Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Government Procurement Consultant, Qui Tam False Claims, Blanket Purchasing Agreements,
Expert Witness No. 3216
Principal, A Private Consulting Company– Providing expert government-wide procurement consulting services and procurement related lawsuit consulting and expert witness services
Consulting services provided to companies and legal firms since 2005
Former Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
Managed all GSA Multiple Award Schedules, Govt-wide contracts (GWACs), and Govt credit card programs
$35B per year enterprise providing federal and state governments commercial products & services
Led over 625 people in six locations across the country
Experienced Senior Executive; 25 years experience in government procurement and acquisition management, specializing in IT and Professional Services management
Managed organization like a profit & loss business, met payroll, transformed organizational processes
26 years US Air Force (retired Colonel), 22 years procurement experience in commercial IT professional services, and complex systems; directed the Air Force’s commercial IT products and services programs
B.A. Economics, Grove City College, PA, 1975
Master of Business Administration and Management (MBA), University of Wyoming, 1980
Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), Program Manager’s Course, 1983
DSMC Executive Refresher Program Manager’s Course, 2000
Aug 2005 – Present: A Private Consulting Company; providing consulting services to industry regarding government procurement and related issues, and procurement related lawsuit consulting and expert witness services
Jul 2002-Jul 2005: Assistant Commissioner, Commercial Acquisition, General Services Administration. Senior executive, managed $35B in annual procurement programs, consisting of 17,000 contracts with commercial vendors. Provided entire federal government with commercial products and services. Also managed government-wide SmartPay credit card program, providing credit card services to entire federal government.
1976-2002: U.S. Air Force (Retired Colonel): Numerous program management positions, including:
Jul 00-Jul 2002: Program Director, Commercial IT Directorate (CIT PAD), Gunter AFB, AL; managed USAF commercial IT contracting programs, providing IT products and services to worldwide USAF agencies
1997-2000: Information Warfare Program Director, Hanscom AFB, MA
1995-97: Commander, Systems Acquisition School (the Air Force program management school)
Program Director/Manager for 6 different programs, plus held 2 Pentagon staff positions:
Air Force Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) Program Director; Air Force HARM Program Director; Pentagon: F-16 and F-15 Manager (PEM), also liaison officer to Japanese FS-X Fighter program and other allied fighter programs; F-16 Fighter Program Manager (Block 40); F/FB-111 Terrain Following Radar Program Manager; Chief, Ground Launched Cruise Missiles Power Systems; Peacekeeper Missile Test Safety Program Manager
1976-1980: Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Launch Control Officer/Instructor
30 Years of Government Service: Retired Colonel, US Air Force; Former member of the federal government’s Senior Executive Service.
Writer: Columns on procurement issues have appeared regularly in print and online.
Member: Alliance of Professionals & Consultants, Inc.; National Contract Management Association; Information Technology Association of America (ITAA).