Advanced Systems Supportability Engineering Technologies & Tools

Robert L. McCaig

McCaig-smRobert McCaig is Senior Vice President and a founding member of ASSETT, Inc. He has more than 40 years of industry experience focusing on the design, development, and integration of large complex systems for military and commercial applications.

He has held many positions including designer of hardware, manager of test and integration, developer of diagnostic software, and chief engineer for submarine combat systems. He has also served as Technical Director for all Navy programs at Lockheed Martin in Manassas, Virginia, where he provided direction and coordination for all major initiatives.

Mr. McCaig's career in submarine combat systems began in 1970 with the award of the AN/BQQ-5 Sonar to IBM Federal Systems. In 1977, Mr. McCaig transitioned from systems integration to system engineering where he participated in the system design for several AN/BQQ-5 upgrades, the AN/BSY-1 System, and the System Design and Development contract for AN/BSY-2. In Addition, he was part of the Batch 2 Trafalgar Class (B2TC) design team in the United Kingdom during the early 1990s.

Beginning in the 1990s, he led an effort at Lockheed Martin for the transition to Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) technology for submarine non-propulsion electronics. These efforts have led to such programs as Advanced Mine Systems (AMDS), Medium Frequency Active Improvement (MFAI), Acoustics Rapid COTS Insertion (ARCI), and the New Attack Submarine C3I System.

Mr. McCaig was awarded the Albert A. Michelson award by the U.S. Naval Submarine Forces for his outstanding contributions to the U.S. Navy.

With the founding of ASSETT, Inc., Mr. McCaig expanded his systems engineering and architecture skills to include commercial industry. He has worked for IBM Global Services and Business Transformation Outsourcing, as well as, Nokia.

Robert is a graduate of Clarkson University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
In addition to fulfilling his duties as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for ASSETT, he also serves the Stevens Institute of Technology as an Industrial Fellow. Mr. McCaig frequently speaks at defense and industry various conferences and has led engineering seminars, developed advanced engineering courses and has instructed courses domestically and overseas in both defense and industry venues.