Brian Schwab


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Bureau of Economic Analysis 1441 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20230 United States <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

Management and Program Analyst<o:p></o:p>

Duties from 7/16/2010 to present: Currently serve as Bureau of Economic Analysis' (BEA) Deputy Continuity Coordinator and as Devolution Coordinator. Exercised personal initiative and conducted a comprehensive review of the existing agency Continuity of Operations Program plan and determined a need for a complete overhaul to enhance readability, improve functionality, and eliminate redundancies. Created a business process flow map and identified each of the agency's Mission Essential Functions (MEFs) and their supporting functions. Developed an overall risk assessment for the agency's primary operating facility that included identification of scenarios posing high risk levels to the agency mission and worked with other senior personnel to develop/implement mitigation options. Coordinated with internal program areas and divisions to identify Emergency response Group personnel. Integrated a Test, Training and Evaluation program (to include IT continuity and disaster recovery plans) into the new continuity plan. Collaborate with the Office of the Chief Information Officer to ensure continuity communications have the required capabilities and resources to permit proper functioning of the agency in an emergency for up to 30 days. Created a new pandemic response plan that dovetails with the Department of Commerce (DOC) Pandemic Plans. Established a corrective action program to track and implement internal changes identified in the After Action Review/Implementation Program. Authored the devolution and reconstitution plans that are tailored to meet specific agency requirements. Represent the agency on the DOC Continuity and Emergency Working Group. Collateral duties include supervising the performance of 45 separate administrative and support programs within BEA's Administrative Services Division (ASD). Develop dashboard of key performance indicators to serve as reporting tool to senior leaders. Provide continual operational process analysis, communicate program status, and identify/resolve issues and constraints. Implement program management techniques to ensure programs are completed on-time, on-budget, and within scope. Plan and oversee allocation of all program resources, track progress, and completion timeframes. Develop key performance metrics and other reporting criteria. Develop specific performance improvement techniques to streamline program tasks. Oversee administration of program budgets to include actively assist in identification of needed acquisition programs, contract management, and budget transfer requests. Ensure operating plans are properly developed and that budgets are spent according to plans. Represent ASD on major programs that cross organizational boundaries within BEA, such as the bureau's recent intranet re-design project and the Organizational Assessment Survey. Primary duties from 7/9/2007 to 7/15/2010: Deputy Communications Division Chief responsible for the daily operations of 18 communications staff members and interns in three main staff groups (Web, Publications, and Media Outreach). Develop polices, plans ands procedures for all agency communications activities. Handle end-to-end human resource activities for the communications division, to include writing job announcements, review all resumes, develop candidate interview questions and conduct interviews. Initiate all personnel actions, to include hiring, awards, and disciplinary actions. Develop individual performance plans that are linked to the agency strategic plan via the division operating plan. Assign and review all staff work and conduct semi-annual performance reviews. Managed 13 major communications and outreach projects such as the exhibit conference program, meetings and special events, internal and external communications initiatives, maintenance and upgrade of the public Web and Intranet sites, as well as production of all printed information materials. Oversee and administer the division budget, to include request for resources, identification of needed acquisitions, contract management oversight, payment issue resolution, and budget transfers.<o:p></o:p>

United States Army (National Guard) 2194 Booth Drive Kenova, WV 25530 United States <o:p></o:p>

Detachment Commander / Battalion Civil Affairs Officer <o:p></o:p>

Currently serve as Civil Affairs officer for a Special Forces battalion. Create various country reports for teams assigned missions overseas in combat and non-combat environments. Complete Civil-Military Operations products and brief to essential staff and team members. Plan and supervise monthly activity of subordinate staff members. While deployed to a combat zone, exercise direct command and control in US and coalition Special Operations Forces during combat operations in Afghanistan. Led communications with Joint Operations Center and key decision makers, managing and disseminating critical information vital to maintain support of current and future operations. Crafted and executed innovative and effective individual and collective training programs for Afghan soldiers. Mitigated existing cultural, language, and religious barriers to promote a more cohesive and productive operating environment. Planned and executed numerous support, combat, and counterinsurgency security operations. Deployed to OEF-Afghanistan from 2005 to 2007. Primary duty from 2006 to 2007 as Current Operations Officer for Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan with responsibility for management of combat information in the Joint Operations Center. Facilitated and coordinated all requests for and deployment of Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance, close air support, and medical evacuation assets. Battle tracked 15-20 daily special operations missions throughout the entire country. Coordinated special forces’ combat operations with all US forces and six international special operations forces partners. Primary duty from 2005 to 2006 as Embedded Training Team member responsible for mission, planning, advising, and combat mentoring a company of Afghan soldiers. Organized and trained Headquarters Company and Battalion Personnel Section of 1/1/203d Corps, Afghan National Army. Supervise construction and force protection activities and other special projects for the battalion, to include development and implementation of a comprehensive individual and collective training program, leadership development, force protection, and operational support programs. Lead host nation soldiers on combat missions. Conduct after-action reviews to improve unit effectiveness and efficiency. Perform unit personnel accountability and paymaster functions for the battalion of 650 soldiers. Conducted damage assessment within Khowst, Tere Zayi, Bak and Jaji Maydan districts of Khowst province following the October 2005 earthquake. Worked with US Department of State, US AID, International red Cross/Red Crescent, the United Nations and various non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations to ensure unimpeded flow of relief supplies to stricken areas along the Afghanistan’s eastern border with Pakistan. Independently planned and executed numerous company- and battalion-level combat and security missions in response to increased Taliban threat during the first Afghan parliamentary elections in September 2005. Collateral duties included human resource tasks such as mentoring Afghan soldiers in conducting accountability, performing pay functions, assessing incoming soldiers against battalion staffing needs, overseeing unit promotions/demotions, and other personnel issues. Performed similar activities for US soldiers in addition to combat-related duties.<o:p></o:p>

Resource Consultants, Inc. 200 Stovall Street Alexandria, VA 22332 United States <o:p></o:p>

Program Analyst <o:p></o:p>

Work collaboratively with senior managers to identify and solve a variety of current and potential problems in the military awards system. Assumed a lead role in the process of automating the Department of the Army’s Military Awards tracking and issuance system. Draft correspondence to military organizations, veterans groups, and individuals on issues relating to the military awards systems. Project manager on four critical projects within the department: Senior Army Decorations Board, National Guard and Reserve Awards Program, Combat Badge Program and the automation of the awards tracking system. Spearheaded process improvement projects to ensure accurate, timely data delivery and build effective relationships with regulatory organizations and vendors.<o:p></o:p>


The Association For Manufacturing Technology 7901 Westpark Drive Mclean, VA 22102 United States <o:p></o:p>

International Economist <o:p></o:p>

Study international financial markets, exchange rates, and the effects of various trade policies such as tariffs. Perform research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts on issues affecting major manufacturing sectors. Provide custom information and detailed analysis based on customer needs, resulting in a tripling of the annual production of country study market research reports within one year and provide cutting-edge global market intelligence to facilitate member export activities.<o:p></o:p>

Security Clearance

Clearance: SECRET

Date: 16 July 2009

Issued by: DoD

Professional Training and Development

US Department of Commerce:

  • Managing the Federal Employee Discipline and Performance Process
  • Seminar for New Managers (Leading People)
  • New Supervisor's Workshop

US Army:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Infantry Officer Basic Course, US Army
  • Supervisor Development Course
  • Manager Development Course
  • Officer Candidate School, US Army

Financial Management Training Center:

  • Evaluating Financial Performance
  • Financial Planning & Forecasting
  • Capital Budgeting Analysis
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • The Management of Cash Flow
  • Strategic Planning
  • The Blanaced Scorecard
  • Process Improvement
  • Leadership
  • Managing Projects

ESI International:

  • Managing Projects
  • Project Management Applications
  • Project Management Leadership, Management & Communication



Bachelor of Arts

Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Master of Arts

American University

Thesis: Effective Policy or Reform Failure: The Political, Social, and Economic Effects of Austerity in Venezuela, 1985-1989