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									                               Mark A. Archer, Ph.D.
                                          16 Ludwell Lane
                                      Stafford, Virginia 22554
                                           (703) 880-6365

       Ph.D. University of Michigan, Psychology, 1983: Human Cognition, Neural Networks
          B.S., University of Mass., Psychology, 1976: Summa cum Laude, High Honors
                                Federal Executive Institute, 1999

Award winning leadership. Hands-on expert with 20 years of state-of-the-art ADP development,
operations, telecommunications, and R&D experience. Guides Agency and Major DoD Programs.
Information Management Officer and Technical "guru" with extensive interpersonal, management,
and communications skills. Skills include:
      Award Winning Leadership - Operations, R&D & Program Management, Organizational
       Design and Strategic Planning. Strong Communication and Interpersonal Skills.
      Information Technology – Enterprise Architecture, Network Design, Troubleshooting and
       Management, Web Based Applications, System O&M. Software Engineering. System
       Analysis, Integration, Design, & Development. UNIX and PC Development & Networking.
       Internet Applications. FORTRAN, PASCAL, C++, Assembler and others. Database Design
       and Management: SQL, ORACLE, Access, many others.

Archer Research Corporation . (2004-Present) President and CEO

SoftConcept Inc. (2004). Vice President, Advanced Information Technology

Defense Information Systems Agency. (1989-2004). Chief, DISA Cross-Program Engineering.
Lead system engineering activities to develop Net Centric Enterprise Systems and ensure DISA
programs are effectively integrated across the Agency. Chief, Combatant Command Support
Division. Led global network operational, engineering and architectural support. Assistant Deputy
Director, Chief Operating Officer of one of the most technologically sophisticated directorates in
the World’s largest IT Agency. Information Management Officer. Deputy for Operations for
Command and Control Systems in the National Military Command Center, the Top Secret complex
that includes “War Room" in the Pentagon. Project Officer led design and development of decision
support systems for Joint Staff planners. The President and Secretary of Defense have used Dr.
Archer's analyses to help form key national policies.

Private Consultant (1988-1989). Inspector for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission - evaluated
emergency procedures and computer systems. Developed CASE tools for Neural Network Modeling
and Neural Networks for complex pattern recognition.

Science Applications International Corp (1984-1988). Senior Scientist used as a roving
"technical troubleshooter" and project manager for a wide range of ADP and R&D efforts.

University of Michigan (1976-1984). Computer Programmer and Research Associate
Responsible for computer programming; pioneered relational database design and development.
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Archer Research Corporation. (2004-Present) President and CEO

SoftConcept Inc. (March-April 2004) Vice President, Advanced Information Technology
Responsible for market development, Enterprise Architecture, Net Centric System development and
technical advisor to the President.

Defense Information Systems Agency. Computer Scientist (1989 - 2004)

Chief, DISA Cross-Program Engineering. Leads system engineering activities to ensure
crosscutting DISA programs are effectively integrated across DISA. Leads and supports agency
systems engineering efforts to improve crosscutting mission capability packages. Provides system
engineering support, as needed, to ensure the requirements for GIG Enterprise Services are
integrated properly across DISA programs. Supports COCOMS to ensure they can fully utilize
appropriate DISA-provided mission capability packages.

Chief, COCOM Support Division. Provides operational, engineering and architectural assessment
support to vital military networks around the globe. Spearheaded the Directorate’s 9/11 crisis
response team. Personally led troubleshooting and analysis teams to US Central Command
Headquarters and Persian Gulf, deploying within days. His team was unanimously voted DISA’s
Outstanding Technical Program of the Year 2001 for its role in the Global War Against Terrorism.
In three months revolutionized the technical approach and reduced the turnaround time for
simulation-based assessments from months to hours. Turned the division around from a small
operation with a single client to one of the Agency’s star performers, nearly doubling its size and
tripling its budget. Monitors network configuration and traffic, troubleshoots and assesses
performance in operational networks. Performs simulation based engineering and architectural
assessments. Assesses the performance of leading edge Command and Control systems. Leads and
provides technical direction for teams of highly skilled Military, Civilian and Contractor personnel.

Assistant Deputy Director (Acting), C4I Simulation, Modeling & Assessment. Second in
command to one of the eight Deputy Directors in a 4+ billion dollar a year Agency. Helps establish
agency management policies, prepare and review the Agency budget, and leads day to day
operations of the directorate. Stands in for Deputy Director in his absence, leading the Directorate
and guiding key National and Agency programs. Directs human resource, financial, security,
administrative, and facilities management for the Directorate. Provides technical guidance for major
Agency and Programs. Principal member of DoD’s Information Assurance Control Board.

Senior Scientist. As Information Management Officer and Technical Advisor for the Deputy
Director for C4I Modeling, Simulation and Assessment developed innovative technical approaches
for major programs, lead teams of eminent scientists and high-level members of outside agencies.
Authored and implemented the Information Management ConOps for the Bosnia C2 Augmentation
Program, a mixture of web and satellite based networks that serve as the prototype for the future
Global Broadcast System. Revolutionized assessments of advanced systems by developing Web
based applications to collect survey data on usefulness and usability from military users in the field.
Conceived of and developed the first prototype of the future Virtual Command center using Virtual

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Reality technology to support distributed Command and Control. Negotiated delicate inter agency
agreements with other services and agencies.

Acting Division Chief, Command Center Division - Responsible for all aspects of division
management including: personnel management, representing the division in meetings with higher
echelons and high level clients in the Joint Staff, preparation of reports and briefings, and guiding
project managers. Supervised 41 technical personnel.

NCCS Support Deputy Project Officer - Responsible for providing technical guidance, project
management, and supervising operations, maintenance, system administration and help desk support
teams. The NMCC Command and Control System (NCCS) Support project provides technical,
operations, and maintenance support the Command and Control computer network in the National
Military Command Center. This network of UNIX, PC, and Apple workstations uses an open client-
server architecture to provide flexible platforms for a wide range of C2 applications. Dr. Archer
regularly represents DISA at meetings with high-ranking members of the Joint Staff and OSD. As
acting NCCS project officer he routinely assumes full management responsibilities during critical
periods of crisis support.

As a technical leader, Dr. Archer was responsible for developing the network architecture for the
Pentagon's Global Command and Control System (GCCS). He also improved Geographical Display
Systems, developed new methods for graphic presentations to the Chairman and for other NMCC
briefings, and integrated legacy systems into a modern client server network. His studies and
position papers have been widely read at the highest levels of the Joint Staff and OSD. For example,
two Joint Staff Directors, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3I, and the Director of DISA read
his paper "Avoiding the Hidden Stovepipe". As a direct result, plans for developing GCCS were
revised to use more state-of-the-art approaches. By identifying serious potential problems, this may
have saved millions of dollars in development cost.

FORECASTS II Project Officer. Helped design and develop Decision Support and Artificial
Intelligence applications for the NMCC and the Joint Staff. Provided analysis and helped develop
major global forecasting and wargaming models. The President, SECDEF, and Joint Staff used his
work to help form critical national policies. Received citation for contributions to operation
DESERT SHIELD/STORM. Dr. Archer has received Outstanding Performance Awards for every
year of his government service.

Private Consultant (1988 - 1989)

Neural network design. Developed pattern recognition networks and CASE software to assist neural
network developers. His BRAIN (Biologically Referenced Artificial Intelligence Network) complex
pattern recognition network and BRAIN POWER neural network development system are described
in his paper, "The CASE for neural networks." Inspector for the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory
Commission) assessing nuclear power plants' Emergency Operating procedures and computer
systems. Verification and validation of statistical software. Computer systems consultant.

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Science Applications International Corporation, Senior Scientist (1984 - 1988)

Artificial Intelligence development, knowledge engineering, and experimental design for the Army
Research Institute's (ARI's) Experimental Design, Development and Integration Center (EDDIC)
Command and Control laboratory. Designed the experimental and statistical analysis plan for a $20
Million project to improve Joint Foreword Area Air Defense SHORAD systems. Audited nuclear
power plant computer systems for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Develop guidelines for
computer interfaces. Co-author of EPRI guidelines for the Verification Validation of Expert Systems
for Nuclear Power Plants.

Created the five-year plan for Command and Control research for the U.S. Army Research Institute.

Responsible for project management and developing a research program to explore ways automatic
data processing can meet those needs. Evaluated statistical needs and developed strategic plans for
improving statistical resources for the EPA.

University of Michigan (1976 - 1984)
Research Associate - Survey Research Center: Developed statistical software
Research Associate - Studied residential programs for delinquent boys.
Computer Programmer - Department of Epidemiology: Database design and management
Teaching Assistant - Organizational Behavior and Social Psychology
Independent Research - Neural network models for cognitive processing and image enhancement
based on human visual systems. Organizational size, member involvement. Experimental research
on knowledge formation. Motivation and productivity in white-collar workers.

                                   SELECTED REFERENCES
Archer, M. A. (1999) Global Network Information Enterprise (GNIE) Technical Vision. White
Archer, M A. (1996) Bosnia Command and Control Augmentation (BCCA): Information
Management Concept of Operations. White Paper.
Archer, M. A. (1993) Avoiding the Hidden Stovepipe, or: A stovepipe by another name would smell
like creosote. White paper for the Director of C3 Systems of the Joint Staff (J6).
Archer, M. A. (1992) Assessing the future with global modeling. Presented at the Military
Operations Research Society Annual Symposium, Monterey, California.
Archer, M. A. (1990) Modeling German Unification. Presented at the Military Operations Research
Society Annual Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland.
Archer, M. A. (1989) The CASE for neural networks. Proceedings of the CASE Studies 1989
Symposium. Fairfax, Virginia.
Archer, M. A. (1985). A five-year program for human performance research. Army Research
Institute - Final Report.
Archer, M. A. (1981, October). The challenge of C2 research. Presented at the annual convention of
the Human Factors Society. Baltimore, Maryland.
Groundwater, E. H., Donnell, M. L., and Archer, M. A. (1986, December) Verification and
validation of expert systems develop for nuclear power applications. Electronic Power Research
Center, Palo Alto, California - Research Report.

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                                HONORS AND AWARDS

                             National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist
                            BS with High Honors, Summa cum Laude
               Promoted to SAIC senior management two years after graduation
               Outstanding Performance Award each year in government service
                    Letter of Appreciation – Bosnia Information Management
                          Letter of Appreciation – JWID 96 Assessment
                            Special Act Award – JWID 97 Assessment
                         Special Act Award – Organizational Assessment
                     Special Act Award – Acting Assistant Deputy Director
                           Director’s Coin – Enduring Freedom Support
         Director’s Award – Outstanding Technical Program/Project of the Year – 2001
                           Special Act Award – Iraqi Freedom Support
           Director’s Award – Outstanding Non-technical Project of the Year – 2002
                              Special Act Award – COCOM Support

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