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David W. Zacharias is a 38-year veteran of the software engineering and management business, supporting military, space, and intelligence applications for the DoD.He developed software for a space-based surveillance system while earning a Master of Science degree in Computer Science at The Pennsylvania State University.Subsequent projects have included spacecraft telemetry simulation, military weapon control systems, fighter jet guidance and control, and covert communication systems.Project NEEDLENOSE, his debut novel, offers a fictionalized glimpse into the world of software development for highly-classified defense systems, and the brilliant (and often eccentric) engineers who inhabit it.Now retired, Mr. Zacharias lives in the highlands of Central America and travels the world with his wife, marveling at the accelerating pace of technological evolution.
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