· Over 27 plus years of combined commercial and government procurement experience at the local, state, and federal entities as well as the foreign market. · Results-driven professional with extensive experience leading people and project teams, implementing and deploying technology programs, and executing multi-million dollar budgets. · Proven management team player in need analysis; market research; proposal/quotation development; supplier negotiation; contract award, management, plus administration; supplier performance assessment; and customer relations. · Regionally based liaison, culturally sensitive agent, and internationally traveled official. · Certified online instructional developer--to analyze, design, implement, and audit distance learning. · Pursued expertise in information organization, provisioning, retrieval, usability, and web design.
Acquisition Training Manager
Advised commander and staff on contracting operations, as well as impact of new directives and policy on the contracting system. Analyzed requirements, formulated plans for, and managed new and modified missile training systems. Responsible for training inputs to requirements documents and management directives. Publishes the command System Acquisition Management Directory. Directed subordinate planners in the implementation of training programs. Performed technical evaluations and participates in training contracts. Conducted needs analysis, custom course development, and evaluation and learning assessment. Analyzed information on training research, new material, methods and techniques, and makes recommendations for implementation. Technical responsibilities included problem identification, system architecture definition, hardware or software specification or design, implementation, testing, end-user training, and solution deployment. Awarded Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.
Mar 2008 - Present
Trade Control Administrator
Develops and manages activities related to import/export compliance and licensing in support of international business development activities. Establishes requirements for license generation, guidance of the license generation and tracking process, and support of submitted licenses throughout U.S. Government review and approval processes. Understands, interprets and maintains compliance with federal and foreign regulations governing the shipment, receipt and documentation of imported/exported products. Resolves customer or supplier issues--using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Establishes and maintains relations with appropriate government licensing authorities to ensure that the company's position on licensing and technology release is conveyed, understood and accepted. Negotiates with foreign customers to develop handling agreements. Acts as liaison with U.S. customs representatives to resolve problems. Honored with Certificate of Recognition Award for exceptional individual achievement.
Aug 2006 - Mar 2008
Provided subcontract management support in pre-proposal and post award activities in support of communications and information security systems. Participated in Request for Proposal, negotiation, administration, and general business process for new and continuing subcontract obligations--bringing functional staff together and trying to reconcile differences. Prepared, negotiated, reviewed and executed subcontracts detailing prices, terms and special provisions. Interacted and promoted business advancement with all departments within the Division in pursuit of key business objectives. Administered subcontracts to ensure contract compliance. Drafted and reviewed agreements such as Subcontracts, Teaming, Non-Disclosure, Export Licensing, and other legal documents. Source selection authority responsible for the procurement and ensured the process is conducted properly and efficiently plus conformed with state statues and federal regulations. Honored with Certificate of Recognition Award for exceptional team achievement.
Mar 2005 - Jun 2006
Executed domestic and foreign direct commercial plus government contracts life-cycle administration of flight termination systems to ensure customer satisfaction. Enforced U.S. export controls and compliance regulations as an Empowered Official. Implemented U.S. Government and Customer Property Control disposition for accountability. Appointed Facility Security Officer. Controlled Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) operations to safeguard sensitive mission and property. Published company, state, and U.S. Department of Labor awareness initiatives. Processed patent applications, contractor registrations, and business certifications to continue legal operations. Maintained Consulting, Non-Disclosure, Services, and Training Agreements documentation for expanded business relations. Conducted procurement personnel training for skill qualification, professional certification, and continuing education. Developed contracting policies and procedures for quality assurance. Offered senior management team advice on resolutions of procurement issues--considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. Herley-RSS closed local business operations.
Aug 2002 - Mar 2005
Responsible for organizing, planning, directing, and administering the Merritt Island Public Library (MIPL) programs and activities to ensure consistent quality services. Advised the Brevard County Library Board, MIPL Tax District Board, as well as other executive groups, to promote library services and community needs. Executed over $1 million of combined County and Governor's Special District budgets. Balanced the County and Special District resources with citizens' requirements that provide customer-driven services. Supported County and MIPL Tax District Board management teams with data analysis and reporting requirements to aid in strategy development and implementation. Developed and deployed community plans and programs for process and systems improvement initiatives--determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures. Selected contract source, assembled contracts, offered awards, and administered supply, services, and construction contracts. Analyzed contract consolidation opportunities to obtain best market value for purchase of materials and services for the County. Developed security policy and evaluated, designed, and installed protection systems to insure public safety and secure operations. Supervised 24 employees.
Oct 1999 - Oct 2002
Represented HQ AETC Commander interfacing among senior acquisition officials and executive community in capacity of system user, training consultant, and communications facilitator. Directed the planning, organization, and management of a field office. Advised systems program offices and operational using commands on training systems requirements and specifications. Determined resource allocation people, money, facilities, and equipment to accomplish organizational tasking. Analyzed business and technical processes and problems to formulate and develop recommendations for new and modified training systems that meet end-user and/or internal project requirements. Provided technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing processes and procedures that are cost effective and meet end-user requirements. Gathered and worked with weapon systems program offices to prioritize development initiatives and activities. Translated end-user requests into business functional and operational mission requirements. Performed financial analysis, business plan, and impact assessment. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Organizational Excellence Award, and Air Force Longevity Service Award.
May 1998 - Oct 1999
Deputy Chief, Business Management
Led and guided functional, technical, and program staff on business management processes. Ensured all resources such as engineering, manpower, equipment, and facilities are available to support the product line. Developed and/or implemented techniques to track work performance against goals. Formulated plans for cost control. Worked with internal and external customers to determine needs, requirements, and solutions. Executed overall program management budget. Implemented resource plans & programs. Prioritized current and proposed projects prior to unit closure. Restructured staff, equipment, and funds to accommodate budgetary reductions & deactivation actions. Administered contract management. Archived records. Supervised 100 personnel. Awarded Joint Service Achievement Medal and Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
Mar 1996 - May 1998
Chief Executive Officer of a geographically separated station in bilateral operations and maintenance of the $40M nuclear treaty monitoring station with Kingdom of Spain. Managed station functions, programs, projects, and resources. Guided the Spanish National Geographic Institute of their roles and responsibilities. Analyzed operations to evaluate unit performance and its staff in meeting objectives, and to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change. Served as liaison between foreign and US government entities address and diffuse civilian and military issues. Special Security Officer (SSO). Negotiated service and status of forces agreements. Implemented unit plans, programs, and policies for operation and oversight of food services, lodging, fitness, recreation, child development, and leisure functions. Planned, organized, and directed on-site contracting operations. Represented U.S. delegation in the Joint Scientific Commission. Supervised 50 personnel. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, and Air Force Short Tour Ribbon.
Mar 1994 - Mar 1996
US Air Force in-country expert in Foreign Military Sales logistics support to the Indonesian Air Force. Managed 74 cases valued over $400M. Advised on proper programming, requisitioning, and delivery of defense articles. Assisted US defense contractors attempting to market products in Indonesia. Coordinated support for DoD contacts with foreign governments, international and intergovernmental organizations, other Federal agencies, interagency working groups, industry, and the DoD Components concerning technology security matters. Regional Security Office Manager. Provided regional management oversight of transient housing, libraries, arts & crafts centers, sport facilities, membership clubs, youth programs; and dining halls & snack bars. Supervised 15 personnel. Awarded Joint Service Achievement Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and Overseas Long Tour Ribbon.
Jul 1993 - Mar 1994
Chief of Integrated Logistics Support
Singularly responsible for the management and supervision of all atmospheric, space, subsurface, and hydroacoutic program matters related to and impacting logistics support planning for programs valued at $203M. Analyzed the total logistics support required to procure, distribute, install, store, maintain, and salvage nuclear detonation detection systems. Designated Security Manager. Coordinated host-tenant support agreements. Planned and directed schedules plus monitored budget and spending. Coordinated the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project on schedule and within budget constraints. Organized the operation of programs, facilities, and services. Analyzed technical data and reports to determine or formulate specific recommendations regarding spare, repair parts, and support equipment. Supervised 3 personnel. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal and Air Force Longevity Service Award.
Jul 1991 - Jul 1993
Deputy Program Manager for Logistics
Directed and managed the integration of logistics planning and support ability for the high national priority upgrades of the US Atomic Energy Detection System. Defined and developed supportability requirements, schedules; performs life cycle cost, reliability, maintainability and availability analyses. Guided the selection, development, and management of Strategic Suppliers to meet commodity cost and performance goals. Developed maintenance and training concepts, and logistics support plans. Assembled and conducted logistics working groups to identify and resolve critical functional issues affecting programs. Researched, organized, wrote, edited, and published original program and technical documentation. Assigned Security Manager. Took charge of facility maintenance, repair, upgrade & replacement, equipment requirements, and location of services activities. Evaluated offers, including cost or price analysis, contractor responsibility and responsiveness to solicitation, and other source selection factors. Awarded Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.
Sep 1990 - Jul 1991
Command Systems Engineering Manager
Headquarters Air Force Systems Command
Developed engineering policy to ensure development of weapon systems meets operational command needs. Led command in application of advanced micro electronic technologies into Air Force systems. Tracked metrics measuring the training and certification of over 3,000 Developmental Engineers. Assisted the Technical Director in formulation and implementation of engineering initiatives. Performed technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems. Ensured the logical and systematic conversion of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints. Performed functional analysis, timeline analysis, detail trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition studies to translate customer requirements into hardware and software specifications. Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal.
Apr 1989 - Sep 1990
International Political-Military Affairs Officer
Formulated Air Staff position on contingency and general war plans of unified and specified commands. Developed regional perspective on national military strategy. Prepared USAF position and supervises Air Staff presentation of matters on regional policy addressed by the National Security Council, State Department, OSD, and the Joint Staff. Desk Officer for Southeast Asia. Develop and coordinated DoD positions on export license applications expeditiously. Directed and coordinated activities between the US Government and foreign entities to provide information and promote international interests and harmony. Prepared and presented reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes and rulings, and other items affecting operations or programs recommending mission risks mitigation actions. Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.
Jul 1988 - Apr 1989
Chief of Productivity Branch
Air Training Command Manager for Productivity including the Fast-Payback Capital Investment Program, Productivity Investment Fund, Component Sponsor Investment Program, and Suggestion Program. Directed, planned, and implemented policies, objectives, and activities of organizations or businesses to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, and to increase productivity. Prepared the Functional Review Quarterly Data Digest. Coordinated across Air Force channels productivity, training, and scheduling matters. Organized and approved promotional campaigns. Administers command wide awards. Supervised 4 personnel. Awarded Meritorious Service Medal.
Oct 1987 - Jul 1988
Acquisition Requirements Manager
Established command policy and implements the defense systems acquisition management guidance. Prepared, coordinated, submitted, and certified command needs and requirements documents. Directed development of plans, policies, and analytical tools to integrated manpower, personnel, training, and safety requirements into the weapons system acquisition process. Served as Requirements Committee Secretariat. Served as the central resource for the process of design, manufacturing, test, quality, and acceptance as the system acquisition move to completion and distribution. Organized the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project on schedule and within budget constraints. Ensured projects delivered meet end-user requirements and specifications. Awarded Air Force Longevity Service Award.
Oct 1983 - Oct 1985
Reconnaissance Avionics Systems Program Manager
Integrated and managed Air Force support planning and execution of the $250M reconnaissance airborne sensor production contract. Performed acquisition planning to include analyzing purchase requests and technical documents for suitability and determining the proper contracting method and contract type. Provided end-user support to identify intelligence gaps, and subsequent collection system requirements. Ensured logistics support doctrine and principles are adhered to. Led teams in developing and implementing policies, concepts, and procedures. Developed and tailors processes for contract statement of work preparations, contractor proposal evaluations, and fact finding and negotiations. Performed source selection assessments and negotiations for best total cost of ownership through life-cycle cost analysis. Reviewed reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes. Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal and Air Force Longevity Service Award.
Mar 1982 - Oct 1983
Reconnaissance Logistics Support Manager
Published comprehensive Integrated Logistics Support Plans to provide direction on the $1B reconnaissance program. Developed and analyzes Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) network to cite potential program planning risks. Managed training required by airmen to evaluate, operate, and maintain systems. Prepared detailed system specifications and performance work statements for solicitation of Request for Information (RFI) or Request for Proposals (RFP). Evaluated proposal responses in accordance with RFP specifications. Coordinated proposal activities and conducted fact-finding meetings, while participating as a member of the contract negotiating team. Gathered and reviewed data concerning facility or equipment specifications, government restrictions, required completion date, and construction feasibility. Awarded Air Force Training Ribbon and Air Force Organizational Excellence Award.