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Manager Quality Assurance

Alexandria, Virginia, 22315, United States
March 20, 2011

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Marlys Norby, CPCM, NCMA Fellow

Principal Consultant, GCS currently at Veterans Affairs

Years of Professional 27


Clearance secret

Educational Background BS Communicatio University of

ns Minnesota, 1983

MBA Management Marymount University,

and McLean VA 1988


Certifications Certified Professional Contracts Manager

current 2009, originated 1989 (recertified

every 5 years)

ITAR 2001

Certified Pricer 1999

Certified COR 1995 (Trainer for ESI

deploying certification 2005, market

research and performance based acquisition)

SPS 2004 certification

Key Skill Areas Acquisition Performance Product and

Programs ACAT Based Services

I-IV Acquisition Contract


Contract and DoD 5000 NCMA CMBOK

Acquisition author


SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE: Marlys Norby is a Senior Acquisition Specialist with

over 26 years of experience in contracting and acquisition in both

commercial and Government organizations, including both Defense and

civilian agencies. She has extensive experience in developing and

delivering training in contracting principles, including earned value

management. Her expertise includes full-life-cycle acquisition and contract

management. Ms. Norby is valued for her depth in contracts management

knowledge as an author to the NCMA Contracts Management Body of Knowledge,

has full depth in contract types and program development for defense

programs, has presented training in Performance Based Acquisition, Contract

Administration and Market Research for ESI. Ms. Norby has held titles as

former Deputy Program Manager, Director of Contracts and Director, Business

Development, and Sr. Acquisition Manager, as a contractor. Ms. Norby is

experienced in leading change and managing people.

Areas of Specialization:

o Contract Strategies, all life cycle documentation pre-award, award,


o Acquisition and Source Selection Plans, Documentation and Implementation

o Project management pursuant to DoD 5000 and EVM industry best practices

o Performance-based acquisition

o Rulemaking and execution with the DAR council and committees (DFAR PIV)

o Program Plans, risk assessments and gap analysis


GCS, LLC. Principal Consultant November 2010 to present

Provide acquisition policy instructions and guidance in documentation

issued via Veterans Affairs headquarters through the Director of

Acquisition Policy.

Booz Allen Hamilton, Associate EBA Team June 2009-

November 2010

October SAF IL Commercial Best Practices Manual Developer, SME Contracting

-provided research and wrote best practices for the Government to implement

changes in policy for Aircraft support and sustainment in all aspects of

air force maintenance Contracting

Client Site Sr. Acquisition SME, Business Transformation Agency August-

September NPPD Acquisitions

-Managed the FPS and CITA IT portfolios for acquisition implementation and

program approval

Client Site Sr. Acquisition SME, Business Transformation Agency January-

August 2010

Provide all acquisition documentation for the program office and

principals, develop schedules for planning and support to meet the DoD

requirements to execute the Virtual Interactive Processing System (VIPS)

Program Requirements. Based on a draft solicitation, develop and complete

documents for posting the VIPS Solicitation April 2010. This encompassed

completing the Acquisition Plan, the Source Selection Plan, developing and

recommending the Structure of the Statement of Objectives, the Program

Requirements Document (PRD), Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan, Contract

Data Requirements Lists and Incentive Fee Plan. Additionally recommended

language for the entire evaluation criteria but specifically was

responsible for the cost model and language for cost realism and price

analysis. Provided the structure in an excel spreadsheet used by vendors

forVIPS priced offers for the hybrid contract line item structure. Also

reviewed and provided recommendations for contract data requirements on

both the 1423 form to be executed and assisted government points of contact

on where the data item descriptions standards where located and which

specific reports were needed. Provided written responses for vendors'

questions after the solicitation was posted. Assisted ITEC4/NCRCC

contracts personnel and the head of ITEC4's cost / price division with

solicitation language included in the posted solicitation for evaluation

criteria and instructions to offerors. Coordinated comments up through

legal at ITEC4 to acquire signatures. Lead a team of four people to

complete the acquisition areas of work for milestone documentation

development and solicitation generation. Provided solicitation language,

met with reviewers and acquired the signatures for documentation approval.

Provided recommendations / strategies to government personnel for special

works clauses, data rights and elements required for information technology

acquiring a Modular Open Systems Architecture to process digital data

through the MEPCOMS for the military, the VIPS mission. Provided brown bag

training for Performance Based Acquisition.

NCI, Information Systems Sr. Acquisition Specialist/Contracts Lead Product

Manager Soldier Survivability, PEO Soldier August

2008 June 2009

Provide all acquisition documentation as the Lead Contracts Specialist for

product schedules for planning and support, quarterly, monthly and weekly

reports to stakeholders (congressional, PM oversight etc.) for the programs

supported (Mainly Head Protection, and also Soft/Hard Body armor) for the

Product Soldier Survivability office. Working with Assistant Product

Managers and Contracting Officers, and team members from Quality Assurance

and product engineers, established Acquisition Plans and Strategies,

Systems Engineering Plan, work statements and statements of objectives,

data requirements, product descriptions and Purchase Requests, for Product

Soldier Survivability Office.

. Coordinated inputs and signatures for decision documents.

. Developed sole source justifications to support the Assistant Product

Manager for real time events.

. Provided contract strategies, executive summaries and other

contractual responses for the mission.

. Created schedules in Microsoft project, worked independently to

provide analysis to establish contract modification documentation and

basically the necessary written backup to stay contractually current

and help the Government achieve its mission as efficiently as


Suntiva, LLC, Site Lead, Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle Program Office

October 2007

August 2008

Alpha Contracting Lead working directly with the contract team of the

contracting officer, test director and other members to establish processes

and artifacts (SOW, price analysis and budgets) to negotiate and award the

contract using alpha contracting techniques, for the Marine Corps

Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle follow on contract with General Dynamics.

All aspects of negotiation were supported. Ms. Norby singlehandedly created

and established a data base to create the cost estimate for both level of

effort and materials pricing and negotiations platform from a rate

structure employed by the contractor and to map updates. Also recommended

award fee events, methodology and reporting elements for the program

schedule. Daily worked with the Testing Director, the subsequent Program

Manager, Keith Moore, of the program in 2008, in creating the requirements,

strategies and dissemination of information.

PLEXUS Scientific, Director of Contracts JULY 2007 to 30 SEP 2007

As Director of Contracts, establish processes, reporting and bid and

proposal methods for this small employee owned company. Three segments of

business were Army Corps of Engineering, Information Technology, and Safety

reporting for the military. Opportunity to serve the Marines Alpha

contracting was too good to pass up.

Acquisition Solutions, Inc. Sr. Acquisition Specialist. December 2004 to

Aug 2007

Provided support to multiple engagements with issued taskers as shown

working backwards below.

FEB 07 - JUL 07 Secure Border Initiative. Directly reported and represented

newly formed contracts office.

May 06 to FEB07-supported FEMA's FY 2006 hurricane relief contract awards

scheduled for 1JUN 06. Made awards and came in to negotiate and establish

FEMA reporting and internal records to assist in achieving goal. Was placed

to strategically support the Government for critical operations and

negotiations, and succeeded.

November 2006 to May 2005-supporting sensitive projects for DHS and

Treasury, NDAs in place preclude some information discussion. As a change

agent, established better customer relationships and created appropriate

reporting and strategies in customer arenas.

Sep/Oct-2005 Contingency Contracting support directly for FEMA out of the

DC Operations Procurement Office.

December - 2004 to August 2005, Senior Acquisition Specialist for Defense

Manpower Data Center on Personal Identification Verification and Identity

Management project

o Served as task lead (brought in task to company from sole proprietor

work) for the Defense Manpower Data Center effort developing and executing

the rulemaking and operational policies to meet the DoD schedule for the

Presidential Mandate HSPD-12. Accomplishments include: DoD establishment of

policy for identity management standard and information assurance control

standard in order to meet Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)


Ginny Wydler, CPCM, Manager at Booz Allen, now with Mitre, cell 571-239-


Stacia Roesler, CPCM, Hewlett Packard,

PEO Soldier Client Reference, Ken Ryan 781-***-****

Curt Mattingly, VP Cherry Road Technologies (703) ***-****,

Sandy Seiber, former PARC at ITEC4 (2002)

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