On January 29, 2009, AZ Technology’s John Brockway was one of thirty-three NASA Marshall Space Flight Center team members to receive a Space Flight Awareness award for outstanding contributions to the space program. A number of planned events is currently scheduled to be held in their honor at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Feb. 25-27, including meeting with NASA’s executive management and astronauts, and touring the center. A highlight of their award will be witnessing the STS-119 launch scheduled Feb. 27. Congradulations John!
Mr. Brockway graduated from New Hope High School in 1962, and completed a 1 year course in Data Processing in 1965. He then worked for Boeing for almost 5 years as a Computer Operator, and Programmer in support of the NASA Saturn V/Apollo Program. From 1970 to 1976, he worked for Control Data Corp, Data Processing Associates, and Potomac Research Inc. on a GSA contract which provided computer systems analysis, and programming support to various government agencies. From 1986 to the present, Mr. Brockway worked for Boeing Computer Services, Distributed Information Systems, and currently AZ Technology as a Senior Systems Analyst supporting the Marshall Accounting and Resource Tracking Systems (MARTS), and SAP/BW Reporting.
Mr. Brockway played an important role in the development, and implementation of MARTS in 1986, and 1987, developing the FACS Reporting, UPN, and Code Tables, and Automated Costing, MARTS modules, and converting the Contracts information on the Data General computer, to a MARTS File on the IBM mainframe computer. He played a key role in the maintenance of, and enhancements to MARTS from 1988 to 2002. He was a vital member of the teams that converted the MARTS data for implementation of SAP at MSFC, and Dryden. In 2004, he was an important member of the team that changed the Labor Cost System to use labor input data from the Federal Payroll and Personnel System (FPPS), instead of the NASA Payroll and Personnel System (NPPS). Mr. Brockway was selected as Distributed Information Systems, Inc.’s Employee of the Year in 1988, and 2003.