NSSDC's support contractor, Raytheon STX (RSTX), held its Washington area Annual Business Meeting on April 28, 1998, to recognize for 1997 its employees working at NSSDC and on other projects with peer and other awards. The buffet lunch was followed by a welcome from Richard Bishop, RSTX's new president, and a keynote speech by Ashok Kaveeshwar, RSTX's former president and current president of the Scientific and Technical Services Division of Raytheon Systems Company. Peer awards followed.
RSTX recognized its NSSDC employees for ten- and 20-year anniversaries, customer recognition, outstanding performance, commendations, education and outreach participation, publications and presentations, and team achievement awards as well as peer awards.
Peer awards went to David Strope for his VMS Systems work and Margaret Russell for her work with the Astrophysics Data Facility's Advanced Satellite for cosmology and Astrophysics (ASCA) and X-Ray Timing Explorer (XTE) data processing groups. The following NSSDC RSTX employees won other awards:
Anniversary Awards Barry Schlesinger 20-year anniversary Richard Baldwin ten-year anniversary Commendations Dr. Emily Greene, Karen Horrocks, Tami Kovalick, Sardi Parthasarathy, Dr. Mauricio Peredo Customer recognition: ISTP/GGS Coordinated Analysis Team James Gass Commendation from Daniel Goldin, NASA's administrator Dr. Mauricio Peredo ISTP Project Outstanding Performance Award Jennifer Ash-Poole, Dr. Edwin Bell, Dr. David Williams, Vivek Dwivedi, Jay Friedlander, Christine Cain-Shaffer SIGCAT Foundation Significant Achievement Recognition Award Jennifer Ash-Poole, Dr. Kirk Borne, CarrieGallap, James Gass, Louis Mayo, Carolyn Ng, Dr. Sten Odenwald, Dr. Mauricio Peredo, Dr. William Taylor, Julie Weaver, Dr. David Williams Education Outreach participants Team Achievement Awards Ella Munoz-Gonzalez, Dr. Robert Patterer, Dr. Edward Pier ASCA Team Achievement Awards Nominees Richard Baldwin, Carrie Gallap, Tami Kovalick CDAWeb Dr. Edwin Bell, Harold Felder, Kelly Gygax, Christine Cain-Schaffer Information Systems Migration Dr. Emily Greene, Karen Horrocks Mars Global Surveyor Richard Baldwin, Carrie Gallap, Tami Kovalick Space Physics Software Development