"Avanco staff are recognized as the subject matter experts in the functional area of international programs security."

IPS Staff

Avanco continues our tradition of maintaining a team of experts in the field of Security and International Policy to support a variety of customers.  Our outstanding staff have broad DoD Policy analysis and experience who are recognized leaders in the DoD community.  The following are biographies of some of these experts that are members of the Avanco Staff.


Avanco Staff Member

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

 He has 39 years of professional experience in national and international security activities, including 10 years serving as the Director, International Security Programs, OUSD-Policy and later as the Assistant Deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) for Policy Support.  He has 5 years of international security course training experience with Avanco, serving as a Senior International Security Analyst and Trainer for the International Security Programs course.  He is currently assigned to the Avanco support contract with DISAM.   

He serves as a principal researcher and senior analyst for the development of the International Security Programs Requirements Course that is presented in two and five day increments both nationally and internationally. He performs research and updates all materials for the course.  As an instructor, he provides students with a thorough understanding of the security implications of international programs including: Government programs and commercial sales; and the interrelationship of the information disclosure and technology transfer decision process; the National Disclosure Policy (NDP); the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR); Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence (FOCI); and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The course design focuses on action officers and program managers working foreign disclosure cases, export licensing cases, and proposed or actual international programs.

Owing to his expertise in international programs security matters, He provided support for the development of a Secretary of the Navy Instruction governing the release of classified military information to foreign governments and international organizations.  He assisted the Navy International Programs Office in the development of a Program Security Instruction (PSI) generator automated tool and a Technology Assessment/Control Plan (TA/CP) generator automated tool to streamline the preparation of security documentation.  He also taught and continues to teach a 1-day international program class 5 times per year in the intelligence community and a 2-day international program 4 times per year to the missile defense community.

He has been involved in the development and implementation of program requirements, planning, management, and operations in international security.  He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of all statutes, executive orders, and Government regulations dealing with the National Security Policy Act, the Arms Export Control Act, and the Export Administration Act.  He is knowledgeable in, understands, and applies the policies related to technology transfer, information disclosure, export licensing, international security agreements, national disclosure policy, international visits, foreign ownership, and acquisition systems protection to the International Programs Security Requirements Course. As an instructor, he provides students with a thorough understanding of the security implications of international programs including: Government programs and commercial sales; and the interrelationship of the information disclosure and technology transfer decision process; the National Disclosure Policy (NDP); the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR); Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence (FOCI); and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

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Avanco Staff Member

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

He has 22 years of professional experience in national and international security activities, including 14 years as a U.S. Air Force officer.  This experience level includes information, physical, industrial, system security engineering, and international and automated information system security programs.  He is currently assigned to Avanco’s support contract with DISAM to support the International Programs Security Requirements course.

He has vast experience in the development and implementation of international security and acquisition programs.  He has conducted required system security analysis and participated in the planning, management, and operations of international programs.  He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the statutes, executive orders, and Government relations dealing with the National Security Policy, the Arms Export Control Act, and the Export Administration Act.  He is knowledgeable in, understands, and applies the policies related to technology transfer, information disclosure, export licensing, international security agreements, national disclosure policy, international visits, foreign ownership, and acquisition systems protection.  Additionally, He has developed policies and written directives and operational procedures related to his work in security management.  He developed standards for DoD’s initial Acquisition Systems Protection Programs and was a senior consultant for the development of the DoD Security Institute’s training programs for Acquisition Protection.  He successfully completed a year-long study on DoD’s Classification Management System and its relationship to international technology transfers and foreign classification systems.  This study resulted in the development of a prototype automation tool to aid Original Classification Authorities.  His background as an analyst with the DoD provides an excellent understanding of the organizational structure and political functioning of the Offices of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the Military Departments. 

 He serves as a principal researcher and analyst in the development of international security policy and operational requirements, provides senior-level analysis and assists with the development of materials to support security requirements for automated systems and the International Security Programs Security Requirements course.  He has led the team studying DoD classification decisions and their impact on technology transfer and National Disclosure Policies, and developed program requirements and plans.  He has managed and developed operational guidelines for OUSD-Policy as these related to National Disclosure Policy, the Arms Export Control Act, and Export Administration Act.  He conducts interviews, collects and analyzes data, prepares verbal and written reports, prepares and conducted briefings, and assists with course material research and development as it relates to DoD technology transfer policy, information disclosure, and processing of international visitors to DoD Government and contractor installations.  He works with Avanco personnel to provide data and functional requirements.

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Avanco Staff Member

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

He has 26 years of professional experience in national and international security activities, including 16 years as a U.S. Air National Guard officer.  He has over seven years senior leadership experience in all aspects of security for the Department of Defense, with special emphasis in the area of International Security (management, advisory, analytical, foreign disclosure, technology transfer, policy development and implementation).  He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the statutes, executive orders, and Government regulations dealing with the National Disclosure Policy, the Arms Export Control Act, and the Export Administration Act.  He is knowledgeable in, understands, and applies the policies related to technology transfer, disclosure of Classified Military Information, export licensing, international security agreements, international visits, foreign ownership, and acquisition systems protection.  He is currently assigned to Avanco’s support contract with DISAM to support the International Programs Security Requirements course.

He is well recognized and respected in the international community for his work with the twenty-one nation Multinational Industrial Security Working Group (MISWG) which develops international security standards for use in non-NATO international cooperative programs, developing the Industrial Security Agreements negotiated with several foreign ministries of Defense, and developing, coordinating, and negotiating special security arrangements with foreign governments in support of several international cooperative programs.