Press Release

Lockheed Martin CSOC’S Brian Duffy Receives High Honor From NASA

By SpaceRef Editor
July 17, 2001
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Col. Brian Duffy of Lockheed Martin’s
Consolidated Space Operations Contract (CSOC) was recently presented with
NASA’s Distinguished Service Medal by NASA Administrator Dan Goldin in
Washington, D.C.

Duffy, who serves as associate program manager for CSOC at NASA’s Kennedy
Space Center, was cited for his service as commander of the space shuttle for
STS-92 and STS-72, and as pilot of the Space Shuttle for STS-57 and STS-45.

“Brian has set a stunning example to us all of what one can achieve
through perseverance and a commitment to excellence,” said Doug Tighe, program
manager for CSOC. “We could not be more fortunate to have him lead our
operations at KSC, and under his guidance and direction, we can expect those
operations to flourish.”

The Distinguished Service Medal is the highest honor that NASA awards to
individuals for distinguished service to the nation’s space program.
In June 2001, Duffy was appointed CSOC’s associate program manager at Kennedy
Space Center. A former NASA space shuttle astronaut, Air Force colonel and
test pilot, Duffy has served as the deputy director (acting) at Johnson Space
Center (JSC).

CSOC is a $3-billion-plus contract awarded by NASA to Lockheed Martin, who
serves as the prime contractor to provide end-to-end space operations mission
and data services to both NASA and non-NASA customers. CSOC manages NASA’s
data collection, telemetry and communications operations that support Earth-
orbiting satellites, planetary exploration, and human space flight activities.
Services include data acquisition from spacecraft, data transmission to end-
users, data processing and storage, ground and space communications, and
mission control center operations.

Lockheed Martin Space Operations, a business unit of Lockheed Martin
Technology Services headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is a
high-technology company with about 4,000 engineers, scientists and support
Services include data collection, telemetry, and communication
operations support for NASA; software and hardware engineering for the space
shuttle and International Space Station; mission operations and planning
systems design, development, and integration; and human life sciences

SpaceRef staff editor.