GXP Communiqué

December 2011 | GXP Communiqué

2011 BAE Systems 2011 Chairman’s Awards Competition recognizes GXP innovation

BAE Systems Chairman's Award

The GXP business received two bronze awards during BAE Systems’ annual Chairman’s Awards ceremony in October.

Congratulations to two GXP teams whose progressive ideas captured bronze awards during the company’s 2011 Chairman’s Awards competition.

Nearly two thousand nominations were submitted this year across the company in four award categories: Innovation, Transferring Best Practice, Enhancing Customer Performance and Supporting Our Total Performance Culture.

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GXP Communiqué | September 2011

Asia, Australia, and Pacific Rim office grows to keep up with growing customer base

Alex Leech, defence customer support manager

Alex Leech, defence customer support manager

In July, the GXP team welcomed Alex Leech as the defence customer support manager for the Asia, Australia, and Pacific Rim office.

Alex has hit the ground running with an initial focus on video analysis and SOCET GXP workflow training to support the Australian Defence Force. Teresa Hong will continue supporting commercial and Asia-based customers.

Alex brings extensive field experience to the position. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in 2006 at the age of 17. However, at 6’ 4,” he was too tall to pursue a career as a fighter pilot, so he chose the geospatial imagery intelligence trade. Shortly after being posted to the Defence Imagery and Geospatial Organisation, he was selected for a four-month operational deployment on the AP3-C Orion Maritime Patrol aircraft. He was dual-force assigned to Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and provided imagery intelligence and support for security operations focused on anti-smuggling and anti-piracy in the Arabian Sea, Arabian Gulf, and mainland Iraq. Alex was awarded a Task Group Commendation for his efforts while deployed.

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GXP Communiqué | September 2010

2010 BAE Systems Chairman’s Award honors

BAE Systems’ prestigious Chairman’s Awards annually recognize employees, partners, and customers for outstanding effort and achievement. The program honors innovative ideas, actions, and behaviors that further the company’s values while delivering benchmark performance.

Congratulations to the following team members who were presented with 2010 Bronze Chairman’s Award honors.

Category: Innovation

GXP Open Source Software Integration Process
Nominated by Jeff Allen
Dave Miller, Dave Johnson, Jeff Peterson, Maureen Regan, Peter Harmata, and Ryan Thoma

Ortho On-the-Fly
Nominated by Kurt de Venecia
Chris McCullough, Justin Holzer, and Kevin Bessey

The Metric Information Network (MIN)
Nominated by Scott Miller
Reuben Settergren, Allen Adams, Greg Crawford, John Mitchell, Michelle Iiyama, and Shannon McDonald

Xport
Nominated by Stewart Walker
Morgan Welch, Julia Adams, Justin Holzer, and Kevin Bessey

Category: Supporting our Total Performance Culture

GXP Commercial Business Growth
Nominated by Dennis Lambell
Kevin Malone, Chris Hennes, Chris Higgins, Dan London, Deena Merrill, Kurt de Venecia, Linda Souerbry, Mark Sarojak, and Ruth Contino

GXP Communiqué | October 2009

GXP team members receive 2009 BAE Systems Chairman’s Award honors

BAE Systems’ prestigious Chairman’s Awards annually recognize employees, partners, and customers for outstanding effort and achievement. The program honors innovative ideas, actions, and behaviors that further the company’s values while delivering benchmark performance.

Dr. Bingcai Zhang adds two bronze awards in the Innovation category to the numerous honors he has received during his tenure at BAE Systems. The awards for Generation of DSMs and DEMs from Imagery, and Inverse Stereo Image Matching for Change Detection recognize his ongoing researach and development efforts in the field of photogrammetry, or the use of measurements on airborne or satellite images to obtain geographic information. Zhang has created advanced algorithms for BAE Systems’ SOCET GXP® and SOCET SET® software that simplify the mapping process. These applications are used for image processing, targeting, geospatial analysis, high-resolution terrain extraction, and surface modeling. The new automated processes reduce the need for labor-intensive manual editing, resulting in considerable time savings for the customer.

The GXP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Enterprise Service Migration team, including GXP’s Deena Merrill, received a bronze award in the Enhancing Customer Performance category. The team improved communications and processes for accessing and working with the GXP worldwide customer database. The updated system offers increased security, global access to customer information, software support tracking, product licensing, and improved connectivity.

The GXP sales and support staff saw an immediate improvement in productivity as a result of the new system. The Siebel CRM database is integrated into daily workflows, which improves support to customers worldwide. The implementation process was especially complex because the enterprise environment is supported by IT help desks around the world. Discovering the source of issues and resolving them often requires coordinating with technical support teams separated by up to 18 time zones. In many instances, the team drove the creation of new processes to support the enterprise environment and highlighted weaknesses that are being resolved by global infrastructure programs.

The GXP marketing team received a bronze award in the Innovation category for developing the eXtreme Analysis™ campaign to launch SOCET GXP v3.0 software. Earlier this year, the team of Carolyn Gordon, Laetitia Santore, and Rachel Snyder also earned a silver award in the 2009 BAE Systems Communications Awards Innovation category for their work on the multi-tiered eXtreme Analysis campaign.

Congratulations to Bingcai, Deena, Carolyn, Laetitia, and Rachel!

GXP Communiqué | June 2009

Fidel Paderes named BAE Systems Fellow

Fidel Paderes, Ph.D

Fidel Paderes, Ph.D

Dr. Fidel Paderes of BAE Systems has been named an Electronics, Intelligence & Support (EI&S) Fellow for his renowned national, international, and companywide expertise in photogrammetry and geospatial applications.

The EI&S Fellows organization recently named nine employees to their ranks. EI&S Fellows represent a select group of BAE Systems engineers and scientists who have consistently demonstrated extraordinary technical expertise, creativity, and contributions in their respective disciplines.

For more than 25 years, Paderes has provided technical expertise in academic and industry settings. His photogrammetric and geospatial image processing work has been applied to key program requirements in the civil, defense, and intelligence arena, particularly in Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP), the company’s commercial, off-the-shelf software business. He is a contributing author for the “Manual of Photogrammetry” and has published numerous papers in the photogrammetric literature.

Paderes holds a bachelor’s degree in geodetic engineering, a master’s degree in engineering, and a doctorate in civil engineering. His current position with GXP is senior principal photogrammetrist. He has designed and implemented at least two dozen geometric sensor models throughout his career. Prior to joining BAE Systems, Paderes taught undergraduate and graduate courses in photogrammetry and geodetic engineering.

Congratulations, Fidel!

GXP Communiqué | June 2009

GXP marketing team wins communications award for innovation

The eXtreme Analysis campaign introduces BAE Systems’ SOCET GXP software, which brings advanced image processing and geospatial production technologies to the global market.

The eXtreme Analysis campaign introduces
BAE Systems’ SOCET GXP software, which brings advanced image processing and geospatial production technologies to the
global market.

The GXP marketing team earned second place in the 2009 BAE Systems Communications Awards Innovation category for developing the SOCET GXP® eXtreme Analysis™ campaign. Carolyn Gordon, Laetitia Santore, and Rachel Snyder created the multi-tiered XA campaign to launch SOCET GXP v3.0.

The campaign has strengthened SOCET GXP’s brand identity as the premier geospatial-intelligence software application. The team’s design and messaging is based on GXP’s vision of two market segments — image analysis (IA) and geospatial analysis (GA) — fusing to create a new type of user, the eXtreme Analyst™, for which SOCET GXP is the ideal software application. The concept resonates with existing market segments: IA + GA = XA™.

“Once the word was out people started calling to ask, ‘How do I become an XA?’ We were overwhelmed by the response,” said Darren Stelle, federal and commercial sales manager for the GXP business. “Consequently, we decided to hold an open house event at our Reston office so we could respond to all of the inquiries for software demonstrations and information.”

As interest and buzz grows around the XA campaign and potential customers see the powerful functionality, they are gravitating toward SOCET GXP as their tool of choice.

Become an XA and join the ranks of SOCET GXP users as eXtreme Analysts. For more information, please visit: www.baesystems.com/gxp

GXP Communiqué | June 2009

Jim Youker joins GXP sales team

Jim Youker, federal sales manager

Jim Youker, federal sales manager

Jim Youker joined the BAE Systems sales team in May. Jim will be managing the sales and business development efforts for select agencies within the defense and intelligence community market segment for the Geospatial eXploitation Products® (GXP) business. He has more than 20 years of experience in the aerospace industry. His background in product management, marketing, and the development of business opportunities in the geospatial intelligence solutions sector will be a great asset to the GXP team.

Jim most recently served as executive director for federal sales at TerraGo® Technologies, an In-Q-Tel portfolio firm. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, MBA from the University of Northern Colorado, and a graduate degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Jim recently retired as a colonel in the U.S. Army with 30 years of service where he commanded units at the company, battalion, and brigade levels. Jim, his wife Chris, and their daughter Carissa reside in Annapolis, Maryland.