Kelley Caudle

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Ms. Caudle has 35 years of experience in the computer and communications field and currently is at Boeing Defense, Space, and Security (BDS) working on missile defense program improvements. Prior to her current position she was the Chief Engineer for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ballistic Missile Defence Programme stationed in The Hague, Netherlands. Prior to that position, she was instrumental to the initial manufacturing for the Horizontal Stabilizer on the 787-9 aircraft. Prior to Boeing, she was the Director for Intelligence Systems at S2 Corporation developing leading edge frequency sensor and intelligence systems and Chief Technical Officer at Digital Operations.  As Chief Technical Officer, she was responsible for the design and development of 9 intellectual properties including developing real-time voice improvement algorithms for cellular phone systems to support voice recognition. Previously as Chief Engineer for a Boeing missile defense program, she was responsible for the technical design, deployment and fielding of the entire command, control, communications and battle management system components for a multi-billion dollar military program. She was an initial developer of the Internet Protocol (IP) communications standards over wireless systems, and a lead engineer modern-day military experiments that combined simulated and real platforms. She has been a critical developer and engineer on many currently fielded NATO and U.S. computer defense systems. Other accomplishments include support for the development and operational testing of Sgt. York, Avenger, Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD), and the space qualification testing for the Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) on the solar arms for the Space Shuttle and Hubble Telescope. She has worked on over thirty systems currently on display in the Smithsonian Air and Space Museums.  She held multiple patents for the Army on these programs.

Her conference presentations include multiple national and international defense and technology conferences, the Small Business Administration conference in Washington D.C. and the Mentor-Protégé conference in Orlando, FL as well as science, technology and math talks at various schools.  She was a session co-chair for Missile Defense Agency Small Business Innovative Research conference in Washington D.C.  She is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Women in Defense (WID), Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), National Defense Industry Association (NDIA), American Society of Naval Engineers (ANSE) and International Physics Honor society of Sigma Pi Sigma (SPS). She was featured in Alabama Technology Today as one of the state’s top technical women in 2003. She authored a book, “Why Don’t You Just Shoot the Moose – Applying Common Sense to Solve Everyday Business Problems”.

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