About

Mission

To provide creative and innovative systems, software, and UX solutions for federal, defense, education & research, and small business organizations to improve their technology capabilities; dedicated to being an agent for continuous individual, community, and national achievement and growth.

History

Some of the past clients, employment, and project experience include work and contracts for the following diverse organizations: Medaille College, the US Office of the Secretary of Defense (Modeling & Simulation Coordination Office), the US Navy (Naval Research Laboratory, Naval Sea Systems Command-Carderock, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command), the US Army (PM Battle Command), the Defense Information Systems Agency, defense industry firms (Abacus Technology Corp, Charles River Analytics, Booz Allen Hamilton, ITT, Dynamic Animation Systems), and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Experience

Dennis McGroder has over two decades of information technology and consulting experience. He has an extensive professional background in Software Design & Development, Web Design and Development, Systems Engineering & Integration, Project Management, and Systems Analysis in the defense, modeling & simulation, technology consulting, research, education, and health science industries.Mr. McGroder holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science, an MS in Biometry and Computer Science, and an MBA, and has excelled in the roles of Technology Consultant, Defense and M&S Analyst, Project Manager, Systems Engineer, Software Engineer, and Computer Scientist.

Here is a general summary of Mr. McGroder’s professional background:

Design

System Design and Architecture, Educational Courseware and Online Training and Scenario Design, User Experience (UX) Design, Web Design and Development, Graphic Design and Digital Publishing.

Technology Consulting

Defense Command and Control (C2), Computer, Communication and Intelligence (C4I) system and application design, integration, and interoperability, Modeling & Simulation, Project Management tools, Homeland Security Education, and application prototype development.

Project Management

Program / Project Management Office experience as a Subject-Matter Expert in various IT areas: defense program coordination and management, C2 and M&S domain areas, strategy development, strategic planning, technical presentations, systems engineering processes, project requirements development.

Software and Systems Engineering

Extensive experience in Software and Systems Engineering for C2, C4I, and Simulation systems. Expertise in the full system development life cycle (SDLC), with project manager and technical lead positions for several design and development projects. Background in designing, developing C4I and C2 systems and applications, with specialization in Navy/Joint training, modeling & simulation (M&S), and scenario generation applications. Led Healthcare IT project involving web-based graphical representation of hospital data. Background in software/systems architecture and object oriented design and development.

Subject Matter Expertise

SME for C2 system interoperability, C2 application development, the Global Command and Control System (GCCS) family of systems, including Maritime, Army, and Joint variants, M&S integration with C2 systems, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Graphical User Interface (GUI) design, and C2/C4I System Training application and content development.

Research and Development

Navy tactical decision aid and C2 decision support R&D, Navy radar simulation, embedded training techniques for individuals and teams within defense C4I systems. Researched modeling and display techniques and developed 3D molecular modeling system for cancer research applications.