Steven Newman

VP Technology Applications
ARES Corporation

Picture of Steven NewmanJ. Steven Newman, D.Sc.
Vice President, Technology Application
ARES Corporation

J. Steven Newman is Vice President, Technology Application of ARES Corporation in September 2006 after a distinguished 32 year career in government service with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  At ARES Dr. Newman currently manages programs related to the NASA Space Exploration Mission Directorate (ESMD) integrated knowledge management and risk management program.  In this role Dr. Newman is spearheading design and implementation of innovative end-of-program knowledge capture and transfer methodologies as well as processes to enhance project team performance. Dr. Newman is also responsible for implementing the ESMD Knowledge Base Risk (KBR) program, which integrates risk issues with video-based risk solutions for complex aerospace problems.  In addition, Dr. Newman also provides knowledge management support to the Office of Safety & Mission Assurance and the NASA Safety Center.  Dr. Newman also serves as a member of the Missile Defense Agency, senior Readiness Review Team providing independent evaluation of safety and mission assurance issues.  Dr. Newman is also serving on the Board of the International Space Safety Foundation and serving as a Senior Research Fellow in the George Washington University, Institute for Knowledge & Innovation Management.  Prior to joining ARES Corporation Newman served as Government, Senior Executive, as Director of the Review and Assessment Division of the NASA Office of Safety & Mission Assurance.  In the mid 1990’s Newman led the design, development, and implementation of NASA’s first operational, multi-functional knowledge management system (KMS).  The PBMA-KMS also served as the web-based information hub for two investigation teams – the NASA-led Columbia Task Force, as well as the Columbia Accident Investigation Board.  The PBMA-KMS received OMB, 2003 e-Gov Pioneer Award for an "outstanding E-Government best practice application that streamlined operations and improved government services.”  Dr. Newman also served as Chief Environmental Engineer in the NASA Office of Space Flight, Special Assistant to the Space Shuttle Program Director, Chief Environmental Engineer in the Office of Space Flight, Titan IV Program Manager, and Manager of OSHA and Industrial Safety during his fourteen-year tenure at NASA.  Previously, Dr. Newman served twelve years at the Federal Aviation Administration, directing over 45 flight test programs.  Dr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University, and a Doctorate of Science in Systems Engineering from The George Washington University.  Newman is also a Fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and the GW University Institute for Knowledge and Innovation. Dr. Newman has received numerous awards and honors including NASA Agency Honor Award, NASA Outstanding Achievement Award,   NASA Exceptional Achievement Award, NASA Cooperative External Achievement Award, Columbia Task Force Award, 2004, U.S. EPA Champions of the World, Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award, Silver Hammer Award, Vice Presidential National Performance Review, for efforts in Re-Inventing Government, and multiple FAA Special Achievement Awards.

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