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Manager Service

Chantilly, Virginia, United States
175,000/year (unloaded)
December 28, 2017

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William J. O’Brien

***** ***** ****** ******, ***** #103

Aldie, VA 20105-3057

Mobile: 409-***-****


Consulting Profile:


Identify requirements, help industry develop a vision, strategic goals, marketing plan and corporate branding. Identify opportunities, manage the capture process, prepare proposals, arrange technology demonstrations and lead (or advise) others on effective and efficient contract execution.

Leverage personal qualifications and a professional network to assist Government agencies with development and acquisition of C4ISR systems and services, enterprise and system architecture development, performance specification, detailed analyses and system engineering, RFP preparation, source justification, source selection support, system-of-systems interoperability and integration, leveraging technology, competitive analyses, life cycle sustainment and staffing.

Connect buyers with providers to deliver effective technology solutions while minimizing user’s risks.


Filled technical subject matter expert roles on major Government Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance programs, planned field events to assess technology solution candidates, developed successful Cost Plus and Fixed Price proposals, helped clients with program execution. Disseminated global research results in technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Human Memory and Neural Net Deep Learning and application to real-world challenges.


Completed course work toward a Ph.D. in Information Technology, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

M.S. Computers and Electronic Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, 1986

B.S. General Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., 1975


O’Brien Resources

2011 – Present. Senior System Engineer consultant in support of the US Army Product Manager for Terrestrial Sensors acquisition Programs of Record helping to transition them to the Common Operating Environment Ecosystem via interoperability and compliance with Computing Environment standards and protocols. Initiated and helped justify realignment of a Program from the Command Post to the Sensor Computing Environment. Assisted the Army with review of solution architectures and design documents for the Deployable Force Protection program candidate selection. Identified candidate cyber-secure, low-power, commercial video compression, transcoding and recording components used by Standards and Intelligence Community organizations that could be leveraged by Army programs. Co-lead of the Electronic Sensor Division laboratory’s Integrated Sensor Architecture working group to develop execution, scheduling and architecture artifacts. Expanded engineering support across the entire US Army sensor program portfolio to include SIGINT, IMINT, HUMINT, MASINT, etc. systems; C2; data fusion engines; Computing Environments and ecosystem.

2010 - 2011. Won commercial client contracts with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Identified high-performance, energy-efficient, low-cost, “Green” hardware and open-source Cloud Computing software for Army Intelligence and Force Protection sensor systems.

Booz Allen Hamilton

2008 – 2010. Grew and led a staff of 96 subject matter experts performing life cycle acquisition of the US Army’s portfolio of over 50 sensor programs using Lean Six Sigma and commercial best practices. Captured requirements and mitigated risks for multiple Army quick reaction capabilities and programs of record. Acquired, improved, integrated and deployed sensors to forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our client received the 2009 Department of Defense Top 5 System Engineering Award. Personally recognized by the O-6 Product Manager for professionalism and team leadership.

2007 – 2010. Opened and directed the Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. Alexandria, VA office winning business with five major Army client organizations, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency and commercial clients in the Fort Belvoir, VA vicinity.

2007 – 2009. Led the Office of the Secretary of Defense Joint Service team review of Army and the Air Force Unmanned Aerial System platform sensors to determine whether the separate Service programs could be combined.

2005 – 2007. Managed 50 staff and 7 subcontractors, to help enhance the Army’s Intelligence System Integration Lab by identifying and integrating new technologies into its software baseline. Also integrated it with the Joint Service solution. Represented the Army Lab Director and the Intelligence System Product Manager on the Director of National Intelligence Joint Improvised Explosive Device defeat organization tiger team.

2004 – 2008. Established a team of Architects and Service Management experts to help develop the National Reconnaissance Office Ground Communication Architecture to comply with provisions of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. Recognized by the Program Manager for focusing the team on strategic enterprise perspectives. First recipient of the “Golden Spike” Award for team leadership. Awarded the NRO “Rising Star Award” by the Comm Division Director for team leadership.

2003 – 2007. Helped develop the Army’s service-oriented architecture as a key component of its On-the-Move experiment, the OSD Horizontal Fusion (Quantum Leap I/Warrior’s Edge) demo, and the RDECOM Netfires test. Results provided empirical data to Government decision-makers for the Army’s Distributed Common Ground Station Phase IV build. Received team awards from Program Executive Officers and the Intelligence and Information Warfare Director. Authored papers proposing an information fusion architecture that would enable display of a common operating picture.

2001 – 2003. Filled the sample task lead role in successfully responding to an RFP for the 5-year, $500M TEFOS contract with the Army CECOM I2WD lab against a 20+ year incumbent. Established an engineering team to help develop the Army’s cell for tactical Intelligence Fusion. Collaboration helped establish a joint service working group to coordinate future DoD investments.

1998 – 2001. Grew a team of 6 engineers supporting one FBI client to 43 engineers providing support to four FBI clients and one DEA client at the Quantico engineering research facility. Developed systems, analytical tools and techniques to enable federal agents to perform real-time computer forensic investigations and electronic surveillance case management.

QuesTech Incorporated (now part of CACI)

1986 – 1998. Client-site Technical Manager responsible for providing systems engineering expertise to intelligence collection system development programs. The Army’s TOMCAT Program team was awarded the 1988 U.S. Army Scientific Achievement Award. Organized large-scale data collection, prototype test and field demonstration projects which were commended by the DIRNSA and the Director of the US Army Center for Signals Warfare.

E-Systems Inc., MELPAR Division

1984-1986. Synthesized architectures for Low-probability-of-Intercept and Anti-Jam Communication Systems operating in tactically deployed networks for the Army Research Office. Directed several efforts that analyzed complex signal electronic countermeasure techniques, LPI networking architectures and knowledge integration methods.

U.S. Army Signals Warfare Laboratory

1981 – 1983. Responsible for tactical SIGINT development programs which involved complex signaling techniques, digital signal processing, antenna array development, optical signal processing and propagation prediction. Received 3 commendations for applying new technologies to solve SIGINT problems.

Johnson and Johnson, Inc.

1980 – 1981. Worked with manufacturing and maintenance personnel in the development of electronic control and monitoring systems for labor-intensive high speed product manufacturing and packaging equipment.

U.S. Army Signal Corps

1975 – 1980. Commander of a tactical airborne signal company and battalion logistics officer at Fort Bragg. Responsible for planning, installing, operating and maintaining wired and wireless networks for the HQs XVIII Airborne Corps and its four subordinate divisions. Qualifications and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal, Airborne, Ranger, Master Parachutist, Jumpmaster and National Defense Service Medal.


Current TS in JPAS most recently sponsored by CACI Technologies, Inc. My SSBI/PR was completed on 9/11/2012 with JPAS currently showing SCI eligibility as of 1/2/2013. Previously held TS/SCI under the auspices of PM NV/RSTA and RDECOM; US Army INSCOM, NRO and FBI with CI Poly; and NSA with Lifestyle Poly. Mr. O’Brien is a U.S. Citizen.


PUBLICATIONS/WHITE PAPERS: Co-author “Just 18 Guys” edited by Clifford Nakayama. Over 20 technical papers.


National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute – Participated in 4 research protocols to advance cancer research and treatment through GS, 3 Tesla eMRI, 11C-Acetate PET and Surveys.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Raised funds for as a Team-in-Training participant, running marathons.

Congressional Service Academy Advisory Board – Provided assistance to Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District (VA-10) in identifying qualified candidates for appointment to the US Service Academies.

INTERESTS/HOBBIES: Neural Networks, Deep Learning and AI, pencil portrait sketching, spoiling grandchildren.

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