What a fun-filled day for Cobec yesterday! The day started with our staff meeting, where we highlighted important company updates, congratulated new employees, and awarded five year work-anniversary and spot awards. After the staff meeting, we had a wonderful celebration for Tom Dauber…and to top it all off, we attended the last home Washington Nationals game of the season, decked out in our new Cobec T-shirts! #whenworkworks #cobecconsulting #washingtonnationals #celebration
Please welcome Ernie Fascett to the Cobec team as a Principal Consultant! Previously, Ernie was a financial Business Case Analyst for seven years with the FAA’s Investment Planning & Analysis division. He participated in the assessment of analyses for costs, benefits, schedule, and risks for a diverse range of new capital investments/ technology refreshments for air traffic control automation systems, airport surface surveillance technology, and ground-to-air communications. Ernie also served as Acting Manager on several occasions for the Business Case Analysis staff and for the Operations Research group within IP&A. Prior to joining the FAA, Ernie had an exemplary career in process engineering and manufacturing management with companies providing specialty products for advanced aerospace, medical, and petrochemical applications. Ernie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Materials Science, and a Science Master degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Outside of work, Ernie, his wife and children enjoy traveling and family adventures.
Morgan Heimbrock is a Junior Cost Analyst here at Cobec Consulting. She is a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky, where she majored in Finance and Accounting with a minor in International Business. Prior to accepting her new role, she interned with Cummins Inc. for two summers under the finance department. During her time at Cummins, she worked on several projects, such as taking a lead role in implementing an overhead rate on over 500 projects and improving company processes to increase in house efficiency. Her different roles allowed her to grow not only as a person, but also develop professionally. Morgan’s international business minor lead her to study abroad in Vienna, Austria during the spring semester of 2017. During her time there, she accepted an internship with Urban Speed, a fashion boutique, where she assisted with new marketing ideas, and gained exposure to an international business. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, learning Spanish, and watching the University of Kentucky dominate college in basketball. Please welcome Morgan to the Cobec team!
Leah has lived in DC and supported the FAA through surveillance acquisitions and implementations for seven years. She grew up in Oklahoma and graduated from University of Central OK with a degree in English, which she leveraged to begin working for the FAA in technical writing prior to becoming a scheduler. Her most recent work with the FAA includes establishing procedures and processes to enhance schedule accuracy and usefulness in surveillance. She also has extensive experience assisting programs though the development process from business need and analysis through source selections, Final Investment Decision, test and development, and In-Service Decision. She loves working in a team setting and works well with those in head quarters, the field, and second level engineering. Leah strongly supports individualism and equality within the team and works hard to make all people feel seen and appreciated. She supports the local beer scene, will wear sequins, loves cats, and is always looking for a new D&D game. Please welcome Leah to the Cobec family!
Sheila Dennis is a recognized author, speaker, teacher and industry expert in the International Function Point Users Group (IFPUG) community. She has been a CFPS (Certified Function Point Specialist) for over 20 years, a Certified Software Non-Functional Assessment Practitioner (CSP) for 4 years, and currently the Chairman of the IFPUG Certification Committee. She graduated from Columbia College with honors in mathematics, served the government for over 20 years, and retired from the Department Defense in 2004 to become an independent consultant in function point analysis, benchmarking, estimation, cost analytics and metrics. She became the Vice President of Sizing Practices and the PMO Director for the David Consulting Group (DCG Software/Premios), securing and performing client-facing engagements for Fortune 500 companies, state/federal government, and global industries in Mexico, India, Israel, Romania and France. She is a contributing author to several software measurement books and numerous industry articles. Let's welcome Sheila to the Cobec team!
We raised over one thousand dollars for Bright Beginnings! Thanks to everyone who donated to support Bright Beginnings, a DC based non-profit organization that supports children experiencing poverty/homelessness. Your generous gifts will help them provide quality care and education to homeless children and their families.
Cobec Consulting had the honor and privilege to showcase thought pieces at this year’s NASA Cost & Schedule Symposium this week. Marina Sominsky and David Rose discussed “Preventing Fire Drills via Stellar Reporting” and Sriram Krishnan talked about “The Living Estimate - Leveraging LCCEs Throughout the Program Lifecycle”. A great three days of stellar (see what we did there?) presentations and discussions with an awesome client!
The Young Aviation Professionals (YAP) group within the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) hosted a Lunch and Learn event at Cobec Consulting, Inc. on August 16 with ATCA President & CEO Peter Dumont. Pete discussed his background coming up in air traffic, his time in the military, how he became COO of a company before CEO of ATCA, and the evolution of the aviation industry. He stressed the importance of building relationships to obtain career growth, as a key lesson learned from his overall experiences. It was a pleasure hosting this event with ATCA YAP and Pete Dumont!
#Aviation #ATCA #YAP #YAPEvents
At Cobec, we take pride in working within the aeronautic industry. Today, August 19th, National Aviation Day, we celebrate the development of manned flight. Since the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903, the aerospace world has drastically evolved and will only continue to progress. Cobec is truly joyed to be part of such a great and continuing endeavor!
#Takeflight #SpreadYourWings #NASA #NationalAviationDay #CobecConsulting