Tommy Goolsby

Tommy Goolsby

Tommy Goolsby

R&D S&E, Mechanical Engineering

Currently a member of Sandia’s International Nuclear Security Engineering (INSE) team, Tommy Goolsby is a subject matter expert in access delay. Tommy has more than 30 years of experience working in access delay design development, testing, and installation for both fixes sites and secure transportation systems for the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense (DOE, DoD) and with international programs.

From 1992 to 2004, Tommy worked in the Active Response and Denial Technology (Access Delay) department where he led less-than-lethal technology projects and served as the project lead for access delay technology evaluations. In this capacity, he led security upgrades for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Navy.

Tommy also served as deputy lead and physical protection lead for the Mayak Production Association Material Protection Control and Accounting (MPC&A) Project from 1996 to 2002; as the physical protection lead for the MPC&A Project at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad, Russia, from 1996 to 2003; as the access delay technology consultant for approximately 25 other former Soviet Union/Baltic States projects from 1996 to the present; as the delay specialist for several Global Threat Reduction Initiative projects; and as the security project lead and access delay specialist on several large U.S. Navy military construction projects, totaling more than $1B.

Tommy provides access delay consulting and the delay timelines needed to perform modelling and simulation (mod-sim) analyses supporting several INSE programs.

A Distinguished member of the Technical Staff, Tommy has worked at Sandia National Laboratories since 1987. Prior to joining Sandia, Tommy worked for Exxon Pipeline and Hughes Aircraft. Tommy earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso.

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