Samuel Godard

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In his current position, Samuel Godard is the Information Systems Manager at the Baha'i National Center of the United States (see Baha'i Faith).[1]

According to his employment profile, Godard is an "Accomplished IT Manager/Software Engineer with expertise in driving critical database and network design/deployment projects from concept and development through integration, optimizing data and hardware security, and positioning software development services in diverse competitive markets eager to contribute vast background towards supporting the technology needs of a progressive organization."[2]

His work history includes "More than 30 years of progressive experience demonstrating a talent for facilitating the development and introduction of new technologies to meet current and emerging needs of a wide range of professional environments including commercial industries and government agencies. Spearheaded the development of complex systems for high-profile clientele including Walt Disney Enterprises, General Electric, NASA, Hughes (see Hughes Electronics Corporation), Lockheed Martin, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Information Agency, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Falcon Microsystems, Fairchild Industries, Dominion Engineering, and Groupe André Perry.[3]

In his previous roles, he "Personally created information system used by Disney to build EPCOT and Tokyo Disneyworld."[4], and "Played an instrumental role in launching pioneering global Internet email system for the first international space mission. Collaborated with NASA in defining the source of the first recognized computer virus. Evaluated Pyramid, Sequent, Oracle, and Sybase departmental distributed systems for NASA. Developed and led Oracle and HyperCard for Macintosh classes."[5]

According to Godard, he was "Entrusted with overseeing selection, procurement, and deployment of corporate-wide finance, accounting, human resource management, inventory control, and task management software systems, with ongoing accountability for headquarters and remote site technology assets and data security."[6]

He also, "Collaborated with Lockheed Missiles(see Lockheed Martin) and Space Company in developing MIMS-driven database prototype for IMS databases utilized in manufacturing the Hubbell Telescope and Space Shuttles Specialties."[7]

Between January, 2004 and February, 2005, Godard was also a Senior Principal Prog/Analyst with DynCorp, during which time he fulfilled roles as a "Consultant - Business Development 1. Proposal development in high technology areas: Navy AUTEC Range Support-successful award, Air Force Kirtland AFB C4 Operations and Maintenance. 2. Specification, Implementation and Training War Reserve Materials Systems – Muscat, Oman and satellite locations"[8]


Further collaborations include "IT Management, software development of unique applications for NASA, Lockheed Martin, Navy, Coast Guard, Royal Saudi Air Force and commercial engineering concerns."[9]

During a 10 year period in Saudi Arabia, Godard "provided budget analysis, project scheduling, project coordination, upper management reporting, periodic progress reports and developed project analysis and work breakdown structures for dozens of projects, for 2 defense contractors and 6 Saudi Corporations

Managed personnel : hiring, training, evaluation, assignment, conflict resolution for 30 support programmers, software engineers and network administrators.

Maintained financial responsibility for IT departments, minimizing expenses without detriment to projects and maximizing project income. Ensured financial targets are met.

Increased revenues from $2 million to $10 million by process improvement, streamlining fulfillment and automating inventory control

Managed internal corporate technology like desktop hardware and software ; server hardware, software and networking for 6 corporate entities and 7 locations throughout the Arab world

Provided technical consulting services to other technology companies in Saudi Arabia, TAMSCO and Booz Allen Hamilton

Managed global satellite networking projects with sister companies and the Air Forces, both Saudi and USAF"[10]



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  2. Linkedin Employment Profile, Employment Profile, accessed June 16, 2013.
  3. Linkedin Employment Profile, Employment Profile, accessed June 16, 2013.
  4. Linkedin Employment Profile, Employment Profile, accessed June 16, 2013.
  5. Linkedin Employment Profile, Employment Profile, accessed June 16, 2013.
  6. Linkedin Employment Profile, Employment Profile, accessed June 16, 2013.
  7. Linkedin Employment Profile, Employment Profile, accessed June 16, 2013.
  8. Linkedin Employment Profile, Employment Profile, accessed June 16, 2013.
  9. Linkedin Employment Profile, Employment Profile, accessed June 16, 2013.
  10. Profile of Samuel Godard, OdinJobs Resume, accessed June 17, 2013.

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