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Senior Program Manager

Sterling, VA
January 02, 2020

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Kenneth D. Whitlow, PMP, CSM 703-***-**** (cell)


Senior Program Manager with more than 35 years of experience in executing acquisition and program management, strategic analysis and planning, portfolio management, development, and testing, including 25 years of experience in leading program management, acquisition, engineering, and logistics support programs. Successfully integrates between technical and management disciplines driving superior customer outcomes. Program manager with extensive experience in business development and capture management across multiple federal agencies, including GSA, DOI, and DHS. Serving as the single point of contact and accountability to Government COs and CORs for all matters related to task orders issued under IDIQ contracts. In-depth, current, and unique experience of DOI, DHS, CBP, ICE and TSA brings expert-level analysis skills in the disciplines of contracting, cost, risk, performance, and acquisition to any effort. CORE COMPETENCIES

Business Development • Program Management • Capture Management • Account Management • IDIQ Management • Risk Management • Acquisition Planning/Management • Proposal Development and Management • Technology Business Management • Collaborative Leadership • Change Management • Strategic Planning and Communications • Customer Relationship Management • Contract Management • Project Control • EVM • CMMI • ISO


Garud Technology Services, Inc., Senior Program Manager Dec 2013 – Present As Senior Program Manager, was responsible for IDIQ, BPA, and TO management of projects totaling $50M. Provided business development, capture management, and proposal management for multiple contracts and task orders. Developed all processes and procedures for contract start-up, staffing, contact reporting, contract/task order transition, and execution. Successfully implemented staffing-related actions, including task order leads, supporting acquisition SMEs, and incumbent staff during transition period. BPA leadership efforts included all associated program management functions, planning for and mitigating risks, overseeing quality assurance/control processes, and implementing communications plans for superior stakeholder engagement. Program Manager – FEMA FIMA EAMS BPA Jan 2019 - Present As the program manager for this five-year BPA providing Enterprise Acquisition Management Support, significant contributor to the development of a proposal that unseated an 11-year incumbent, including technical proposals that doubled the company’s annual revenue. Successfully executed transition and start-up activities for each task order within the first month of execution including staffing, reporting, risk management, quality/control management, and stakeholder communications for each unique set of customers with increased synergies across task orders and outstanding customer satisfaction. Program Manager – DOI Field Communications IDIQ Oct 2018 - Present Manages all efforts for large-scale IDIQ contract ($3B ceiling) including business and capture development, for the planning, design, implementation, operations and maintenance of mission-critical field communications capabilities across six DOI components in geographic locations across the United States. Program Manager – CBP TARS PMO Support Aug 2017 – Mar 2018 Led a multi-functional team of acquisition support contractors and various SMEs for the DHS Level 2 Tethered Aerostat Radar System Program Management Office within CBP Air and Marine Operations, including development of DHS ALF and ADE program documentation. Program Manager – CBP PSPD Program Control Office Support Dec 2013 – Aug 2017 Program Manager responsible for acquisition, portfolio, financial, and project management support of 36 contracts totaling $400M per fiscal year with the DHS CBP Passenger Systems Program Directorate (PSPD). Kenneth D. Whitlow, PMP, CSM


Inspired Innovations, LLC, DHS Director Apr 2012 – Dec 2013 Providing consulting support for project management and acquisition planning and strategy to clients competing for contracts within the Federal Government. Developed support specifications and managed acquisition of program resources to maintain and streamline operational processes and reduce costs while meeting all program objectives. Supported customer relationship management and strategic planning, with an emphasis on customer and partner communications and a focus on DHS, including CBP, ICE, TSA, CIS, and USSS. Citizant, Inc., National Security Division Director Feb 2012 – Apr 2012 Responsible for service delivery, staff development, and account growth within the Department of Homeland Security, Defense, and Intelligence communities. Enhanced company’s division revenues and reduced overhead costs associated with the projects within the account. Penetrated intelligence community with two new business development engagements increasing company revenue by over 5%. Secured subcontractor relationships on multiple (billion dollar) DHS IDIQ/BPA contracts with defined work share. Developed new CBP business and increased company revenue by over two percent. SAIC, Director of CBP Programs Mar 2010 – Feb 2012 Worked closely with business development and capture organizations to identify and qualify opportunities and pursue growth through prime and subcontractor relationships. Increased SAIC’s customer relationships within DHS and CBP both at the executive and technical leadership level. Efforts led to expanded business within DHS and CBP increasing fiscal revenue nearly $20M. Managed customer and program technical and financial status across multiple DHS and CBP projects, including leading the $45M Tactical Communications (TACCOM) P25 Upgrade for CBP’s El Paso Sector, a large project that included the management of multiple subcontractors. CSC, Account Director/Program Manager Oct 2003 – Mar 2010 As the CBP Account Director developed and implemented account strategy and plans for work expansion within CBP environment, including coordination of business development activities, engagement development, and proposal development. Executed strategy that led to increased fiscal revenue of 400% within the account across multiple programs.

STARLIGHT Inspections and TECS Modernization Programs (2003 – 2010) Led the redirection of program approach for 7-year $88M BPA with CBP providing for increased employee morale within a uniquely challenging environment for over 150 development and maintenance staff, including engineers, software developers, and analysts.

Managed budget and ensured milestones were met within budget and on schedule using EVM and performance metrics. Implemented defined risk management approach on the program and rigorous delivery assurance process. Improved and innovated risk management, component procurement, and delivery assurance. Improved processes and approach redirection increased customer satisfaction leading to reduced funding delays, award fee score increases of over 20%, and an 50% increase in the contract ceiling of $44M. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

SAIC - Deputy and Senior Program Manager (Jan 2001 – Oct 2003)

Servail, Incorporated – Project Manager (Jan 2000 – Jan 2001)

LITTON/PRC - Project Manager (Jun 1997 – Jan 2000)

Cygnacom Solutions - Senior Systems Engineer (1996 - 1997)

MITRE/Mitretek - Lead Engineer (1988 - 1996)

BITE, Inc. - Lead Engineer (1984 - 1988)

Kenneth D. Whitlow, PMP, CSM



Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering University of Maryland at College Park, 1982

Completed Studies for Master of Science Studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering George Mason University

Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Scrum Alliance, 2013

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Project Management Institute, 2011


Public Trust (FEMA), 2019

CBP Full Background Investigation, 2013 (recertified 2017)

Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO) Top Secret SSBI, 2012

TSA and ICE Entry on Duty Clearances, 2012

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