Ray Stone's Bio
Raymond 'Ray' Stone has over 35 years of progressive IS project and program management experience, primarily within the Department of Defense, but also with several other government agencies. He has been heavily involved in all aspects of information systems management, including all phases of systems development lifecycle, risk analyses, risk assessment, and business process re-engineering. He led several efforts in business and systems planning processes and has spearheaded several initiatives including LAN/WAN/MAN migrations and deployments, data center moves and IT infrastructure upgrades and enhancements.
As for his military service, Ray enlisted
in the Naval Reserve in May of 1963, attended submarine school in Groton, CT
and then TM 'A' school in Key West, FL.
After qualifying in submarines onboard USS Carp (SS-338),
he continued his active duty, serving for 2 years onboard USS Runner
(SS-476). Following completion of his active duty service, he continued
to maintain his active affiliation with the reserves while pursuing a civilian
career in data communications and information systems.
In September, 1985, Ray was voluntarily
recalled to active duty, to serve as a technical consultant to the Deputy
Chief of Staff for Information Systems (COMNAVRESFOR Code 10) at Naval Reserve
Headquarters, in New Orleans. He
was involved with the design and development of local and wide area networks
used by the Naval Reserve Force. He
also served as Defense Data Network (DDN) Host Administrator and LAN Manager
for staff headquarters. He
established a network of electronic bulletin board systems (BBSs) nationwide
throughout the NR Readiness Commands, provided extensive training for the
REDCOM system operators, and was the architect of the BBS hub installed at
CNRF headquarters. During his
tour, he served on the Force Master Chief Board of Advisors and attended the
NERA National Conferences (1987, 1988, 1989) as a keynote speaker and as an expert in Naval Reserve ADP issues. In October, 1990, Ray returned to the Washington DC area to continue his civilian career in
information systems management. He
retired as a TMC(SS) from Naval Reserve service in September, 1991.
Ray earned a B.S. in Management from Northwood University, and holds a M.S. degree in Management from Troy State University. He has also completed Computer Security Accreditation Requirements and Risk Management Concepts and Methodologies, given by the Dept. of the Navy. Other technical courses completed include Managing Winning Proposals (Shipley Associates), Project Management (American Management Assoc.) and Defense Data Network Host Administration, sponsored by the Defense Communications Agency.
Ray is retired, currently living in Springfield, Virginia. He is a Past Commander for the American Legion, Post 176 and has also served as the Base Commander for the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. Northern Virginia Base.