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2008 International Simulation Multi-conference
Bio. of John C. Deal
John C. Deal serves as the Vice President for Systems Engineering for the 19,000 employee Electronic and Integrated Solutions Operating Group within BAE Systems, Inc responsible for 2100 systems engineers, supporting 30 business units within 5 lines of business and 2 technology organizations. Responsible for the planning and execution of the operating group's strategic initiatives. Prior to his current position he served as both Director for C4ISR Systems Engineering and Program Director for WIN-T, AMF JTRS and other systems programs within the Communications and Information Systems Business Area of the Communications, Navigation, Identification and Reconnaissance Division, BAE Systems, Inc. John also served in the US Army for over 29 years retiring as a Colonel. His active duty assignments include Commander, U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, Executive Officer, Office of the Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Army CIO, Headquarters, Department of the Army and Deputy Director for Standards and Interoperability, Architecture Directorate, Office of the Director of Information Systems for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers. He was selected and served in two senior level fellowships; as a member of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Studies Group II and as a member of the Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies, University of Pittsburgh, PA. John also served on the Staff and Faculty, USMA, West Point, NY, as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from the University of Alaska, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University.
John is married to Gerrie A. Deal and has 5 children and 4 grandchildren. Gerrie served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps and was assigned to the USA Information Systems Engineering Command as Deputy Director, Technology Integration Center.
John's children are Mrs. Karen A. Garnes (age 31), Mr Glen K. Deal (28), Mr Sean A. Deal (25), Ms Helen E. Deal (14) and Ms Carolyn M. Deal (2!) John and his family enjoy climbing, hiking and trekking, hunting and fishing, biking, horses and both cowboy music and poetry and bluegrass music. A down home sort with a systems engineering predisposition, John and his family are committed to helping others and contributing to the betterment of all human kind. (And that includes soldiers, kids, dogs and horses.)
Bio. of Paul Thompson
Paul Thompson has over 25 years experience of engineering and software consultancy delivery, predominantly in the Defence arena. He trained initially as an aeronautical engineer at Southampton university, on graduation taking up an appointment as a helicopter research scientist at RAE Farnborough before joining the Avionics Systems Division of Logica. There he worked on a number of software technology related projects for the European Space Agency's Columbus manned space programme and with various UK Defence primes on a number of avionics technology demonstration prorammes for the MOD. He then formed his own software development and consultancy business and traded for a decade working for a variety of customers in the defence and commercial sectors. During this period he was involved in the design, development and project management of a range of naval support solutions for Vosper Thornycroft, including simulation software for RN Type 21 and 42 procedural training systems and Integrated Logistics Support Computer Systems for the Saudi and Qatar navies. His company also developed the onboard and telemetry processing software for DERA's STRV1a and 1b research satellites. After a short spell working in the commercial sector as a project manager, software consultant and trainer for Dunstan Thomas, Paul joined the Defence Group of Hi-Q Systems, ultimately leading the Interworking business unit in its delivery of the dCAT project - an enterprise application integration toolset for MOD. Paul then rejoined Logica's Space and Defence business and has been seconded to NITEworks for 4 years, initially leading the CBM(L) and MWCap A and B Themes and latterly as Technical Director.
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