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David W Vaklyes

Dave spent more than 30 years as an in-house developer for System Planning Corporation, an Arlington VA defense contractor. The last 13 years at SPC were supporting DARPA's proposal evaluation process with a custom-built FileMaker solution.

After leaving the corporate world, Dave started Gold Standard Design to provide database, web, and publishing services. In addition to continued support of DARPA, Dave's FileMaker customers range in size from the small heathcare education company Breastfeeding Outlook to the publishing giant USA Today.


FileMaker 15 Certified Developer
FileMaker 14 Certified Developer
FileMaker 13 Certified Developer
FileMaker 12 Certified Developer
FileMaker 11 Certified Developer
Red Hat Certified Engineer



George Mason University

Doctoral Studies in Information Technology
1988 – 1998

University of Rochester

MS, Optics
1978 – 1979

Purdue University

BSE, Nuclear Engineering and Physics
1973 – 1977

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