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Director, Information Technology Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center

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Dr. Reed L. Mosher is director of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

ERDC research and development supports the Department of Defense and other agencies in military and civilian projects. Principal mission areas include civil engineering, environment, water resources engineering and physical sciences. Research projects include facilities, airfields and pavements, protective structures, sustainment engineering, environmental quality, installation restoration (cleanup), compliance and conservation, regulatory functions, flood control, navigation, recreation, hydropower, topography, mapping, geospatial data, winter climatic conditions, oceanography, environmental impacts, and information technology.The ERDC has been named the Army’s R&D Organization of the Year five of the last eight years, and for the past three consecutive years.

ITL executes a broad R&D and operational program on behalf of the Corps, Army and DOD. Functions include high-performance computing, high-bandwidth communications, computer-aided engineering, computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), geographic information systems (GIS), software engineering and scientific visualization. The laboratory manages one of six DOD supercomputing centers.

Mosher began his career at ERDC in 1989 as a senior research civil engineer in ITL, a position he held for five years before transferring to the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL). While at GSL, he served as chief of the Structural Mechanics Division, as technical director for Survivability and Protective Structures, and as lead technical director for Military Engineering. He returned to ITL as director in January 2008.

He earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering with specialization in geotechnical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1977. He received a master’s in civil engineering with specialization in geotechnical engineering and engineering mechanics from Mississippi State University in 1982, and a doctorate in the same from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1992.

Mosher is a past recipient of the DOD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and the Society of American Military Engineers’ National Technology Advancement Award. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineers, the Society of American Military Engineers and the U.S. Army Engineer Association. He has authored more than 75 publications, including a report for the Secretary of Defense.