Celebrating more than 35 Years of Leadership in Industrial Security.
Jim Conrad is the founder of SIMS Software. He began his national security career in the Navy during the Vietnam era, participating in a variety of classified programs including the Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle. Jim also taught electronics and computer courses as an instructor at the San Diego Naval Station. After eight years in the Navy, Jim became an Operations Research Analyst for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), where he supported the development of our nation’s information warfighting capabilities. His defense industry experience also includes positions as a Principal Scientist for SAIC (simulating war games) and a Facility Security Officer for Booz Allen Hamilton.
In 1983, Jim founded Stratcom Systems to develop wargame simulation software for the U.S. government. During this time, he also conceptualized and invented the original SIMS (Security Information Management System) product to automate the tracking of security clearances and classified information. SIMS Software is now the leading provider of industrial security information management software to the U.S. government and defense industries. Jim is an active member of NCMS, the society of industrial security professionals, and InfraGard San Diego, a FBI-affiliated nonprofit organization dedicated to critical infrastructure protection. He earned a Master of Business Administration from National University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University.