Lawrence C. Freudinger
Lawrence C. Freudinger is the Chief Information Officer at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif. In that role, he has overarching responsibility for ensuring alignment of the science and engineering, project management, and business management applications with NASA Enterprise Architecture and standards.
Freudinger also guides the Center Chief Information Officer organization in providing consistent, quality services, aligning technology with mission requirements and ensuring compliance with policy. In addition to being the Chief Information Officer, Freudinger also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Information Technology and is the branch chief for the Information Services Branch at NASA Dryden.
In his concurrent role as Chief Technology Officer for Information Technology, he is responsible for evolving enterprise and information technology architecture toward new capabilities and services that increase value for customers and stakeholders. In that role he conceives, advocates and directs projects in areas concerning sensor webs, network computing, wireless communications and productivity for multiple distributed teams in collaborative computing environments. His vision for cyber-infrastructure supporting network-centric testing is oriented toward a global-reach test range with intelligent observation capabilities.
Freudinger's prior role at Dryden in the Mission and Information Test Systems Directorate focused on advanced test technology development and network access to globally deployed airborne instrument payloads. In that role he led a team pioneering highly specialized information technology systems that changed the way NASA's airborne science program delivered services to its customers.
Freudinger began his NASA Dryden career as a cooperative education student in 1982, specializing in the field of aerostructural dynamics. He is a co-inventor of patented open-source middleware designed for network-distributed testing and was the technical program chairman for the 2003 International Telemetering Conference. He was a member of the 2009 Cyberinfrastructure Task Force contributing to planning efforts for aeronautics research, development test and evaluation national infrastructure.
He has authored or co-authored over 30 publications and is a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal. Freudinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.