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Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

Tutorials
Chair: Rick Johnson, The Aerospace Corporation

A. Introduction to Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and System Modeling
Instructors: Daniel Dvorak, J. Steven Jenkins, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

B. An Overview of Ground Systems for Satellite Operations and Updating Legacy Ground Systems for Future Needs
Instructors: James Anderson, Donald Town, The Aerospace Corporation

C: Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS)
Instructor: Robert Ritter, Integral Marketing

D: Cloud Computing for Satellite Ground Systems
Instructors: Craig Lee, Douglas Enright, Nehal Desai, The Aerospace Corporation; Stephen Crago, University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute East

E: Agile Mythbusting
Instructors: Mary Ann Lapham, Suzanne Miller, Software Engineering Institute

F: Software Assurance Engineering: Integrating Security into the Acquisition and Development Life Cycle
Instructor: Carol Woody, Software Engineering Institute

G: A Model-Based Approach to Architecting Ground Data Systems
Instructors: Elyse Fosse, Maddalena Jackson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

H: Test Like You Fly / Operate Process
Instructors: Julie White, Lindsay Tilney, The Aerospace Corporation

I: Introduction to Satellite Communications: Vehicle Telemetry and Command Paths
Instructors: Rob Andzik, Randy Culver, Jeff Papenfuss, AMERGINT Technologies

J: Secure Cloud Computing for Resilient Ground Systems
Instructor: Kenneth Cureton, Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), University of Southern California

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Session 1: Keynote Session

Introduction and Announcements
Todd Kaiser, GSAW 2014 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Welcome Address
Dr. David Gorney, Senior Vice President, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address (no charts)
Maj. Gen. Terrence Feehan, Vice Commander, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

 

Session 2: Technology Trades
Chair: Navneet Mezcciani, The Aerospace Corporation

The Benefits and Pit-Falls of IP to Space
Rob Andzik, AMERGINT Technologies

XTCE Tailoring for the European Space Agency
Enrique Rivero, Isabel del Rey, GMV AD; Michael Köller, Mario Merri, ESA/ESOC

Architecture Options for Protected SATCOM
Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation

 

Session 3: Cyber Security
Chair: Nestor Peccia, European Space Operations Center, European Space Agency

Ground System Attacks: Introduction to Ground System Software Assurance
Jared Ablon, The MITRE Corporation

Cyber Defense of Complex Ground Systems: Can You Defend What You Don’t Understand?
Maddalena Jackson, Eric Rice, Elyse Fosse, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Retrofitting Ground Systems to improve Cyber Security
Michael Worden, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services

 

Featured Lunchtime Speaker (video)
Chair: Thom McVittie, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech

The Power of the Crowd to Solve Problems and Develop Systems
Steve Rader, Deputy Manager of the Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, NASA’s Johnson Space Center

 

Session 4: Case Studies
Chair: Anil Agrawal, The Aerospace Corporation

Ground Control Software for Constellations of Hosted Payloads: Challenges, Opportunities and Potential Solutions
Cesar Talon, Gonzalo Garcia, MetiSpace Technologies Inc.

Landsat 8 Test as You Fly, Fly as You Test
Grant Mah, M. O’Brien, USGS Earth Resources Observations and Science Center (EROS); Claire Mott, Orbital Sciences Corporation; Howard Garon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Future Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Centers Based on an Open System Architecture and Compatible Framework
Tom Sullivan, Rico Espindola, Andrew Gilbertson, The Aerospace Corporation

 

Session 5: Model-Based Approaches
Chair: Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation

A Reusable Ground System Architecture Provides Lessons in the Use of DoDAF and UPDM
Eric Barnhart, Howard Gans, Harris Corporation

Overview of the ESA Architecture Framework
Anthony Walsh, Daniel Fischer, ESA/ESOC; Nilkas Lindmann, ESA/ESTEC; Todor Stoitsev, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH

SysML Reliability Modeling of Ground Based Systems with Virtualized Architectures
Myron Hecht, Daniel Winton, The Aerospace Corporation

Ground Systems Modeling Using the Architecture Analysis and Design Language (AADL)
Michela Munoz Fernandez, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

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Session 6: Automation
Chair: Mahan Hajianpour, The Aerospace Corporation

SciBox, a Proven Automated Planning and Commanding System
Teck Choo, Edward Russell, Michael Kim, The Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory

The On Demand Information Driven Satellite Control Network
Bruno Calanche, TASC

Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) System Manager
Conrad Schiff, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Fran Maher, Dave Rand, Sean Henely, A.I. Solutions

 

Session 7: Working Group Previews
Chair: Kalyani Rengarajan, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11A: Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Approaches for Complex System Acquisition
Ryan Noguchi, Robert Pettit IV, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11B: Cloud Computing for Ground Systems IV
Ramesh Rangachar, Creative Information Technology Inc.; Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11C: Current and Future Ground Systems for CubeSats
Catherine Venturini, The Aerospace Corporation; Thom McVittie, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech

Session 11D: Cyber Impact of Hosted Payloads
Marke Beasley, Frank Belz, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11E: Resilient Future SATOPS Planning and Architecture – Science and Technology Innovation and System Architecting Driving Efficiencies Across the Space Enterprise
Roberta Ewart, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center; Joseph Betser, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11F: Cost Estimation for Next-Generation Ground Systems
Jim Alstad, Barry Boehm, University of Southern California, Center for Systems and Software Engineering

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Session 8: Keynote Session  (video)
Chair: Marilee Wheaton, The Aerospace Corporation

Introduction and Announcements
Todd Kaiser, GSAW 2014 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Mark Daniels, Vice President, Engineering & Operations, Intelsat General Corporation

 

Session 9: Small Satellites
Chair: Frank Fong, The Aerospace Corporation

An Appliance Based Approach to Small Satellite Command Control
Victor Gardner, Tom Rivers, Justin Boss, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

CubeSat Radios: From Kilobits to Megabits
Bryan Klofas, SRI International

Rethinking Satellite Operations
Gert Villemos, CGI

 

Session 10: Data Distribution
Chair: Karen Sharp, The Aerospace Corporation

Head in the Clouds: Tips, Tricks, and Lessons Learned from Building Ground Systems in the Cloud
Jonathan Erdman, Sean Kelley, Solers, Inc.

Virtualization – A Key Cost Saver in NASA Multi-mission Ground System Architecture
Paul Swenson, Stephen Kreisler, the Hammers Company; Jennifer Sager, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc.; Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

GOES-R Ground System Architecture for Product Generation
Farida Adimi, Satya Kalluri, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Allan Weiner, Brian Haman, Harris Corporation

 

Session 11: Working Groups
Chair: Kalyani Rengarajan, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11A: Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Approaches for Complex System Acquisition
Chairs: Ryan Noguchi, Robert Pettit IV, The Aerospace Corporation

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and many practicing systems engineers envision Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) practices will dominate the continuing evolution of systems engineering (SE), offering significant improvements over current document-centric practices in addressing the complexities and acquisition responsiveness that increasingly complex systems will drive.

The methods, processes, and tools needed for the disciplined practice of MBSE are still an active area of research and development, and it may be many years before MBSE becomes the mainstream state of practice in the government’s acquisition of complex systems. The continued maturation of MBSE capabilities and their successful demonstration in pilot and smaller acquisition projects is needed before MBSE can win over the “hearts and minds” of experienced systems engineers and program managers.

In this working group session, we hope to foster a mutually beneficial discussion of the community’s lessons learned from the research, demonstration, and early production projects being conducted to advance the practice of MBSE in the industry, government, universities, and FFRDCs.

 

Session 11B: Cloud Computing for Ground Systems IV
Chairs: Ramesh Rangachar, Creative Information Technology, Inc.; Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

This is the fourth year of this working group. The main objective of the working group is to continue to drive into specifics for the adoption of cloud computing in satellite ground systems. The Cloud Reference Model and Roadmap produced by The Aerospace Corporation will be used to frame the discussion, while specific mission requirements will be used to prioritize initial steps. The working group will focus on:

  • Necessary infrastructure and application service provider (ISP/ASP) capabilities,
  • Security, identity management, and authorization in the cloud,
  • Cloud Federation,
  • Development of a FICAM compliant infrastructure,
  • Cloud Performance Management and SLAs, and
  • Big Data analytics in ground systems

This working group will be a combination of presentations, panel discussion, and free format discussion on the focus issues mentioned above. Presenters and panelists will include ground systems providers, integrators, and operators; cloud solutions providers; and others interested in ground systems and cloud computing.

Presentations:
Cloud Service Level Agreements and Cloud Federation
Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

Authentication in the Cloud
Ramesh Rangachar, Creative Information Technology Inc.

Fast, Secured Mission Data Management
Michael Hawkshaw (charts presented by Gert Villemos), CGI

Short Case Study: Automation, Risk Reduction, and Fail Over Routing of Imagery Products Using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Cloud
Mun-Wai, Olga Aparicio, Noblis

NCOIC Rapid Response Capability (NRRC)
Wil Regier, NCOIC

 

Session 11C: Current and Future Ground Systems for CubeSats
Chairs: Catherine Venturini, The Aerospace Corporation; Thom McVittie, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech

Spacecraft in the 10 kg and smaller mass size are increasingly being used as an innovative space-based platform to perform science observations, flight qualify instruments, and gather other useful information. While initially envisioned as a minimum capability low-earth platform; infusions of advanced technologies such as software defined radios, inflatable antennas, miniaturized observation instruments, and propulsion are making them attractive as an augmentation and/or replacement for more traditional space missions – even in deep space. As these systems evolve and become more capable, it is important for us to understand how ground systems (communications, ground data systems, operations, etc.) will need to adapt or transform.

This working group will bring together experts/practitioners from government, industry, and academia to help better understand the needs of future cubesat missions, the state of the art in ground system support, and to identify the critical areas where gaps in our ground systems capabilities need to be addressed.

Presentation:
Current and Future Ground Systems for CubeSats Working Group
Catherine Venturini, The Aerospace Corporation; Thom McVittie, NASA/JPL-CalTech

Thoughts on Imagining the Future with CubeSats
James Cutler, University of Michigan

Current and Future Ground Systems for CubeSats Panel Discussion
Charles Norton, NASA/JPL-CalTech

Session 11D: Cyber Impact of Hosted Payloads
Chairs: Marke Beasley, Frank Belz, The Aerospace Corporation

In response to increasing affordability and time-to-operation challenges facing the National Security Space community, those responsible for imagining the future have included among their strategies the increased use of mission payloads hosted on space platforms primarily dedicated to other missions, often commercial endeavors.

In this working group, we will explore the cyber security and cyber resiliency aspects of missions with hosted payload(s), identifying the issues with the trade-space of cost and time-to-operational capability vs. simultaneously achieving resiliency of multiple mission operations as well as trustworthiness and security of individual mission information. We expect to look at the issues from the perspectives of both the “hosting” and “hosted” missions. We plan to address the architectures of the ground systems for such multiple-mission endeavors as they relate to all the relevant contextual conditions that may exist in, for example, the space and launch segments. We also expect to address architectural considerations, mitigations for identified susceptibilities, approaches for achieving resiliency even when unidentified susceptibilities exist, and constraints imposed on the hosted mission by the hosting mission and vice-versa.

The working group will engage a panel and all participants in an open discussion driven by provocative questions designed to help us all to gain a better handle on the cyber implications of hosted payloads on ground systems. We hope that panelists and other participants in this working group will be able to identify and discuss real-world examples and emerging techniques.

 

Session 11E: Resilient Future SATOPS Planning and Architecture – Science and Technology Innovation and System Architecting Driving Efficiencies Across the Space Enterprise
Chairs: Roberta Ewart, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center; Joseph Betser, The Aerospace Corporation

This proposed GSAW 2014 workshop will build on a well-attended GSAW 2013 W/S on The Future SATOPS Working Group (FSWG). FSWG 2014 is focused on facilitating a discussion on the modernization of the interoperable SATOPS infrastructures, encompassing capabilities such as (but not limited to) Command and Control; Tracking, Telemetry, and Commanding (TT&C); Launch, Early Orbit, and Anomaly (LEO&A) resolution; and space situational awareness in support of the National Security Space community. In particular, FSWG is aimed at understanding the need to transition from existing constrained, contested spectrum environments to new spectrum/frequencies and advanced IP-based technology in order to maintain mission critical capabilities in a cost-efficient manner. Driven by fiscal constraints and potential budget opportunities (i.e., spectrum sell-off), the stage is set for recapitalization in a new environment whereby advanced IP and RF technologies can be brought to bear on existing shortfalls. The workshop requires an assessment of the recapitalization from at least four perspectives and aims to weave the following into a consolidated plan to improve the future of SATOPS:

  1. Talent Resiliency – Enabling STEM Education Advances for Space Systems Engineering
  2. Scenarios/Use Cases – SATOPS Development Plan, SATOPS Lessons Learned, GDPAA
  3. Architecting and S and T Inputs/Innovation – Cognitive Radios, Agile Space Radios, optimization and trade space exploration of the enterprise
  4. Flight Demos for the Year 2017 – Hosted Payloads, IP-Enabled Fractionated Space Architectures, CubeSats

This workshop will deliver to the GSAW audience and to the stakeholder community the following deliverables:

  1. Identification of stakeholders
  2. Identification of needed projects
  3. A high-level Integrated Master Schedule calling for major milestones/deliverables going forward

Presentations:
Workforce Resiliency – STEM* Talent Cultivation (*Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Joseph Betser, The Aerospace Corporation

SMC Enterprise Ground Architecture (EGA) Project
Capt. Sarah Mashburn, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

MONA: Framework for Leading Change
Roberta Ewart, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Agile Space Radio (ASR)
Karen Basany, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

SNAP: MONA’s Foundation at SMC
Lt. Garrett Ellis, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Space Environmental NanoSat Experiment (SENSE)
Capt. George Sondecker, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

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Session 11F: Cost Estimation for Next-Generation Ground Systems
Chairs: Jim Alstad, Barry Boehm, University of Southern California, Center for Systems and Software Engineering

In today’s cyber-physical-human world, we need to model and estimate single system development, existing system and software upgrades, development of new system of systems capabilities while at the same time exploring alternatives in the solution space for affordability and expedited/rapid delivery of solutions. Often initial system development is not the total cost driver for total ownership costs. Manufacturing, maintenance, sustainment, and retirement/disposal costs can often overshadow development costs, and a lack of investment in flexibility and affordability can mean a shorter life for the system and a corresponding reduction in the return on investment for the initial development costs.

USC, The Aerospace Corporation, USAF/SMC, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Naval Postgraduate School are collaborating in developing a next-generation cost model for next-generation space and ground systems. This model, known as COSATMO, will immediately address system cost and schedule; it will also benefit risk management by providing a baseline to which actual costs can be compared during system development.

This workshop will focus on cost estimation of ground systems, but will also explore the future balance of ground and space functions. Examples include addressing management of microsat configurations, increased space and ground automation to reduce labor costs, cyber security assurance, satellite self-defense considerations, multi-mission ground systems and systems of systems, and better addressal of life cycle versus acquisition costs.

Presentations:
Current and Future Challenges for Ground System Cost Estimation
Barry Boehm, Jim Alstad, USC-CSSE

Issues in Total Ownership Cost Modeling for DoD Systems
Raymond Madachy, Naval Postgraduate School

Ground Systems Cost Estimation: Modeling Ground Systems in the Aerospace Concept Design Center
Kim Bell, The Aerospace Corporation

Affordability Case Study of a Ground System Program
Phyllis Marbach, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

 

Session 12: Evening Session
Chair: Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12A: Special GSAW—SPIN—INCOSE-LA Event

Topic: Ilities Tradespace and Affordability Analysis
Speaker: Prof. Barry Boehm, Director, USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering and Chief Scientist, DoD-Stevens-USC Center for Systems Engineering

This talk will address the critical nature of a system’s ilities (reliability, availability, maintainability, usability, scalability, interoperability, safety, security, affordability, etc.), and the relationships among them. They have been a major source of project overruns and failures, a significant source of stakeholder value conflicts, poorly defined and understood, and underemphasized in project management. Given current concerns with affordability and timeliness, it will particularly address affordability and cost analysis, and cost-schedule tradespace analysis.

 

Session 12B: From Stovepipes to a Compatible Enterprise Via the Use of an Open Framework
Donald Sather, The Aerospace Corporation

Since 2009 there has been significant interest in the use of compatible, open frameworks that are used to integrate applications and legacy systems from different vendors without significant changes to the original system or application into a services based architecture. An implementation of such a framework enables the migration from stovepipes to a compatible enterprise. Note these enterprise integration frameworks differ from programming frameworks like CORBA and Microsoft’s .net that integrate pieces of code and subroutines together at a much lower level. The panel will consist of members from a wide variety of government and government support organizations that are studying, procuring, or have implemented such frameworks. The purpose is to present how enterprise frameworks are or might be used to shape future satellite operations in their organization. Each member will provide a short presentation of their work, progress, plans and vision for the future as well as lessons learned after which the panel will open up for questions and answers from the audience.

Presentations:
NASA and Compat C2 — increased collaboration and maturity —
Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Future Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Centers Based on an Open System Architecture and Compatible Framework
Thomas Sullivan, Rico Espindola, The Aerospace Corporation

EGOS User Desktop A Generic User Interface Framework for Ground Segment Software
Jean Schütz, ESA

 

Session 12C: Emerging Issues in Human Systems Integration (HSI)
Suzanne Dawes, The Aerospace Corporation

Space systems have inherent Human Systems Integration (HSI) challenges: increasing information demands on operators, requirements for operators to perform jobs in new/different ways, continuing pressure to limit personnel/manpower, and exposure of personnel to threats. Integrating users into complex systems represents 40–60 percent of life-cycle costs, according to a 2004 report from the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. Successful implementation of HSI can result in significant cost reduction in areas such as the number of personnel required by the system, time and resources for training, error and accident rates, error recovery time, and speed and proficiency with which personnel operate, maintain, repair, and deploy the system. Cybersecurity challenges pressure to reduce the number and skills required to operate systems and goals to improve the ability of systems to incorporate additional missions are challenges that the systems under development as well as those in operations need to address. This evening session will explore these emerging issues from organizational and Human Systems Integration perspectives.

Presentations:
Emerging Issues in Human Systems Integration (HSI)
Suzanne Dawes, The Aerospace Corporation

A Value-Based Approach to Determining Levels of Human Machine Interface Standardization
Suzanne Dawes, Thomas Duerr, Donald Sather, Colleen Ellis, Thomas Sullivan, Daniel Vanderwarker, Milo Whitson, The Aerospace Corporation

Modeling the Effects of Automation on Crew Workload for Software-Based Systems
Eric Moyer, Northrop Grumman

 

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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Session 13: Keynote Session (video)
Chair: Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Introduction and Announcements

Todd Kaiser, GSAW 2014 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Best Presentation Award

Keynote Address
Dr. Therese Moretto Jorgensen, Program Director, Geospace
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, National Science Foundation

 

Session 14: Panel Discussion: Imagining the Future (video)
Chair: Jonathan Becker, The Aerospace Corporation

Moderator
Dan Smith
Ground System Manager, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Panelists
Col. Scott Beidleman
Director, Development Planning Directorate
Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Dr. James Cutler
Assistant Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan

Sarah Hobart
Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Ground Data Systems Lead
NASA Ames Research Center

Dr. Therese Moretto Jorgensen
Program Director, Geospace
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
National Science Foundation

Nestor Peccia
Head of Data Systems Infrastructure Division
European Space Operations Center
European Space Agency

 

Session 15: Summary Session (video)
Chair: Kalyani Rengarajan, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group Outbriefs
Session 11A: Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Approaches for Complex System Acquisition
Ryan Noguchi, Robert Pettit IV, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11B: Cloud Computing for Ground Systems IV
Ramesh Rangachar, Creative Information Technology Inc.; Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11C: Current and Future Ground Systems for CubeSats
Catherine Venturini, The Aerospace Corporation; Thom McVittie, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech

Session 11D: Cyber Impact of Hosted Payloads
Marke Beasley, Frank Belz, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11E: Resilient Future SATOPS Planning and Architecture – Science and Technology Innovation and System Architecting Driving Efficiencies Across the Space Enterprise
Roberta Ewart, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center; Joseph Betser, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11F: Cost Estimation for Next-Generation Ground Systems
Jim Alstad, Barry Boehm, University of Southern California, Center for Systems and Software Engineering

Workshop Summary
Samuel Cantrell, Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Closing Remarks
Todd Kaiser, GSAW 2014 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

End of General Workshop

 

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Sessions C16-C19
Special Session Agenda (held at The Aerospace Corporation)

Session C16: Keynote Session
Introduction and Announcements
Sky Troyer, Classified Workshop Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Welcome Address
Dr. Mal De Ponte, Senior Vice President, National Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Terry Duncan, Director, Communications Systems Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office

Session C17: Plenary Session
Presentations

Session C18: Plenary Session
Presentations

Session C19: Plenary Session
Presentations

Closing Remarks

Networking Hour

 

End of GSAW 2014

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