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David Kasefang

Network Systems Administrator
New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro NM 87801-4796
(575) 835-6333 fax

Although I began my career as an Analytical Chemist characterizing polymer compounds, I soon developed a preference for working with computer technology. Over the years I served in many roles ranging from Programmer Analyst to Technology Consultant. I worked in the computer industry (Digital, COMPAQ and HP) for almost 20 years before accepting a position at Washington University. The last 15 years I provided leadership to a Support team as the Manager of Technical Services for the Department of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis.

In my role at the Department of Radiology, I led the server and desktop support teams, with oversight over all things considered technical and likely some that were less than technical. We focused on implementing solutions that were supportable, robust and easy to use whenever possible.

My wife (Carole) and I have relocated to Socorro so I could join the team at the Bureau. Carole recently retired from her position as the Credit Manager for a manufacturing company. Carole and I both appreciate the opportunity to be part of the Bureau and Socorro Community.

I should add that while working as a Analytical Chemist I completed requirements for a Masters in Business Administration.



  • MBA, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Oh
  • BA Chemistry, University of Toledo, Toledo Oh


New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resource June 2018 to Present

New Mexico Tech

  • Responsible for defining/implement system/network appropriate security.
  • Maintain Windows server infrastructure, including backups, OS/firmware patching, and monitoring performance, VPN Access and Fort iGATE Firewall.
  • Maintain network LAN/WAN infrastructures and monitoring performance
  • Maintain and upgrade AD environment
  • Perform day-to-day support activities to maintain employee systems: desktop, and network access
  • Procure and deploy new software and hardware as needed
  • Maintain software licensing and track available and used resources
  • Stay current on emerging technology, provide recommendations for future technology investments
  • Troubleshoot software and network issues as needed.
  • Implemented pandemic related measures to allow remote work including Cloud based client backup to protect completed work.
  • Implemented a Windows Failover cluster to support Hyper-V virtual servers and file shares.
  • Defined and documented ArcGIS Enterprise Server build process.
  • Implemented WSUS server to maintain Windows Desktop environment.
  • Implemented MDT to standardize desktop environment builds and updated desktops to Windows 10.
  • Restructured and reorganized building LAN to resolve an outage situation.
  • Evaluating tools to generate web forms for data input.

Washington University School of Medicine Nov 2003 to June 2018

Manager, Technical Services

  • Provide Leadership for Technical Services Team, responsible for hiring, performance appraisals and personnel planning.
  • Responsible for defining/implement appropriate HIPAA security.
  • Develop budgets for IT organization.
  • Project Managed introduction of new technology into the production environment.

The following are examples of projects implemented in the past 10 years.

  • Planned and deployed new Secure Citrix Implementation.
  • Planned and deployed VMware ESX servers for infrastructure servers.
  • Planned and deployed Exchange 2010, currently migrating to Office 365
  • Planned and deployed SharePoint 2007, and upgrade to SharePoint 2010
  • Planned and executed migration from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business
  • Planned and executed deployment of Windows 7
  • DR Site implementation to ensure continuation of essential services.
  • Planned and deployed Remote Desktop Gateway
  • Planning Private Cloud implementation based on Windows 2012 R2, Storage Spaces, Scale-Out File Cluster and Hyper-V.


  • Migrated environment from public to private network (secure)
  • Established use of Windows Firewall on all desktops to improve security
  • Implemented web proxy servers to improve security
  • Implemented centrally managed anti-virus tools
  • Implemented standard desktop build and deployment process
  • Implemented centrally managed software deployment process
  • Implemented reverse proxy application publishing to internet.
  • Reduced network costs through cost allocation
  • Reduced software license costs through centrally managed license acquisition
  • Reduced server hardware platform costs through use of virtualization.
  • Reduced desktop hardware costs through use of standard configurations to achieve volume pricing discounts.
  • Implemented EMC storage arrays SAN configuration spanning 2 data centers.
  • Implemented backup procedures and policies
  • Implemented highly available applications spanning 2 data centers