DEFCON 1 newsletter for April 10, 2019

by Ned Lundquist
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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 newsletter for April 10, 2019

Issue # 599


This edition of DEFCON 1 comes to you from Lowell, Massachusetts.


*** Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace, maritime, marine technology and security industry.

DEFCON 1 brings you job opportunities every week, and counts on members like you to submit job listings to share and post in this newsletter.


***  Sign up for regular free delivery of this newsletter through Google Groups by sending an email to Ned at


***  When you learn about a job opportunity in the defense sector, such as a position that comes open with your company, you send me the title, organization, location, and a brief description; link; or contact information, and I’ll share. This is a cooperative network. That means everyone’s participation is required to provide job opportunities to share.


*** Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:


April 9-11                                             Lowell, Mass.

April 12                                                 Newport, RI

April 22                                                 Jacksonville, Fla.

April 29-30                                           Abu Dhabi, UAE

May 9-15                                             Honolulu, HI

May 29-30                                           Ottawa, Ont., Canada

June 7-10                                             Vancouver, BC, Canada

June 25-26                                          Lagos, Nigeria

Aug 5-7                                                 Los Angeles, CA

Aug 21-23                                            San Diego, CA

Sept 4-6                                               Copenhagen, Denmark

Nov 25-27                                            Kuwait City, Kuwait


***  Department of the Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST)

April 10-11, 2019. Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA.


***  The 2019 winter edition of the Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR Transitions newsletter is now on-line. Click the link: to find out what is new in the DoN SBIR/STTR world.


***  Here are your DEFCON 1 jobs for this week:


1.)  Administrative Analyst, MCR, El Segundo, CA


2.)  Budget Analyst, MCR, Washington, DC


3.)  Communications Engineer (AWACS), MCR, Hanscom AFB, MA


4.)  NAVAL ARCHITECT (STRUCTURES), Ocean Engineering Department of PSNS and IMF, Department of the Navy, Bremerton, Washington


5.)  Space Electronics – Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Scottsdale, AZ—distinguished-member-of-technical-staff/job?branding=live


6.)  Technical Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems, San Jose, CA


7.)  Senior Subcontracts Administrator, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Annapolis Junction, MD


8.)  DIRECTOR, NAVAL CENTER FOR SPACE TECHNOLOGY, Naval Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC


***  From Mindy Bennett:


Ms. Lundquist,


Tim Boulay provide your contact information and JOTW website.  I am currently recruiting for a Mass Communications Specialist at NAS Patuxent River in support of PMA-261.  I would really appreciate any and all distribution of the job posting below.  Thank you so much.




Mindy Bennett

Program Manager

Bowhead Science & Technology, LLC

California, MD


9.)  Mass Communications Specialist, Bowhead Professional Solutions, LLC, NAS Patuxent River, MD


Bowhead Professional Solutions seeks a Mass Communications Specialist experienced in internal and external communications to join our team in making a difference by supporting PMA-261 H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

The Mass Communications Specialist is responsible for:

Preparing written materials for proactive release externally to attract print, broadcast, and social media coverage and internally to educate, inform, and motivate the workforce.  Materials integrate broad themes from the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Chief of Information, NAVAIR, and other interested commands.

Plan, execute, and update internal and external communications plans with national, international, political, and budgetary impacts. Create and edit news releases, fact sheets, talking points and other material to stimulate internal and external interest in command accomplishments and enhance understanding of the command, its workforce, mission, and contribution to the national defense.

Identify opportunities for the creation of compelling photographs and video footage, coordinating closely with the VI organization to create, storyboard, and script products as needed.

Prepare speeches and presentations for senior command leaders and advise on delivery.

Advises senior leadership on likely communications implications of command endeavors. Ensure advance preparation of senior management and technical personnel who participate in media interviews and public and contractor presentations. Monitor leadership engagements with internal and external groups, especially media, and reviews their results. Assess media, Congressional, and public attitudes toward the command, and incorporate the knowledge into outgoing messages, responses, and communications products.


Develop and deliver communications recommendations based on analysis of public feedback, policy statements, and guidance material, even when the recommendations may be difficult for leadership to hear.


Assist with assessment of suitability, probable impact of, and coordinates approval of, all materials prepared by contractor and Government personnel intended for public release. These include marketing brochures, posters, videos, technical presentations, advertising copy, social media posts, and similar materials. Record required information on deliverables in various management databases on regular basis, but at least weekly. Extract pertinent news clips from internal and external sources and disseminate to appropriate personnel.


Coordinate communications matters with senior military and civilian leadership and the communications teams across NAWCAD, NAVAIR, and with federal government PAOs outside of NAVAIR as appropriate.  Facilitate corporate communications team meeting command communications objectives by attending relevant meetings, making recommendations, and forming communication strategies and plans as required.

Education: BS or BA degree in communication, journalism, or a related writing-intensive field.

Experience: At least five (5) years of experience. Solid command of writing stories, captions and other products in Associated Press style required.

  • Creating and executing internal or externally-focused mass communications plans required.
  • Must be able to work autonomously, be deadline driven and exceptionally organized
  • Proficient in working in Windows, Microsoft Office, and SharePoint.
  • Prior Navy or DOD experience preferred.


Hiring manager:  Mindy Bennett, 301-866-6745


10.)  Electronic Warfare (EW) Engineer, SRC, Charlottesville, VA


11.)  Electronic Warfare (EW) Engineer, SRC, Dayton, OH


12.)  TechELINT Analyst, SRC, Suitland, MD


13.)  Program Analyst, Surface Training Systems Program Office (PMS339), NAVSEA HQ FIELD SUPPORT, Naval Sea Systems Command, Newport, RI


14.)  Aerospace & Defense Response Specialist, Senior, PTC, Boston, MA


15.)  Project Manager, QinetiQ North America, Waltham, MA


16.)  Reliability Engineer, Principal, QinetiQ North America, Waltham, MA


17.)  LIBRARIAN-RC with Security Clearance, MCLAUGHLIN RESEARCH, Newport, RI


18.)  Business Management Specialist, United States Army Futures Command, Natick, MA


19.)  Government & Public Sector — Secret Clearance – Senior — Performance Improvement — Finance, EY, Mclean, VA


20.)  Program Manager/Program Execution Group, Oasis Systems, Inc., Hanscom AFB, MA



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Edward H. Lundquist, ABC, IABC Fellow

Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)

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Springfield, VA 22153

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