Roger Blalock is the Lab Operations Manager for Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division within NIST. He works with engineers in the PSCR Division’s Advanced Communications Research Group to deploy new vendor equipment for test projects in the network. He also works to integrate and troubleshoot third party testing tools, as well as develop and maintain tools that allow easier ongoing maintenance of the lab. Roger joined PSCR with over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. Initially, he worked with system test and test automation for 2G and 3G cellular networks, but also spent time doing new feature deployment in overseas markets. Roger spent the last several years working on both lab design and operations as well as the 4G IMS core. His education includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering.