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  1. 1. DAVID JAMES PENWELL 917 Rowe Lane • O’Fallon, IL 62269 618-628-0844 (H) • 843-718-5572 (C) • david-penwell@uiowa.edu ______ Academic_Education ____ ____________________ B.S., Physics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, 1997 M.S., Physics, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, 2004 M.B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2004 ________ DAWIA - Defense Acquisition University Certifications _ __ _ DAWIA Certifications: Level III DAWIA Certification in SPRDE – Systems Engineering 2013 Level III DAWIA Certification in SPRDE – Program Systems Engineering 2013 DAWIA Certifications in Progress: Level III DAWIA Certification in SPRDE – Science and Technology Management Need two courses: 1. Intermediate S&T Management [STM 202, 3 day course] 2. Advanced S&T Management [STM 303, 4 day course] Level III DAWIA Certification in Program Management Need one course: 1. Program Management Office Course, Part B [PMT 3542B, 4 week course] Level III DAWIA Certification in Test and Evaluation Need two courses: 1. Intermediate Test and Evaluation [TST 203, 5 day course] 2. Advanced Test and Evaluation [TST 303, 5 day course] ________ __ Army Leadership Training _ ______________ CES Foundation Course, Army Management Staff College 2010 CES Basic Course - DL, Army Management Staff College 2010 CES Basic Course - Residence, Army Management Staff College 2010 CES Intermediate Course - DL, Army Management Staff College 2011 CES Intermediate Course - Residence, Army Management Staff College 2011 ____________________________Security Clearance___________________________ Clearance: Top Secret (SCI - DCID 6/4) Citizenship: United States of America Date Granted: 28 Feb 2012 Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah ________________________Summary of Qualifications________________________ I have 4.5 years of military experience as both a Light and Mechanized Infantry soldier, which is supplemented by 15 years experience as a scientist with progressive experience in the areas of systems engineering, process development, process improvement, functional management and program management. I am also adept at finding, creating, and documenting requirements in order to set the foundation for meaningful change within an organization. My knowledge of military front line soldier requirements, scientific/technical limitations, acquisition requirements, and DoD business processes have made me highly effective in the realm of DoD Research and Development programs. I have been successful as a creative problem solver and an innovative change agent throughout my career because I constantly strive to do the right thing, and to do things correctly the first time. Page 1 of 11
  2. 2. _______________________________Publications______________________________ • B. Chen, D. Penwell and M. B. Kruger, The Compressibility of Nanocrystalline Nickel, Solid State Comm., 115, 191 (2000). • B. Chen, D. Penwell, M.B. Kruger, A. Yue, B. Fultz, "High Pressure Behavior of Nanocrystalline Ni, Fe and Ni3Fe", APS Proc, V45, No.1, (2000) 939. • B. Chen, D. Penwell, M. B. Kruger, A. F. Yue and B. Fultz, Nanocrystalline iron at high pressure, J. Appl. Phys., 89, 4794 (2001). • B. Chen, D. Penwell, L. R. Benedetti, R. Jeanloz, and M. B. Kruger, "Particle- size effect on the compressibility of nanocrystalline alumina" Physical Review B 66 144101 (2002). • B. Chen, D. Penwell, J.H. Nguyen and M. B. Kruger, High pressure X-ray diffraction study of Fe2B, Solid State Comm., 129, 573 (2004). • MS Thesis: PHOTOLUMINESCENCE OF CdTe:In UNDER HIGH PRESSURE AND LOW TEMPERATURE _______________________________Experience_______________________________ DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, Scott AFB, Illinois 11/2011-Present [Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic)] [Business Solutions Sub-Portfolio of Business and Force Support (BFS) Portfolio] Chief, Engineering Development (ND-1550-05, GS-15 equivalent) Duties: • On-site SPAWAR Liaison to USTRANSCOM J6. • USTRANSCOM J6 Liaison to the Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center (JDPAC). • Only government member of the USTRANSCOM J6 Enterprise Initiatives (EI) Team which is charged with providing organizational leadership and guidance for all USTRANSCOM Enterprise Initiatives. • Responsible for all elements/components of the large-scale engineering of the Common Development Environment (CDE) and Common Computing Environment (CCE). • Manage the engineering and technology evolution, modernization of the Enterprise Integration lab (EIL) Agile Transportation for the 21st Century (AT21) capabilities improvements and Individual Engineering Change Proposals tailored to meet specific performance, software maintenance, and cost avoidance requirements. • Recognized as the subject matter expert for the engineering and management of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). • Provide program guidance, management and direction to Program and Division Managers for direction and supervision of the entire Enterprise Engineering development. • Manage the development and Implementation of the CDE and CCE Enterprise process to include complex acquisition events and utilize systems engineering methodology to turn Combatant Commanders’ needs into deployed capabilities. • Execute oversight for capability interoperability to achieve greater efficiencies in producing and fielding a more affordable, timely and efficient operational capability. • Develop and manage the CDE and CCE system development process. • Direct agile development and delivery methodologies, and quality engineering skills required to collect, analyze and prevent designs, scopes and cost estimates. Page 2 of 11
  3. 3. • Provide input to the USTRANASCOM’s Corporate Services Vision (CSV) for opportunity prioritizations of functional requirements for use by developers to create user stories. • Manage Engineering and Technical Development resources. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, Scott AFB, Illinois 12/2009-11/2011 [Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MSDDCTEA)] [Joint Distribution Process Analysis Center (JDPAC)] Operations Research Analyst (GS-1515-13) Duties: • Serve as the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MSDDCTEA) technical specialist responsible for the independent development, planning, performing, directing, interfacing, coordinating, controlling and/or the application of modeling and simulation (M&S) tools and systems to transportation problems: both operational and planning. • Exercise professional knowledge of principles, concepts, theories, and practices of operations research analysis, systems engineering, software engineering, computer science, and/or military science in order to determine feasibility and applicability of technologies to the missions and/or visions of the agency. • Responsible for developing and reviewing concepts and initiatives that relate to transportation planning projects and traffic management functionality. • Leads or participates with other combat development organizations in assessing the contributions SDDCTEA can make to meeting military requirements. Accomplishments: • Functional Manager and Program Manager for the Enhanced Logistics Intra- Theater Support Tool (ELIST) software which simulates transportation movements within theaters. • Lead R&D proposal reviewer for the M&S branch of the JDPAC. • Lead document reviewer for the M&S branch of the JDPAC for issues concerning the Enterprise Integration Lab (EIL) and Advance Technologies for the 21st century (AT21). • Actively participated in the Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) community, programs, and technology demonstrations. GS5 LLC, Falls Church, Virginia 12/2007-12/2009 Program Analyst (Contractor) Accomplishments and Responsibilities: • Supported the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Net-Enabled Command Capability (NECC) Component Program Management Office (CPMO) in the creation and the management of their CM Factory as a Capability Module Coordinator • Oversee/track of multiple NECC Capability Modules within the CPMO to ensure cost, schedule, and performance objectives are met by taking advantage of synergies between CMs • Oversee and track NECC Work Package creation and processing within the CPMO (proposal generation, staffing within CPMO, execution oversight, etc.) [Trail Boss] • Created, implemented, and maintained of the DISA NECC CPMO configuration and change management plans [interim Configuration Management Manager] Page 3 of 11
  4. 4. • Maintain oversight of multiple Capability Module (CM) development activates (integration, and test activities at both contractor and government lab facilities) • Conduct periodic progress reviews with both development activities and government test activities • Coordinate with Capability Module Developers to ensure compliance of developed CMs with NECC standards and reporting requirements • DISA NECC CPMO CM - Roles and Permissions (RAP) • DISA NECC CPMO CM - Force Planning Data (FPD) • DISA NECC CPMO CM - Force Readiness Data (FRD) • DISA NECC CPMO CM – Intelligence Analysis Production Dissemination (IAPD) • Coordinate Engineering Change Management participation in Capability Provisioning Events, including synchronization with CMs developed by other CPMOs • Support the Chief Engineer in conducting design reviews and coordinate Capability Module participation in Capability Provisioning Events, including synchronization with Capability Modules developed by other CPMOs • Developed standards, evaluating methods and techniques applicable to contract deliverables and competitive bids by contractors • Develop Standard Operating Procedures for the creation of the DISA NECC CPMO “CM Factory” • Prepare and present briefings and reports to high-level managers within Program and other Agency components • Understand DoD acquisition regulations, policy and related acquisition guidance, interpreting that guidance to a stated situation, and applying the concepts presented in the guidance to Program/Section • Gained DoD Planning, Programming, Budgeting System (PPBS) experience in the financial or programmatic performance on complex projects or programs Reger Family of Businesses, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 10/2006-11/2007 Operator (Contractor) Accomplishments and Responsibilities: • Supported the United States Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF) in identifying problems and selecting solutions to current war fighter needs as a Science and Technology Advisor • Responsible for developing material solutions to emerging threats • As a member of the science and technology team within the REF I was tasked with finding solutions to not only current threats but emerging threats as well • Attended the “Friday Night Fights” where commanders in theater briefed their current needs and were briefed on the ongoing efforts to satisfy those needs. • Member of the RDECOM Current Operations IPT, a forum which gave commanders in theater direct reach back to all of the research labs Army- wide • Assess technologies • Ensured vendors did not overstate their products capability, truth in advertising detector • Steered technology selection and development to address emerging threats • Oversaw system interaction and integration tasks Page 4 of 11
  5. 5. • The REF specializes in short term R&D projects. My role was to provide a science POC for vendors to go to for technical clarifications and to provide management progress reports and test data interpretation • Recognize the potential of emerging technologies to address current or emerging threats before a requirement is generated • Participated on Red-Team evolutions of existing threat technologies • ‘Red-Team’ here means the S&T group within the REF, the term ‘Red- Team’ refers to the action of brainstorming possible future courses of action the enemy is most likely to pursue in order to steer current development efforts more effectively • Conceived potential counter-measures for emerging threats as well as innovative solutions and Blue Sky ideas • Participated as a Subject Matter Expert (Displays) for JIEDDO BAA 07-02 Alion Science and Technology, Arlington, Virginia 4/2006-10/006 Principal Engineer (Contractor) Accomplishments and Responsibilities: • Supported the Office of Naval Research in identifying problems and selecting solutions to current and future war fighter needs as an Engineering Science Advisor • Provided engineering, analytical support and Subject Matter Expertise to project officers at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in support of science and technology development of Marine Expeditionary systems (Code 30) • Lead all Discovery & Innovation (D&I), SBIR, and STTR efforts for the Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Thrust Area Manager within Code 30 • The ISR thrust area focus is to develop and leverage advanced technologies for applications in future intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and to enhance situational awareness, and tactical decision making • Worked to solve the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) problem by getting inside the OODA (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) loop of the enemy; the main objective was to acquire Actionable Intelligence • Methods used: social network modeling, data mining, tagging, tracking, analyzing the TTP (Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures) of the enemy, etc... • The idea was to not only be able to predict future events but to also be able to manipulate the actions of the enemy • Intel STO’s • Intel STO-1: Tailored tactical sensor fields • Intel STO-2: Mobile tactical unattended collection sensor platforms • Intel STO-5: Algorithms capable of translating data to information at the point of collection • Intel STO-7: Comprehensive all-source data fusion and distribution • Supported the ONR in the following areas: development of performance specifications, design analysis, resolving technical issues, and conduct system engineering design reviews • http://www.onr.navy.mil/sci_tech/30/docs/thrust_org_isr.pdf Page 5 of 11
  6. 6. ITT Industries, Abingdon, Maryland 2/2005-4/2006 Senior Scientist Accomplishments and Responsibilities: • Assisted in the modeling and simulation of chemical agent detectors for military applications as a senior scientist / modeler • Laser Interrogation of Surface Agents (LISA) is a technique based on short-range Raman sensing that provides standoff detection and identification of surface-deposited chemical agents • These same techniques are currently being applied to standoff detection of explosives • Helped institute a methodology, using MATLAB, for creating a usable library for various spectroscopy data collected at numerous laboratories • Shortened the turnaround time for scene generation by changing the procedures for running scenarios (Mid-wave IR chemical detection: plume insertion) • Assisted other branches of the company as a MATLAB expert to assist in spectroscopy data analysis as well as to implement the following: • Raman spectroscopy models • Bandpass filters • Bessel filters • Data smoothing models • Background removal methods • Large matrix multiplications • Gained exposure to many software applications: ENVI/IDL, NCBR, HPAC, VLSTRACK Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 10/2000-2/2005 Systems Engineer Accomplishments and Responsibilities: • Assisted in the modeling and simulation of Real-Time Multi Channel GPS Simulators used to test military GPS receivers • Automated data analysis using MATLAB • Increased the accuracy of testing because all data is analyzed instead of a small subset • Reduced the analysis time from 4 days to 15 minutes • Shortened software development cycle time as a result of automation because the software developers were able to analyze data themselves rather than sending the data to someone else • Cut product development time by about 2/3 • What could have easily taken us a year to do we were able to accomplish in about 4 months • What is even more important is that Coup d’il is completely generic in that it can be used by anyone who needs to analyze data from a Rockwell Collins GPS receiver • This enables all GPS programs to see a similar savings in time and effort • Verified and validated numerous GPS models in C++ by merging theory and existing FORTRAN code • Created numerous detailed Mathcad documents and initiated a knowledge capture database for my team • Reference/coordinate systems and the corresponding transformation matrices • Spoofers: How to manipulate spoofer orbit Page 6 of 11
  7. 7. • Satellite database creation • Calculation of RF delays • Various mathematical problems. I used Mathcad to rapidly solve equations that would have been very difficult if not impossible to solve by hand • The most recent model involved the calculation of a difficult path integral for computing troposphere delays for pseudolites • This work led us to uncovering an error in the original equations which enabled us to provide a more accurate solution to the customer • Created a common ICD to standardize simulator to receiver messages • This ICD went a long way to clearing up confusion and extra work that has existed in the simulator since its inception • Reduced the development cost of creating new messages by conducting detailed analysis and providing insightful recommendations which led to a very streamlined design of the software • Consulted on software implementation of various solutions to ensure efficiency in the algorithms • Provided mentorship and guidance to fellow engineers and managers in the areas of data analysis, storage, and retrieval University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri 9/1997-5/2000 Graduate Research Assistant Accomplishments and Responsibilities: • Earned a GPA: 3.8 • Published a Thesis: Photoluminescence of CdTe:In under high pressure and low temperature • Published 5 articles discussing high pressure x-ray diffraction experiments on nanocrystalline materials • Completed 72 semester hours for a 30 semester hour degree – (get a Ph.D. or leave) • Extensive experience collecting and analyzing spectral data Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 9/1995-5/1997 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Accomplishments and Responsibilities: • Taught second semester undergraduate physics laboratory classes covering electricity and magnetism United States Army, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii 10/1988-9/1993 Infantry Soldier Accomplishments and Responsibilities: • Achieved highest score in the battalion on the Skills Qualifications Test • Earned entry into the battalion’s scout platoon • Received Honorable discharge __________________Credentials / Affiliations / Skills / Awards__________________ • MATLAB, Mathcad, IgorPro, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, and Visio • 2006 Time Magazine Man of the Year • 2003 Time Magazine Man of the Year ___________________________Interests and Hobbies__________________________ Page 7 of 11
  8. 8. • My hobby is spending time with my family • I am a pretty good chess player and I play a mean game of pool • My ultimate goal is to obtain financial freedom so that I am able to attend college with my son Page 8 of 11
  9. 9. ______________________________References________________________________ Professional References: Lon Gowen, Ph.D. (GS-15) Agency: Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Title: Director of the Defense Computer Forensics Lab (DCFL) Work: 410-981-0100 Work E-mail: Lon.Gowen@dc3.mil Home E-mail: longowen@msn.com Wes Schooley (GS-14) Agency: USTRANSCOM TCJ6-PE Title: Chief, Program Engineering Branch Work: 618-220-4830 E-mail: Wes.Schooley@ustranscom.mil Eric Fankhauser (GS-13) Agency: SDDCTEA / JDPAC Title: Functional Manager for Advanced Mobility Platform (AMP) 6 Twin Lake Ct Swansea, IL 62226-1939 Home: 618-355-7513 E-mail: Eric.Fankhauser@ustranscom.mil Personal References: Michael B. Kruger, Ph.D. University of Missouri-Kansas City Professor (Thesis Advisor / Research Supervisor) Phone: 816-235-5441 E-mail: KrugerM@umkc.edu Steve Silva Adapt Laser Systems Engineering Manager 1218 Guinotte Avenue Kansas City, MO 64120 Office: 816-531-7402 Cell: 720-219-7762 E-mail: stv0505@msn.com Steve Wiebers Rockwell Collins Engineering Manager (Modernized Systems Engineering) Work: 319-295-0219 E-mail: SJWIEBER@rockwellcollins.com Page 9 of 11
  10. 10. __________________________Publication Abstracts___________________________ Page 10 of 11
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