OUR TEAM

 

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

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

Joe Pona – Principal and Advisory Board Member

Over 40 years of experience in aerospace design supporting space, military & commercial product lines
Last 10 years Senior Technical Manager over multiple global and domestic aerospace engineering design teams
Former engineering liaison to B-1B, B-2 and B-52 business development teams
Former research and development project manager for missiles and military aircraft flight controls
Extensive experience designing, developing, integrating, and testing solutions for defense and space systems
Lean Six Sigma black belt

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

Bethany Harrington – Associate

Over 15-year career in government and defense industry as a systems engineer and flight test engineer working on airborne avionics systems, weapons systems, and countermeasures
OSD executive support for developing and implementing defense policy and guidance
Experienced systems engineer, integrating weapons suite onto fifth generation combat aircraft
Technical writing and research for private and non-defense industry clients in safety and occupational health field
Certified Level III Acquisition Professional in Engineering and NAVAIR AIRSpeed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

John O’Dowd – Associate

Over 20 years of Information Technology Program/Project Manager, focused on streamlining change request reporting, and configuration management
Subject Matter Expert (SME) in time management with Microsoft Project and Project Server experience Earned Value Reporting
Experienced with risk identification, reporting and management with strong elicitation skills
Experienced using models to collaboratively work with stakeholders to analyze complex systems
Understanding of the DCMA 14 Point Assessment to analyze task/work packages in the IMS for compliance including: duration, resource assignments, and dependencies

Amanda Rodgers – Senior Consultant

Over 10 years in program management with specific experience in quality assurance, strategic planning, accounting/financial analysis, business operations, organizational development, scheduling, software test and evaluation and event planning
2 years of DoD experience with a large IT acquisition program focused on software defect analysis to supporting initial fielding
11 years of experience helping non-profit organizations grow and succeed in challenging environments

SOLUTIONS
ASA is a recognized, valued, preferred provider of professional support to get game changing effective capabilities into the field and in the hands of the user as efficiently as possible. 

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

ACQUISITION SYSTEM ASSOCIATES
Gary Gray, President and CEO
1775 Tysons Blvd.
5th Floor-Suite 6129
Tysons, Virginia 22102
703-966-3786
corp@acqsys.com