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January 2019 Luncheon
January 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Date: January 15th
Speaker: Simon Smith, Deputy Program Manager International C4I Integration Program Office PMW 740
Location: Admiral Baker Club House
Mr. Simon Smith serves as the deputy program manager for the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) International C4I Integration Program Office in San Diego, California. In this capacity, Mr. Smith provides integrated C4I solutions for international customers in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.
Previously, Mr. Smith served as the Assistant Program Manager for Engineering (APME) for Tactical Command and Control Systems at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). As a SPAWAR Engineering Competency member, he was embedded in the PEO C4I Command and Control Systems Program Office (PMW 150), where he advised on engineering matters related to the shipboard integration, operation and monitoring of tactical datalinks; engineering development for modernization of tactical communication systems; integration with shipboard combat systems; and alignment with Systems Engineering standards, instructions and best practices.
From October 2012 until August 2015, Mr. Smith served at the NATO Communications and Information Agency in Brussels, Belgium, as the Replication Site Manager for the NATO Air Command and Control System (ACCS) site in Eskisehir, Turkey. He was also responsible for the modernization of NATO Voice Communications in the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. He oversaw all aspects of the procurement, installation, testing and fielding of ACCS in Turkey, and he managed the upgrade of tactical communications between 10 radio sites across the three Baltic States and the Control and Reporting Center (CRC) in Lithuania.
Prior to 2012, Mr. Smith was the Third Party Sales Division Lead at the Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) Program Office where he was responsible for the acquisition, configuration management, engineering, logistics and platform integration support for more than 25 MIDS Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. He also served as a carrier-based aircraft Reliability and Maintainability Engineer at the Naval Aviation Depot in San Diego, California, and as an Air to Ground Rockets Engineer at both the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in the Washington, D.C., area.
Mr. Smith holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a graduate of the NAVAIR Senior Executive Management Development Program and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community. He holds Level III DAWIA certifications in Program Management, Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, and Life Cycle Logistics.