The domestic industrial base plays a vital role in national defense. SMI’s defense manufacturing practice promotes transition of clients’ products to enhance Department of Defense capabilities by securing the partnerships and funding needed to refine and scale up the production process. SMI’s proven ability to identify products that meet defense requirements and to work with clients to help them meet development and acquisition timelines ensures that the best technology scales and transitions where it’s needed the most. SMI is the leading firm in DC helping companies take advantage of Title III/Defense Manufacturing programs.
SMI’s defense manufacturing team is focused on transitioning our clients’ technologies to the defense programs of record where it’s needed the most. SMI works with clients to build relationships directly with Program Executive Offices, Product Managers, and prime contractors to create awareness and eventually advocacy for clients’ technologies. Our knowledge of defense acquisition program priorities and manufacturing programs available to help industry improve, scale-up, and the reduce cost of the production allows us to develop strategies that provide our clients with the tools needed for commercialization.
SMI’s Defense Manufacturing team has the experience needed to navigate Department of Defense acquisition programs, build coalitions to support critical technologies, secure funding, and eventually transition our clients’ technologies. Our team members have served in technical and leadership roles for key manufacturing programs within the Department of Defense, and have led key manufacturing policy initiatives on Capitol Hill for several years. The Defense Manufacturing team’s blend of DoD insiders and lobbyists are equipped with the network and inside knowledge needed to bring technology to the defense market.
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DOD / Navy technology development, management and transition expert
30 years of Composites Expertise and Navy (NAVSEA) advanced materials work
Led DARPA Composites Initiative - 20 years of Executive leadership in advanced materials
U.S. Army Liaison officer to the U.S. House of Representatives
Business development manager for Physical Sciences, Inc. and Foster-Miller, Inc.
Head of the Structures Division at Naval Air Systems Command
demonstrated over 25 years of innovation and technical leadership managing diverse teams in extreme-environment system designs
20 years of experience with federal business development and market research
30 year career in US Navy Submarine Force. Expert on shipbuilding and submarine programs.
Chief of the Power Division at the U.S. Army's CERDEC
Engineer in the Navy office of Mine and Undersea Warfare and Sen. Snowe staff
Senior Director of Technology Transfer at UMass-Lowell
Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Business Development Manager for Dow-UT and founder of Advanced Composite Products
Advanced materials and manufacturing experience with DARPA
Director of the U.S. Navy's Electric Ships Office (PMS-320)
Technology transfer expert and technology commercialization manager at NIST MEP
30 years of active duty in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Former Naval Aviator and member of the Chief of Naval Operations Staff
U.S. military body armor and armored vehicle procurement and technology expert
Senior Project Engineer at Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin
Former General Manager of Materials and Processing Engineering, GE Aviation. National Academy of Engineering, GE Corporate Thomas Edison Award, GE Aviation Propulsion Hall of Fame
Director of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) at DHS
Former Asst. Chief of Staff for Operations, Kosovo Forces, Director of Army Digitization Office and Boeing Director of Brigade Combat Team Modernization Programs
Space technology and policy expertise
Manager of research and develop efforts for Special Operations and Programs community
Director of the DTRA and VP of DOD Programs at Sandia National Labs
Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency from 2001 through 2009
Over twenty-five years of senior Washington leadership experience spanning appropriations, infrastructure, agriculture, and health care