Menu
©2017 ProObject

Who We Are

Cyber, mobile, and software engineers. Linguistics researchers. Language and security technologists. We wear many white hats.

As a Woman-Owned Small Business, we know it isn’t just our 20 years of experience providing outstanding Intelligence Community service that sets us apart—it’s also our passion for new technology, our ability to consistently and efficiently deliver results, and our strong reputation for client loyalty.

What We Do

ProObject’s cross-functional teams use leading-edge technologies to deliver mission-critical systems and solutions to our broad client base. Our hands-on consultants actively engage with members of the DoD and Intelligence Community, working with our customers to:

  • Defend, attack, and exploit threats to and on networks.
  • Deliver valuable intelligence information to decision-makers and the warfighter.
  • Help our country dominate our adversaries—one app at a time.

Our skilled and experienced engineers provide our clients with a decisive advantage. Our areas of expertise include the following areas:

  • Cyber Security
  • Signals Intelligence
  • Agile Software Development
  • Linguistics & Language Analysis
  • Cloud Software Engineering
  • Mobile App Development
  • Embedded/Real-time System Development
  • Enterprise IT

Technical Leadership

Certified staff provide strong technical thought leadership capabilities, including project management and software development management, which allow our clients to confidently focus on the mission while we manage the rest.

  • Program / Project Management
  • Software Development Management (SDM)
  • Technical Task Order (TTO) Leadership
  • Agile Scrum Implementation
  • Certified staff (PMP, CSM)

Cyber Security

Expert engineers perform offensive and defensive cyber, helping develop and implement solutions to protect and exploit systems, providing compliance security operations support.

  • System Security Plan Development
  • Certification & Accreditation
  • Auditing & Compliance
  • Security Operations
  • Incident Management
  • CEH, CISSP, ITIL, DoD 8570

Systems Engineering

It takes hard work, dedication, and expertise to tackle today’s toughest SIGINT challenges. Our systems engineers apply their broad experience in both system security and cloud engineering to the task, keeping our worldwide systems 100 percent operational—100 percent of the time.

  • Requirements Management
  • System Security Architecture
  • Cloud Architecture
  • Embedded / Real-time (DSP, FPGA, GPU)

Software Engineering

Certified staff develop and integrate essential enterprise services, delivering the mission-driven applications that enable connectivity, communication, and collaboration across the global Intelligence Community.

  • Web
  • Cloud
  • Mobile (Android, iOS, Windows, Java, Objective-C, Swift, C#)
  • Scripting (Perl, Python, Ruby)
  • Software Development (Java, JEE, C++, C#)

Integration & Testing

Expert engineers provide systems integration, testing, and deployment services for critical systems that support the warfighter. From CONUS to OCONUS and everywhere in between, we deploy systems to field sites and apply best practices to ensure systems are continuously operational.

  • Configuration Management
  • Test Planning
  • Unit Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • Software Test Automation
  • Continuous Integration
  • Test Harness Development

IT Services

Experienced system designers, our IT system engineers maintain net-centric system capabilities that enable warfighter communication and connectivity—anytime, anywhere.

  • Systems Administration
  • Desktop and Server Support
  • Applications Support
  • Network Engineering
  • Help Desk / Operations Center Support
  • Desktop/Server Virtualization (VMware, Citrix)

Linguistics & Language Analysis

ProObject linguistics researchers provide quality human language services in support of our clients’ research, development, and operational activities—all while remaining at the forefront of emerging language technologies.

  • Scientific Transcription, Translation, Annotation
  • Language Identification
  • Dialect Identification
  • Gender Identification
  • Speech-to-Text
  • Language Analysis Support

Our Leadership Team

JG
Joy Galliford Chief Executive Officer

Joy has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since 2013. She joined ProObject in 1998 and has held various positions throughout her tenure with the firm. She currently works closely with ProObject’s President and Vice President to set the strategy and goals of ProObject.

Joy holds a B.S. in Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. She also has executive management education from both the Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. A Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Project Management Professional (PMP), and a certified technical trainer, Joy brings over 25 years of experience in software design and development, systems engineering, testing, advanced technical training, and program management in various domains (e.g., the Intelligence Community, Electronic Radar Systems, and Advanced Energy Systems) to her work with ProObject.

Committed to our employees, Joy strives to provide opportunities for personal growth, diverse assignments, and career advancement. She fosters a culture of empowerment, encouraging employees to take initiative, lead others, and make a difference at ProObject.

JM
John Martin, Jr. President

As President of ProObject, John works closely with the CEO to execute ProObject’s strategy while also leading Marketing, Accounting, and Contracts functions within the firm. Since joining ProObject in 2000, he’s served as a Real-time/Embedded Systems Practice Leader, the Director of Technology, and Vice President.

John earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park and a M.S. from Johns Hopkins University. A member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), he has a background in developing embedded, digital signal processing, and both mobile and signals intelligence solutions for Intelligence Community clients. He’s also a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

A Washington, D.C. native, John strongly believes in ProObject’s mission to develop cyber security and signals intelligence solutions that secure our Nation. He takes great pride in getting to know our employees, developing their strengths, and offering them challenging opportunities where they will be successful. Together as a team, John believes we can solve any problem for our clients.

JY
Jennifer Young Vice President

Jennifer is ProObject’s Vice President and Director of Security, a position she has held since 2005. After joining the firm in 1996, she’s held various positions throughout her tenure with ProObject. Jennifer brings over 35 years of experience supporting the Intelligence Community to her current role, working closely with the firm’s CEO to set our strategy and goals.

A proud member of the ProObject team, Jennifer is committed to supporting both our management and employees, whatever their requests may be.

RC
Rachael Cangelosi Practice Leader

As the Analytics and Visualization Practice Leader, a position she’s held since January 2016, Rachael focuses on providing leadership and engineering support for the modernization of advanced analytic and visualization projects. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Towson University and an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. A Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Hadoop Developer, Rachael shares her extensive Agile software development, technical leadership, and systems engineering experience with our interns and new hires, giving them a head start as they enter the workforce.

Rachael works to build trust and strong relationships between her customers and the firm, ensuring success and career satisfaction for everyone involved. She believes in one-on-one interactions with employees and takes time to prepare them for new positions, reviews their current work products, and even discusses their plans for the weekend. Rachael is also an active member of ProObject’s multiple activity planning committees.

DG
David Gray Practice Leader

Since 2006, David has been the Enterprise and Cloud Technologies Practice Leader at ProObject, focused on developing a team of experts passionate about leading-edge Enterprise and Cloud Technologies capable of solving today’s hardest challenges. He started at the firm in 2000 after a seventeen-year career with the Department of Defense. Similar to other members of the leadership team, he started his career as a Software Engineer; he advanced to his current position by successfully identifying new opportunities and meeting new challenges as they were presented.

David earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University Of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a certificate in Leading Professional Service Firms from the Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a Cloudera Certified Hadoop Developer (CCHD), a certified Sun Java Programmer, and an Object Oriented Analysis and Design Consultant.

JH
John Paul Howell Practice Leader

With ProObject since 2002, John Paul has been the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Practice Leader for the past 10 years. He and his team provide solutions covering the areas of statistical data analysis and selection, video image processing, real-time system control, and the RF-to-baseband processing of several modern telecommunication signals.

John Paul earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana Tech and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University, where he specialized in communications theory and minored in electromagnetic theory. He is also a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and a long-time member of both the IEEE and the ACM. In addition to serving on the leadership team, John Paul also engages with his clients and performs technical work, while also actively mentoring his team members. Because of the great diversity of work available, it is always “exciting times” in the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Practice.

TR
Tommy Rodriguez Practice Leader

With ProObject since 2011, Tommy now serves as the Human Language Technology Practice Leader. At the customer site, he also functions as the Task Leader for ProObject’s language research effort. A 22-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, Tommy has 30 years of experience working in numerous areas of the Intelligence Community, including duty stations in Misawa, Japan; Sabana Seca; Puerto Rico; Fort Meade, MD and onboard the USS Clark (FFG-11) as a Surface Warfare Officer. He holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from University of Maryland-University College, and has taken numerous management and analyst courses throughout the Navy.

Tommy wants the customer to think of ProObject whenever a language requirement arises; therefore, he’s on a quest to build a virtual bench of language professionals that can be used “On Demand” as needed to step up and help our customers solve problems. Tommy and his team are well on their way to accomplishing this.

MC
Matthew Cerame Task Leader

As a Task Leader, Matt supports the Intelligence & Defense Solutions practice. Since joining the firm in 2009, he’s also served as a Task Lead in the Real-Time and Embedded Systems Practice and has worked on proposal efforts, business development, and led planning for corporate events. Matt holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and a M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. As a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), he has over 20 years of experience spanning digital hardware design, software engineering, and digital signal processing system analysis and design.

Matt enjoys not just working at ProObject, but also the corporate culture that arises from working with a tight-knit group of talented and dedicated professionals. He’s a firm believer in the customer’s mission, and a strong advocate for making personal, professional, and corporate growth go hand-in-hand with customer success.