Curriculum Vitae: (Resume) updated April 8, 2021

Louis T. Gnecco M.S.E.E., President
TEMPEST INC. 112-F ELDEN ST. HERNDON, VIRGINIA 2017
(703) "TEMPEST" / 703.836.7378 Fax: 703.709.9565
e-mail: lou@tempest-inc.com


Note:"TEMPEST" which is now called "EMSEC" ( EMission SECurity ) is the technology involved in the prevention of electronic evesdropping by detecting and eliminating unintentional signals that compromise sensitive data.

Education:
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering ( Communications )
George Washington University, Washington DC 1980

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Manhattan College, Bronx New York 1966.

Certified Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer Cert. # EMC-000544-NE
Certified Electrostatic Discharge Control Engineer Cert. # ESD-00143-NE
Formerly Certified TEMPEST Professional, Level II (1998- 2018)



EXPERIENCE:

1985 - Present: President of
"TEMPEST INC. Herndon, Virginia"
We build secure communication devices for the US government.
In our well-equipped , testing laboratory we eliminate and prevent electromagnetic interference problems as required by Military, FCC, European Community (CE-mark) and other government and industrial standards.
"President of the United States."

1984-1985: Chairman of the DATA COMMUNICATIONS TEMPEST WORKING GROUP: ( GM-14)
DEFENSE COMMUNICATIONS AGENCY ( DCA) Arlington, Virginia ( Now called the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
Led an inter-agency board that certified the TEMPEST security of communication devices used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and civilian agencies that do classified work.

1982-1984: Chief of the Communications Automation Planning Branch: ( GM-14)
NAVAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMMAND, Washington, DC

Led a group of experienced managers ( GS-13's and a Lieutenant Commander, USN )
. that managed a $10 million/year program to develop and upgrade critical Navy
. Communication Systems ( LDMX / NAVCOMPARS, and others.)

1971-1982: Chief of the TEMPEST Signal Analysis Branch (GM-13)
NAVAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS SECURITY ENGINEERING CENTER, (NESSEC)
Washington, DC
. Now part of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Commmand ( SPAWAR .)

* Led a small but very successful group of engineers, senior technicians, and a computer programmer trainee
. developing hardware and software used by Navy TEMPEST Field testing teams worldwide
. to maximize and evaluate the amount of information conveyed by unintentional emissions ( "TEMPEST" signals) produced by communications and data processing equipment
. found on Navy ships, aircraft and shore facilities throughout the world.

. ELECTRONICS ENGINEER (GS-12 and GS-13):
" NAVAL ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS SECURITY ENGINEERING CENTER, (NESSEC)", Washington, DC
. ( later made a part of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Commmand ( SPAWAR .)
. * Took over and brought to successful conclusions several difficult TEMPEST testing projects involving on Navy ships, aircraft,
. missiles and shore facilities in the continental United States (CONUS) and Europe.
. * Developed revolutionary new equipment and techniques used to
. extract useful information from otherwise noisy ( TEMPEST ) signals.
. * Established the Navy's "HIJACK testing program," making it the largest and most successful of . all the military services."

1966-1971:AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIST:
US Civil Service rank: GS-7, GS-9, and GS-11)


NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION, ( NASA ), KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida.
* Served as an Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer on the Apollo program, preventing, testing and troubleshooting
electromagnetic interference problems on Apollo spacecraft, launch vehicle, and ground support equipment.
* I am proud to say that I personally helped solve a serious electromagnetic interference problem
that was threatening to cancel the launch of Apollo 11,
the world's first manned moon landing mission
* Supported the launch of every manned moon landing mission from "to Apollo 16," including "Apollo 14. "

I AM THE AUTHOR OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS:


"The Design of Shielded Enclosures"
Cost Effective Methods to Prevent Electromagnetic Interference.
Butterworth-Heinemann Publishing Company. August 2000.
ISBN 0-7506-7270-6

"The Shielded Enclosure Handbook"
The Definitive Guide for the Buyer Builder, Tester and User
of Electromagnetically Shielded Rooms.
TEMPEST INC.: 1999 ISBN 0-9706415-2-4

"Problems and Solutions in Electromagnetic Compatibility and Wireless Communications">
TEMPEST INC. 1999 ISBN O-9706415-1-6

I HAVE BEEN AWARED THE FOLLOWING PATENTS:

"6,546,109" "Electromagnetically Shielded Hearing Aids" 2003

"6,031,923" "Electromagnetically Shielded Hearing Aids" 2003

"5,640,457""Electromagnetically Shielded Hearing Aid" 1997

I AM THE AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR OF THE FOLLOWING TEMPEST INC. COURSES:
"High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse Awareness "
"High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse ENGINEERING "
"
Introduction to Electromagnetic Compatibility and Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3")

"Shielded Enclosures"
"Shielding Effectiveness Testing" "Shielded Enclosures"
Construction of Electromagnetically Shielded Enclosures
TEMPEST Professionals' Certification Course
Fundamentals of TEMPEST Security
TEMPEST Threat Management
" The Measurement of Acoustic Attenuation (sound transmission testing.) "
"Mastering the language of physics and electronics. "
Professional Societies:
* LIFE MEMBER # 05254891 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)