Expert in Government Contracts
Expert has trained hundreds of Federal, military, and contractor professionals nationwide—from novices to C-level executives. Businesses and individuals rely on his expertise to navigate the complexities of the Federal contracting marketplace. Contracts managers, attorneys, chief executive officers, program managers, sales directors, business capture and proposal experts, and other contracts professionals consistently provide outstanding reviews f's teaching skills, presentation style, and consulting expertise.
Expert is currently the director of policy for a Defense contractor, and supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Small Business Programs as the senior policy adviser. As a former senior contracting officer for the Department of Defense, he has diverse and extensive Federal contracting experience across the Air Force, Navy, Pentagon, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. He served special details as an Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) acquisitions attorney, and a procurement analyst for the Source Selection Policy and Clearance Committee of Air Force Space Command. Expert has negotiated, reviewed, or managed billions of dollars of Government contracts over the course of his career. This real-world, Government experience provides an invaluable perspective for clients.
PRIVATE-SECTOR EXPERIENCE, SUMMARY
Director of Policy and Acquisitions for ByteCubed (consulting, IT, Defense contractor firm). Responsible for business development, proposals, hiring and training and management of SMEs, and adviser to CEO, General Counsel, and other C-levels on all government contracts issues. Attorney, professional instructor, frequent keynote speaker, nationally recognized subject matter expert (SME), expert witness, consultant for small and large firms, and author of 70+ scholarly publications on government contracts, small business, and Defense/federal policy.
Successful small business providing professional instruction, expert witness services, and consulting in government contracts. Highly regarded speaker and professor of government contracts—taught hundreds of federal, military, and private-sector professionals. Experienced expert witness in government contracts litigation. Consultant for wide range of clients in IT, cybersecurity, services, manufacturing, R&D, medical, Defense, and law.
FEDERAL EXPERIENCE, SUMMARY
Senior Policy Advisor at Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Small Business Programs, advising Presidential Appointees and Senior Executive Service (SES) officials, formulating acquisitions, small business, and contracting policy for all federal contracts and DOD programs. Shaped DOD policy and wrote, edited, and changed (personal input) FAR and DFARS regulations. Leadership and policy expertise at the highest level of DOD. Shaped the restructure of the Pentagon into A&S and R&E, influenced DOD acquisition reform (Section 809 Panel). Former Senior Contracting Officer with diverse Defense contracting experience at Air Force,
Navy, and Pentagon, former Air Force JAG Attorney, and former Policy Analyst for $1B+ source selections for major weapons systems. Several civilian service awards. Experience with a wide range of acquisitions, contracting, and federal policy in R&D, operational, and MDAPs.
Expert's eponymous firm provides expert advice in Government contracts: consulting, instruction, training, and expert witness services. Consulting projects include FAR, DFARS, regulations, bid protests, litigation, contracts, statements of work (SOW), specifications, clause selection, contract interpretation, subcontracts, subcontractors, FOIA, contracting officers, contracting officer representatives (COR), proposals, capture strategy, source selections, simplified acquisitions, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, General Services Administration (GSA) contracts, GSA Schedules, Department of Defense, aerospace, services, information technology, business operations, documentation, representations and certifications, System for Award Management (SAM) registration, Federal Business Opportunities (FBO), and other topics.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
|Year: 2010||Degree: Juris Doctor (JD)||Subject: Law||Institution: American University|
|Year: 2006||Degree: BA||Subject: Economics, International Relations (double major)||Institution: University of Virginia|
|Years: 2016 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Director of Policy and Acquisitions||Department: Contracts||Responsibilities: Principal government contracts policy and acquisitions Advisor to CEO and other senior management.
Senior Policy Advisor and SME for SES, Presidential Appointee, and other senior DOD officials on contracting, small business, Defense, and acquisition policy for all DOD: Air Force, Navy, Army, OSD
Director of Policy and Acquisitions for ByteCubed: oversee all policy, contracts, legislative advisors; conduct hiring, firing, employee improvement plans; direct ByteCubed corporate/business growth strategy
Manage proposals, RFI responses, industry day, client outreach, and technical responses for business development and new contracts
Program Manager for multi-million-dollar DOD contract and 18-person team of SME consultants
Write, edit, and change the FAR and DFARS to apply across the entire Government contracts industry
Shaped the restructure of the Pentagon, influenced DOD acquisition reform (Section 809 Panel)
Respond to Congress, GAO, Inspectors General, Senators, Congressmen, and public inquiries regarding contract law, acquisitions, clause selection, small business, economic issues, and other topics
Provide SME advice, analysis, solutions, and research on complex contracting and acquisition topics
Write, edit, and comment on policy issuances (directives) for review and signature of SECDEF, USD(AT&L), and other senior Defense officials, applicable to all DOD acquisitions and Components
|Years: 2016 to 2017||Employer: Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Small Business Programs||Title: Senior Policy Advisor||Department: Policy||Responsibilities: Senior Policy Advisor for OSD Office of Small Business Programs, revise Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS), shape DoD and federal contracting policy, advise senior-level presidential appointees and members of the senior executive service (SES).|
|Years: 2015 to 2016||Employer: Self Employed||Title: Senior Contracting Officer||Department: Contracts||Responsibilities: Senior Contracting Officer for research and development contracting, broad agency announcements (BAA) and small business innovation research (SBIR) solicitations.
Teach courses—nationwide—to hundreds of professionals about contracting, source selections, Government contracts law, bid protests, acquisitions, FAR, DFARS, COR training, and other topics
Created several proprietary courses and workshops for open enrollment and licensing purposes
Design, review, and update courses and courseware as SME for all levels of professional expertise
Consistently receive outstanding written course evaluations, feedback, and reviews from hundreds of students, including awards for teaching ability, level of expertise, and positive impact on contracting results
Publish in the field and serve as guest speaker for various professional organizations and industry groups
ember, Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services, provide expert opinion and reports for litigation
Found $millions in damages, submitted expert reports, and shaped successful case strategy (both plaintiff and defendant side) in matters involving false claims, bid rigging, GSA schedules, small business setasides, FAR certifications, limitations on subcontracting, clause selection, breach of contract.
|Years: 2013 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Owner, Professor, Consultant, Expert Witness||Department: Contracts||Responsibilities: Owner and founder of his eponymous firm, which provides expert advice in government contracts: consulting, professional instruction, and expert witness services.|
|Years: 2013 to 2015||Employer: GS-13 – DOD, Washington Headquarters Services||Title: Senior Contract Specialist||Department: Contracts||Responsibilities: Senior Contract Specialist for supplies and services, commercial and non-commercial, information technology, security, intelligence, hardware, and software.
WHS is the sole Acquisition Directorate for the Pentagon, SECDEF, and all 4th estate DoD agencies
Lead Contract Specialist for Defense Acquisition University, including $100+ million source selection
Planned and executed $100+ million IT services contract for all DAU that saved $30+ million compared
to the incumbent, helped successfully defend three separate protests by the incumbent (losing contractor)
Created the Contracting Knowledge Library for all WHS—online database of acquisition information
Provided cradle-to-grave contract management, crafted acquisition strategies, and drafted key documents
Selected for national Source Selection Community of Practice (Army/Air Force/Navy/OSD think tank)
Received three different Bravo Zulu (BZ) awards for exceptional performance and professional activities
Advanced strategic sourcing initiatives across Office of SECDEF and all 4th Estate DoD agencies
|Years: 2010 to 2013||Employer: GS-12 – Air Force Space Command, Space and Missile Systems Ctr.||Title: Contract Specialist||Department: Contracts||Responsibilities: Contract Specialist for space-based weapons systems, satellites, rockets, Global Positioning System (GPS), launch ranges
Also served special rotation as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) attorney while serving as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF).
Won Contract Specialist of the Year Award, won Civilian Category II Award (4Q)
Lead Contract Negotiator for $100+ million contract extension for the Launch Ranges, negotiated contract ~$3 million below proposed cost and met mission-critical deadlines, Ranges stayed “green”
Lead Contract Negotiator for $50 million+ acquisition of Global Broadcast Service, MILSATCOM
Lead Contract Negotiator for $80+ million option exercise for the Launch Ranges
Performed cost and price analysis for and negotiated award of multi-million-dollar proposals
|Years: 2006 to 2010||Employer: Williams & Connolly LLP||Title: Paralegal / Document Clerk||Department: Law / Litigation Support||Responsibilities: Assisted attorneys on high-profile litigation matters.|
|Years: 2010 to 2017||Agency: Department of Defense||Role: Senior Contracting Officer||Description: Senior Contracting Officer across a wide range of DoD agencies and activities: Air Force, Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense|
|SPEECHES, PRESENTATIONS, COURSES TAUGHT
Highly regarded speaker, panelist, professor—taught hundreds of students, nationwide, including:
bid protests, source selection, contract law, COR, writing, proposals, and business development
-“Leadership, Power, and Influence;” US Air Force Academy
-Guest speaker on Federal contracts and Defense policy for several different NCMA chapters
-Guest speaker, panelist, and webinar several times for APMP
-Keynote speech, APMP Bid and Proposal Convention
-“Chess and Litigation,” Mensa High-IQ Nationwide Convention
-“What’s New in Government Contracts,” Society for Government Meeting Professionals
-“Professionalism and Policy Updates,” DOD Small Business Training Week
-“Paths for Leaders in Government Contracts,” National Youth Leadership Foundation
-“Legislative and Policy Updates,” Centre Law Annual Review
|Awards / Recognition|
|EDUCATION, CREDENTIALS, AWARDS
-Top Professionals Under 40 Award, National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
-Best Article of the Year Award, NCMA, “How Many Bid Protests Are Too Many?”
-American University (Law School), Juris Doctor (JD): cum laude (with honors)
-University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts, double major in economics and international relations
-SECRET clearance; Attorney; DAWIA Level III Contracting, Level I PM
-Selected as member of DoD Source Selection Community of Practice (think tank for source selections, acquisitions, and bid protests across Navy/Air Force/Army/Fourth Estate)
-Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)
-Project Management Professional (PMP) – Project Management Institute (PMI)
- Experienced expert witness
- Three (3) Washington Headquarters Services Bravo Zulu and Coin Awards
-Contract Specialist of the Year, Air Force Space Command SMC/SL
-Civilian of the Quarter, Air Force Space Command SMC/SL
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Has submitted expert reports and declarations, researched millions of dollars in damages, and clarified complex contract clauses for multi-million-dollar government contracts litigation involving FAR clauses, SBA regulations, GSA Schedules, small business set-asides, subcontracts, false claims, and other topics.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Has trained hundreds of Federal, military, and contractor professionals nationwide—from novices to C-level executives. Businesses and individuals rely on his expertise to navigate the complexities of the Federal contracting marketplace. Contracts managers, attorneys, chief executive officers, program managers, sales directors, business capture and proposal experts, and other contracts professionals consistently provide outstanding reviews for his teaching skills, presentation style, and consulting expertise.|
|As a former senior contracting officer for the Department of Defense, he has diverse and extensive Federal contracting experience across the Air Force, Navy, Pentagon, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. He served special details as an Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) acquisitions attorney, and a procurement analyst for the Source Selection Policy and Clearance Committee of Air Force Space Command. Expert has negotiated, reviewed, or managed billions of dollars of Government contracts over the course of his career. This real-world, Government experience provides an invaluable perspective for clients.|