robust startup community,” said North Dakota’s lieutenant governor, Drew Wrigley. “They are the geek squad over in Fargo. You’ve got technical companies and young, energetic entrepreneurs.”

Appareo Systems builds flight-data recorders and ADS-B, a type of aircraft tracking system. Since 2001, that startup has worked on a project in partnership with NASA and the University of North Dakota to build, design and manufacture the ADS-B equipping the airplanes.

Another company, Packet Digital, combines high-speed power electronics with advancements in solar to double drone flight times. The ultimate goal is to provide drones with unlimited flight.

“Once you extend flight time, you open up the possibility of many more types of applications and uses for drones,” said Terri Zimmerman, Packet Digital’s CEO. Those applications could include agriculture, allowing farmers to fly drones over farmland to monitor their crops.

And as more drones fill the airspace, there’s a company working on technology that gives pilots situational awareness of other drones in the area. Botlink allows operators to control a drone from a tablet and detect other drones flying nearby.

The company was founded by Shawn Muehler. He’s the guy behind DroneFocus, a meet-up group in Fargo that grew to 50 members, including Becklund, local startups and public officials. “We’re bringing the government, the private sector, the commercial side together to cut through the red tape,” Muehler said. “It’s the only meet-up where we get every industry player in one room.” Lt. Gov. Wrigley has been known to attend.

Indicative of the group’s attitude, the whole thing is organized through Meetup.com. That means anyone is welcome; you just click a button to join. When the group huddles, the gathering feels more like a block party than a rigid policy meeting with a strict agenda, according to attendees.

“We just have a different personality out here,” Muehler said. “It’s not about how we can beat our competitors. It’s how we can help each other out to propel this industry forward.”

North Dakota’s drone sector has already blown away industry predictions. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) released an economic report in 2013 (before North Dakota was chosen as a test site) predicting the economic impact of drone integration in the U.S. The data were based on airspace activity at the time the report was created.

They forecast that between 2015 and 2017, California’s drone industry would have the largest economic impact in terms of dollars, and North Dakota’s would have the third lowest.

North Dakota’s Department of Commerce revised those predictions in 2013 based on the assumption that the state would become a test site. Its data showed that North Dakota would have the greatest percentage of drone-related jobs (relative to population) of any state.

“Obviously, California has a number of aerospace companies as well as companies that develop sensors, payloads, software and a variety of different products that fit within this industry,” said Paul Lucy, a director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “They underestimated the potential for companies to come here and do R&D work with our test site.”

Still, Becklund doesn’t believe North Dakota is a complete replacement for Silicon Valley, he said. There just aren’t enough people working in engineering and technology to fill jobs in a state that already has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, he said. North Dakota’s unemployment rate in May was 3.1% versus the national average of 5.5%.

“But if those engineers who developed the technologies in Silicon Valley are looking for a place with a low cost of living, a highly educated workforce and a cooperative community — whether that’s the government or financially — probably this is the best place to do that,” he said.

But even if the jobs get filled, there’s still the issue of funding.

“We can’t get funding because the people in the state tend to be fiscally conservative,” Botlink’s Muehler said. His company received $500,000 in seed funding from local investors. But that’s a paltry figure if the state is going to compete with such venture-backed Silicon Valley drone startups as Airware, which has raised over $40 million in five funding rounds, or 3D Robotics, which has more than $100 million in venture capital.

“We’ve been searching for Series A on a local level because we want to keep the money in the state, so we’re looking for funding sources within North Dakota,” said Muehler.

But where these startups lack private capital, the state is trying to foot the bill. Since 2006, North Dakota has allocated $32.5 million in grant funding to companies interested in commercial drone development through 2017. In addition, the state’s Research North Dakota program offers $5 million biannually in grants from research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through state universities.

Those business incentives have drawn companies from around the U.S. to the state. Florida-based drone manufacturer Altvavian announced in February a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture drones at a plant in North Dakota, the first official UAS manufacturing project in the state.

Wrigley said he sees his state as the Silicon Valley of drones. “People look to North Dakota and say they want to emulate this,” the lieutenant governor said. “We’re blessed with the natural conditions that make it easy to expand drone technology, industries that are keen to tie in UAS technology — and on top of that you have people passionate for aviation and emerging technologies. It’s a part of our pioneering culture.”

There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California - MW Market Watch

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          Wrigley, ComDel Mark Completion of First Unmanned Aerial System Built in North Dakota    
By ND Governor's Office
Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley today joined employees at Wahpeton-based ComDel Innovation, Inc. to celebrate the completion of the first unmanned aircraft manufactured in North Dakota. 
 
“Hats off to the great employees at ComDel Innovation for successfully manufacturing the first North Dakota-made unmanned aerial system,” Wrigley said.  “ComDel’s success represents another milestone in our continuing work to grow North Dakota’s UAS industry and to become a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development.
 
“By working together in North Dakota, we have also established the nation’s first UAS business park as well as the nation’s first certified UAS test site,” Wrigley said.  “With every advancement we make, North Dakota becomes even better positioned to attract more UAS-related investment and jobs; to lead the nation’s quest for the safe integration of the technologies; and to further diversify our state economy.”
 
In February, Gov. Dalrymple joined executives from ComDel Innovation. and Florida-based Altavian in announcing the companies’ agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.
 
“We are excited to be working with Altavian and to play a role in moving North Dakota’s UAS industry forward,” ComDel Innovation President Jim Albrecht said. “At ComDel Innovation, our expertise in high-tech, high-precision manufacturing is a great fit for the UAS industry and we look forward to the opportunities ahead.”
 
Depending on sales, Albrecht estimates that an additional 10 to 20 employees may be added at ComDel to manufacture unmanned aerial systems at its Wahpeton plant.

ComDel Innovation is a precision manufacturer that integrates all aspects of product development. ComDel’s manufacturing services include precision component fabrication, molding, tooling and stamping dies, injection molding, metal stamping, assembly operations and metal finishing.
 
At ComDel Innovation Friday, Altavian founder and CEO John Perry presented the first North Dakota-made unmanned aerial system to Fargo Air Museum officials, a donation to mark the milestone.
 
Altavian COO Thomas Rambo said his company is in the process of hiring a few local employees to help manage the partnership.  Rambo said Altavian is also pursuing opportunities to partner with the Northern Plains FAA UAS Test Site.

Based in Gainesville, Fla., Altavian provides unmanned aerial systems and associated data collection services with applications in the fields of precision agriculture, infrastructure analysis, natural resource management and conservation for government, commercial and research-based customers.
 
Others who joined Wrigley today at ComDel Innovation included Albrecht, Perry, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, Wahpeton Mayor Meryl Hansey and North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.
 
Dalrymple has led the state’s efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota, to develop the Grand Sky UAS Business and Aviation Park, and to establish North Dakota as a national hub for UAS research and development.

In May 2013, Dalrymple formed the six-member Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial Systems Authority (NPUASA) which was successful in landing one of only six national UAS test site designations approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.  The NPUASA is chaired by Lt. Gov. Wrigley.
 
In April 2014, North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace.  The state has invested more than $20 million to establish a national UAS test site; to support the development of Grand Sky, a UAS and aviation park located at the Grand Forks Air Force Base and to advance UAS research and development.

Last month, aerospace giant Northrop Grumman signed a lease to become an anchor tenant at the Grand Sky UAS park located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base.

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          Another Major Defense Company Interested in ND Drone Park   
By The Washington Times
The nation's first unmanned aircraft business park currently under construction in North Dakota has a second major defense contractor interested in setting up shop.
 
Linden P. Blue, the CEO of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., plans to visit in July to look into Grand Sky, a 1.2 million-square-foot park located on Grand Forks Air Force Base property. The base recently switched its operations from air refueling tankers to unmanned aircraft.
 
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer said the General Atomics affiliate is looking not only to test aircraft, but train pilots. "They're the kind of prospect that has more than a casual interest, for sure," Cramer said.
 
Among the unmanned aerial systems General Atomics produces are drones for military combat missions. The MQ-1 Predator drones are being flown by the North Dakota Air National Guard and MQ-9 Reaper planes are being used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Several graduates of the University of North Dakota aviation school are among the more than 6,000 employees for the San Diego-based company.
 
Already, defense technology company Northrop Grumman last month signed a lease to become the park's lead tenant, finalizing a plan that had been in the works for years. Northrop Grumman makes the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, which is considered particularly valuable because it can conduct long-range missions, fly at 60,000 feet and roam in a particular area for 24 hours or more.
 
"I always have been a big believer in momentum, and someone like Northrop Grumman signing that lease, that's momentum," Cramer said.
 
The momentum continued this past week at an international trade show in Atlanta, where Grand Sky Development President Tom Swoyer said he received inquiries from seven companies. A handful of other businesses also have publicly expressed their interest, he said.
 
"The questions I heard were, 'What do I have to do to get space, what's the process, how fast can I get it, and what does it cost?'" Swoyer said.
 
In addition to the fledgling tech park, North Dakota is one six sites around the country testing unmanned aircraft and the only one to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly in expanded airspace. Airspace, Swoyer said, was the No. 1 topic at the Atlanta convention.

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          North Dakota Dominates North American UAS Industry with Largest Test Site and Key Commercialization Opportunities   
This week, nearly two-dozen North Dakota aerospace and aviation leaders are in Atlanta for the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2015 conference to showcase the state's dominance in America's hottest new industry.

As one of the largest blocks of airspace available in the country for flying unmanned aerial systems (UAS) with the goal of integrating UAS into the national airspace, the delegation will be at the show to discuss how the nation's first operational UAS test site is advancing research and has become increasingly open for businesses in this high profile industry.

In 2014, North Dakota became the first mission-ready test site chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assist in research integrating unmanned aircraft with manned aircraft into the national airspace. North Dakota alone has invested $22.5 millioninto the test site to advance research and development for the commercialization of UAS, and will be investing an additional $10 million further between now and 2017. In addition, the state's 'Research ND' program will offers $5 million biannually in grants for research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through cooperation with the University of North Dakota (UND) and North Dakota State University (NDSU).

"North Dakota is attracting innovative thinkers in UAS technology, creating jobs and expanding this important industry," said Lt. Gov.Drew Wrigley, who also serves as chairman of the Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority. "The momentum our state has gained in the past year alone, in cooperation with the FAA, shows again that we are the premier location for the advancement of UAS."

In February, the Grand Forks Air Force Base officially signed an Extended Use Lease Agreement that will allow for the development of the nation's very first UAS business park, Grand Sky. Governor Jack Dalrymple has already appropriated $2.5 million in state funds to further develop the 1.2 million square-foot UAS aerospace and technology park, with plans ahead for further annual investment. Grand Sky is estimated to eventually house 3,000 collaborating innovators for the advancement of UAS technology, including anchor tenant Northrop Grumman - who just signed a formal lease agreement and will break ground on its new facility at Grand Sky in September.

North Dakota's Governor Dalrymple, along with officials from ComDel Innovation, Inc. and Altavian, also recently announced that the companies have signed a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture UAS and UAS components at ComDel's high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton, the first official UAS manufacturing project in the state.

Alongside these larger business deals taking place in the state, North Dakota's reputation for UAS innovation and proximity to an FAA test site has attracted many UAS tech startups, including Botlink, the creator of an all-in-one control and communications platform that allows UAS operators to control aircraft safely and securely through their own smart phone or tablet by processing all relevant FAA flight data – including avoidance alerts of other aircraft and restricted airspace. Just last week, Botlink announced its new password-protected encryption for secure drone communications that will prevent security breaches between UAS software and hardware, and through this partnership with authorization platform, LaunchKey, Botlink will be the first UAS app in the world with secure logins – solving one of the biggest concerns in the domestic UAS market today.

These new business announcements are just the most recent examples of how North Dakota is leading on UAS research, training and development.

In addition to North Dakota having unencumbered airspace across more than two thirds of the state available for FAA-approved testing, it is also home to a thriving private UAS industry, Grand Forks Air Force Base and partners with four universities prioritizing UAS research, including UND, NDSU, Northland Community & Technical College and Lake Region State College. UND, which has one of the most recognized UAS undergraduate programs in the nation, was the first university to offer a degree program in unmanned aviation in 2009 and is in the midst of a program re-vamp in effort to keep up with the evolving FAA regulations for the sector.

"Building upon North Dakota's long-term operational history and demonstrated performance in unmanned aircraft, and coupled with our collaborative efforts with both industry and the FAA, we are leading the nation's efforts to safely, efficiently and effectively integrate unmanned aircraft to enable commercial UAS operations throughout our National Airspace System," said Robert Becklund, executive director of the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.

For more information on North Dakota's UAS leadership visit NDUAS.com, and for details on the Northern Plains UAS Test Site visit www.npuasts.com.  

North Dakota Dominates North American UAS Industry with Largest Test Site and Key Commercialization Opportunities - PR Newswire

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          Dalrymple Announces Significant Funding for Grand Sky   
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today said $2.5 million in state funds is now available to further develop the Grand Sky unmanned aerial systems (UAS) business and aviation park on the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Appropriated for the 2013-2015 biennium, the funding was made available contingent on securing a lease agreement with a Grand Sky tenant.
 
“With Northop Grumman’s agreement today to become an anchor tenant at Grand Sky, we are pleased to announce that another $2.5 million in state funds will be made available to continue developing Grand Sky and further solidify North Dakota’s position as a national leader in the growing UAS industry,” Gov. Jack Dalrymple said.  “Northrop Grumman is a global leader in aerospace technology and their commitment to Grand Sky represents another important milestone in our continuing work to develop Grand Sky and to become a national hub for UAS manufacturing, research and development.”
 
Dalrymple spoke today with Northrop Grumman Vice President Tom Vice regarding the aerospace company’s plans to build office space and a UAS operations hangar on the Grand Sky technology park. In February, Grand Forks County officials and the U.S. Air Force signed an enhanced use agreement to develop Grand Sky on the military base.
 
Talks between North Dakota officials and Northrup Grumman began after then-Lt. Gov. Dalrymple invited the company’s Sector Vice President of Operations, Gerald ‘Duke’ Dufresne, to visit North Dakota and learn more about the state’s aviation and aerospace offerings. Since then, the state has invested more than $20 million to support the development of Grand Sky; to establish a national UAS test site; and to advance UAS research and development.
 
Dalrymple, other state officials and the state’s congressional delegation have continued talks with Northrop to secure the aerospace giant’s presence at Grand Sky.  Dalrymple also led the state’s successful efforts to establish a national UAS test site in North Dakota and to establish North Dakota as a national hub for UAS research and development.
           
In April 2014, North Dakota’s Northern Plains UAS Test Site was the nation’s first to be FAA certified as ready to begin the work of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the national airspace. 
 
“The signing of Northrop to become another partner at Grand Sky is another indication that our goal of diversification of North Dakota is moving in high gear,” said Sen. Ray Holmberg of Grand Forks.
 
Holmberg, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said lawmakers are supportive of the governor’s request to provide additional funding for Grand Sky’s development and are advancing legislation for additional funding contingent on securing additional Grand Sky tenants.
 
In February, Dalrymple and officials from ComDel Innovation, Inc. and Altavian announced that the companies have agreed to manufacture unmanned aerial systems and UAS components at ComDel’s high-tech manufacturing plant in Wahpeton.
 

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          Roar of Bombers Replaced by Drone Buzz in North Dakota   
By ABC News
The roar of mammoth Air Force bombers and tanker planes has long been silenced at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, but backers of the nation's first unmanned aircraft business park say the drones are creating a buzz.

Construction on the Grand Sky grounds won't likely begin until May, but national and international companies are jockeying for position in the 1.2 million-square-foot park that sits near the former alert pad where bombers and tankers were poised for takeoff on a moment's notice.

North Dakota is one six sites around the country testing unmanned aircraft, for which some Americans have lingering concerns about privacy and safety. The new park's tenants are likely to be researching and developing drones for a host of applications — farming, law enforcement, energy, infrastructure management, public safety, coastal security, military training, search and rescue and disaster response.

Defense technology giant Northrop Grumman, based in Falls Church, Virginia, has already signed a letter of intent to anchor the park and more big names are likely to follow suit, Grand Sky Development President Tom Swoyer said. He added he met with representatives from two prospective companies last week, including a "household name in the unmanned system industry" that he would not identify.

"Companies in the industry are starting to take notice," Swoyer said. "We're getting a lot of input."

One company looking to get into the ground floor of Grand Sky is Smart C2, a fledgling software business that picked North Dakota for its home base because of the state's commitment to unmanned aircraft. Stuart Rudolph, company president and CEO, said the park will have all the key players in one space.

"Grand Sky is going to be the melting pot," Rudolph said. He noted other favorable factors, such as access to talent at the base, University of North Dakota aerospace school and a nearby technical school; government support; private equity financing and lots of airspace.

The possibility of competitors locating under the same roof also is a good thing, Rudolph said.

"This is too young of an industry to worry about your competition," he said. "We're investing in North Dakota because we think this is where the right people are going to come together to solve the problems of the United States."

Not everyone is as optimistic about the future of drones. An Associated Press poll conducted in December showed that 33 percent of Americans oppose using drones to monitor or spray crops, while another third support it. Only 27 percent favor using drones for aerial photography.

Even so, the park is expected to bring thousands of jobs to this part of northeastern North Dakota, a boon given that that the number of airmen at the Grand Forks base has dropped since its mission was changed to unmanned aircraft.

The base had housed heavy bombing operations for more than 30 years and refueling tankers for 50 years. The last B-1B Lancer departed the facility in 1994, and the final tankers left in 2010. Since 2006, the number of airmen at base has decreased from 2,450 to about 1,300, while the number of base employees has declined from more than 3,000 to about 1,000.

Swoyer estimates that up to about 3,000 workers could be hired overall — 500 to 1,000 people on campus, the same amount by companies that support the park and another 500 to 1,000 who visit for training or research and development.

The facility will have space for hangars, offices, shops, laboratories and data centers. It's also the first commercial park where manned and unmanned aircraft can take off from the same place, Swoyer said.

"Hopefully we will start hearing the roar of unmanned jet engines coming into the Grand Forks Air Force Base," he said. "Only they will be turning right at the end of the runway (toward Grand Sky) rather than left (toward the base)."

 

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          New Unmanned Aircraft Research Project Proposed by UND to Take Off   
By Grand Forks Herald
A groundbreaking unmanned aircraft research proposal was approved Friday by a UND research oversight committee
 
The project proposed by staff from the university's unmanned aircraft program seeks to test radio control of unmanned aircraft beyond line of sight. The Federal Aviation Administration is charged with integrating unmanned aircraft systems into commercial air space and researchers said this project supports that mission.

"This is true UAS integration into the (National Air Space). We have not done a project at UND that rivals as far as the importance of it to the FAA," UAS Course Manager Mike Corcoran said. "This is smack dab in the middle of what they're trying to solve."

According to an application submitted to the school's UAS Research and Compliance committee, the project's purpose is to test the "performance and viability of new radio communications" for unmanned aircraft.

The jump from flying these devices within sight of the pilot to out of sight is key to integrating the technology into commercial airspace.

The first flights will be conducted at the Lakota, N.D., airport starting in June. Since flights are expected to go beyond the line of sight of operators, researchers will follow the aircraft from the ground in chase vehicles.

The two-year project is funded with $500,000 from the North Dakota Department of Commerce and a matching $500,000 contribution from avionics company Rockwell Collins.

The university's new UAS training aircraft, a SandShark manufactured by Northrop Grumman, will be flown to test the communication systems and gather flight data. A larger aircraft, a Boeing ScanEagle may be used later on in the project.

All research data collected will be stored by Rockwell Collins, according to the proposal application.

The SandShark is equipped with a forward facing video camera on its nose, but Corcoran said any video taken will not be archived so privacy concerns should be minimal.

The completion date for the research project is set for Nov. 30, 2016.

New Unmanned Aircraft Research Project Proposed by UND to Take Off - Grand Forks Herald


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          Startups Will Star as North Dakota Drone Summit Explores Commercialization   
By Roll Call
 

For drone enthusiasts, Grand Forks, N.D., will be the place to be this week, as the state hosts its eighth annual summit featuring Federal Aviation Administration officials as well as speakers from Northrop Grumman and an array of smaller companies in the fledgling unmanned aerial systems (UAS) industry.

Danny Ellis, a spokesman for an Ann Arbor, Mich., start-up called SkySpecs, who’ll be speaking at the summit, said his firm is developing small aerial systems “with a focus on advanced intelligence for applications requiring immediate obstacle avoidance. Our first market and customer is in wind turbine blade inspection.”

 

The firm, with nine full-time employees, all graduates of the University of Michigan, recently won a $150,000 National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research grant to do work on solving the sense and avoid problem for small unmanned aerial systems, Ellis said. The company’s first commercial devices will be available by the end of this year.

Another summit speaker, Zach Lamppa, the president of North Dakota-based firm Energy Intelligence, will be discussing how unmanned aerial systems can be used for inspecting oil and gas pipelines.

Al Palmer, the director of the University of North Dakota’s Center for UAS Research, Education and Training, who’ll also be speaking at the three-day summit, said he expected “a lot of focus on commercialization. I think for the industry to grow, we need to commercialize; very similar to what the airplane did after World War I — a great weapons system, but aviation didn’t come into its own until it was commercialized.”

Last year the FAA chose North Dakota as one of six UAS sites around the country to do research on how to integrate drones into the nation’s airspace.

“The test site is leveraging North Dakota State University research and University of North Dakota’s experience in aerospace, and our expectation is that we will continue doing research after the February 2017 mandate for the test site to shut down,” Palmer said.

Since 2003 the University of North Dakota has carried out nearly $60 million in research on UAS, with funding from federal, state and private sources, he said.

The university launched the nation’s first four-year degree program in unmanned aircraft systems in 2009 with five students. Now there are more than 130 enrolled.

Last week the FAA announced that the fourth of the six UAS test sites, at the Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, became operational. Its missions will include monitoring wetlands along the Padre Island National Seashore and research on tracking tropical storms.

 



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           1/48 WWII USAAF Northrop P-61B "Black Widow" Last Shoot Down 1945    
1/48 WWII USAAF Northrop P-61B This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

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          1/48 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 with RAAF Decals   
1/48 McDonnell-Douglas F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 with RAAF DecalsThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine supersonic, all-weather carrier-capable multirole combat jet, designed as both a fighter and attack aircraft (hence the F/A designation). Designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and Northrop, the F/A-18 was derived from the latter's YF-17 in the 1970s for use by the United States Navy and Marine Corps. The Hornet is also used by the air forces of several other nations and, since 1986, by the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.

The F/A-18 has a top speed of Mach 1.8 (1,034 knots, 1,190 mph or 1,915 km/h at 40,000 ft or 12,190 m). It can carry a wide variety of bombs and missiles, including air-to-air and air-to-ground, supplemented by the 20 mm M61 Vulcan cannon. It is powered by two General Electric F404 turbofan engines, which give the aircraft a high thrust-to-weight ratio. The F/A-18 has excellent aerodynamic characteristics, primarily attributed to its leading edge extensions (LEX). The fighter's primary missions are fighter escort, fleet air defense, Suppression of Enemy Air Defences (SEAD), air interdiction, close air support and aerial reconnaissance. Its versatility and reliability have proven it to be a valuable carrier asset, though it has been criticized for its lack of range and payload compared to its earlier contemporaries, such as the Grumman F-14 Tomcat in the fighter and strike fighter role, and the Grumman A-6 Intruder and LTV A-7 Corsair II in the attack role.

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          1/72 F-5E Tiger II Fighter   
1/72 F-5E Tiger II FighterThis is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.

  • Model Dimension: Length: 205mm Wingspan: 115mm
  • Total Plastic Parts: 80+
  • Total Sprues: 3 sprues
  • Camouflage Scheme:
    1.Brazilian Air Force
    2.USAF
    3.Swiss Air Force

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    The kit consists of over 80 parts, includes 4 clear parts.

In 1970 Northrop won a competition for an improved International Fighter Aircraft (IFA) to replace the F-5A, with better air-to-air performance against aircraft like the Soviet MiG 21. The resultant aircraft, initially known as F-5A-21, subsequently became the F-5E. The first F-5E flew on 11 August 1972.

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          You Can Help Johnny Read   

By Pamela Schmid When it comes to helping kids read, Shirley Dolland has an arsenal at her disposal: ballerina and car stickers, a giant green die for word bingo, even books she made herself about trips to the zoo and ice cream shop. “The challenge is trying to make things interesting for them,” said Dolland, 70, of Bloomington, a retired corporate manager who spends three afternoons a week tutoring kindergartners and first-graders at Hiawatha Leadership Academy’s Northrop campus in Minneapolis. …

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These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing counsel to new and existing members, in regards to various credit union products and services,...
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          Danbury's Musicals at Richter Continues 33rd Season with WEST SIDE STORY   

Musicals at Richter (MAR), celebrating its 33rd season as the longest-running outdoor theater in Connecticut, continues its summer season with "West Side Story," the explosive musical retelling of the Romeo and Juliet story set against the backdrop of rival street gangs in 1950s New York City. Staged on the grounds of the Richter Arts Center in Danbury July 7 through 22, performances take place outdoors under the stars Friday through Sunday evenings at 8:30 p.m., with additional specially discounted performances on Thursday, July 13 and 20.

With a book by Arthur Laurents ("Gypsy"), score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, and original conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins, "West Side Story" transplants Shakespeare's classic romance of Romeo and Juliet to the 1950s and Manhattan's Upper West Side as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds: the Jets, born and bred New York boys; and the Sharks, immigrants from Puerto Rico. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time, and widely regarded as one of the best musicals ever written.

The original 1957 Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold Prince, marked Sondheim's Broadway debut. Featuring Larry Kert as Tony, Carol Lawrence as Maria and Chita Rivera as Anita, the production ran 732 performances before going on tour. Nominated for Tony Awards including Best Musical, it won for choreography and scenic design, losing out to Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" for Best Musical.

The 1961 musical film adaptation, directed by Robert Wise and Robbins, starred Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. The film was nominated for eleven Academy Awards and won ten, including George Chakiris for Supporting Actor, Rita Moreno for Supporting Actress, and Best Picture.

The iconic score includes such musical theater classics as "Something's Coming." "Maria," "America," "Somewhere," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty," "One Hand, One Heart," and "Gee, Officer Krupke."

Directed for MAR by veteran actor, director and educator Michael Limone (Long Island), "West Side Story" features a cast of talented local performers, including many newcomers and MAR veterans. Stephen Moores (Brookfield) and Juliet Dale (Fairfield) portray star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria. Sergio Mandujano (Norwalk) is featured as Bernardo, Maria's brother and the leader of the Sharks, and Lauren Nicole Sherwood (Stamford) is Anita, Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's mentor and confidante.

Brian Bremer (Wilton) is Riff, the leader of the Jets. Fellow Jets gang members include Brian Salvador (Bethel); Andrew Kocur and Noah Matson (Danbury): Will Armstrong (Greenwich); Brian Hinger (New Milford); Jack Armstrong and Jacob Schultz (Newtown); Nathan Clift (Trumbull); and Emma Burke-Covitz (Carmel, NY).

The Sharks are represented by Simon Garcia, Victor Roldan and Tim Sheehan (Bethel); Andre Grigorio, Matthew Olencki and Brailyn Rodriguez (Danbury); and Elias Levy (Monroe).

The Jets and Sharks girls include Jillian Fredette (Brookfield); Olivia Cotter, Abigail Heiden, Cassidy Holmes (Danbury), Lilly Macfayden (Monroe); Elizabeth Koennecke (New Canaan); Teah Renzi (Newtown); Emma Giorgio (Ridgefield); Bonita Gregson (Wilton); Kristyn Vario (Brewster, NY); and Christina Kompar (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY).

Rounding out the cast are John McMahon (Newtown) as Lieutenant Schrank; Steven Taliaferro (Bethel) as Officer Krupke; Kevin McCarthy (Brewster, NY) as Doc; Robert Bria (Redding) as Gladhand; and Pam DeHuff (Pawling, NY) as Adult Soprano.

Heading up the "West Side Story" creative team is Michael Limone, who teaches acting and directs productions at Rye High School in New York, where ten years ago he created the Parsons Street Players, the high school's after-school theater club. Prior to teaching in Rye, he ran the theater program at Stamford High School for ten years and was the Vice President of the Connecticut Drama Association. In addition to his teaching career, Limone has been acting and directing in community theater throughout Fairfield County and now Long Island, where he lives, for the last 25 years. He majored in English and Acting at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, and also studied at HB Studios in NYC.

Limone is joined by veteran musical director and conductor Zachary Kampler (Hastings-on-Hudson, NY). A professor at Westchester Community College, Kampler is the Music Director of the Sound Beach Community Band and Conductor for Saint Catherine's Players in Greenwich. Kampler has served as Music Director for Staples Players, Bedford Acting Group, Weston High School Company, Binghamton University Theater Department and the Boys & Girls Club Theater Program. He has also conducted The Connecticut Little Symphony, Nickel City Opera, and Crystal Opera, in addition to holding the position of Assistant Conductor with the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, Tri-Cities Opera, and Sarasota Opera. A graduate of the Juilliard Pre-College Program, Kampler holds a B.A. in Music from New York University and earned an M.M. in Orchestral Conducting with a concentration in Opera, from SUNY Binghamton.

Handling choreography duties for "West Side Story" is Jimmy Locust (Black Rock), a multitalented master teacher, choreographer and performer who is also the founder of Stamford-based Locust Performing Arts Center. Among his many extensive credits, Locust has shared his talents internationally, working with superstars Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Quincy Jones and Debbie Allen. He has appeared in music videos and films and has performed at the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. Locust was one of the head choreographers for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and was nominated for an American Choreography Award in 2001 for his work on Warner Brothers' television show Nikki. He worked on the Justin Bieber Tour in 2010 and served as choreographer for the CW Television Network's The Next with hosts John Rich, Joe Jonas, Nelly and Gloria Estefan. Locust's latest endeavor is his new South Florida dance studio Locust Dance Academy in the Miami area slated to open in August.

The "West Side Story" creative team also includes set and lighting designer Jake Liam McGuire (Brewster, NY) and costume coordinator (and MAR Artistic Director) Lauren Nicole Sherwood (Stamford). Katie Girardot (New Fairfield) serves as stage manager and Joyce Northrop (Danbury) is producer.

The main stage season also features the perennial family favorite "Seussical" (July 28 - August 12). For complete details on Musicals at Richter's season, daytime Fairy Tale Theater for children and young people's musical theater workshop offerings, visit www.musicalsatrichter.org.

Main stage musical performances are Friday through Sunday evenings at the Richter Arts Center (next to the Richter Park Golf Course, I-84, Exit 2), 100 Aunt Hack Road, in Danbury. Tickets for "West Side Story" are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students (with ID), and $10 for children 10 and under. For the additional Thursday performances on July 13 and 20, tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $5 for children 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased through the Musicals at Richter website (www.musicalsatrichter.org) or at the door. Grounds open at 7:15 p.m. for picnicking, with curtain at 8:30 p.m. Group rates are available with advance reservation; chair rentals and soft drink/snack concessions are available on-site.

About Musicals at Richter: Nestled in the hills of Western Connecticut, the Arts Center stage has served as the scenic backdrop for over 75 musicals produced by Musicals at Richter, as well as a professional springboard for hundreds of up-and-coming performers. Musicals at Richter is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization run by volunteers. For further information, visit the website at www.musicalsatrichter.org, leave a message at 203-748-6873 or e-mail info@musicalsatrichter.org.


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          Systems Administrator 1 - Northrop Grumman - United States   
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          Radio Advertising Sales - SAGA Communications - United States   
Traci Northrop, Director of Sales. WJMR, Jammin’ 98.3, is in search of a proven and respected sales professional....
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          Regional Sales Manager - Cobham - United States   
Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Atomics, L-3, BAE, General Dynamics. Regional Sales Manager....
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          Quality CMM Programmer 3 - Northrop Grumman - United States   
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          2017 PDP Industrial Engineer 1 Apopka (EM&S) - Northrop Grumman - United States   
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          Computer Operations Analyst 2 - Northrop Grumman - United States   
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          Marine Field Service Technician 2 - Northrop Grumman - Cranford, NJ   
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          Project Management Analyst 3 - Northrop Grumman - Sunnyvale, CA   
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          Manager Programs 3 - Northrop Grumman - Sunnyvale, CA   
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          Mgr Supply Chain Planning 2 - Northrop Grumman - Sunnyvale, CA   
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          Manager Industrial Engineering 2 - Northrop Grumman - Sunnyvale, CA   
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          Machine Technology Manufacturing Engineer 2 - Northrop Grumman - Sunnyvale, CA   
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          Manager of Information Technology - (Cambridge)   
Celebrating 40 years of 'working' light, AOA Xinetics, part of Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Products business unit is a leader in developing challenging, mission critical electro-optical and opto-mechanical systems. Across its three Business Areas, AOX designs, manufactures and services optical &#x26; photonic solutions world-wide for both the industrial and government markets. Since its inception, AOA Xinetics has been providing customers with the highest quality products and services.
          Bütün Hikâyeler Aynı   
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Bir gemi, yabancı bir sahile iner; kendini kanıtlamaya can atan bir genç adam, oranın yerlileriyle arkadaş olup sırlarını ortaya çıkarmak üzere görevlendirilmiştir. Onların yaşam tarzından büyülenmiş bir halde yerli bir kıza âşık olur ve üstlerine karşı güven duygusunu yitirmeye başlar. Kendi adamlarının yerlileştiğini fark eden üstler, karşılık olarak hem onu hem de yerli halkı tek seferde ortadan kaldırmaya karar verirler.

Avatar veya Pocahantas? Hikâye olarak neredeyse aynılar. Hatta kimileri James Cameron’u Amerikan Yerlilerinin mitini çalmakla suçlamıştır. Ancak bu, hem daha basit hem de daha karmaşık bir meseledir, çünkü temel yapı sadece bu iki hikâye için değil, tümü için ortaktır. 

Üç farklı hikâyeyi ele alalım:

Tehlikeli bir canavar, halkı tehdit etmektedir. Bir adam, bu canavarı öldürmek ve krallığa mutluluğu geri getirme görevini kendi üzerine alır.

Bu, 1976’da vizyona giren Jaws’ın hikâyesi. Ama aynı zamanda, 8. ve 11. yüzyıl arası bir zamanda yayımlanmış olan Anglosakson epik şiiri Beowulf’un da hikâyesi.

Ve bundan çok daha tanıdık olarak: Bu The Thing, Jurassic Park, Godzilla ve The Blob – tüm gerçek canavarlı filmler. Eğer bu canavarlara insan formunda rol verilirse, aynı zaman bütün James Bond filmleri, MI5’in, House’un veya CSI’ın her bölümü olabilir. Aynı biçimi The Exorcist, The Shining, Fatal Attraction, Scream, Psycho ve Saw’da da görebilirsiniz. Canavar, Nightmare on Elm Street’teki yalın ve gerçekçi formundan, Erin Brockovich’teki şirket formuna değişim gösterebilir, ama temeli oluşturan yapı –düşmanın alt edildiği ve toplumda düzenin tekrar sağlandığı– aynı kalır. Canavar, The Towering Inferno’daki yangın olabilir, The Poseidon Adventure’daki alabora olmuş tekne veya Ordinary People’daki gibi bir çocuğun annesi olabilir. Görünüşte benzemez görünseler de, her birinin iskeletleri aynıdır.

Kahramanımız cesur yeni bir dünyaya rastlar. Önce onun ihtişam ve cazibesiyle şaşkına döner, ama işler yavaşça tekinsizleşir...

Bu Alice’in Harikalar Diyarındaki Maceraları, ama aynı zamanda Oz Büyücüsü, Life on Mars, ve Gulliver’in Gezileri. Ve eğer bu fantastik dünyaları, yalnızca ana karaktere fantastik görünen dünyalar ile değiştirirseniz, Brideshead Revisited, Rebecca, The Line of Beauty ve The Third Man filmlerinin de aynı şekilde bu kalıba uyduğunu hemen görürsünüz.

Bir topluluk, kendini büyük bir tehlike içinde bulduğu ve çözümün çok çok uzak topraklardaki bir iksiri bulup getirmekte yattığını gördüğü vakit, bu kabilenin bir üyesi bilinmeyene olan bu risk dolu yolcuğu kendi üzerine alır…

Bu Raiders of the Lost Ark, Morte D’Arthur, Lord of The Rings ve Watership Down. Ve eğer bunu fanteziden ziyade daha dünyevi bir hikâyeye naklederseniz karşınıza Master and Commander, Saving Private Ryan, Guns of Navarone ve Apocalypse Now çıkar. Eğer karakterlerin yolculuk amacını değiştirirseniz, işte o zaman Rififi, The Usual Suspects, Ocean’s Eleven, Easy Rider ve Thelma & Louis’i bulursunuz.

Yani, üç farklı hikâyenin pek çok türevi var. Peki bunu özetlerseniz, sadece üç farklı hikâye tipi olduğu anlamına mı gelir? Hayır. Beowulf, Alien ve Jaws “canavar” hikâyeleri – ama onlar aynı zamanda yeni ve korkutucu dünyalara çekilmiş olan kişiler hakkında. Apocalypse Now veya Finding Nemo gibi klasik “macera” hikâyelerinde baş karakterler hem canavarlarla, hem de garip yeni dünyalarla karşılaşır. Gulliver’in Gezileri, Witness ve Legally Blonde gibi “Cesur Yeni Dünya” hikâyeleri bu üç tarife uyumludur: Karakterlerin hepsi bir tür macera içindedir ve alt etmeleri gereken canavarlar vardır. Görünüşte farklı olsalar da hepsi aynı çerçeve ve hikâye lokomotifini paylaşır: Hepsi karakterlerini garip, yeni bir dünyaya sürüklemiştir, hepsi bu yeni dünyadan çıkış yolunu bulmayı içeren bir macera barındırır ve hangi formu seçerlerse seçsinler, tüm hikâyelerde “canavarlar” mağlup edilmiştir. Üstelik hepsi, bir noktada, hedeflerini güvenlik, emniyet, tamamlanma ve evin önemi olarak belirlemiştir.

Bu ilkeler yalnızca filmlerde, romanlarda veya Homeland, The Killing gibi televizyon dizilerinde görülmüyor. Arkadaşımın 9 yaşındaki oğlu, bir hikâye anlatmak istediğine karar verdi. Bu konuda kimseye danışmadı ve sadece yazdı:

Bir aile tatile çıkmayı dört gözle bekler. Anne, kirayı ödeyebilmek uğruna tatili feda etmek zorundadır. Çocuklar bahçede gömülü bir harita bulurlar, ormandaki saklı hazineyi göstermektedir ve peşinden gitmeye karar verirler. Pek çok belaya bulaşır ve takip edilirler, sonunda hazineyi bulur ve daha da iyi bir tatile çıkarlar.

Neden bir çocuk yüzyıllar önce anlatılmış bir hikâyeyi bilinçsizce tekrar eder? Neden, bu çocuk çok spontane bir şekilde yazıyorken, çok açık bir şekilde kuşaklar boyu geri giden hikâyeleri taklit eden hikâye yapısına hakimdir? Neden hepimiz hikâyelerimizi aynı kuyudan çekmeye devam ediyoruz? Bunun sebebi şu olabilir: Her bir başarılı kuşak, sonuncuyu kopya eder, böylece bir dizi gelenek/düzen belirlenmiş olur. Bu, modelin aynı anda her yerde bulunmasını açıklarken, ikon karşıtlığına (iconoclasm) karşı azimli direnci, kendini yeniden keşfetmesini sağlayan tazeliği ve neşesi, ortada başka şeylerin de olduğu hissini veriyor.

Hikâye anlatıcılığının belli bir biçimi vardır. Anlatılmış tüm hikâyelerin anlatım şeklini domine eder ve yalnızca Rönesans dönemine kadar değil, kaydedilen ilk sözcüklere dek izlenebilir. Bu, bir sanat evi veya havaalanı formunda heyecanla özümsediğimiz bir yapıdır, ve bu biçim –fakat dikkatli olmamız gerekir– evrensel bir arketip olabilir.

Sanat üzerine olan çoğu yazı, sanatçı olmayan insanlar tarafından yazılmıştır: Yanlış algılar da böyle ortaya çıkar işte. 
Eugene Delacroix

Evrensel bir hikâye yapısını keşfetme macerası, yeni bir şey değil. Prague School’dan ve 20. yüzyıl başları Rus Formalistlerden, Northrop Frye’nin Anatomy of Criticism eserinden Christopher Booker’ın The Seven Basic Plots’una, pek çoğu hikâyelerin nasıl çalıştığını anlamayı kendilerine görev edinmiştir. Benim alanımda, bu sahici bir endüstri —senaryo yazımı konusunda yüzlerce kitap var (televizyonla ilgili neredeyse mantıklı hiçbir şey olmasa da). Çoğunu okudum, ancak ben daha çok okudukça, şu iki mesela daha çok kafamı karıştırdı:

1. Pek çoğu tamamen farklı sistemler öneriyor, her birinin hikâye yazmak için tek ve yegane yol olduğunu iddia ediyorlar. Nasıl bütün hepsi doğru olduğunu iddia edebilir?

2. Hiçbiri "Neden?" diye sormuyor.

Bu büyük kitaplardan bir kısmı değersiz bilgiler içeriyor, birkaçı yararlı sezgilere sahip, hepsi de bize nasıl olduğunu söylemeye hevesli ve büyük bir hararetle “sayfa 12’de tahrik edici bir olay olmasının gerekliliği” konusunda ısrar ediyor, ama hiçbiri bunların neden olması gerektiğini açıklamıyor. Durup bunun hakkında düşündüğünüz zaman ise gerçekten delice geliyor: Eğer “neden” sorusunu cevaplayamıyorsanız, “nasıl” sorusu kumların üzerine inşa edilmiş bir yapıdır. Ve sonra, bunu kendi kendinize cevaplamaya çalıştığınız zaman, çoğu teorinin –bazısı keskin olsa da– pek de bir anlamı olmuyor. Tanrı, sayfa 12’de tahrik edici bir olay olmasını mı buyurdu, yoksa bir kahramanın yolculuğunda 12 evre mi vardı? Tabii ki hayır; onlar kurgudur. Neden bu biçim/kalıpların bulunduğu konusunda tutarlı bir neden bulmadığımız sürece, bu insanları ciddiye almamız için çok az neden var. Onlar, mallarını satmak için sınırda dolaşan üçkâğıtçılar.

Neredeyse tüm yetişkin hayatım boyunca hikâyeler anlattım ve İngiliz televizyonlarındaki çoğu popüler programda çalışmanın olağanüstü ayrıcalığına sahip oldum. 20 milyondan fazla izleyiciye ulaşan hikâyeler yarattım ve dramatik bakış/çerçeveyi tekrar tanımlayan programların yakinen içinde bulundum.

Neredeyse hiç şahit olunmayan bir biçimde, hem sanat-evi yapımlarında hem de popülist anaakım programlarda çalıştım, ikisini de eşit derecede sevdim ve daha çok hikâye anlattıkça daha çok fark ettim ki, hikâye konularının altında yatan örüntü/model –bir izleyicinin talep ettiği birtakım usul ve gidişatlar – olağanüstü bir istikrara sahiptir.

Sekiz sene önce, hikâye anlatıcılığı konusundaki her şeyi okumaya başladım. Daha da önemlisi, beraber çalıştığım tüm yazarları nasıl yazdıkları konusunda sorgulamaya başladım. Kimisi üç perdeli yapı geleneklerine sarılmıştı, kimi bunu reddetti – ve kimiyse bu gelenekleri hâlihazırda kullandığını fark etmeyerek reddetti. Birkaç yazar dört perdeye, bazısı da beşe yeminliydi; diğerleri de perde diye bir şeyin olmadığını iddia etti. Bazıları titizlikle senaryo yazımı kılavuzlarından öğrenirken, diğerleri yapısal teoriyi şeytan ürünü olarak kınadı. Ancak okuduğum her iyi senaryoda birleştirici tek bir faktör vardı: ister yepyeni bir yetenek tarafından, ister birçok ödül sahibi bir yazar tarafından yazılmış olsun, hepsi temelde aynı yapısal özellikleri paylaşıyordu.

İki basit soru sorarak –bu özellikler neydi ve neden tekrarladılar – tarihle dolu bir dolabın kilidini açmış oldum. Çok kalmadan, üç-perde paradigmasının modern çağın bir keşfi değil, ancak çok daha ilkel bir şeyin artikülasyonu olduğunu; yani modern perde yapısının izleyicinin azalan dikkat süresine karşı bir reaksiyonu ve perdenin icadı olduğunu keşfettim. Belki daha da şaşırtıcı olarak, beş perdeli dramanın tarihi, 19. yüzyıl Fransız drama yazarı Eugène Scribe ve Alman romancı Gustav Freytag’dan, Molière, Shakespeare ve Jonson yoluyla beni Romalılara geri götürdü. Anlamaya başladım ki eğer gerçekten bir arketip olsaydı yalnızca senaryo yazımına değil, tüm anlatım/hikâye yapılarına uygulanıyor olurdu. Biri ya tüm hikâyelerini bir kalıba uygun olarak anlatır, ya da hiçbirini.  Eğer hikâye anlatıcılığı evrensel bir yapıya sahipse bu, apaçık olmak zorundadır.

Konu yapıya geldiği zaman, acaba yazarların gerçekten ne kadarını bilmesi gerekiyor? İşte, film teorisi üzerine Guillermo Del Toro: 

İnsanları bundan özgürleştirmelisiniz; onlara hikâyelerini, hayatlarını, duygularını ve dünya hakkındaki görüşlerini sığdırmaları gereken bir korse vermemelisiniz. Bizim lanetimiz, film endüstrisinin %80’inin yarım yamalak bilgili insanlar tarafından yönetiliyor oluşu. Joseph Campbell ve Robert Mckee okumuş olan insanlarınız var ve şimdi sizinle kahramanın yolculuğu hakkında konuşuyorlar ve siz de lanet penislerini kesip ağızlarına sıkıştırmak için can atıyorsunuz.

Del Toro pek çok yazar ve sinemacının düşüncelerini yansıtıyor; pek çoğu için, gizli saklı olarak, yapı çalışmasının dehalarına bir ihanet olduğuna dair kökleşmiş bir inanç var; aleladeliğin yerine ilham perisini aradığı bir yer. Böyle bir çalışma yalnız bir yolla sona erebilir. David Hare iyi bir şekilde ifade ediyor: “İzleyici sıkıldı. Bu bitik UCLA film okulu formülünü –perdeler, atlayışlar ve kişisel yolculuklar– başladığı andan itibaren öngörebilirler. Onlara yeni-başlayanlar-için-Jung ve Joseph Campbell menşeili çok fazla şey sunulduğu için kızgın ve aşağılanmışlar. Şimdi tüm iyi eserler, tür dışı.”

Charlie Kaufman, formun sınırlarını zorlamak konusunda Hollywood’da pek çoğundan fazlasını yapmıştır, daha da ileri gidiyor: “Herkesin takılı kalmış olduğu şu doğuştan gelen senaryo yapısı var, üç-perdeli olan. Bu beni gerçekten ilgilendirmiyor. Doğrusu düşünüyorum ki, ben muhtemelen yapı konusuyla senaryo yazan çoğu insandan daha çok ilgiliyim, çünkü bunun hakkında düşünüyorum.” Ancak çok fazla protesto edildi. Hare’nin My Zinc Bed adlı bağımlılık çalışması ve Kaufman’ın Being John Malkovich senaryosu, klasik hikâye formunun mükemmel örnekleri. Ne kadar nefret etmişlerse de (ve bence öfkeleri onlara ihanet etti), tiksindiklerini ileri sürdükleri kılavuzu izlemekten geri duramadılar. Niçin?

Tüm hikâyeler aynı şablondan yaratılmıştır, basit bir şekilde, yazarların kullandıkları yapı konusunda herhangi bir seçeneği yoktur; fizik, mantık, ve dikte edilen form kurallarında hepsi tamamen aynı yolu izlemek zorundadır. 

Bu durumda hikâye anlatıcılığının sihirli bir anahtarı var mı? Bu kibir, tedbir gerektiriyor – düzenleme, açıklama, kataloglamaya dair dürtüler, aynı zamanda ilginç olmayan detayları önemsemeye bir eğilimdir. Anlatımın zengin çeşitliliğini ve alışılmadık derecede çok yönlü olan doğasını reddeden kişi, Middlemarch’ta bunun açıklamasını ararken hayata sırtını dönen kurumuş kabuk Casaubon’dan daha iyi olamamayı göze almış olur. Tüm bunlar, bilimsel bir formüle ve gökkuşağını sökmeye olan merakı azaltmak için oldukça cazip.

Ancak kurallar var. The West Wing ve The Newsroom’un yaratıcısı Aaron Sorkin bu durumu şöyle açıklıyor: “Gerçek kurallar, dramanın kurallarıdır, Aristo’nun bahsettiği kurallar. Sahte televizyon kuralları, aptal televizyon yöneticilerinin size söyleyeceği ‘Bunu yapamazsın, yapman gereken şu, bundan üç tane ve şundan dört taneye ihtiyacın var,’ gibi sözler değil. Bunlar aptalca.” Sorkin tüm büyük sanatçıların bildiği şeyi ifade ediyor; onların sanata/beceriye dair bir fikre sahip olmaları lazım. Sanatsal kompozisyonun formları, her bir dil gibi bir gramere sahiptir ve bu gramer, bu yapı sadece kurgu değil, insan zihninin çalışmalarının en güzel ve çetrefilli ifadesidir.

Şunu belirtmek önemli ki, yazarlar yapıyı anlamak zorunda değiller. En iyilerin çoğu, hikâyenin şekline esrarengiz bir şekilde bilinçsizce ulaşabilme yeteneğine sahip; bu şekil dokuz yaşındaki bir çocuk ile aynı derecede kendi zihinlerinde de yattığı için.

Hiç şüphesiz, pek çoğuna yardımcı olan da bu kurallar. Friedrich Engels bunu kısa ve etkili bir biçimde ifade ediyor: “Özgürlük, zorunlu olanı kabullenmektir.” Zaman ve kılavuz bilgisi olmadan çalınan bir piyano, yakında dinlemek için bıktırıcı olacaktır; biçim ve form kurallarını izlemek Beethoven, Mozart ve Shostakovich’i engellemedi. Kuralları çiğneyecekseniz bile (neden olmasın?) öncelikle onlarda sağlam bir temel sahibi olmalısınız. Modernizmin öncüleri –Soyut Empresyonizmciler, Kübistler, Sürrealistler ve Fütüristler– hepsi form kurallarını parçalamadan önce, figüratif resmin efendileriydi. Ötesine geçmeden önce, hepsi sınırlarını bilmek zorundaydı. Sanat eleştirmeni Robert Hughes’un gözlemine göre: 

Çok nadir istisnalar dışında, son yüzyılın tüm önemli sanatçıları, Seurat’dan Matisse’e, Picasso’dan Mondrian’a, Beckmann’dan de Kooning’e, hepsi “akademik” çizimde eğitilmişlerdi (veya kendilerini eğittiler) – bu, hata kabul etmeyen ve gerçek motiflerle verilen uzun bir mücadeleydi ve sonuç olarak bu mücadelenin, modernizmin hakiki, formel başarılarını yükselten tek temel olduğu kanıtlandı. Ancak bu şekilde süregelen bir gelenek içinde doğru bir radikal deformasyon yaratılabildi ve sonuçları doğaçlama bir oyunun seviyesinin üstüne geçebildi. Mondrian’ın kare ve örgülerinin filozofik güzelliği, çizdiği elma ağaçlarının tecrübeye dayalı güzelliğiyle başladı. 

Sinema ve televizyon, yapısal olarak geleneksel olmayan pek çok güzel çalışma içeriyor (özellikle Avrupa’da), fakat buna rağmen kökleri hâlâ sımsıkı içeride yatıyor ve bu kökler evrensel bir arketipe karşı bir reaksiyon. Hughes’un söylediği gibi, onlar süregelen bir geleneğin kasten yapılmış bir deformasyonu. Ustalar, kompozisyonun basit öğretilerini terk etmedi, onları olasılığa tabi olmayan sanatın içinde sınıflandırdılar. Tüm büyük sanatçıların –müzik, drama, edebiyat ve sanatın kendisinde– sahip olunan bilgi bilinçli olsun veya olmasın, kurallar hakkında bir algısı vardır. “Gözüne, eline ve kalbine ihtiyacın var,” der eski bir Çin atasözü. “İki tanesi işe yaramaz.”

Hikâye anlatıcılığı insanlar için vazgeçilmez bir uğraş ve –neredeyse– hepimiz için nefes almak kadar önemli. Mitlere özgü kamp ateşi masallarından post-televizyon çağındaki yükselişine kadar hayatlarımızı da doğrudan etkiledi. O halde onu anlamaya çalışmamız gerekiyor. Delacroix, ilim korkusuna kısaca şöyle karşı koyuyor: “Önce zanaatkâr olmayı öğren, bu seni dahi olmaktan alıkoymaz.” Çağlar boyunca, hikâyelerde devamlı yinelenen bir motif vardır; içindeki karanlık ama hayat veren sırrı bulmak üzere ormana yapılan yolculuktur bu.

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              Northrop F-5N Tiger II   
    Autor: Martin Smíšek

    Datum: 01.07.2017 10:21:50



     
    Název:
    Name:
    Northrop F-5N Tiger II Northrop F-5N Tiger II
    Originální název:
    Original Name:
    Northrop F-5N Tiger II
    Kategorie:
    Category:
    stíhací letoun fighter aeroplane
    Výrobce:
    Producer:
    DD.MM.2003-DD.04.2009 Northrop Grumman Corporation, St. Augustine, Florida
    Období výroby:
    Production Period:
    DD.MM.2003-DD.04.2009
    Vyrobeno kusů:
    Number of Produced:
    konverze z F-5E / conversion from F-5E:
    - 41 F-5N + 3 F-5F "FrankenTiger"
    První vzlet:
    Maiden Flight:
    DD.03.2003
    Osádka:
    Crew:
    1
    Základní charakteristika:
    Basic Characteristics:
     
    Vzlet a přistání:
    Take-off and Landing:
    CTOL - konvenční vzlet a přistání CTOL - conventional take-off and landing
    Uspořádání křídla:
    Arrangement of Wing:
    jednoplošník monoplane
    Uspořádání letounu:
    Aircraft Concept:
    klasické conventional
    Podvozek:
    Undercarriage:
    zatahovací retractable
    Přistávací zařízení:
    Landing Gear:
    kola wheels
    Technické údaje:
    Technical Data:
     
    Hmotnost prázdného letounu:
    Empty Weight:
    ? kg ? lb
    Vzletová hmotnost:
    Take-off Weight:
    ? kg ? lb
    Maximální vzletová hmotnost:
    Maximum Take-off Weight:
    11214 kg 24722 lb
    Rozpětí:
    Wingspan:
    8.13 m 26ft 8in
    Délka:
    Length:
    14.44 m 47ft 4.7in
    Výška:
    Height:
    4.07 m 13ft 4.25in
    Plocha křídla:
    Wing Area:
    17.28 m2 186 ft2
    Plošné zatížení:
    Wing Loading:
    ? kg/m2 ? lb/ft2
    Pohon:
    Propulsion:
     
    Kategorie:
    Category:
    jednoproudový turbojet
    Počet motorů:
    Number of Engines:
    2
    Typ:
    Type:
    General Electric J85-GE-21C o tahu 14,59 kN / 22,24 kN s přídavným spalováním General Electric J85-GE-21C, thrust 3280 lb.st. / 5000 lb.s.t. with afterburning
    Objem palivových nádrží:
    Fuel Tank Capacity:
    2540 l
    3x 568 nebo 1041 l přídavná nádrž
    671 US gal
    3x 150 or 275 gal drop tank
    Výkony:
    Performance:
     
    Maximální rychlost:
    Maximum Speed:
    ~1604 km/h v 10093 m ~997 mph in 36000 ft
    Cestovní rychlost:
    Cruise Speed:
    ~882 km/h v ? m ~548 mph in ? ft
    Rychlost stoupání:
    Climb Rate:
    ~145 m/s ~28536 ft/min
    Čas výstupu na výšku:
    Time to Climb to:
    ? min do ? m ? min to ? ft
    Operační dostup:
    Service Ceiling:
    15240+ m 50000+ ft
    Dolet:
    Range:
    ~509 km ~317 mi
    Maximální dolet:
    Maximum Range:
    2861 km 1778 mi
    Výzbroj:
    Armament:
    2x kanon M39A2 ráže 20 mm, 280 nábojů každý


    3175 kg výzbroje podvěšené na pěti nosnících
    2x AIM-9 Sidewinder na koncích křídel
    2x M39A2 20-mm cannon, 280 rpg


    up to 7000 lb of ordnance on five pylons
    2x AIM-9 Sidewinder at the wingtips
    Uživatelské státy:
    User States:

    Poznámka:
    Note:
    bývalé švýcarské F-5E pro agresorský výcvik u US Navy a US Marine Corps ex-Swiss F-5E for aggressor training at US Navy and US Marine Corps
    Zdroje:
    Sources:
    Kinzey, Ben. F-5E & F Tiger II in detail & scale. Aero Publishers, Fallbrook 1982. ISBN 0-8168-5015-1.
    Johnsen, Frederick A. Northrop F-5/F-20/T-38. Specialty Press, North Branch 2006. ISBN 1-58007-094-9.
    http://joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/f5_25.html
    www.navair.navy.mil
    www.navair.navy.mil
    www.navy.mil

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