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Infrequent but unpredictable trips to ER and other medical facilities
Minimal impact on telecommuting, client visits, and short local visits to client site
Extremely tight deadlines not an option
Clearable for Top Secret Codeword
Typical Hardware Systems
Mainframes: IBM 740, 790, 360/370
Minicomputers: DEC PDP-11, VAX
PC: 8088 through Pentium
Typical Software Systems
IBM, DEC PDP-11, VAX/VMS
DOS (1.1 through 6.22)
WINDOWS (3.11, 95, 2000 Pro, XP Pro)
Microsoft Office Professional 97 - 2003
Textual databases (BRS, ZyIndex)
Relational databases (ACCESS, dBASE, PARADOX, ORACLE, Fox Pro)
Batch/Scripting languages (REXX)
FORTRAN (II, IV, 77)
C (but not C++)
Assembly (IBM 360,DEC PDP-11, PC)
Professional Experience Rosedale Software Consulting 1996 - Present
1996 – Present: Founded Rosedale Software Consulting sole proprietorship
1996 – Retired October 2 after 30+ years with the Central Intelligence Agency
Professional Experience Central Intelligence Agency 1994 - 1996
Senior instructor for Microsoft WORD, EXCEL, Lotus Notes
Developed courses for these because there were none
Small systems developer
FOIA mass data retrieval system for a Gulf War Syndrome task force.
Professional Experience Central Intelligence Agency 1990 - 1993
Data base administrator for multiple large textual database system
Recovered corrupted dBASE III & BRS databases
Systems development with dBASE IV
Professional Experience Central Intelligence Agency 1977 - 1990
Senior software instructor, small systems developer, system manager and troubleshooter for a major, highly classified overseas project.
Provided software support for several complex analytical programs using covariance analysis and Kalman filtering.
Frederick Community College Non-work Related 1982 - 1984
Taught Calculus I, II, III and Algebra I and II evenings at Frederick Community College, 7392 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21701.
Discontinued because of overseas assignment for CIA
Professional Experience Central Intelligence Agency 1972 - 1977
Counterintelligence staff officer responsible for tracking terrorists. Initiated a database project to assist in this activity
Overseas duty in the Far East
Assigned to language and culture studies of the Far East.
Professional Experience Central Intelligence Agency 1966 - 1977
Developed two databases as a technical staff officer
Far East area reports officer, desk officer, and operations officer trainee
Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative
EOD 3 January 1966
Professional Experience Institute of Molecular Biophysics Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida 1963 - 1965
Post Doctoral research in Quantum Statistical Mechanics.
Wrote FORTRAN II programs for IBM 709 mainframe.
Published papers on Van der Waals forces in the Journal of Chemical Physics.
1984 - M.S. Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University (Honors, 4.0 GPA)
1982 - M.S. Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University
1963 - Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1958 - B.Chem.Engr, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1993: Exceptional Performance Award for conceiving, implementing, and delivering a system for declassifying large quantities of classified information rapidly in support of the UN War Crimes Tribunal.
1992: Exceptional Performance Award for restoring and cleaning up a corrupted database.
1988: Certificate for Sustained Superior Performance for over 700 days of cumulative service at a remote and hazardous duty overseas collection site (“400 day club.”)
Association for Computing Machinery (1983 – present)
Mathematical Association of America (1982 – 1996)
Divorced, three grown children.
Folk music singer, guitarist, bass player and songwriter.
Served on the Board of Directors of the Folk Club of Reston-Herndon.
Founding member and Treasurer of the now defunct Frederick Folk Club.
Member of MENSA.
Personal note: This PowerPoint presentation covers my career through retirement. Since retirement I have done some consulting work off and on, mostly to help out friends. I have maintained my skills mainly through projects of personal interest. Computers are fun!
The companion to this PowerPoint presentation describes some of these projects and provides a look at the capabilities that I have in my basement.