Industry Seminar Series - January 2018
TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING (GOVCON)
DATE: Thursday, Jan 25
LOCATION:Harrington Hall 108
Presenters: Terry Severson
Bio: President, Trace Systems Inc., Vienna, VA
Terry Severson is President and one of the founders of Trace Systems Inc.Trace is a technical professional services firm which provides networking, telecommunications, information technology, and cyber security services, solutions, and systems to U.S. Department of Defense customers. His experience includes both military and industry communications/information technology services. Before helping found Trace in 2006, he was Director, Strategic Planning for the Communications Line of Business of DRS Technical Services, Inc. and for Technical and Management Services Corporation (TAMSCO) before it was acquired by DRS.Earlier he was a Vice President for Advanced Management Technology, Inc. (AMTI) where his team provided a wide range of IT support and development services for FAA, TSA, U.S. Army, and USCG customers.His initial private sector job was as a Principal with Booz×Allen & Hamilton where he led the company’s Eatontown, NJ office providing professional and technical services to Army, other Defense, as well as commercial customers.He also spent two years in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as Operations Director for Booz×Allen & Hamilton Saudi Arabia, a start-up joint venture, providing professional services primarily for the Royal Saudi Air Force.He served in the USAF and retired in 1992 with the rank of colonel. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from UND and an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Denver. He is a founding member of the UND College of Engineering and Mines Executive Board and its current Chairman.He’s from Tioga, ND.
Technical professional services is a business area which providesGovernment contracting, or GovCon, is a large business area that provides services, solutions, systems, and products to Federal, state, regional, and local jurisdictions.This presentation will be about my personal experience providing technical professional services primarily to the U.S. Department of Defense, but also including several Federal civilian agencies as well as in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.I’ll discuss how my military and professional services experiences helped me co-found and grow Trace Systems Inc. over the last 12 years into a now-medium size business which provides telecommunications, enterprise information technology, cloud, and cyber security services, solutions, systems, and products globally, primarily to DOD.
Possible Solutions for Improving the Human Energy Footprint
DATE: Thursday, Jan 18
LOCATION: Harrington Hall 324
Presenters: Stephen Detwiler
Bio: Graduated Albion College in Albion Michigan, May 2014 with B.S. in Geology, Physics, and GIS.
Currently a Geological Engineering Master of Science student in the Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota.
Interested in resource gathering, energy production, geological mapping and modeling, and natural hazards mitigation.
One of the biggest threats to humanity is the consequences of global climate change. However, we need energy/electricity to move our civilization forward and better the plight of many of the world’s citizens. To combat the consequences of our energy needs, we need to diversify our energy portfolio and not depend on solely on one resource. We also need to enhance our recovery of oil, make it more efficient, and use it wisely. We need to model and simulate impacts and problems, such as groundwater conservation and oil recovery. In addition, the USA needs to make sure we are not negatively influencing the world by leaving a minimal carbon footprint. On behalf of Drs. Dongmei Wang and Stephen Nordeng, this talk covers alternative energy resources, enhanced oil recovery, geological simulations and modeling of oil reservoirs and production.