Thomas Murphy

Thomas Murphy

Senior Missions Systems Engineer
Silver Bullet Solutions Inc.

About this Speaker

Mr. Murphy is a senior electronic engineer with over 40 years of experience in design and acquisition of Joint Theater C4ISR and Information Technology (IT) Architectures, Naval Combat Systems Architectures, Command and Control/Combat Direction systems, sensor fusion systems, and weapon systems.  He is one of pioneers of modern sensor data fusion.  He started with the Mare Island sensor fusion laboratory from which he progressed to the Advanced Sensor Integration / Tactical Distributed Processing studies.  Mr. Murphy campaigned to implement this research, laid out a strategic plan and won CNO approval to proceed with the full-scale development for what became known as the Advanced Combat Direction System Block 1 (now SSDS).  He also served as leader of many C4ISR architecture tasks and programs, with particular focus on the fusion architecture (e.g. AEGIS Sensor Control and CEC).  Based on this extensive real world experience with C4ISR and IT architecture, he joined the Space and Naval Warfare System Command where he served as the Technical Director for Navy C4ISR Architecture.  In this role Mr. Murphy served as the Navy’s representative to Department of Defense for the development of the Department of Defense C4ISR Architecture Framework. Mr. Murphy contributed to all aspects of the document and specifically wrote a substantial portion of the system architecture sections. These efforts lead directly to the development of DoDAF 1.0. He has also contributed significantly to DoDAF 2.0 and is still involved in follow efforts.

Mr. Murphy holds a BS degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Maine and a MS degree in electronic Engineering from the University of Maryland. Since retiring from Civil service Mr. Murphy has been consulting to DoD and other agencies through both Silver Bullet Solutions, Inc. and American Systems, Inc. Mr. Murphy is active in the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and a member of ASNE, SNAME and IEEE.

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