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ASK OCE June, 14, 2006 — Vol. 1, Issue 9

Tim Brady of NASA’s Johnson Space Center has joined the Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL) to spearhead its systems engineering professional development program.

Brady, who has served since September 2003 as the project manager responsible for developing on-orbit tile repair capability for the Space Shuttle, will spend one year with APPEL leading its efforts to build NASA’s systems engineering capability.

His own experience with APPEL’s professional development program provided an excellent background for his new assignment. From 2000 to 2002, he participated in APPEL’s Project Management Development Process-Accelerating Leadership Option (PMDP-ALO) program, which comprised two components: a Master of Science degree in Engineering and Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a development assignment. His research within the System Design and Management Program at MIT focused on systems engineering analysis of complex technical spacecraft projects.

Prior to joining APPEL, Brady worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center since 1985 in Engineering and Project Office Assignments. Before leading the Shuttle’s on-orbit tile repair project, he managed several projects for the Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS) programs. In the mid-1990s, he served as project manager for the development of two Shuttle flight experiments to demonstrate tools and techniques for assembling and maintaining the ISS. He also worked in the Engineering Directorate’s Crew and Thermal Systems Division on numerous assignments related to the development and testing of thermal control and life support systems hardware.



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