The expectations of TSPR by the SBIRS High PM and the Lockheed Martin contract administrator are very similar to the previously addressed programs.
As the party that has been given TSPR, the contractor has translated the government's expectations into its own vision for SBIRS High development.
In an effort to get the SBIRS High
program on track, the most recent program restructuring provided contractor incentives and oversight measures, as recommended by the Independent Review Team.
The desired outcome should be allowing the contractor flexibility" and the "government taking the insight and facilitator roles more strongly and the removal of direct government oversight and inter-agency coordination," states SBIRS High program manager Lt Col Michael J.
O'Byrne, SBIRS High contract administrator, states that Lockheed TSPR is "a continuation of its long standing role as an integrating contractor designing, developing, integrating, testing, and deploying large complex space and related systems.
The SBIRS program office is to be commended for its focus on deploying a reliable system that's easier to use and designed to effectively integrate the important capabilities of SBIRS High and Low in the future," said Jeff Harris, president, Lockheed Martin Space Systems -- Missiles & Space Operations.
I'm extremely proud to have been a party to this remarkable effort," said Hal Garner, vice president, SBIRS High ground segment, Lockheed Martin Space Systems -- Management & Data Systems.
Congress Critical of Air Force's Decision to Put Off SBIRS High
Launch," Inside the Air Farce, 29 January 1999, 8-9.
The review demonstrated that SBIRS High would meet the customer's requirements and establish the foundation for the next generation space-based surveillance systems.
The CDR validated that the SBIRS High architecture supports Air Force space surveillance requirements and operating concepts.
He previously held a series of management positions for several key programs, including SBIRS High
, Milstar, Brilliant Eyes, Space Surveillance and Tracking System, and Zenith Star.
TRW and Hughes are also teamed for the SBIRS high