David G. Pullman is a UNIX systems administrator in the Engineering Laboratory Systems Administration Group (ELSA) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His areas of interest include network information systems, automating system configuration, and system and network monitoring. Mr. Pullman has previously held positions in field engineering, curriculum design, and as an instructor in information systems and electronics.
David began his career with the United States Navy, serving on a Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) submarine and a deep ocean survey research vessel as a navigation electronics technician. He continued in the Navy as a curriculum developer and technical training instructor until leaving for the private sector. His work included field engineering and training positions with a major defense contractor, large business and consumer electronics companies, and a major database software company before coming to NIST in 1999.
David returned to public service with the NIST Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL), with an implementation of a UNIX operating system installation and configuration system that spanned multiple networks and buildings. Other projects have included automated monitoring and alerting systems, centralized authentication and authorization systems, and system configuration and monitoring of heterogeneous computing systems. Most recently he developed the implementation behind the NIST Disaster and Failure Events Data Repository, containing the images and videos from the NIST World Trade Center Investigation.
Dave was awarded the DOC Bronze medal award for outstanding service in 2005.
Unix System Administrator
Engineering Laboratory System Administration
Nova Southeastern University, M.S., Computer Science, Current Student
University of Maryland University College, B.S., Computer Science, 2004