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Ray Brow

Division Chief, Enterprise Server Operations Centers, Department of State

As Chief of the Enterprise Server Operations Center at the Department of State, Mr. Brow has responsibility for domestic data center consolidation, design, and build. Mr. Brow has worked in Information Technology (IT) since 1972. His career can be divided into four segments: ten years as an application programmer; ten years as a system software programmer; ten years in the training industry teaching MS DOS, NetWare, UNIX, and Microsoft BackOffice; and the most recent ten years with the Department of State in Data Center Management. Mr. Brow was a recipient of the 2006 State-of-the-Art Information Technology (IT) Award at the Department for introducing virtualization into the Department’s IT infrastructure. Recently Mr. Brow served as the chief IT Architect for the task of building a 30,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold data center that is entirely air cooled, making substantial use of ambient air and air side economizers.

During his career, Mr. Brow has held leadership positions in most facets of IT including executive positions at two major software vendors. In addition to his work in IT, Mr. Brow was a missionary in central Russia for a year, and he is a closet Celtic musician, who plays the guitar, hammer dulcimer, mountain dulcimer and numerous whistles and pipes. Mr. Brow holds a BA in English Bible from Washington Bible College, an MS in Information Architecture and a Doctorate in Information Assurance from Capitol College.

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