OUR TEAM

Gary J. Gray – Founder, Chairman, CEO and President

Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Systems Acquisition and Engineering and Corporate Development
Last 10 years: Government Contractor Consultant, Program Director, Corporate Development
Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management

Spiros Pallas, PhD – CTO and Advisory Board Member

Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD and DHS Systems Acquisition and Engineering experience
Last 10 years: Systems Engineering Consulting to DoD and DHS
Former Director, Defense Systems, Director Air Warfare, Science Advisor, Chief Engineer (now Systems Engineer)
Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management and Systems Engineering

Sanjeev Sharma – Chief Information Officer and Strategic Partner

Over 20-years experience in supporting DoD and DHS programs.
Expertise integrating IT systems and business process for facilities, infrastructure, financial management and intelligence programs
Program Management Support to Include System Development of Security Planning & Enterprise Architecture Development and Sustainment; Capital Investment Planning/Resource Allocation

Philip T. Mahoney – Executive Vice President Operations and Advisory Board Member

Over 30-years experience spanning the professional technical services industries supporting a broad range of private and public sector clients with their critical infrastructure, energy solutions and built environment.
Versatile business unit professional with extensive experience managing regional, national and international teams: setting strategic and operational vision, and delivering sales and profit and loss goals while effectively coordinating multiple business lines/services and transforming under-performing programs.
Strong blend of ♦ Commercial ♦ Industrial ♦ Federal ♦ design-build-operate-maintain and outsourcing with global program expertise where sustainability and high reliability are foundational requirements: data centers, critical infrastructure and facilities.

Frank Wattenbarger – Principal and Strategic Partner

Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Advanced Technology and Corporate Development
Last 10 years: Client Service Manager for various industry clients
Strategy, Business Development, Capture Management and Proposal Expertise
Former Director, Advanced Technology USSOCOM

Kathy MacDonald – Principal and Strategic Partner

Over 30-year career in government and industry: DoD Advanced Technology and Corporate Development
Former VP at Fortune 500 Defense contractor: strategic planning, business development, proposal manager, program manager, profit/loss centers
Former Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)Office Director for Information Technology: proposal evaluation & source selection
Former DARPA Liaison to SOCOM, CENTCOM & SOUTHCOM: technology evaluation, R&D transition

Melita Tony Melita – Principal and Strategic Partner

Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Systems Acquisition and Engineering and Corporate Development
Last 5 years: Government Contractor Consultant
Former Deputy Director for Land Warfare and Munitions
Extensive experience taking Major Systems through the Defense Acquisition Process and into the field
Certified Level III Acquisition Professional for Program Management

Ed Scannell, PhD – Technical Director and Strategic Partner

Over 40-year career in government and industry: DoD Research and Development and Technical Management
15 years: Government Contractor Consultant and Program Director
Former head of Army Research Lab Directed Energy Department
Extensive experience in and high power microwave (HPM), particle beam, laser and pulse power physics for directed energy and nonlethal weapons, plasma physics; alternative energy sources, electromagnetic (EM) accelerators

George Schleh – Senior Associate

Over 30-year career in government and industry supporting DoD, DHS and DoJ clients
Experienced in requirements development, modeling and simulation, ISR acquisition program analysis, export control, criminal intelligence analysis, proposal development and training
Retired USAF officer and former special education teacher

William A. Riski – Senior Associate

Over 40-year career in government and industry in DoD and international acquisition program offices as a systems engineer, test engineer, and program manager
20 year career as regular officer in the United States Air Force performing both acquisition and operational duties
Extensive experience with systems engineering policy and guidance for the Defense Acquisition System and capability requirements per the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System
Extensive experience as systems engineer with designing, developing, integrating, and testing solutions for national security capabilities and major defense acquisition programs, including communications, avionics and IT subsystems for fixed wing aircraft, space systems, and C4ISR systems, both U.S. and NATO

SOLUTIONS
Our solutions provide the support required to implement and execute mission objectives and associated strategic initiatives within the shortest practical timeline.

FOR THE GOVERNMENT
We provide objective, comprehensive Professional, Engineering, Technical, Scientific and Program Management Services.

ACQUISITION SYSTEM ASSOCIATES
Gary Gray, President
703-966-0786

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