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Postal address:

International Ocean Discovery Program
Texas A&M University
1000 Discovery Drive
College Station TX 77845-9547
USA

Phone:

Help Desk: (979) 845-7918

Fax:

(979) 458-1617
Brad Barber Cybersecurity Policy Analyst Michael Cannon Senior Marine Computer Specialist IODP: Technology Services Organization Chart IODP Titles • FY23 Updated 1 September 2023 Nick Logan Marine Computer Specialist Vacant Help Desk Technician Bryan Kappler Help Desk Technician II Kerry Mullins Help Desk Technician III Matt Nobles Senior Information Technology Professional I Vacant Supervisor of Information Technology Infrastructure Services James Cordray Help Desk Supervisor Vacant Associate Marine Computer Specialist Steven Thomas Associate Marine Computer Specialist Vacant Software Applications Developer Rick Menzel Software Applications Developer III Dan Cary Software Applications Developer II James Brattin Software Applications Developer III Timothy Blaisdell Software Architect Jay Kimrey Supervisor of Applications Development David Kratz Interim Supervisor of Information Technology Courtney Landry Information Technology Configuration Manager Algie Morgan Vacant Software Applications Developer Director for Information Technology Enrico de Pano Marine Computer Specialist David Fackler Software Applications Developer IV Hai (James) Zhao Software Applications Developer IV Leads JRSO’s information technology team and manages IT activities on shore and afloat: application development and integration, database management, infrastructure and desktop support, and IT security risk management. Algie Morgan Director for Information Technology Provides technical leadership to develop, implement and monitor IODP IT security policy, practice, and regulatory compliance supporting IT strategy, projects, and operations. Brad Barber Cybersecurity Policy Analyst Manages all aspects of JRSO’s configuration management program on ship and shore: asset management, software licensing, IT project management, audits, policy review, service catalog maintenance, hardware and software procurement, system installations, and enterprise architecture baseline documentation; assists department manager with preparing reports and managing contacts and section budgets. Courtney Landry Information Technology Configuration Manager Provides supervision, staffing, and support of shipboard and shore-based IT services: computer and network systems, user-oriented computer services (including Internet access and email), 24/7 ship/shore satellite connectivity, help desk services, IT security risk management, and community access to Program information. David Kratz Interim Supervisor of Information Technology Provides supervision, staffing, and support of shore-based IT infrastructure: equips and manages shore-based server and network facilities; provides technical management and operations support for a heterogeneous network computing environment; ensures IT infrastructure is secure and patched; assists supervisor in preparing budgets. Vacant Supervisor of Information Technology Infrastructure Services Provides systems administration services in support of shore IT operations: administers shore-based computer server services; provides technical management and operations support for a heterogeneous network computing environment on shore; and ensures IT infrastructure is secure and patched. Matt Nobles Senior Information Technology Professional I Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Michael Cannon Senior Marine Computer Specialist Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Steven Thomas Associate Marine Computer Specialist Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Vacant Associate Marine Computer Specialist Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Nick Logan Marine Computer Specialist Provides infrastructure and desktop computer support afloat and ashore: administers all shipboard IT systems; assists shore-based IT help desk and system administration staff as necessary; prepares technology for upcoming expeditions and responds to specific requests from science participants; and ensures infrastructure and desktop computers are secure and patched. Enrico de Pano Marine Computer Specialist Supervises Help Desk staff and facilitates management and maintenance of all shore-based desktop hardware and software: reviews, assigns, and tracks customer help requests and new requirements while coordinating work with appropriate technician(s) for ticket resolution; assists with providing consultation support to staff in the use of desktop hardware and software applications; and ensures desktop computers are secure and patched. James Cordray Help Desk Supervisor Provides desktop computer support to shore-based JRSO customers: provides administrative support for Help Desk, which supports all shore-based computer desktops (hardware and software); assists with maintenance of all shore-based computer environments (hardware and software); and ensures desktop computers are secure and patched. Kerry Mullins Help Desk Technician III Provides desktop computer support to shore-based JRSO customers: provides administrative support for Help Desk, which supports all shore-based computer desktops (hardware and software); assists with maintenance of all shore-based computer environments (hardware and software); and ensures desktop computers are secure and patched. Bryan Kappler Help Desk Technician II Provides desktop computer support to shore-based JRSO customers: provides administrative support for Help Desk, which supports all shore-based computer desktops (hardware and software); assists with maintenance of all shore-based computer environments (hardware and software); and ensures desktop computers are secure and patched. Vacant Help Desk Technician Supervises day-to-day activities of application development team toward successful completion of development projects: responsible for design, coding, testing, review, maintenance, security, accessibility, and documentation of JRSO custom applications and programming standards. Jay Kimrey Supervisor of Applications Development Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Timothy Blaisdell Software Architect Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. David Fackler Software Applications Developer IV Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Hai (James) Zhao Software Applications Developer IV Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. James Brattin Software Applications Developer III Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Dan Cary Software Applications Developer II Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Rick Menzel Software Applications Developer III Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software. Vacant Software Applications Developer Vacant Software Applications Developer Develops and maintains software applications: provides consulting, technical support, and training to users of custom application software and to technical staff; provides operational support for the shipboard software applications used to acquire, archive, and retrieve scientific and operational data; analyzes JRSO laboratory systems to define improvements; ensures applications are secure and accessible; and provides training to users of custom application software.
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Morgan, Algie

Associate Director, Information Technology
morgan_a@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-9324
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Barber, Brad

Cybersecurity Policy Analyst
barber@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-8495
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Landry, Courtney

IT Configuration Manager
landry@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6625

Information Technology & Support
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Kratz, David

Interim Supervisor of Information Technology
kratz@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-8948
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Mefferd, Matt

Supervisor of Information Technology Infrastructure Services
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Nobles, Matthew

Senior Information Technology Professional I
nobles@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-4847
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Cordray, James

Help Desk Supervisor
cordray@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-1789
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Mullins, Kerry

Help Desk Technician III
mullins@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-4288
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Kappler, Bryan

Help Desk Technician II
kappler_b@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-9298
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Harrison, Thomas

IT Generalist II
harrison@iodp.tamu.edu
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Joseph, Sherwin

IT Professional II
joseph@iodp.tamu.edu
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Cannon, Michael

Senior Marine Computer Specialist
cannon@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3853
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Thomas, Steven

Associate Marine Computer Specialist
thomas@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 458-1615
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de Pano, Enrico

Marine Computer Specialist
depano@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6485
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Logan, Nick

Marine Computer Specialist
logan@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6484

Applications Development
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Kimrey, Jay

Supervisor of Applications Development
kimrey@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 862-4980
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Blaisdell, Timothy

Software Architect
blaisdell@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-9323
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Fackler, David

Software Applications Developer IV
fackler@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3683
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Zhao, Hai (James)

Software Applications Developer IV
zhao_h@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6635
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Brattin, James

Software Applications Developer III
brattin@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-1405
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Cary, Dan

Software Applications Developer II
cary@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-3044
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Menzel, Rick

Software Applications Developer III
menzel@iodp.tamu.edu
(979) 845-6534