McGroder Consulting
design, UX, applications, & systems solutions

About McGroder Consulting

McGroder Consulting provides creative technology solutions that are above, beyond, and comprehensive, through consulting and creative services in software, systems, user experience, and design for its clients, using the latest technology and best practices. For software applications design and development, both desktop software and mobile app solutions can be contracted, including prototyping and proof-of-concept services. In addition, services provided include user experience (UX) design, responsive web design and development, graphic design, and digital publishing. In addition, online training, courseware development, and educational application services can be provided, as well as individualized training and tutoring for existing common software applications. Specific subject matter expertise and consulting services are also provided for the system level design, system architecture, and systems integration in the defense and homeland security domains for command & control (C2), training, and modeling & simulation (M&S) systems and applications.


The mission of McGroder Consulting is to provide creative technology solutions for the improvement of federal, commercial, research, education, and small business client organizations, dedicated to customer satisfaction, achievement, and growth.


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 (Booz Allen Hamilton, ITT, Dynamic Animation Systems), and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.



The owner 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:


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.

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