Mr. Ray Trechter currently leads Sandia National Laboratories’ Interactive Systems Simulation & Analysis (ISSA) Department which develops tools for analyzing security in operational spaces, particularly facilities and their surrounding terrain, to include the interplay among sensing, energy, cyber, and personnel.
From 2011 to 2013, Ray worked for the Honorable Sharon Burke as the Deputy Director of Mission Assurance for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs (OASD OEPP.) He investigated operational energy risks, determined their possible impacts on DoD contingencies, and collaborated with stakeholders on risk reduction plans. Some of Ray’s efforts while at DoD include tying electric grid reliability to critical missions; cyber vulnerability scenario definition for energy-related infrastructure; and energy infrastructure resiliency measurement.
Ray has held a variety of positions at Sandia National Laboratories including management of an operations research department that performed modeling for the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC.) He also expanded Sandia National Laboratories’ force-protection research and methodologies by focusing on critical infrastructure assessment of U.S. bases/facilities and modeling military missions and their dependencies. Other assignments include management and technical contributor work in the areas software architecture, and distributed systems development.