Marconi B. Ratonel

Senior Manager

Mr. Ratonel has extensive experience with modeling and simulation software development, extending to all stages of the software development process: design, implementation, testing, documentation, and project management. He has made considerable contributions to Metron’s modeling and simulation development efforts, including Naval Simulation System (NSS), Joint Systems Analysis Simulation (JSAS), Bandwidth Analysis Toolkit (BAT), and Cyber-security Simulation System (CSS). From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Ratonel’s main focus, in his position as Software Analyst, has been involvement in all aspects of the comprehensive and complex NSS software development effort. He directed the design and implementation of many of the core NSS C4ISR model representations across all Warfare Mission Areas, he also implemented state-of-the-art object oriented analysis and design, quality assurance, configuration management, and developer verification and testing procedures and practices. Mr. Ratonel has worked to upgrade the model in support of CPF and ONR contracts, has contributed to the development of the Joint Systems Analysis Simulation (JSAS), and developed the model to extend system behavior in support of Lockheed Martin and the Deepwater program. Mr. Ratonel employed his skills in C++, JAVA, XML,

Pascal, MFC, HTML, Assembly Language, Object-Oriented Software Development in the accomplishments of these tasks.

From 2006 to present, Mr. Ratonel expanded his role and became a Senior Software Analyst for the Operations Research and Cyber Analysis (ORCA) division of Metron. Mr. Ratonel has experience onsite at SPAWAR 051 and specializes in C4ISR modeling, simulation and Operations Analysis. He has worked numerous SPAWAR 5.1.1 and PEO studies, including the Computer Network Defense (CND), C2 Bottlenecks in ASW and Navy’s Warfighting Bandwidth Requirements Assessment studies. Mr. Ratonel also has served as Metron’s technical lead on numerous SPAWAR 5.1.1 studies, including Net-Centric Continuity of Operations, Navy Afloat/Ashore C2 Balance, and Expunging Existing Network Intruders.

At present, Mr. Ratonel serves as the technical supervisor and main point of contact for all ORCA Division support to SPAWAR and OPNAV N81. This includes leading the development of a new cyber warfare model for World Class Modeling (WCM) that is sponsored through N81, the new model is the Cyber-security Simulation System (CSS). A prototype of CSS has already been used in the Expunging Existing Network Intruders (EENI) study, and continued development of the model is on-going. Under the EENI study Mr. Ratonel worked with operational subject matter experts to identify specific computer network attack vectors and current CND capabilities and used CSS to quantify these relationships. These types of experiences and contacts gained helps to advance the cyber, network and bandwidth related knowledge that is areas of emphasis for the ORCA Division as a whole and Mr. Ratonel specifically.


  • B.S., Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2000