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See : Time 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.
2. , McKee said. "Within BAE, we are utilizing the NDIA NDIA National Defense Industrial Association
NDIA New Doha International Airport (Qatar) 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
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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.
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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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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
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3. 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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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