Developing next generation technology and capabilities is critical to maintaining superiority over our nation’s adversaries and addressing other key national priorities. SMI’s defense technology team secures the funding and partnerships necessary to accelerate innovation to meet ever-evolving threats. Our understanding of future defense requirements and the Pentagon’s unique culture ensures that clients identify the right market upfront and develop the industry and government relationships to capture the funds they need to succeed.
SMI’s defense technology team is well-versed in the capability gaps of the Department of Defense and the priority investment areas for research and development. We work with clients to pre-position them with government decision-makers to create a pipeline of funding opportunities and develop new partnerships so that their technology can be matured and brought to market without delay.
SMI’s defense technology team is comprised of scientists, engineers, former federal program managers, industry leaders, and lobbyists that are experts in the Department of Defense’s technology development efforts. Our experience with innovation from inside the government and working on behalf of technology clients provides us with an unrivaled ability to position our clients for success.
President & CEO Chief Operating Officer Vice President for Business Development Founder Vice President Vice President Vice President Vice President Vice President Vice President Associate Senior Contracting Specialist
15 years of experience in the energy and transportation policy and appropriations
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.
20+ years of DOE renewable energy experience
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
Over 35 years of experience in national security, cybersecurity, defense, and intelligence.
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
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