Mr. Doug Rhoades
Chief Technology Officer, Maritime and Supply Chain Consulting Group
Mr. Rhoades is a technology development, implementation and management expert with more than 25 years of experience. Mr. Rhoades’ technical expertise is extremely broad and varied, from parallel processing on supercomputers through embedded distributed system design to knowledge management systems and advanced communications networks. This reach allows Mr. Rhoades to choose the right approach in developing efficient systems and in managing interdisciplinary teams.
Highlights of Mr. Rhoades’ work include:
Design of software and processes to integrate radiological spectra and high-energy scan imagery onto a single display for more efficient analysis and detection of contraband in cargo containers
Collaboration with UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on methods to utilize excess scanning capacity in foreign ports to check exports for drugs and weapons
Led an internal survey of security systems used in ports worldwide from Rotterdam, to Singapore to Long Beach to discern best-of-breed processes and technologies
Development the Analysis of Alternatives used by the U.S. Navy in contracting for the Shipboard Protection System (SPS), a major shipboard weapon system for surface combatants
Design and deployment of a Java commercial product for discovery and management of large Peer-to-Peer sensor networks. The approach used distributed agents at the network edges to translate and normalize the data and fire “rules” used to trigger other events
Development of Maritime Command and Control (C2) programs fusing Radar, Sonar, and EOIR data that were deployed in internationally in Bahrain and locally at Pt Hueneme
Design of the Business Process Execution Language interpreter for the real-time, tactical process flows within a military engagement system.
Mr. Rhoades was the Chief Technology Officer of Ocean Systems Engineering Corporation for 10 years – the previous paragraph highlighted some of that work. In 2007, Mr. Rhoades established the company’s Port and Supply Chain Security program office, a key piece of which involved technology insertion within the supply chain to optimize security, efficiency and maintain environmental and regulatory compliance.
Prior to OSEC, Mr. Rhoades was a Senior Systems Engineer with Motorola. In this role, Mr. Rhoades participated in a variety of interdisciplinary teams tasked with designing and delivering tailored products for the Embedded Market. A large part of this effort involved managing the technical and logistics within Motorola that contributed to customers’ supply chains. In many cases Motorola would source major pieces of the telecommunications infrastructure and make them available in the right place and at the correct time for customers’ solutions.
Previously, Mr. Rhoades was a Technical Director with Raytheon supporting deployment of the Advanced Combat Direction System (ACDS) and design of the Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) Mk 2. He led several Integrated Product Teams, most notably the System Architecture IPT. Mr. Rhoades developed and deployed distributed, hard real-time systems for weapon control onboard these Navy Combatants.
Mr. Rhoades also worked at StratCom Systems where he developed simulations of satellite communications using different protocols and network algorithms to optimize flow within the system and with General Dynamics where he worked with a proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) framework for developing automatic programming systems.
Mr. Rhoades began his career with the National Center for Atmospheric Research while obtaining his BS in Mathematics/Computer Science from the University of Colorado.