Edward (Ed) Honour is the techincal lead for several national security projects at Argonne National Laboratory. Ed specializes in technical product development and developing technical solutions for projects with complex or difficult requirements. He is the technical architect and development lead for the highly successful Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool (MIST) Version 2.0 developed by Argonne National Laboratory for Federal Protective Service. In January 2018 MIST became the first risk management platform certified by the Interagency Security Committee (ISC) for use at all Federal properties. In support of rapid product development and support, Ed developed a full development framework for use in the rapid deployment of new law enforcement technologies using both desktop and mobile technologies. Ed is currently developing new technologies in physical and cyber security for government agencies that involve big-data analytics and distributed blockchain storage.
Ed has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology project development and leadership. Ed’s first I/T management position was in 1991 as the Director of Information Technology for the Levy Restaurants where he led development and implementation of mission critical systems supporting the construction and operation of new Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians baseball stadiums. Prior to joining Argonne in 2013, Ed was the lead consultant and technical architect on high visibility projects for companies like McDonald’s Corporation, Massey Coal, Hospira, and the City of Chicago Department of Revenue. Ed was previously a technology advisor to the non-profit Athletes Against Drugs.
Ed is the author of two best-selling computer books, Oracle How-To and Oracle 8 How-To.
Ed received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Math and Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1986.