Professional consulting firm bringing 40+ years of DoD, NASA and private sector senior executive experience to help businesses with practical and productive approaches and solutions to federal government contracting matters. Specializing in working with federal contract processes, regulations and policies including source selection processes, communication strategies, business development and capture strategies, RFP and proposal evaluation and strengthening, contract administration solutions, subcontracting, teaming, networking and effective/productive customer communications.


Applied Federal Contract Associates, LLC
March 2017 – Present (6 years 1 month)
South Pasadena, Florida, United States

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, LLC (ACT I)
Executive Vice President for Contracts
March 2015 – April 2017 (2 years 2 months)
Arlington, VA
Corporate executive/leader. Direct contributor to fast growing, successful small business with multiple prime and sub contracts supporting DoD (F-35, space, cyber, finance, engineering, logistics), DHS (Cyber acquisition) and commercial customers (acquisition, logistics). 33-years in federal contracting with 12 years in the Senior Executive Service (SES) for Air Force, OSD and NASA. Specialties: Government contracts, subcontracts, win strategies, teaming, proposals, business development, contract problem-solving, small business strategies, networking, regulations, risk management, compliance, corporate processes, teaching and public speaking.

Director of Contract and Grants Policy
July 2011 – February 2015 (3 years 8 months)
Washington, DC
Leads NASA contract policies and processes for compliance with FAR and NASA FAR Sup. Includes cost and price analysis methods for an annual spend of $14+ billion for space systems development and mission support services as well as NASA policy, processes and governance for grants and cooperative agreements.

U.S. Air Force
6 years 5 months
Director of Small Business Programs
April 2007 – July 2011 (4 years 4 months)
Pentagon, Washington, DC
Served as the Air Force’s senior advocate for small business development and participation in Air Force contracting. Led $9 billion spend in Small Business contract activity. Primary advisor to Air Force leadership on small business program policies and strategies.

Director, Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Should Cost Review
March 2010 – December 2010 (10 months)
Pentagon, Washington, DC
Led major Should-Cost Review of EELV program and major propulsion,booster and avionics subcontractors.
Program Executive Officer, (Services Acquisition) Combat and MissionSupport
March 2005 – April 2007 (2 years 2 months)
Senior acquisition and contracting authority overseeing major ($100M+)services contracts. Developed acquisition strategies, led source selection decisions, evaluated contract incentive structures across multi-billion services contract portfolio that included IT, engineering, advisory and assistance, systems maintenance, and space launch range operations services.

United States Department of Defense
Director, Defense Acquisition Regulation Council
August 2002 – March 2005 (2 years 8 months)
Pentagon, Washington, DC
Led Defense Acquisition Regulatory Council serving as a Deputy Directorof Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP). Developed Federal
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and DoD FAR Supplement policies andprocesses.

Air Force
Contract Analyst
1987 – 2002 (15 years)
Pentagon and other locations
Warranted Contracting Officer for Space Based Radar program and Deputy Contracting Director at Bolling Air Force Base. Lead analyst for C-17 program during major Should Cost Review and program restructure. Air Force Copper Cap Intern. Air Force Career Broadening intern. DoD Executive Leadership and Senior Executive Leadership Program graduate. Office of Federal Procurement Policy intern.


National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces
Masters, National Security Resource Mgt · (2000 – 2001)

Georgetown University
Masters, National Security Studies · (1991 – 1993)

Northeastern University
BS, Political Science · (1980 – 1984)