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Program Management Project Manager

Woodbridge, VA
September 25, 2023

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Mark E. Chipman

Dale City, VA 703-***-**** LinkedIn

Program Management & Acquisition Analyst

Top Secret/SCI Clearance Certified Contract Officer Representative

Extensive leadership in military, contractor, and federal service roles; managed national and international programs, budgets (>$180 million), mission-critical resources, and staff associated with billion-dollar federal contract portfolios. Relentless focus on meeting cost, schedule, and performance targets; a key liaison for White House, Congress, and senior government/military officials throughout career. Fluent in program reporting for major defense acquisition and automated information systems.

Defense Acquisition University Certifications:

Level III — Program Management, Systems Engineering, Test & Evaluation

Level II — Information Technology, Lifecycle Logistics

Program Management 401 — DoD’s Premiere ACAT I/II Program Management Course


Acquisition Strategy/Documentation Master Planning Team Building Compliance Process Improvement

Personnel/Performance Management Product & Risk Assessment Systems Engineering & Acquisition Management CBRN Knowledge/Application/Defense

Professional Experience

NOBLIS, Reston, VA 2023 to Current

Senior Project Management Associate - Supporting Department of Homeland Security

Monitor project performance and review deliverables to ensure technical, programmatic and financial goals and objectives are met. Organize, direct and coordinate planning and production of all activities associated with assigned task order projects. Provide support to Portfolio and Program Managers in their continued engagement with DHS S&T customers on the receipt, prioritization, and regular reporting of their operational capability gaps.


Senior Acquisition Analyst — Supporting US Army Medical Materiel Development Activity

Solely supported five Directorates and Program Managers through simplified and complex DoD acquisition processes, documentation, and statutory/regulatory compliance for >20 medical acquisition programs.


Program Manager —Contract Officer Representative

Provided technical and administrative direction relating to intelligence, contracts, program management, and contract oversight activities. Executed the G6/Ground Intelligence Support Activity contract portfolio.

Managed six software-related contracts with a lifecycle expenditure of $85 million; served as SME for five military command centers, allowing Intelligence assets to distribute information in near real-time.

Created and maintained extensively detailed spreadsheets for each contact to track labor burn rates and other costs, enabling leadership to focus on operations and command events.


US Army Veteran with >20 years of experience in Operations, Program Management, and Test & Evaluation; emphasis on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear fields. Overview:

Deputy Chief Area Desk Officer DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY, Ft. Belvoir, VA 2011 to 2016

Supervisor/International Project Manager DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY, Ft. Belvoir, VA 2006 to 2011

Operations Research Systems Analyst ARMY EVALUATION CENTER, Alexandria, VA 2004 to 2006

Senior Integrated Logistics Systems Analyst MAN-MACHINE SYSTEM ASSESSMENT, Alexandria, VA 2002 to 2004

Chief, Chemical-Biological Evaluation Division ARMY EVALUATION CENTER, Alexandria, VA 1997 to 2002


Master of Science Degree in Public Administration TROY UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Mark E. Chipman - Professional Summary

Highly qualified in organizational skills, team building, project building, and executing complex and multidisciplinary programs at all organization levels. Proven Military Leader and Civilian Manager of National and International Programs, resources, and staff. Qualified in Acquisition, Program Management, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear fields.

Compilation of Experience

Senior Acquisition Analyst. Contractor, General Dynamics Information Technology. United States Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA), Ft Detrick, MD. Serve as the single Senior Acquisition Analyst supporting five Directorates and Program Managers across USAMMDA. Responsibilities to inform and guide Program Managers through simplified and complex acquisition processes, documentation, and statutory/regulatory compliance within the adaptive acquisition framework. Ensured Program Managers fulfill initial documentation and assist their programs moving through milestone gates/life-cycle events. Supporting 30+ medical acquisitions programs.

Program Manager. Government. US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Ft Belvoir, VA. Served as a Program Manager and Contracting Officer’s Representative providing technical and administrative direction to internal and external operations relating to intelligence, contracts, program management, and contract oversight activities. Executed the G6/Ground Intelligence Support Activity contract portfolio. Managed six contracts for life cycle expenditure of $85M providing subject matter expertise in support of Army Intelligence Command (INSCOM), Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), Army Strategy Support Element (USASSE), National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) and Army Futures Command (AFC), allowing Intelligence assets to distribute information to the Warfighter in near real time of world events.I created and maintained extensively detailed spreadsheets for each contact to track labor burn-rates and other costs which allowed leadership to focus on operations and events of the Command and remove daily burden of contract management from the Contracting Officer.

Retirement. December. Did not like it.

Deputy Chief Area Desk Officer. Government. Defense Threat Reduction Agency - Fort Belvoir, VA. Served as the entry point coordination support for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to General Officer Commands regarding weapons of mass destruction to include briefing overviews, planning, exercises, and training. Responsible for Integrating and Countering WMD capabilities across the international community and integration into USAFRICOM, NORTHCOM, TRANSCOM and NGB. Coordinated visits with multiple 4-Star Combatant Commander engagements, White House, and Department of Homeland Security Officials. I wrote and coordinated DTRA Director talking points and briefings for each of the highly successful visits. During the Syrian chemical weapons destruction, I coordinated the movement of decontamination materials entering Virginia destined for New Port News aboard the ship being outfitted for the weapons destruction. Coordination took place with Federal and State transportation authorities.

Supervisory, International Project Manager. Government. Defense Threat Reduction Agency - Fort Belvoir, VA. Managed a team of 35+ assigned Multi-Service Senior Military (O4-O6 grade) and Civilian (assorted GS 09-14) personnel located at Ft Belvoir. In addition, coordinated government and contractor support to teams in five former Soviet Union Countries. Provided leadership, guidance, and oversight of individual Country Project Officers in the implementation of strategic plans, umbrella agreements, joint requirements, creation of acquisition documents and management program budgeting with current year budget of $180M, lifecycle approaching $4B. Successfully managed 16 separate contracts, all within budget. Successfully introduced developmental & operational assessment of products and programs supplied to Former Soviet Union Countries by the United States.

Successfully facilitated two international meetings in Baku Azerbaijan with five former Soviet Union countries and Russia to harmonize the understanding and use of the Electronic Infectious Disease Surveillance System (EIDSS) software. Utilizing Integrated Logistics and configuration management techniques, fielded the 1st version of the EIDSS within one year of taking over the program after it stalled in the Beta version for 6 years. Fielded EIDSS to Former Soviet Union Countries Georgia and Uzbekistan 2 years ahead of schedule to include operational assessment of the software in each country and logistics training packages.

Operations Research Systems Analyst. Government. Army Evaluation Center - Alexandria, VA. Managed the test and evaluation of an ACAT II Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System command, control, and communication system from the concept phase through advance development, full-scale engineering development, production, deployment, sustainment and product improvement phases. Successfully led the testing of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) for interoperability with the Army Battle Command System, Theater Battle Management Core System software (US Air Force system) and legacy Joint fire support systems. My team discovered major issues with software programs within units deploying for Iraq during train-up at Ft Hood, TX. I brought the issues to the table when we were briefing the Army G6. We were tasked to work with the units and resolve the software issues before deployment. All units deployed. Successfully managed the review and prepared Command responses to technical as well as operational issues and concerns from other organizations to include subjects such as Critical Issues and Criteria, Operational Requirement/Capability documents, Test and Evaluation Master Plans, Integrated Technical Test Reports, and Cost and Operational Effectiveness Analysis and specific developmental test plans. Provided logistics analysis assistance to include examination of manpower requirements to support operations and maintenance for hardware and software. Reviewed maintenance processes to ensure effectiveness, supportability, suitability and survivability. Provided logistics support efforts to include control of related ILS disciplines such as Reliability & Maintainability, Human Systems Integration, Hazardous Material Control, and Systems Safety. Prepared and defended test and evaluation resource/budget requirements and various program status briefings to a wide variety of decision-makers to include Director Army Evaluation Center, Commander ATEC, Deputy Under Secretary Army (Operations Research) (DUSA(OR), and Director Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E).

Senior Integrated Logistics Systems Analyst, Contractor. Man-Machine System Assessment (MSA) - Alexandria, VA. Supported as a Contractor the Logistics Test and Evaluation Directorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Army Test and Evaluation Command. Successfully managed the coordination of contractor support to the logistical functions to chemical-biological programs for the Ground Systems Division of the Integrated Logistics Directorate, Army Evaluation Center. Created and presented complex test and evaluation statues to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for AT&L.

Chief, Chemical-Biological Evaluation Division. Active Duty Army. Army Evaluation Center - Alexandria, VA. Managed the Chemical-Biological Evaluation Division in coordination with the Joint Services Community. Very successful Senior Army Evaluator Analyst and recognized expert and technical authority managing the test and evaluation of 50+ software intensive chemical, biological, radiological, medical, and military police joint and multi-service defense systems with life cycle cost over $5B. Attention to detail when reviewing acquisition strategy, requirement/capability documents, test and evaluation strategy led to solid testing, thus reducing test time, cost and schedule impacts. Successfully provided assessments and recommendations regarding human systems integration for the end product and program documentation. Successfully lead the testing of six systems which were on the Office of Secretary of Defense Oversight list and one with Congressional/Senate oversight. Successfully developed and managed a $2.2M+ annual office operating budget. Published system evaluation reports for 10 systems which were fielded to combat units. Managed and used simulated Chemical and Biological agents for testing. Planned, directed, coordinated, and successfully executed program progress, significant accomplishments, research papers and briefings to senior DoD Officials,

Army Chief and Vice Chief of Staff, Commandant USA Chemical School, PEOs and Program Managers. Received tasking by DoD, in cooperation with the Department of Energy to lead, implement and execute test and evaluation processes/procedures in preparation for the Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City, UT

Brigade Chemical Officer. Active Duty Army. 8th Military Police Brigade - Seoul, Korea. Managed the Brigade Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Program. My additional duties included taskings and additional assignments as detailed by the USFK Commander and 8th Army Commander. I became responsible not only for my Brigade, but twelve other major units in the Yongsan area. Successfully wrote and staffed the: Brigade Crisis Action Plan; Nuclear Biological Chemical annex to the warfighting plan; 8th Army Nuclear Biological Chemical annex to the 8th Army warfighting plan; creation of both the Brigade and 8th Army Radiological Safety plan; and built a program to manage the Brigade ammunition inventory. Managed and successfully executed the Brigades exercise program and worked as the 8th Army Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Exercise Officer.

Operations Officer, Active Duty Army. U.S. Army Military District of Washington - Ft McNair, DC. Managed a team responsible to respond to requests for support/taskings from the White House, Congress, Pentagon, and the Military Community of Ft McNair. Successfully wrote and staffed the first Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Response plan for the Military District. Successfully lead the team which conducted the 1995 Army Ten Miler Race. Successfully lead and coordinated the logistics support for: Dedication ceremony of the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall with President Clinton, President of South Korea, and Ambassadors of participating nations in the Korean War; Short notice visits for Norwegian King, Queen, and Honor Band to the United States. Coordinated with George Mason University to conduct a concert with the Honor Band and the Bands from each of the U.S. Armed Forces. Coordinated a visit for King and Queen to visit with the Vice-President; State Funeral for the Commerce Secretary killed in an airline crash. Coordinated and led numerous exercises which the Military District participated. The exercises were high visibility and included the White House, Pentagon and District of Columbia Government.

Staff Chemical Officer, Active Duty Army. Defense Nuclear Agency, Alexandria, VA. Managed Chemical and Biological taskings sent to the Agency. As the only Chemical Officer on staff responsible for many exercises and building downwind hazards prediction tools. During the three-week Global War Games, Naval War College, I was the only US Army Chemical Officer to participate. I was the Weapons of Mass Destruction expert in 14 different cells to include the White Cell (control), red and blue cell participants. Upon conclusion of the event, I was tasked by the Director of the exercise to address seven different issues regarding the use of chemical and biological weapons. Three of the seven papers were included in an information briefing to the White House. Worked with another Directorate to fund, initiate and create the current DoD downwind hazard prediction tool - HPAC.

Chief, Evaluation and Standardization Division, Active Duty Army. US Army Chemical School, Ft McClellan, AL. Manage the evaluation and standardization division which over-saw the classroom instruction at the Chemical School. In addition, personally tasked by the Commandant of the School to integrate Chemical, and Nuclear Experiment (CANE) lessons learned into the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) doctrine all the Army Branch Field Manuals for fighting and surviving in an NBC environment.

Chemical Corps Proponent Officer, Active Duty Army. US Army Chemical School, Ft McClellan, AL. Managed and updated core requirements and qualification standards for all Chemical Officers in the Army. In addition, was the single point of contact at the Chemical School for managing the US Army Chemical Corps Regimental Association and working with the Board of Directors.

Staff Chemical Officer, Active Duty Army. Fourth US Army, Ft Sheridan, IL. As a CPT, filling a LTC

billet, managed all NBC matters in the Command reporting directly the 3-Star Commander. Ensured NBC training was conducted in addition to equipment readiness of Army National Guard/Reserve Soldiers in the states of MN, WI, MI, OH, IN, IL and IA. Briefed the Governors of Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin regarding the NBC combat readiness of Army National Guard and Reserve Units in their respective states. During the mobilization for Desert Shield/Storm, lead a team which was responsible for the NBC training and combat readiness certification of all Soldiers processing through mobilization sites in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana deploying to Iraq. We successfully processed over 10,000 Soldiers.

Staff Chemical & Assistant Operations Officer, Active Duty Army. Wiesbaden Air Base, Germany. Served as the Assistant Operations Officer for: overseeing the NBC training of eight maintenance Battalions, Aviation Battalion and Medical Group. Managed: Unit Status Report for the Command combat readiness and monthly briefed the status to the Corp Commander. Additional duties included preparation/training for Rear Operations planning and management of training ammunition for the entire command.

Chemical Engineer, Detachment Commander, CAICO. Active Duty Army. Pine Bluff Arsenal, AR. Assigned three positions simultaneously: 1 Chemical Engineer responsible for all security, operations, and training of personnel for the chemical weapons storage facility. Hands on experience with live agents: BZ, G, GA, GB, GD, H, HD, HL and L; Decontaminants: STB, DS2.

Worked in the laboratory and field with all known chemical warfare agents. Managed numerous demilitarization projects. Co-Program Managed the world-wide refurbishment of all M17 protective masks during Operation Rock Ready. Lead a team to over-bag 61 million pounds of amosite asbestos contained in 100 lb. burlap bags; 2 Headquarters/Headquarters Detachment (HHD) Commander responsible for the HHD Soldiers supporting the Arsenal and the separate support to the Medical Clinic, Signal Detachment, Explosive Ordnance Detachment and the two Mobile laboratory teams. The Commander would assign me to Public Affairs tours of the Arsenal which could include Congressional Representatives, local and/or State Officials or the General public. 3 Installation Chemical Accident Incident Control Officer (CAICO) on duty 24/7 responding to ANY accidents or incidents on the installation.

Community Service

Participated in Scouting wherever assigned in the Military. Currently Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 1378. Boy Scouts of America - I am an Eagle, District Award and Council Silver Beaver Recipient, Former District Commissioner and Vice-District Committee Program Director Prince William, Virginia. I have held every position available in both Cub and Boy Scouting. Currently part-time with VA Prince William County Parks and Recreation teaching all Eagle Scout Merit Badges. I have set up and lead Cub Scout day camps (5 yrs.), Boy Scout merit badge days (3 yrs.) and Camporees (10 yrs.).I was a Girl Scout leader with my daughters for 19 years.


Army Acquisition Corps, Defense Acquisition Corps Member, Association of the United States Army. Military Officer Association of America, Officer Candidate School, Chemical Corps Regimental Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars and local Moose Lodge life memberships.

National Eagle Scout Association, National Brotherhood Order of the Arrow, and Scouting Coordinator for the Alexandria/Arlington VA - District of the United Methodist Church.

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