KIT Biographies

Ralph D. Hendrix
Principal Engineer, Knowledge Innovation Trust

Mr. Hendrix has 50 years of experience supporting the NSA as an employee for 36 years and as a contractor for 14 years. While at NSA he provided engineering support for development of collection systems and as a line manager for development and deployment of worldwide collection systems. He also supported the GROUNDBREAKER Program Office leading Intelligence Security and program document and compliance research. As a contractor with General Dynamics, Mr. Hendrix led a development team and was Program Manager for development and deployment of collection systems world-wide for international customers. While working for BCT and due to his experience on GROUNDBREAKER, he was selected to support the NSA preparations for outsourcing of the NSA IT Infrastructure under Program GREENWAY. He researched and documented the existing as is IT Infrastructure to be provided to the bidders, the most comprehensive description of the NSA IT infrastructure ever developed. Mr. Hendrix currently supports BCT in Knowledge Team research and in pricing strategies for major joint venture proposals.

Mr. Hendrix was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, Signal Corps, serving in the Combat Development Command Intelligence Agency and a tour in Vietnam. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a MS in Computer Engineering from University of Maryland. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and is certified a Program Management Professional (PMP) from the Program Management Institute.