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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

McGrath, James

First Name:
James
Last Name:
McGrath
Telephone:
(202) 493-3047
Team: Program Management
Office: Office of Resource Management
Office Code: HRRM-1
Backup Person:
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Provides strategic IT support and planning for the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
  • Provides oversight and advisory support for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Office of the Secretary (OST) IT support contract; strategic and tactical support for key initiatives; and general IT planning (e.g., reviewing statements of work, procurement planning, cost estimating, etc.). Coordinates activities with the Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator of the Office of Research, Development, and Technology, and research associates
  • Provides research cloud proof-of-concept. Envisions that the research cloud will support all laboratories (e.g., storage, computation capability, etc.) at TFHRC with the Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory as the first pilot. Coordinates with the USDOT’s cloud services team
  • Reviewing software to support the customer/partner management for CARMA3SM
  • Works with OST IT support team to resolve issues identified while assessing current IT environment such as storage needs, bandwidth issues, and backup/redundancy