Team Members

David Garver  –  Director of Programs


Summary:

Mr. Garver has 34 years of software and systems development management experience with government, universities, small businesses and large corporate clients. As the Director of Programs he is responsible for on-going programs and developing new business opportunities.

Experience:

Mr. Garver has consulted for several federal government departments and agencies including the Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of the Interior, Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury, House of Representatives, Office of Naval Research and other government clients including the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority and the National Academy of Sciences.

Private sector clients have included IBM, Unisys, Northrop Grumman, Oracle, CGI-AMS, EDS, Grant Thornton, L-3 Communications, Pearson Government Solutions, McConnell International, and several small business software product companies.

As a federal employee and Program Manager at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Mr. Garver was responsible for developing one of the first web-based business applications on the Internet. The FastLane system received recognition for leading edge web development with the National Information Infrastructure award for Government in 1996 and was recognized for innovative customer service in the book Customers.com authored by Patricia Seybold. The system is currently supporting 250,000 scientists and administrators in over 3,000 universities (fastlane.nsf.gov).

For the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Mr. Garver pioneered clustering of workstations and servers to function as a supercomputing platform. He formed strategic business and technical relationships with IBM for R&D projects, worked on projects with Marc Andressen and other developers of the Mosaic web browser, and collaborated with research scientists in several disciplines to define their computation requirements and match their needs to the appropriate supercomputing resource (Cray, Thinking Machines, IBM cluster).

Education:

Mr. Garver has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in Math and Physics from Millikin University.