Mr. Flournoy has been the Associate Director of the Academy for Advanced Telecommunications and Learning Technology at Texas A&M University since 2000. The Academy, among other activities, is charged by the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System with developing consortia and collaborative opportunities for Texas A&M and the people of Texas in areas of distance learning, tele-medicine, advanced telecommunications, and supercomputing.
Mr. Flournoy spent 25 years in R, D&E in the oil industry in various parts of the world focusing on communications, ruggedization, and sensor/equipment development. He has spent almost 16 years in Academia doing similar research as well as extensive k20 and rural telecommunications and healthcare projects in Texas. Mr. Flournoy participated in the founding of and served as Interim Chief Information Officer of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center from 2000 through 2003.
Mr. Flournoy was a co-founder of the Texas Gigapop consortium in 1996 and later The Texas Gigapop 501c3 and served on the Board from 2001 to 2003. The Texas Gigapop became Lonestar Education and Research Network (LEARN) which now serves as the very high speed education backbone of Texas. He continues to participate in the LEARN Technical Advisory Group. In 2000, he was one of the co-founders of Quilt, a national “buying” club serving the educational community throughout the nation. Mr. Flournoy was a co-founder of the Internet2 Healthcare Advisory Committee in 2000 and continues to serve on it. Since 2002, he has served as a member of the Southeastern University Research Association (SURA) IT Advisory Committee.
Between 1995 and 2005, Mr. Flournoy authored, co-authored, and/or participated in ± $5 million in telecommunications grants from the Texas Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund for K20 schools and Health Science Centers. From 1997-2001 co-authored and administered the Texas A&M vBNS Connectivity Grant from the National Science Foundation. This was the basis for the development of the Texas Gigapop. From 1998 through 2006, Mr. Flournoy was principal author and Technical Administrator for the “Disaster Relief Emergency Medical Services (DREAMS)” research grant form the US Army for the development of a new generation of emergency ambulance for civilian and military use. These ambulances contain multiple communications systems, significant computation power, and medical equipment normally found in an emergency room. In-route care designed to allow the emergency services staff to extend “The Golden Hour” was the primary goal of this project. From 2003 through 2008, Mr. Flournoy was primary author, Principle Investigator, and Technical Director of “Texas Training and Technology for Trauma and Terrorism (T5)” which transferred DREAMS communications and computer technology to helicopter ambulances.
Mr. Flournoy co-authored the Texas FCC Pilot Program awardee - “Texas Health Information Network Consortium (THINC)”.
Mr. Flournoy graduated from Rice University in 1970 and served as an Army Reserve medic during 1970 thru 1973 in military and civilian hospitals as well as riding the first EMS ambulances in Houston, Texas.
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