Ronald Joe Reed

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Manager of Computer Operations with broad-based experience and hands-on skill in the successful development, integration, and operations of multiple computer networks and technical support strategies. Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization's critical network operations, identify deficiencies and develop innovative solutions for increasing reliability and performance. A broad understanding of computer hardware and software, including installation, configuration, customization, management, system security hardening, troubleshooting, and support.


Red Hat Certified Engineer – Certificate Number 803004168011470

Global Information Assurance Certification – GIAC Certified Unix Security Administrator (GCUX)

Global Information Assurance Certification – GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

Technical Skills

Linux/Unix System Administration

Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP




Shell Scripting






Apache Web Server


Intrusion Detection

System Security

Virtual Private Networking

Cisco Router and Switches

Professional Experience

Department of Energy, ARM ProgramBillings, Oklahoma

Cherokee Nation Industries, L3 Communications, Aeroment Inc. - (All Government Contractors) for the US Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, Southern Great Plains (SGP) User Facility. The first ARM Program and world's largest outdoor climate research facility comprising 55,000 square miles in Oklahoma and Kansas. Please see

2000 – Present

Computer Operations Manager (7/2005 - Present)

  • Daily supervision of other system administrators.

  • Ensure instrument data collection and off site data transfers are accomplished.

  • Manage the SGP Computer Systems trouble reporting system.

  • Develop and submit weekly and monthly progress reports.

  • Participate in weekly conference calls with ARM Program Personnel.

  • Implemented an OpenVPN solution for secure communications between the dial-up computer systems and the main network.

  • Supported the development and implement of a Cyber-Security Policy for the ARM program.

  • Provide the day to day system administration for systems located in Alaska, Darwin Australia, Manus Island Paupa New Guinea, and Nauru.

  • Supported the development and implementation of the ARM Mobile Facility, which is deployed at various locations around the world.

Deputy Computer Operations Manager (7/2004 – 7/2005)

  • Promoted to handle all aspects of the computer operations department.

  • Developed a custom Red Hat installation CD for deployment at all ARM User Facilities.

Unix Systems Administrator (9/2000 – 7/2004)

  • Created a dial-up network of Red Hat based, hardened laptops to deploy into non-climate controlled, field locations around Oklahoma and Kansas.

  • Installed multiple computer networks and systems at Darwin Australia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Barrow Alaska, and Atqsuk Alaska.

  • Managed the day to day operations and support of Red Hat Linux systems for all of ARM.

Pulse Web Ventures, Inc. Tulsa, Oklahoma

1999 – 2000

Unix System Administrator

  • Provided the day to day system administration for a web hosting company, including direct customer support via phone and email.

Taylor Communications Tulsa, Oklahoma

1995 – 1999

Systems Administrator / Web Developer

  • Implemented and administrated a WAN consisting of three LANs with a combination of Windows 95 workstations, Windows NT 4.0 servers, and BSD/OS servers.

  • Installed and managed a Real Video and Real Audio server.

  • Designed and Programmed various websites with direct data connections to databases for e-commerce applications.


Tulsa Community College – 1995 – 1997

60+ College Credit hours completed towards degree.

References, Letters of Recommendation, and Salary History available upon request.