Carrol Hood -
Chief GEOSS Architect, Raytheon
Carroll A. Hood serves as the GEOSS
Chief Architect for Raytheon. In this position, he is responsible
for identifying, shaping and executing business opportunities
for Raytheon within the context of the Global Earth Observation
System of Systems (GEOSS). GEOSS is an international initiative
supported by nearly 70 countries and nearly 50 intergovernmental
organizations to enable the exploitation of environmental
data, information, products and services beyond their original
intent in order to generate value for citizens and economies.
Mr Hood joined Hughes in September 1997, just prior to its
acquisition by Raytheon. Mr. Hood has over twenty-five years
experience in the area of environmental data management,
including serving as the Director of the US Global Change
Research Information Office.
Mr. Hood is certified Enterprise Architect (FEAC Institute)
and a certified Six Sigma black belt. He has been active
in the Alliance for Earth Observations and has led several
Alliance activities related to GEOSS architecture.
Mr. Hood has a B.S. in Marine Science, and an M.S. in Marine
Science with emphasis in Physical Oceanography/Oceanographic
Remote Sensing. He lives in Castle Rock, CO with his wife
Ginny, son Jason, daughter Lauren, and two cats. He is active
in the community and currently serves on the Planning Commission
for the city of Castle Rock. His hobbies include hiking,
reading, tennis and geocaching.