Mr. Fouad Ramia

Mr. Fouad Ramia
Sr. Systems Engineer and Faster Administration of Science and Technology Education and Research Community of Practice (FASTER CoP) Coordinator

Mr. Ramia provides subject matter expertise, technical leadership, management, and guidance to the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program including identifying opportunities for coordination and collaboration among the NITRD Agencies. He coordinates the activities of the Faster Administration of Science and Technology Education and Research Community of Practice (FASTER CoP). FASTER’s goal is to enhance collaboration and accelerate agencies’ adoption of advanced IT capabilities developed by Government-sponsored IT research. His activities include organizing monthly meetings with invited guest speakers, and workshops to share information on protocols, standards, best practices, technology assessments, and testbeds, and to accelerate deployment of promising research technology. Mr. Ramia also assists in the writing and editing of technical reports and planning documents (e.g., workshop reports, responses to OSTP and PCAST inquiries, and the annual supplement to the President’s Budget).

Mr. Ramia is also the Systems Engineer for the National Coordination Office (NCO) for NITRD. His main duties are managing the day-to-day operations of the NCO/NITRD IT network as well as overseeing its enhancement. He also does staff support, technology research and assessment, and problem management.

Before joining NCO in December 2009, Mr. Ramia was a Network Engineer for 3H Technology where he was responsible for the infrastructure design, support, and maintenance of the 3HT network, which included the implementation, configuration and active maintenance of a Voice-over-IP system for more than 500 users. Before that, Mr. Ramia was involved in the planning, creation and active maintenance of a disaster recovery site that provided full redundancy and a 99.9 percent uptime for the Army Emergency Relief (AER) network.

Mr. Ramia received both his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Engineering from George Mason University.