Since Mr. Richard Ross joined CSCI as a Program Manager and Senior Systems Analyst in October of 2003, he has managed a broad range of activities on behalf of DoD customers with an emphasis on analysis, acquisition, engineering services, simulation, architectures, and operational requirements.
After 13 years of Active Duty service with the United States Navy, Mr. Ross came to CSCI. Mr. Ross served as both a Naval Flight Officer and a Naval Aviator in the E-2C Hawkeye Community and has flown over 4400 hours in Naval Aircraft.
In his present position, Mr. Ross supports a government customer in the development of data and communication systems and protocols for future warfighting capabilities. Mr. Ross also acts as Test Director for a pending Operator-in-the-Loop Modeling & Simulation exercise, where his areas of responsibility include the design of experiment, the establishment of schedules and milestones, scenario development, the establishment of objectives and data collection plan, hard and soft analysis, and deliverables. He executes oversight on development and integration of warfare systems models with linking to future capabilities as defined by Service sponsors, Government Contract agents, Prime contractors, and Defense Budget Authorizations.
Mr. Ross regularly presents Flag/G.O. Level briefings to Service representatives and equity holders. Mr. Ross has worked in several capacities, including that of the warfighter, to support ongoing activities at the Virtual Warfare Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He has developed programmatic initiatives and identified funding mechanisms for bringing additional warfighting assets/systems and operators to this exercise and has provided logistical/security support to all participating service programs. Mr. Ross has also provided programmatic and technical liaison to support the Joint Distributed Engineering Plant project of simulation exercises among geographically dispersed sites.
Prior to his service in the Navy, Mr. Ross earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree at the Volgenau School of Information Technology & Engineering.