I retired 12/31/2015. I just completed what I hope is my first, but not last, novel. I also make handmade functional pottery.
Prior to my retirement, I had a busy and interesting career.
I joined MITRE in May 2005, supporting the Intelligence Community (IC). I have served as a Group Leader and Project Lead and have supported several MITRE internal projects. I was one of six core members on the team which conducted a congressionally directed Independent Assessment of a major IC program from September 2005 through January 2006. In 2011 and again in 2013 I was part of the team which conducted an independent assessment of an FBI unit in Clarksburg, WVa at the request of the Director. During the time I supported NGA I was a technical advisor to the source selection team on multiple source selections. While supporting the Director of National Intelligence Contracts Department, I prepared acquisition documentation for an acquisition of over $1B for technical services, including the Acquisition Strategy, Acquisition Plan, Statement of Work, Source Selection Plan and RFP. Prior to joining MITRE Corp, I was a program manager at ANSER Corporation on a contract with the Department of Homeland Security and before that a Senior Member of the Professional Staff at SRA International. I served as the SRA Program Manager for the Innovation and Technology Insertion Office, directly supporting the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, Advanced Systems and Concepts (DUSD-AS&C). Prior to entering government service in 1989, I had more than 24 years experience as a DoD contractor, principally with IBM Federal Systems Division. I served on the Flight Support Team for the Apollo Program at the Manned Spaceflight Center in Houston. I entered government service as a GS-15-10, serving as a professor of systems acquisition management at the National Defense University and then at Defense Acquisition University (DAU) where I was also Director of Research and Consulting. I served as a member of the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 1993, and I am a 1996 graduate of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) program, Leadership in a Democratic Society. I am DAWIA Level III in Program Management, a Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Quality Analyst (CQA). I was the IEEE Working Group Chairman for the development of IEEE Standard 982.1 for software reliability metrics and the associated Guide, 982.2. I was awarded IEEE Senior member status for this effort. I am also an attorney-at-law licensed to practice in Virginia and several Federal courts. In 1985, and again in 1986, I was selected to participate in the exchange of distinguished engineers and scientists program and visited France as a state guest to discuss my work in software reliability. My doctorate is in the Program Management of Science, Technology and Innovation, with a minor in Leadership. My dissertation is on Critical Success Factors for DoD Program Management. Member of Mensa.
International terrorist, Saleh, based in the USA, plans the most serous attack against the USA ever perpetrated. Former analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency learns of the plot and begins to interfere in every way she can. Terrorist tries to kill her, unsuccessfully. She succeeds in messing up the plan. For the terrorist it is a major defeat. Terrorist escapes and comes back a couple of years later with one goal - to kill the analyst. End with a one on one, battle between the terrorist and the analyst in the analyst's home.