Louis Reich    (3XU3)

Louis Reich received as B.S Degree in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971 and has over 35 years of experience in systems software engineering. For the last 23 years Mr. Reich has worked with Goddard Space Flight Center in his role as a Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) Senior Consulting Engineer. During this period, he has been the architect and designer of several registries and data and service cataloging and discovery protocols in the Earth Observation and Geospatial Information Systems domains. Mr. Reich is a leader in emerging digital information preservation technologies and co-authored the Open Archive Information System Reference Model (OAIS RM) that became an ISO Standard in 2002. He is currently the chairman of the Information Packaging and Registries Working Group in the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) where he authored the XML Formatted Data Units (XFDU):Structure and Construction Rules as a technology to enable the creation of OAIS-compliant Information Packages. He is currently the Principal Systems Engineer in a NARA sponsored NASA research project on advanced information encapsulation, information models and procedures, and highly scalable ingest mechanisms. Recently, he was the co-chair of the Geospatial Markup Language(GML) GML and Cataloging Working Groups of the OpenGIS Consortium.    (3XU4)