- Applicants have 1 year from the time of their application is received to complete their certification.
- A CSEP is valid for 3 years, while an ASEP is valid for 5 years. An ESEP, which is the highest level of certification is valid indefinitely.
- The top 6 organizations with active SEPs are:
- Lockheed Martin
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Northrop Grumman
- Out of approximately 10,000 INCOSE members, approximately 2,600 (or 26%) are SEPs.
- A steady growth of active SEPs was reported from 2004 to present day.
- Experience – This is the equivalent of listing your role as a current job. (You can have more than one current job.) Use Applied Technology Institute as the employer. Make sure you drag and drop this role below your full-time position.
- Summary – Your summary is like a cover letter for your profile – use it to give people an overview of who you are and what you do. You can mention the type of training you do, along with the name of your course.
- Projects – The Projects section gives you an excellent way to share the course without giving it the same status as a full-time job.
- Headline – Your Headline comes directly below your name, at the top of your profile. You could add “ATI Instructor” at the end of your current Headline.
- Buddy Wellborn – His Headline says “Instructor at ATI” and Buddy includes details about the course in his Experience section.
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- Jim Jenkins – Courses are included throughout Jim’s profile, including his Headline, Summary, Experience, Projects, and Courses.
- 2. Link to your course page.
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Christopher P. Cavas, Defense News6:18 p.m. EDT June 30, 2016This petty harassment by Russian ships continues! At the time, the USS San Jacinto was enacting plans against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria along with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, an aircraft carrier. This is a mission that both the US and our “friend” Russia jointly support. With friends like this, who needs enemies? This is personal to me. He was also onboard in October 2012 when the San Jacinto and the USS MONTPELIER (SSN 765) collided while both vessels are conducting exercises off the coast of Florida. I have a son-in-law on the USS San Jacinto (CG-56). He has posted on Facebook that things were very tense and there was some concern about an attempt to board as a possibility. http://navysite.de/cg/cg56.html Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/3271959/russian-warship-accused-of-aggressive-maneuvers-near-us-navy-ship-the-second-cold-war-style-action-in-weeks/#hpqrL3K0RAV11MIi.99 For more details and photos see the links below and the source article at http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense-news/2016/06/28/russia-navy-destroyer-frigate-gravely-yaroslav-mudry-neustrashimy-mediterranean-truman-carrier-collision-encounter/86481616/ WASHINGTON — The same Russian frigate that, according to the US Navy, spent more than an hour June 17 maneuvering erratically and unsafely near a US aircraft carrier and destroyer in the Mediterranean Sea was at it again Thursday June 30, this time near a different carrier. And this time, the ship’s reputation as a dangerous driver was anticipated. The Yaroslav Mudryy, a Project 1154 Neustrashimy-class frigate wearing pennant number 777 was, according to a US Navy report, conducting shadowing operations of the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group as the flattop was flying combat operations against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq. The Russian frigate closed on the cruiser San Jacinto, operating as the carrier’s air defense commander, in an action a Navy message characterized as “abnormal, [un]safe and unprofessional.” The message details how the Yaroslav Mudryy was observed by the San Jacinto to be approaching “with ten personnel topside and weapons uncovered but unmanned.” “The actions of FF-777 were abnormal as they displayed maneuvers rarely seen by professional mariners at sea combined with an aggressive approach of [the San Jacinto],” the message continued. The Yaroslav Mudryy, after the close approach, took station in the San Jacinto’s wake about 3,000 yards astern of the cruiser and, according to the message, began broadcasting “do not cross my bow,” an action the US characterized as “inconsistent with the spirit of the [Incidents at Sea] agreement,” a longstanding agreement between the US and Russia to deal with such situations. “I think it is very important that sailors and officers on the bridge of a ship —whatever nationality it is—act prudently and communicate frequently to avoid any mistakes or miscalculations,” Vice Adm. James G. Foggo III, who is simultaneously commander of the U.S. Navy’s 6th Fleet, Joint Force Maritime Component Commander Europe and NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO https://news.usni.org/2016/06/30/truman-strike-group-flight-operations
The Jenkins House a.k.a. The Ruling Clan of ATI are avid fishermen. Their fishing prowess has been proven by many years of bringing home large and yummy fish of all varieties. Their latest jaunt took them out of Chesapeake City into the water of the Chesapeake Bay.
The weather was perfect! We got the boat from Rent a Boat in Ft. Lauderdale for a day Sun was shining, fish were biting and the good natured taunts exchanged. The rest of us (good landlubbers) were waiting ashore sharpening our knives and shining our silver. Sure thing, the fishing party has returned victorious! Eleven big rockfish were caught, out of the limit of 12. Many smaller rockfish were released. Julie Jenkins caught the biggest rockfish today, 28 inches. The next trip is scheduled in August off the coast of Delaware. Our share of the catch was prepared on the grill and served with Chili Lime Dressing. The recipe is to die for! While this recipe for grilled rockfish with an Asian chile-lime dressing is super-fast and easy, it doesn’t taste or look super-fast and easy. Your guests will be impressed, and it will be our little secret.
Grilled Rockfish with Chili-Lime Dressing
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced, or more to taste
- 1 lime, zested
- 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon Asian chile pepper sauce (such as sambal oelek)
- 1 teaspoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
- 4 (4 ounce) fillets rockfisth
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, or as needed
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped cilantro leaves, or to taste
- Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
- Whisk garlic, lime zest, rice vinegar, fish sauce, lime juice, chile pepper sauce, and sesame oil in a glass bowl.
- Brush both sides of rockfish fillets with vegetable oil and sprinkle lightly with salt.
- Cook on the preheated grill until fish is opaque, shows good grill marks, and springs back when pressed lightly, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer fillets to a serving platter.
- Whisk dressing again; taste and and adjust seasoning. Drizzle dressing over warm fish. Sprinkle fillets with cilantro leaves.
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“We Are: Muslims, Christians, Jews… We Are hackers, crackers, hacktivists, phishers, agents, spies, or just the guy from next door. We Are students, administrators, workers, clerks, unemployed, rich, poor. We are young, or old, gay or straight. We wear smart clothes or rugs, we are hedonists, ascetics, joy riders or activists. We come from all races, countries, religions, and ethnicity.” (taken from the Anonymous Official Youtube channel)This is particularly important in the face of ISIS, an extremist organization claiming to represent one of the largest religions of the world and aiming to destroy all those who do not believe in the same God they do. Unlike national governments, which hide behind specific ideologies, languages, and other exclusionary factors, Anonymous has the power to attract anyone from anywhere in the world, regardless of their language or religion. ISIS has also often been known to make wide use of the Internet and social media in its recruiting campaigns, as well as in its mission to spread fear across the globe. This widespread use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube accounts, has been crucial in the war that Anonymous has waged, as seen with results of #OpIsis earlier in the year. Already, Operation Paris has resulted in the shutting down of multiple ISIS Twitter accounts, most likely used to recruit youth into the extremist group. Will Anonymous be able to maintain a strong identity and ideology as well as support in its endeavor to destroy ISIS? Please comment below. For more cyber warfare news please visit The Cyber Wire.
Suntory is possibly best known to moviegoers as the client that brought “Bob Harris” to Japan to film a commercial, in Sofia Coppola’s 2003 gem Lost in Translation. It’s Japan’s oldest whisky distillery, and if that makes you think that it is in any way dusty or not keeping up with the current trends in whiskeyology, note that just last year its Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013 secured the award for “Best Whisky in the World.” Not only that, Suntory recently announced that it intends to send some of its delightful spirits to age in outer space. They suspect that the zero-gravity environment may result in nothing less than the smoothest whiskey ever produced. Suntory will be sending six varieties of whiskey, aged for 10, 18, and 21 years, along with recently distilled beverages, to outer space as part of an experiment. Their theory is that the weightlessness of space will result in a smoother aged whiskey than is possible to attain on Earth. Employees at JAXA’s Tsukuba City Space Center in Ibaraki Prefecture recently prepared glass flasks that will be used to transport the spirits when Konotori Vehicle 5 (HTV-5) launches from JAXA’s Tanegashima Space Center on August 16. The whiskey samples will be left on the International Space Station for an unspecified number of years before being brought home to be inspected. Unfortunately for drink connoisseurs, Suntory has already stated that they have no plans to sell space whiskey as a product to the general public. Take that, Wild Turkey!
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons lime zest
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, such as
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
1 pound tilapia fillets, cut into chunks
1 (8 ounce) container light sour cream
|1.||To make the marinade, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, lime zest, honey, garlic, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning, black pepper, and hot sauce in a bowl until blended. Place the tilapia in a shallow dish, and pour the marinade over the fish. Cover, and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.|
|2.||To make the dressing, combine the sour cream and adobo sauce in a bowl. Stir in the lime juice, lime zest, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning. Add salt, and pepper in desired amounts. Cover, and refrigerate until needed.|
|3.||Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Set grate 4 inches from the heat.|
|4.||Remove fish from marinade, drain off any excess and discard marinade. Grill fish|
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“Everything is nominal right now with our relationship with the Russians,” said NASA administrator Charles Bolden during a teleconference Tuesday. With the space shuttle retired, the U.S. relies on Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft to get to and from the space station. Russia charges about $71 million per seat. There is no other way for American astronauts to get back to Earth.
Tuesday’s teleconference was set up to allow Bolden to discuss the White House’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request, but he wound up fielding numerous inquiries from reporters about whether the Ukraine crisis has affected NASA’s strategic planning. No, Bolden said repeatedly. He noted that past flare-ups between the U.S. and Russia have not affected operations in space. “We have weathered the storm through lots of contingencies here,” Bolden said.
- 87 percent of American adults use the Web; 71 percent use it every day
- More than half regularly go online using a cell phone
- 90 percent of Web users say it’s had a positive impact on their lives
- 53 percent of Web users say it would be “very hard” to give up. That compares to 35 percent who say television would be very hard to give up
In a recent community survey over 85% of respondents stated that one of their top three priorities was to collaborate with other like-minded professionals, to share experiences, ideas, and knowledge. Are you interested in defense, aerospace, space, satellites or NASA? If so, join me at LinkedIn to expand your network of contacts and connections.I am Jim Jenkins, President of a technical training company, ATIcourses, and I am using LinkedIn to maintain my connections to others who work in NASA, Space, Satellites and Defense. LinkedIn is a 24/7 virtual networking environment Make a positive link to business people with years of experience. LinkedIn is free to join and is the premiere professional networking site. If you want to increase your connections in these areas, send me a request to add you to my network. I will accept all connection requests. Mention your technical interest area in your request. I currently have 1000+ focused connections and growing so you get a running start at connecting with a large group of my connections. I personally have 2325+ connections, including many technical experts in engineering and science (who are willing to link to you to expand the set of mutually beneficial connections). LinkedIn allows you to view the profiles of my connections and contact them if you have a common background or strong group overlap. You can also join the group ATI Courses to receive updates about Space and Satellite news and announcements of new courses. Join LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/. When you join, create a short profile that summarizes your professional expertise and accomplishments so that you can connect with like-minded individuals. The following describes LinkedIn. I have found it useful to join for the latest in professional news and making connections.
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