Dr. McCready has 40 years in the Scientific and Engineering community providing research, development, evaluation and successful product transition/implementation. He has spent the last 25 years at the U.S. Coast Guard’s (CG) Research & Development Center as the Division Director responsible for all research relating to C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers/Cyber and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) as well as the Director for Strategic Analysis & Business Development.
Over the course of his years his expertise spans multiple areas. He is an expert in Maritime Operations covering Maritime Stewardship, Maritime Security (Founding member of the CG Special Forces), and Maritime Search & Rescue. His technical experience includes maritime communications (shore, surface, underwater, airborne, and space-based), sensing systems (Acoustic Visual, IR, and RF), IT/Cyber, Counter Narcotics & Counter Terrorism, non-lethal weaponry as well as CBRNE technology. He has specific expertise in defining and developing research plans addressing cyber issues affecting the Maritime Transportation System (MTS). Complimenting his knowledge and expertise with cyber, Dr. McCready has both the practical experience of identifying, matching, and delivering new capabilities from industry and academia as ready-made products for immediate use by CG.