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NDIA's CDM certification takes root in U.K. (NDIA News).

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 National Defense Industrial Association has introduced to the United Kingdom the configuration and data management certification process. Among the first in the country to become certified See certification.  was Dave McKee McKee is a common surname of Irish origin. It comes from the Irish language Mac Aoidh. Many people have the last name McKee, and many things have been named after these people. , of BAE Systems BAE Systems

British manufacturer of aircraft, missiles, avionics, naval vessels, and other aerospace and defense products. BAE Systems was formed (1999) from the merger of British Aerospace (BAe) with Marconi Electronic Systems.
 Ltd. He is now a member of the board of NDIA's Technical Information Division.

"The benefits of CDM 1. CDM - Content Data Model
2. CDM - Code Division Multiplexing
 certification are very clear to me," he said. "It provides individuals with a better understanding of configuration and data management so that they are on equal terms with other people in the field, wherever they are located, in Europe Europe (yr`əp), 6th largest continent, c.4,000,000 sq mi (10,360,000 sq km) including adjacent islands (1992 est. pop. 512,000,000).  or the U.S." Also, he said, it provides the CDM candidate with contacts who can act as "sounding boards" and information sources for any CDM-related problem.

More and more clients are requiring contractor personnel to achieve a recognized level of CM competency COMPETENCY, evidence. The legal fitness or ability of a witness to be heard on the trial of a cause. This term is also applied to written or other evidence which may be legally given on such trial, as, depositions, letters, account-books, and the like.
, McKee said. "Within BAE, we are utilizing the NDIA NDIA National Defense Industrial Association
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 certification to comply with this requirement," he said. "NDIA is rapidly becoming a highly recognized source of certification.

McKee--who has about 20 years experience in configuration management--learned about the NDIA certification program while attending a CDM training course in London London, city, Canada
London, city (1991 pop. 303,165), SE Ont., Canada, on the Thames River. The site was chosen in 1792 by Governor Simcoe to be the capital of Upper Canada, but York was made capital instead. London was settled in 1826.
. Later, he set up an NDIA certification program within BAE.

After 15 BAE candidates passed the exam, "I decided that it was about time that I got the certification under my belt, so to speak. I had seen the value of the certification within the company.

The two-day preparatory pre·par·a·to·ry  
1. Serving to make ready or prepare; introductory. See Synonyms at preliminary.

2. Relating to or engaged in study or training that serves as preparation for advanced education:
 course "was excellent," McKee said. But the eight-hour examination "was a little unnerving un·nerve  
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1. To deprive of fortitude, strength, or firmness of purpose.

2. To make nervous or upset.
," he added. "After eight hours, I was a little surprised that anyone could read my writing at all."

Still, McKee said, BAE officials now see the benefit of the certification process. "They are buying into it in a big way," he said.

BAE Systems held a CDM seminar at the DeVere hotel in Blackpool, McKee said. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 him, 95 people attended, representing all of the business units within BAE Systems.

McKee said that he hopes the Ministry of Defence soon will realize the benefit of certification for all of its contractors. "I also have been invited to attend a NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
 in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization

International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion.
 conference in Brussels to present the company's CM education strategy and NDIA certification," he said. "With this small start, NDIA certification will head into Europe."

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, chairman of NDIA's Technical Information Division certification program

RELATED ARTICLE: 2002 Certification Activity

During 2002, many individuals earned their professional status as Certified Configuration and Data Managers, or Certified Configuration and Data Specialist Special congratulations and recognition are offered to those who achieved the highest examination scores for each certification level. They are: Jennifer L Treger, of Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of the 1994 purchase of Grumman by Northrop. The company is the third largest defense contractor for the U.S.  Corp., for the configuration and data manager level, and Chris Beck Patrick, of Lockheed Martin For the former company, see .

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta.
 Corp., for the configuration and data specialist level.

The following-listed by certification level and company or agency affiliation-also were certified in 2002.
Certified Configuration and Data Manager

Thomas E. Britten        AT&T Gov't. Solutions
Winifred H. Chrzanowski  General Dynamics Land Systems
Stanley G. Cox           Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Rita L Crawford          Lockheed Martin Space Systems
James E. Curran          Veridian MRJ
Karla Donatelli          American Red Cross
Brenda Lee England       Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Stephen T. Francis       Northrop Grumman Corp.
Kristine Franck          U.S. Navy NavAir-NAWCWD
Page Gardner             Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Paul A. Gregorio         Department of Energy-RFPO
Alice D. Herman          Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
Richard M. Jefferies     WorldCom Inc.
Grace A. M. Keinath      United Defense LP
Janna E. Larsen          Boeing Company
Donald F. Lepek, Jr.     Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Andrew Raymond Leslie    BAE Systems Ltd.
Joe Ludford              Consultant
Thomasina E Malory       Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
Judy M. Mouton           Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
John M. Munro            BAE Systems Ltd.
Scott W. North           Northrop Grumman Corp.
Carol Y. Orlando         General Dynamics Corp.
Suzanne Ourand           Cisco Systems
Charlene Patton          Amcomp Corp.
Shelly Mark Radnor       Northrop Grumman - TASC
Gaston A. Ray            United Defense LP
Mignonette Rufus         BAE Systems Ltd.
Jill Samuelson           Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Joseph M. Short          AT&T Gov't Solutions
Jennifer L Treger        Northrop Grumman Corp.
Teresa Vaughn            Northrop Grumman Corp.
Lyrrda B. Wade           Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Karen Watt               BAE Systems Ltd.
Elizabeth C. Wilkerson   Northrop Grumman Corp.
Virginia C. Wilkerson    Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Certified Configuration and Data Specialist

A. Delores Bailey        Consultant
Cellia May Barbuscia     Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Alan Robert Barnes       BAE Systems Ltd.
Nick Bunting             BAE Systems Ltd.
Malcolm John Calverley   BAE Systems Ltd.
Fredrik G. Camemark      Northrop Grumman Corp.
Samuel R. Gachupin       Science Applications International Corp.
Ivy M. Gentles           Consultant
Martha J. L George       TRW Inc.
George E. Gilmer         Consultant
Sherry Harper            Boeing Company
Louise E. Harris         Defense Finance & Acctg. Center
Christine A. Hoyland     U.S. Navy NavSea, Dam Neck
Thomas Leighton Kelly    BAE Systems Ltd.
Sandra R. Libert         Northrop Grumman Corp.
Glenford J. Madamba      Northrop Grumman Corp.
Alexandra Marbukh        GTN - LMCO Mission Systems
Judith Milloshewski      U.S. Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Chris Beck Patrick       Lockheed Martin Corp.
Dorothy Monthei Perez    Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
William G. Psimas        Northrop Grumman Corp.
Mark Francis Pugh        BAE Systems Ltd.
Desiree Adina Ray        Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
Anthony Richard Roberts  BAE Systems Ltd.
Mark A. Svenson          Northrop Grumman Corp.
Douglas R. Thompson      WR Systems
George W. Wolfe          Tek Systems-LMCO
Debra E. Zusman          Getronics Gov't. Solutions
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