The domestic industrial base plays a vital role in national defense. SMI’s defense industrial base 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 the Defense Production Act and 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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Previous Chief of ORTA for the U.S. Army AMRDEC
25+ years of experience in air and space systems
30 years of experience in tech development and transition of innovative solutions to warfighter
DOD / Navy technology development, management and transition expert
30 years of experience in program management and senior executive leadership in the USAF
30 years of Composites Expertise and Navy (NAVSEA) advanced materials work
Previous Director of Advanced Research for the Missile Defense Agency
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
25+ years of technical leadership managing teams in extreme-environment system designs
Former Commander, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, 50 years acquisition experience
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
Leading shipbuilding advocate and former government relations for General Dynamics
Business Development Manager for Dow-UT and founder of Advanced Composite Products
Advanced materials and manufacturing experience with DARPA
40 years of experience in government service and major acquisitions
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
Senior Project Engineer at Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin
25+ years of senior Washington leadership spanning several issue areas
Director of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) at DHS
Asst. CoS for Operations, Kosovo Forces, Director of Army Digitization, Boeing executive
Former Air Force officer, DoD space technology and policy expert
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
Former Chief Scientist for PEO-Soldier