Jeanne Behnke Moves on from NSSDC

Volume 11, Number 3, September 1995
By Joseph King
Jeanne Behnke has for several years now been NSSDC's main person responsible for the development and operations of NSSDC's computer systems (VAXes, Alphas, UNIX boxes, etc.), mass storage systems (12" WORM optical disk- and DLT [Digital Linear Tape]-tape-based jukeboxes), data base management systems (Sybase, Oracle), and locally-developed data systems software (NSSDC Storage System [NSS]). In this she has been supported by a fine support services contractor staff. She has also been the main person representing Goddard's Space Science Directorate on campus-wide networking matters.

Jeanne joined NSSDC in 1984 when a GSFC reorganization moved her and several data management systems colleagues into NSSDC. She continued for a while supporting the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System and then took on the development of a system (Mission Information Planning System [MIPS]) with which the Roentgen Satellite (ROSAT, an X-ray spacecraft) project managed its proposals and observation scheduling and planning. She eventually became centrally and critically important to the "mainline" NSSDC.

Jeanne recently opted to accept a position with the EOS Distributed Information System (EOSDIS) Core System group in helping it to define the hardware and software systems with which to manage the anticipated vast quantities of the Earth Observing System (EOS) program data to flow not many years from now. She is having an extended transition, still playing a key role for NSSDC on a part-time basis while coming up to speed in the EOS environment. Her skills, dedication, and exuberance will be sorely missed when her EOS duties finally demand all her time and attention.
Jeanne Behnke still spends part of her time and expertise at NSSDC until her transition to the EOSDIS Core System group is complete.

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