Gary J. Galasso
Updated 6 June 2011
EDUCATION: BS, Aviation Northeast Louisiana University
MS, Human Development Counseling Vanderbilt University
MS ACCESS 97 Intermediate Training, March 1998
IDEF Modeling Techniques, GRC, September 1994
StateMate Advance Training, GRC (I-Logic), March 1998
World Class Competitiveness Training, Boeing, July 1994
StateMate Training, GRC (I-Logic), July 1996
US Army Command and
Global Command and Control System Course, AFCEA, December
Signal Officer Advanced Course, 1980
Information Warfare Seminar, GRC, June 16, 1995
Satellite Communications Officer Course, 1977
Object‑Oriented Methodology, GRC, February 1995
Self trained in WEB development using MS Expressions, Front
Page 98 and Dreamweaver.
Apple II Series, IBM PC and clones, SCO, and DEC.
Office 97,2003, and 2007 Pro (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
Access), ABC Flow Charter, Lotus 1‑2‑3, Harvard Graphics, LotusWrite,
WordPerfect, Wordstar, Enable, Uniplex, Prelude, and DEC All‑in‑One.
Developer Software: Cadre Teamwork, IDEF, IBM
UML Designer, and StateMate. Familiar with Rational Rose.
Apple DOS, MS‑DOS, UNIX, MS (3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, NT, XP and Vista), and
Management Systems: DBIII+, INFORMIX, and MS ACCESS 97/2003.
Ethernet, MILNET, Novell Netware, and TCP/IP.
Browsers (Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Explorer) and Unix
shell. Information collector.
MS Expressions, MS Front Page 98. Familiar in the use of
Dreamweaver, Java and
Visual Basic and CGI scripts along with Applets within HTML.
Donate time and server space to maintain non-profit web sites for
organizations located inside
Louisiana. Serve as PC/Internet guru for
local residents. Publish Knights of Columbus monthly newsletter and
maintain proficiency in the latest technical developments.
to 12/06 I operated a WEB Design and
hosting and on-site tech support service called “The Byte Shop”
(http://the-byte-shop.com). As owner/operator of “The Byte Shop” it
was my endeavor to offer businesses, organizations, and individuals
a low cost solution to attaining a presence on the Internet. I also
strived to provide users on-site technical support in a clear
non-"geek" language in the use of Internet Browsers, productivity
software applications, and operating systems.
I’ve used this time period to
expand my knowledge of WEB design, software capabilities, and the
problems computer users encounter. I have familiarized myself with
the incorporation of Java, Visual Basic, CGI scripts, and digital
photography into WEB site development. I have also assisted as a
substitute teacher and served as the PC hardware, software and
Internet guru at my son's elementary school in rural Morrow, Louisiana. During this
timeframe I also moved from Maryland
to Louisiana and built a new
General Research Corporation International, Vienna, VA.
Senior Level Mission
Analyst (Senior Software Functional Analyst).
Domain expert and lead analyst for Joint command, control,
communications, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
(C4ISR), Information warfare, fusion, and protection operations.
Lead for the JCS
Joint Warfare Simulation (JWARS) software development team.
Team consisted of a functional lead, an OMT analyst, two
software engineers (C++ and SmallTalk) and a database analyst.
Translated complex military mission space into a functional design
readily understandable to object modelers and programmers. Created
process models with activity and state charts utilizing the Modeling
Tool STATEMATE. Utilized
IBM UML Designer to
define software requirements through Use Case analysis for design
Prepared functional diagrams along with descriptions of processes
and interactions. Prepared functional diagrams and extensive
briefings for customer comprehension of requirements.
Interfaced with Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the
Joint Staff, Unified Command Staffs, Service Staffs, and other
subject matter experts to determine the functions, processes, tasks,
entities, and interactions needed to perform joint warfare
Quality Assurance Agent
for project. Produced and
implemented the JWARS QA plan, conducted inspections and reviews
bringing JWARS up to SEI Level 2 competency.
Provided coaching to
co-workers in DOS, UNIX, MS-Windows, Windows NT, using the INTERNET,
and application software.
Extensively used Internet for research.
Designed and helped develop databases to monitor and control
software requirements and quality assurance using MS ACCESS 97.
Determined and developed requirements for the
Reserve Component Automation System (RCAS).
Performed analysis of functional description and compared
with current regulations and other doctrinal material to assist in
system development of software applications.
Identified and analyzed functional deficiencies.
Test Engineer. Performed
unit, regression and integrated testing of application software.
Verified functionality and identified deficiencies ensuring software
was both user‑friendly and met contractual requirements.
Data Base Analyst.
Researched data elements and provided mapping to both the logical
and physical levels. Provided subject matter expertise to software
Produced data flow diagrams, utilizing CASE Tool CADRE
Teamwork, for software applications.
Instructor. Provided training to
co‑workers for using DOS, UNIX, MS Windows, e‑mail, the INTERNET and
11/73‑11/93 United States Army. During a career that spanned
20 years, specialized in
communication‑electronics engineering, management and acquisition.
Experience included development, management and maintenance of
communications, automation and communication security systems.
Assignments were as follows:
Logistics Directorate, National Guard Bureau,
Team Chief and Commodity Manager.
Directed equipment resource allocation for $1.9 Billion in communication
and communication security assets for all 50 states and 4 territories
for the Army National Guard.
Developed method to transfer inventory data from mainframe into LOTUS
1‑2‑3, reducing processing time from six months to 30 days for
reallocation of resources.
Developed specifications for $5 million disaster relief communications
system. Trained co‑workers
in the use of WAN/LAN applications (e.g. Prelude and cc mail). Served as
Physical security officer and Terminal Area Security Officer (TASO) for
Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands.
Communications Officer. Directed and evaluated
contractor provided communication systems for mission (Kwajalein Missile
and community support (isolated island with approximately population of
2500). Primary mission was to direct operation and maintenance of
mission voice and data systems supporting ICBM and Strategic Defense
Initiative (Star-Wars) testing and experimentation. Provided for
accreditation of the inter‑Atoll MW system to process classified data
along with associated communications security (COMSEC) for sensitive
radar imaging and optical tracking systems.
Envisioned and received approval for an underwater fiber optic
system (contract value approximately $10 million) to link key islands in
Strategic Defense Command (SDC), Huntsville, AL.
Communications/Automation Division Chief.
Directed eight civilians (up to GS13 level) in providing
communication, automation, and secure systems (networks)
supporting the Strategic Defense Initiative
Experiments (e.g. ERIS, HEDI, GBR, and AOA).
Managed administrative and Secure Compartmented Information
Facility communication and management information systems. Served as
COMSEC and Information Security (INFOSEC) officer for Admin., SCIF and
Mission Operations. Responsible for operation and maintenance of SDC
MIS. Trained users in use of
Developed satellite link architecture and justified large Joint Chiefs
of Staff channel allocation supporting testing at Kwajalein Missile Test
US Army Communications
Engineering Agency, Satellite Communications Branch, Fort Huachuca, AZ.
Communications Systems/Engineer Officer.
As Acting Chief led
eight engineers providing site surveys, installing, testing and
accepting satellite terminals critical to defense requirements.
Systems specifications included areas of TEMPEST, EMP and COMSEC
for both SATCOM terminals and their respective LAN interfaces. Technical
point of contact for engineering surveys of approximately 15 satellite
terminal sites worldwide.
Reduced cost by approximately $25,000 per survey.
Special Assignment, Washington, DC.
Worked with military and MITRE personnel, co‑designed assemblages
employing LAN technology with attention to INFOSEC via TEMPEST, EMP and
COMSEC protection. Prepared briefings for senior DOD officials.
The approved system is known as the Defense Information Systems
Agency Modular Building Block Architecture.
School, Fort Gordon, GA.
Advanced NCO training.
Responsible for discipline, health, welfare and administration for 325
Army Signal School.
Branch Chief and lead
instructor for all advanced commissioned and warrant officer
communication electronics and computer science courses.
Produced US Army European communication war/emergency plans,
negotiated with West German government for services, personnel and
Heavy Satellite Earth Station Complex,
Installed, operated and maintained an AN/FSC‑78 satellite earth
terminal complex valued at over $17 million.
Responsible for welfare of 22 employees and their families.
Accelerated site activation by seven months without exceeding
budget. Reduced maintenance
repair costs by shifting to on‑site repairs.
communications platoons with from 15 to 75 personnel supervised and over
$1 million in equipment.
Supported from 1300 (a battalion) to 15,000 people (an infantry
SECURITY CLEARANCE: TOP SECRET (SBI) – Expired, was last granted by
DISCO 4 Oct 95.