Thomas R. Rhodes Information Technology Specialist National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Technology Laboratory Gaithersburg, MD 20899 (301) 975-3295    (342N)

Mr. Rhodes has over 30 years of experience in software and computer related technologies, working in both government and private industry. Currently, he is an Information Technology Specialist in the Information Technology Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he is project leader for the NIST Healthcare Standards Landscape project. The “Landscape,” hosted at NIST, provides a web-based capability for publishing and searching for healthcare standards information over the Internet. The Landscape is operational and in use by various organizations developing and using healthcare standards. Mr. Rhodes is also currently involved in the NIST US Measurement System project; a project to survey and analyze measurement needs across various industry sectors and disciplines.    (342O)

Previously, he led the NIST “Internet Commerce for Manufacturing” (ICM) project, which investigated Internet e-commerce architectures, standards, and technologies for improving supply-chain operations in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards and assemblies.    (342P)

Before this, he was engaged with industry and standards development organizations in developing standards and an infrastructure for establishing interactive, instructional learning systems over the Internet.    (342Q)

Earlier, he was manager of the “Software Engineering Group” at NIST and led the “Integrated Software Engineering Environment” (ISEE) project investigating integration of software tools and repositories for software engineering environments.    (342R)

Before coming to NIST, he was Director at Integrated Microcomputer Systems, Inc., where he was responsible for design and implementation of computer network systems for industry and government.    (342S)

Mr. Rhodes participates, and has participated, in various standards, government and industry groups including, the ANSI Healthcare Information Technology Panel (HITSP), the ANSI Healthcare Informatics Standards Board, the e-Gov Consolidated Health Informatics (CHI) group, the NEMI Factory Information Systems (FIS) group, the Commerce-Net Electronic Commerce Framework Group (eCo), the Instructional Management System (IMS) Technical Developers Group, the IEEE Learning Object Metadata (LOM) Group, the IEEE Software Engineering Group, the Object Management Group (OMG), and the ECMA Portable Common Tool Environment (PCTE) group.    (342T)

Mr. Rhodes has a degree in Electronic Engineering from Pratt Institute, and did graduate work in Mathematics at American University.    (342U)