Al Laich is Chairman of the Accounting and Finance department at the University of Northern Virginia (UNVA) where he has helped to increase enrollment of Accounting and Finance students by more than 130% in the past year. In addition to his Chairman duties, Al teaches graduate classes including Financial Accounting, Federal Income Taxation and Principles of Management.
Al retired from the federal government in January 2009 after assignment with the Postal Service, the Peace Corps and the Department of Labor. At the Department of Labor, Al served as the Director of Management and Administrative Programs where he managed all phases of an annual $82 million budget for the Office of Federal Contractors Compliance Programs (OFCCP). This branch managed several operations such as capital planning, human resources activities, procurement procedures, and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
As the Chief of Reference, Records and Distribution at the Peace Corps, Al managed several administrative functions such as the mailroom, personal property, and records management. Mailing activities are vital in the Peace Corps because it supports 7,000 Peace Corps volunteers spread all over the world with supplies, equipment and material. Within one year, Al changed the Peace Corps mailroom operations so significantly, that he was awarded the Federal Mailroom Manager of the Year in 2005 by the General Services Administration.
Al started his government career with the Postal Service as a Postal Carrier in Cleveland, Ohio while working his way through college. In 1984 he was selected for an exclusive management trainee program for the Postal Service and assigned to St. Louis, Missouri. When he completed the training program in 1987, he was promoted to the position of Area Manager and managed 15 stations and branches in St. Louis with nearly 1,100 employees in his area.
After a few promotions, Al served at Postal headquarters as the Manager of Budget and Administrative Support and was responsible for budgeting 122 postal programs with an annual budget of $490 million. During the Postal automation era of the 1990s, Al was in charge of Complement Planning for clerical operations and he led an extensive study utilizing 30 industrial engineers and managers in a complement and productivity review of 59 offices nationwide. The study was pivotal because it led to sweeping changes in clerical staffing of 20,000 post offices and more than 150,000 postal clerks and resulted in savings of $75 million for the Postal Service without any grievances filed by unions.
Al has a strong management, accounting, and budget background based on his Master’s Degree in Management, Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, four years of industrial accounting experience, and 31 years of government experience. In addition, Al is a licensed tax preparer and the owner of Capital Tax Services and has prepared federal and state income taxes for his clients for 32 years.
Al values government training highly because he believes his training experiences helped him throughout his government career. In additional to technical training classes, he also attended two prominent senior leadership classes known as the Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) offered by the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) and the Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) offered by the Postal Service.
Steven Tomanelli – Contracting & Acquisition
Mr. Tomanelli is a retired Air Force attorney and has held numerous high-level procurement law positions, including Chief of Acquisition and Fiscal Law for the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Senior DoD Counsel for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, Virginia.
He has provided consulting services and legal advice in support of highly classified major system acquisitions and has been a member of many source selection boards, advisory councils and “red teams.” Mr. Tomanelli has a current TS/SCI security clearance and has provided legal support on numerous classified aerospace systems acquisition for the NRO for five years. He also was a Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, for three years where he provided instruction in a wide variety of procurement and fiscal law topics. In 2001, he was selected as “The Outstanding Career Judge Advocate of the Air Force.”
Mr. Tomanelli received a B.A. and J.D. at Hofstra University, and a Master of Laws in Federal Procurement Law at George Washington University. While earning his Master of Laws degree in Procurement, Mr. Tomanelli worked as an Intern at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, where he gained valuable experience in all aspects of contract claims.
Since 1995, Mr. Tomanelli has consistently been one of the highest rated acquisition trainers in the country according to student evaluations. He has authored over thirty-five course books and written numerous articles for national publications on the topics of federal procurement and fiscal law. Mr. Tomanelli has authored a comprehensive textbook titled, A Practical Guide to Federal Appropriations Law (MCI, 2003); is the Lead Editor of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Annotated FAR for Thomson-West Publishing Company; and has received “Small Business Achievement Awards” for two consecutive years from the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Tomanelli is an attorney in good standing of the Virginia, New York and Florida Bars; and serves on the Advisory Board of the Government Contractor (West Publishing).
Steven W. McKinzie – Contracting & Acquisition
Steven W. McKinzie, B.S., M.S., Navy Commander (retired), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) by NCMA, Certified ISO 9000 Lead Auditor certification #4605962, Member of the Professional Acquisition Corps, United States Navy, President of M3 Corporation.
Mr. McKinzie has thirty-six years of hands on government and private sector experience in federal government contract training, quality assurance auditing, and logistics support. He has been an instructor of government contracting for the past fifteen (15) years. Other related positions that he has held include U.S. Navy Contracting Officer, with an unlimited warrant responsible for contracting for major weapon systems and their support 1980 to 1994, and Disaster Assistance Contracting Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2000 to 2005. He was the Quality Control Manager on a consultant contract for the Federal Transit Administration conducting audits to insure contractor compliance with ISO9001 and 9002 standards from 1999 to 2003 for 13 different projects performing more than 60 quality audits.
TRAINING AND AUDITING EXPERIENCE:
Course Development and Instruction: Mr. McKinzie has developed course material and taught all of the following courses numerous times over the past 15 years.
- Introduction to Federal Government Contracting
- Contracting Acquisition Management
- Federal Appropriations Law
- Writing a Performance Based Statement of Work
- Developing an Independent Government Cost Estimate
- Contracting Officer's Representative
- Contracting Officer’s Representative Refresher
- Monitoring and Measuring Contractor Performance
- Simplified Acquisition Procedures
- Understanding and Using ISO 9000
- ISO9000 Internal Auditor Training
- Leadership and Team Building
- Facilitation Management
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AS A CONTRACTING OFFICER
- HURRICANE KATRINA disaster relief, and various other disaster relief projects
- SPAWAR Fixed Distributive System (FDS), a category One D Cost Plus Fixed Fee
contract budgeted at $1 billion dollars.
- SURTAS, a category One C Cost Plus Fixed Fee contract budgeted at $250 million.
- SOSUS, a category One C Fixed Price contract on-going as repair and replace
- SINGARS, a category one C Cost Plus Fixed Fee contract in the development stage
OTHER SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE:
Instructor Army Logistics Management College (6/92-6/94)
Commander, DPRO AT&T North Carolina, (6/89-6/92)
Assistant Supply Officer, USS VULCAN (AR-5), (7/86-1/89)
Contracting Officer, DCASMA Indianapolis (8/83-7/86)
Assistant Petroleum Officer, Naval Station Rota, Spain (7/80- 8/83)
Qualified Submarine Supply Officer, USS FINBACK (SSN-670), (5/76- 5/78)
US Navy (9/65- 8/69) two tours in Viet Nam with Seabees
1. Troy State University, 1981-1983 MS, Management Major Field: Management, Economics, Finance
2. Ball State University, 1969-1971 B.S., General Business Administration Major Field: Accounting, Finance
3. Armed Forces Staff College, 1989
4. Army Logistics Management College, 1984
Ralph J. Capio – Contracting, Acquisition, Contract Law
Ralph Capio is a senior instructor with Government Training Inc.
Previously, he was of Counsel to Armstrong Teasdale LLP, one of the Midwest's oldest and largest law firms, located in St. Louis. His practice focuses on commercial and government contracting and international business, and he lectures extensively on contemporary business subjects. He was a member of the adjunct faculty at Saint Louis University where he taught The Legal Environment of Business and International Negotiations; he taught Commercial Contracting (UCC) Law; International Law; and International Organizations for Webster University; Principles of Management and International Business for McKendree College; and has presented courses on commercial and international business law and practices for the University of Maryland, Boston University, and the University of Tampa. In addition, he has written numerous articles on contracting topics for national publications.
Prior to his present position, he held a number of senior positions in the Air Force. His Service included Legal Advisor to the U.S. Transportation Command and Chief Counsel to the U.S. Training Mission to Saudi Arabia--an organization responsible for more than $75 billion annually in foreign military sales and Government contracts--where he provided guidance on fiscal and contract law, international law, and criminal law. His work at the Dept. of Defense included service as a Judge Advocate and as a line officer, with assignments in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and the Middle East.
The recipient of numerous awards and decorations, including the Air Force's Outstanding Senior Attorney of the Year, he is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Assn., the Int'l Bar Assn., the American Society for Public Admin., the Nat'l. Contract Management Assn., and the American Arbitration Association. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University; a Juris Doctor degree from the Union University Albany School of Law; a Master of Public Admin. degree from the State University of NY; a Master of Laws degree from The George Washington University Law School; and a Master of International Business degree from St. Louis University.
Charles T. Straub
2005 To Present: Since retirement from the Department of Defense, I have been instructing senior contractor and Government personnel on all aspects of Federal procurement including Cost Accounting Standards, Truth-in-Negotiations, Advanced Source Selection, Advanced Contract Administration, Terminations, Contract Law, and many other courses, all of which have been professionally received in the community. This work done through ESI International although I have contracts with several other training organizations. For some of those companies, I have created and published necessary courseware. The courses I am currently teaching include Incentive Contracts, Managing Cost Reimbursement Contracts, Contract Law, Advanced Contract Administration, Source Selection, COR, Contract Closeout, Terminations and Disputes, Intro To Federal Contracting, Subcontracting, Far Part 15, and Simplified Acquisition. I maintain current proficiency in the body of rules regulations and case law for these courses. Platform skills are excellent. Reviews and feedback from students are likewise excellent, and in 2010 have been nearly perfect.
1998-2005: DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY, Orlando, FL, Operations Manager
- DoD Executive Development graduate work, University of Virginia, 1993
- Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Covington, KY Juris Doctor (graduated upper 10% of class), 1978
- University of Cincinnati, BA Economics, 1971
- Member Ohio Bar
- Member NCMA
- Certified Professional Contracts Manager (NCMA)
- Federal Bar Association
LAWRENCE N. LEBOW
Adjunct Faculty, USDA Graduate School, 1980 to Present
Senior Course Developer and Instructor
• Overview of Federal Acquisition – A comprehensive overview of the concepts and principles underlying the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) with emphasis on the organization of the federal procurement system and the responsibilities of the various federal agencies that impact procurement management. This program explains the functions of the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, and the General Accounting Office with regard to oversight, coordination and establishing policy for the procurement function. The procurement systems of the General Services Administration are also reviewed.
• Government Contract Law- Government contracting is conducted within a broad framework of laws and regulations which have been applied and interpreted in thousands of decisions. This course discusses basic contract formation principles and unique aspects of government contracting. There is a comprehensive treatment of sealed bidding and negotiation including specification drafting, soliciting and evaluating bids, late bids, the mistake-in-bid rules, responsibility, responsiveness, debarment and suspension, non-competitive contracting, proposal evaluation and award selection.
This program also covers types of contracts, socio-economic considerations (such as preferences for small and minority-owned businesses, and geographical preferences), sub-contracting, and major aspects of contract administration and performance.
• Contracting by Sealed Bidding – In this course, the sealed bid process is considered from the point of identifying the government’s needs for goods and services to final contract closeout. Emphasis is placed on solicitation, preparation, publication, proposed procurements, pre-award inquiries, amending and cancelling IFBs and evaluating bids and making awards.
• Contracting by Negotiation – This course covers the principles and procedures for negotiated procurements. It deals with preparing requests for proposals, developing evaluation criteria, conducting meaningful negotiations, source selection, and how to avoid and/or successfully defend protests.
• Basic Contract Administration – This course provides an in-depth look at basic contract administration topics from planning, post-award orientation and orders against contracts, through monitoring, inspection and acceptance, delays and stop-work orders, to payments, closeouts, modifications, termination and claims.
• Contracting Out – A Management Overview – This course provides supervisory and management staff with an orientation to contracting out policies, conducting A-76 analyses and management studies.
• Federal Supply Schedule and Small Purchase Procedures – This course covers Federal Supply Schedule and open market small purchases, methods and techniques for obtaining adequate and effective competition, conducting oral and written solicitations and awarding purchase orders.
• Types of Contracts – This course provides information on selecting the appropriate type of contracting compensation arrangement. It describes the advantages, disadvantages, general characteristics and appropriateness of the various fixed price, cost reimbursement, labor-hour and time and material contracts. Contracting incentives are also included.
• Technical Evaluation of Proposals – This course explains the requirements and processes for conducting technical evaluations including developing a technical evaluation plan, typical technical evaluation factors, scoring and weighing, preparing instructions to offerors, the composition of the technical evaluation panel and how to conduct discussions and debriefings.
• Negotiation Strategies and Techniques – This course breaks down negotiation into a logical, structured sequence. Each part of the sequence is identified and examined. These parts include areas such as motivation, goals, variables, constraints, issues, positions, strategies, tactics and implementation.
• Overview of Federal Grants – A comprehensive overview of the federal grant process from authorizing legislation through the development of grant programs including making program expenditures, introduction to grant terminology, grant administration and close-out.
• Grants Management - A review of the financial and administrative aspects of the federal grant process with emphasis on administrative constraints on grant awards, grant funding, financial and program reporting, accountability, procurement and grant closeout. An analysis of OMB Circulars A-102 and A-87 is included.
• Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands Procurement and Grant Management Training Initiative – An exhaustive procurement and grants management training program developed from a grantee and sub-grantee perspective under an Interagency Agreement between the Department of the Interior and the Graduate School, USDA.
• Basic Financial Assistance Administration for Program Personnel of the Bonneville Power Administration – A training program for administration of financial assistance instruments (grants and cooperative agreements) from award through performance, periodic and final payments, and closeout. (This is a required course of BPA Grant Project Officers)
• Department of Interior Grant and Cooperative Agreement Executive Management Seminars – Developed and conducted seminars for senior grant managers of regional and field offices.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXPERIENCE
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
Special Assistant to the General Counsel, 1984 to 1986
As the principal legal counsel and policy advisor to the Commission on Government Acquisition Matters I advised top management on controversial and complex legal issues involved in government procurement. I received the General Counsel’s Award for 1984, 1985 and 1986.
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR, OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR
Senior Managing Attorney, Branch of Procurement, 1980 to 1984
I provided legal counsel and formulated department policy for contracts, grants and cooperative agreements. As Project Manager I developed departmental policy on contracting out and internal controls for the procurement function. I earned Outstanding Performance awards for 1980 to 1984.
BOARDS OF CONTRACT APPEALS FOR THE HOUSE AND SENATE OFFICE BUILDING COMMISSIONS AND JOINT COMMITTEE ON THE LIBRARY
Administrative Law Judge, 1978 to 1980
This position was a personal appointment by the Speaker of the House, United States Congress.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE
Counsel to the Comptroller General of the United States 1978 to 1980
Specializing in Bid Protests.
PRIVATE LAW PRACTICE 1986 to Present
General, Corporate and Administrative Practice before all Courts, Administrative Agencies and Departments with specialization in Government Contracts matters.
• American University School of Law Juris Doctorate, 1971
• Book Review Editor, American University Law Review, 1970- 1971
• Assistant Editor, American University Law Review, 1969 – 1970
• Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Company Award for Highest Achievement in Constitutional Law, 1971
• The Don Monroe Castro award for Excellence in Constitutional Law, 1971
• The Dean’s Scholarship for Scholastic Excellence, 1969 – 1971
• Boston University Colleges of Business Administration and Liberal Arts, B.A., 1968
Glenn Voelz - Contracting & Acquisition
Lieutenant Colonel Glenn Voelz is an intelligence officer for the U.S. Army, currently serving on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. His recent military assignments include service as a security assistance advisor to the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense and as Deputy Director of Intelligence for the Combined Media Processing Center in Doha, Qatar. Previously he served as Assistant Professor of History at the United States Military Academy, West Point.
During his career, he has managed government-contractor workforces for the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. LTC Voelz is the author of, Managing the PrivateSpies: The Use of Commercial Augmentation for Intelligence Operations, as well as several recent articles dealing with contracting issues and the Intelligence Community.
His most recent book, Contractors in the Government Workplace will be in print in March 2010.
LTC Voelz is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds masters degrees from the University of Virginia and the National Defense Intelligence College in Washington D.C.
Brice A. Yocum – Construction Contracting
Brice A. Yocum is an instructor with Government Training Inc. and has over 15 years of experience in construction and construction management. He has helped small businesses find and win millions of dollars in federal contracts. Brice has consistently received positive feedback from clients and customers regarding his…
- Professional and engaging presentation style;
- Understanding of client needs;
- Subject matter knowledge and experience;
- Efficient approach to the material.
Brice A. Yocum is a professional presenter and consultant. His ability to emphasize important information and deliver it in an understandable and concise method ensures participant satisfaction. He has provided one-on-one, targeted consulting to small businesses and start-up federal contractors for more than 15 years. Mr. Yocum’s holistic approach is designed to focus all areas of a contractor’s business on maximizing their potential return in the federal market.
Mr. Yocum has personally represented construction firms to contracting representatives from the Navy, USACE, Air Force, Army Reserve, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, US Coast Guard, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA, Bureau of Reclamation, IRS, GSA, NASA, as well as numerous state and local agencies.
Mr. Yocum holds a JD Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law where his studies centered on business and federal law. He graduated with a certificate for his studies in Negotiation, Mediation, and Arbitration from the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, the top-ranked dispute resolution institute in the country. Mr. Yocum has completed graduate courses in marketing and strategic management. Mr. Yocum is a member of American MENSA, the DAU’s Acquisition Community Connection, and is admitted to the California Supreme Court, as well as the Eastern, Central, and Northern Federal District courts in California.
Howard Clarke, BA, MA, CCA is a consultant and trainer specializing in the area of intelligence analysis applications.
Howard Clarke serves as Director, Intelligence Studies for Government Training Inc.
Mr. Clarke is a Premier Instructor with Government Training Inc. In this capacity, Mr. Clarke has demonstrated consistent excellence in training based on student evaluations of his…
- Knowledge of the Subject
- Ability to instruct – Quality of instruction
- Ability to maintain student interest
- Responsiveness to student inquiries
Mr. Clarke enjoys a distinguished career in federal law enforcement intelligence (Canada, Australia), with a lot of exposure, knowledge & experience with the US law enforcement intelligence context including international (Canada-US, and Australian-US transnational investigations). His background is steeped in the law enforcement intelligence field (30 yrs as analyst, senior analyst, analyst manager, intelligence systems consultant) in recent years he has applied his experience to the application of strategic intelligence methods in law enforcement and homeland security contexts and the use of intelligence concepts and processes in the fields of port and border security, transportation security and, currently, corrections sector intelligence.
Mr. Clarke is a lifetime Certified Criminal Analyst, a member of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts and is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Society of Certified Criminal Analysts. He is also an associate and intelligence consultant with Toddington International Inc., an instructor in the British Columbia Institute of Technology Crime and Intelligence Analysis Program and he holds adjunct faculty status with Henley-Putnam University in the U.S.
Sandra Stibbards – Open Source Intelligence – Financial Fraud Investigations
Sandra Stibbards Owner & Licensed Private Investigator — Camelot Investigations Open Source Intelligence Manager and Senior Instructor for The Center for Intelligence Best Practices™ – a Business Unit within Government Training Inc.
Sandra Stibbards is a licensed Investigator in California (PI18099) and Texas (A11304) and owner of Camelot Investigations. Camelot Investigations was opened for international business in January of 1996. She joined Government Training Inc in May of 2010 to head up the Open Source Intelligence Sector for the company’s Center for Intelligence Best Practices and head its Open Source Training & Publishing unit.
Ms. Stibbards education includes receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB). She continued her education by taking a background investigations course with the Nick Harris Detective Academy in 1992. With a general background in private investigations, she worked with other licensed investigators for approximately 4 years earning the 6,000 plus hours necessary to achieve a Private Investigator License in California.
Ms. Stibbards experience includes cases involving competitive intelligence, counter intelligence, fraud investigations, vulnerability assessments, intelligence gathering, internet investigations, asset investigations, pre-investment investigations, difficult locates, background investigations, supervising surveillances, employee theft & drug use, illicit activity, mystery shopping at bars and restaurants, and sales for investigations. The 4 years of ‘on the job’ experience preparing for a California P.I. License was mainly worked with Universal Studios Hollywood, Quest Attorney Investigations and Spiwak & Iezza.
With this experience and education, Ms. Stibbards began her own private investigation agency, Camelot Investigations, in 1996. She specializes in Fraud Investigations, Competitive Intelligence, Counter Intelligence, Vulnerability Assessments and Intelligence Collection. Elicitation is a specialized skill and trade that she has developed and refined during her years of investigations. Cases are worked internationally. Some of the most prominent clientele Ms. Stibbards has assisted are in the Medical Supply & Pharmaceutical Industry, Financial Institutions, Brokerage Firms, Security & Executive Protection Corporations, Airline Industry, International Retail Industry, Accounting Agencies and Law Firms as well as other Investigation Agencies.
Ms. Stibbards has been asked to produce training seminars on the topic of Vulnerability and Protection of Business Information, Open Source Intelligence and Internet Threat Response. These training seminars are tailored for large corporations and government agencies. Some of the bubusinesses in attendance have included retired intelligence agents, licensed private investigators, security companies and financial corporations. The presentations help to advise and prepare them on how to protect their businesses and information.
Lesley R. Rockwell
Lesley R. Rockwell is a an instructor with Government Training Inc, where she teaches a variety of courses on intelligence analysis. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Intelligence Management program at Henley-Putnam University (HPU) and the Intelligence and National Security Studies program at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). She teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels for both universities. At HPU, she wrote and teaches two core courses, INT 511 Advanced Analytical Techniques and ENG 330 Writing for the Intelligence Professional; she also wrote and is assigned to teach an elective, CJ 611 White Collar Crime. She has been an adjunct faculty member at HPU since 2005. At UTEP, she wrote and teaches INSS 4351/5351 Professional Skills: Writing for the Intelligence Professional. She has been an adjunct faculty member at UTEP since 2009.
Ms. Rockwell is a Senior Intelligence Analyst at a U.S. government agency, where she specializes in money laundering and financial crimes. In this capacity, she is responsible for providing strategic intelligence regarding domestic drug money laundering activity to U.S. policymakers, intelligence agencies, law enforcement officials, and the financial services industry. Ms. Rockwell has received numerous awards from her agency’s management in recognition of exemplary performance, including her agency's nomination to attend the Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence program at the National Defense Intelligence College. She has been an intelligence analyst for the U.S. government since April 2004.
She has published a wide range of products, many of which have been briefed before various government and non-government audiences. She is the author of more than a dozen products published by a government agency, and is a significant contributor to several documents written for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Ms. Rockwell has delivered briefings and presentations on intelligence and money laundering topics to various audiences. These range from presentations to attendees at government and financial services industry conferences to briefings to personnel from the Executive Office of the President.
Ms. Rockwell earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Mercyhurst College's Research/Intelligence Analyst Program (R/IAP; currently the Mercyhurst College Institute for Intelligence Studies) in 2001. She received a graduate assistantship to work for R/IAP's Center for Intelligence, Research, Analysis, and Training as the manager of the National Security Agency's Venona project, and completed Mercyhurst's Master of Science in Administration of Justice program in 2002. In 2009, Ms. Rockwell earned a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from Defense Intelligence Agency's National Defense Intelligence College (formerly the Joint Military Intelligence College).
She participates in many discipline-related organizations. She is a member of the International Association for Intelligence Education, the International Association for Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, and the International Association of Crime Analysts. She has served on a multitude of Federal government working groups related to intelligence and money laundering.
Kim McLeroy Lewis spent most of her 20-year career in an undercover life in the CIA. She teaches courses in basic intelligence, intelligence analysis, and tradecraft, among other subjects. Most of her Agency career was spent as a case officer on counter terrorist missions for the Counterterrorism Center, including service as the CIA’s counterterrorism referent to USCENTCOM and USSOCOM.
Ms. Lewis worked closely with the FBI, Customs, Secret Service, and other domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies on bombing, kidnap, money laundering, and terrorism investigations against Osama bin Ladin, Palestinian groups, the FARC of Colombia, and Peru’s Shining Path. Today Ms. Lewis often works with the news media, contributing to foreign affairs pieces for both print and television. Among her areas of special expertise are HUMINT, tradecraft, Intelligence Community management, and the economics of terrorism. She is a sought-after consultant, analyst, and military trainer with a major defense contractor. Her specialty is instruction for US military interrogators and case officers, and for US and foreign law enforcement officers working counterterrorism. Ms. Lewis received a master's degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona in 1978.
Michael H. Corcoran
Michael H. Corcoran, Ph.D. was in the law enforcement field for over 34 years beginning in 1968 and the threat assessment field since 1970 when he entered the United States Secret Service. Completing his doctorate in 1979 in Behavioral Science and utilizing his law enforcement experience, he specialized in identifying and handling potentially violent subjects. He does threat assessments, determination of true potentials for violence and criminal profiling for governmental agencies, law enforcement, Fortune 500 companies, school districts and healthcare providers around the world.
He has spoken internationally on all these topics, and has been “voir dired” as an expert witness on identifying violent individuals. Lastly, Dr. Corcoran was appointed President to Henley-Putnam University in 2004, the only accredited school of its kind in the world granting bachelors and masters degrees in Protection Management, Intelligence Management and Terrorism/Counterterrorism Studies as well as a Doctorate in Strategic Security. In 2009, he co-authored with James Cawood, Violence Assessment and Intervention: The practitioner’s handbook - 2nd edition, and in 2007, he wrote "Workplace violence goes beyond psychopathology", a chapter in Felthous, A.R. & Sass, H., International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, England: Wiley Press.
Dr. Corcoran is author of a new book on Workplace Violence
to be released in July 2010 and published by Government Training Inc.
Mr. Bechtel is a retired CIA operations and counterintelligence officer with deep cover experience. He is much in demand to teach surveillance, surveillance detection, and threat recognition & observation skills. Mr. Bechtel has extensive experience working with federal, state and local law enforcement throughout the country and internationally.
Currently, Mr. Bechtel is a Special Advisor, Professor and Acting Chief of Academic Officer for Henley-Putnam University, San Jose, CA. He is a Private Investigator and the Director of Operations & Training for CTC International Group Ltd, in Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Bechtel is an instructor/role-player in HUMINT training for the armed services.
Mr. Bechtel was a primary instructor in Terrorist/Criminal Threat Recognition, Observation Skills and Surveillance Detection for the Washoe County, Nevada Sheriff’s Citizen Homeland Security Council. He was a lead instructor for the US State Department’s anti-terrorism Surveillance Detection Team Training Program. He trained surveillance detection teams in Croatia, Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, and Mexico. He was a co-founder of the Sentinel Program®, providing counter terrorism and anti-crime surveillance detection training to the public and private sectors.
Mr. Bechtel is a US Navy Vietnam veteran. He is a member of the International Counter Terrorism Officers Association, International Association for Intelligence Education, the International Intelligence Ethics Association. He is a lifetime member of the National Ski Patrol; a former Outdoor Emergency Care® instructor and former EMT.
Education: BA, History, Monterey Institute of International Studies; MS, Intelligence Management, Henley-Putnam University.
Edward Clark is a Premier Instructor with Government Training Inc. In this capacity, Edward has demonstrated consistent excellence in training based on student evaluations of his…
· Knowledge of the Subject
· Ability to instruct – Quality of instruction
· Ability to maintain student interest
· Responsiveness to student inquiries
Mr. Clark is the Senior Consulting Executive for Homeland Defense Training ™ (The security . He also serves as president of Executive Interface, LLC, a firm specializing in risk management and security training and operations.
Mr. Clark offers 24 years of experience as a Special Forces Officer (Green Beret) to include commanding an unprecedented four operational detachments. Mr. Clark has 15 years of operational experience in combat and security assistance missions throughout the Middle East and Africa. He also brings over 25 years of formal training as an instructor, training developer and training manager to the project.
Mr. Clark has just completed a major threat/risk assessment for a major US port.
After 9/11 Mr. Clark was actively recruited to serve as the Director of the Homeland Security Threats Office. It was this assignment that drove him to reverse engineer the CARVER targeting tool to conduct vulnerability assessments on Nuclear Power Plants, Food and Agriculture commodities, and other national assets to include the Ground Based Mid Range Missile Defense System.
The Department of Homeland Security (US Coast Guard) reached out to Mr. Clark to serve as their senior security consultant to assist them in evaluating over 4,000 facility security and emergency response plans as they implemented the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA 2002). In addition to his serving as the Lead Consultant to the White House Homeland Security Council’s Bio-terrorism Team, he also applied his cutting edge techniques in developing US Northern Commands Red Team Program and developing a comprehensive security plan for a $4 billion natural gas project in war-torn Nigeria.
In support of DHS’ current trend to manage risk at a strategic level, Ed has project managed the development of a strategic risk management and trade resumption plan for one of the Nation’s largest Port Areas.
Mr. Clark possesses a BA in Criminal Justice, a Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems, is an expert in information security, and is a graduate of the following ICS courses: 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 and 800. Mr. Clark is a master trainer and has managed the business of training for both public and private entities.
He is also a graduate of the US Army Senior Leaders Course on Chemical Biological Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Attacks and a member of ASIS International.
Doug White is an active Public Safety Bomb Technician in a large sized metropolitan law enforcement agency. In addition to his role as a law enforcement professional, Doug is a contracted subject matter consultant to the U. S. Department of Homeland Security and National Terrorism Preparedness Institute. In this capacity, Mr. White has delivered and developed courses nationally in all levels of the Incident Command System, Active Shooter Response, Suicide Bomber Response and Mitigation, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Personal Protection Equipment.
Mr. White served nearly fifteen years in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve as a Security Specialist and was later introduced to Special Operations Forces (SOF) during his nearly eleven year tenure assigned to Headquarters U.S. Special Operations Command. Serving in his capacity as a force protection specialist and “Plank Owner” of the Command Protective Services Detachment, Mr. White conducted protective services operations as a Mission Special Agent in Charge and detail member.
Mr. White has conducted nearly 200 “suspicious article” activations and has rendered safe live IEDs containing homemade explosive mixtures and added fragmentation, remotely and manually. He applies knowledge of tactics used by terrorists globally to provide shocking insight to local responders and administrators. Doug adds a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and a major in Terrorism Studies to 17 years of experience in operational and theoretical anti-terrorism to deliver thought provoking insight to the enemies’ tactic and methodology.
Having been an operator, planner and policy writer, Mr. White passionately covers his subjects from multiple vantage points with a firm grasp of the subject and an innate ability to teach and relate material to the end user’s scope in the simplest of terms.
Scott Tyler, is a consultant and provider of high-risk field protective services for private clients as well as U.S. Government entities. Scott Tyler serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Forge Solutions LLC. Due to his ability and expertise, various media channels have sought Tyler out. He has appeared on the PBS news program “WORLDFOCUS” and has been quoted in the Washington Post. He was the Tactical Producer and appeared in the prime time NBC Dateline series, “The Wanted”. Most recently, Tyler was the main subject for a feature article titled “The Way of the Sniper” in Men’s Journal.
Mr. Tyler spent most of his life in the armed forces specializing in symmetric and asymmetric solutions to difficult problems. Having spent his entire career as an operator, the majority of it in managerial and leadership positions, Mr. Tyler understands the complexities and risks associated with security and project enablement. From 1991-1996, Mr. Tyler served as a United States Marine, as part of a Reconnaissance Team in Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. He then went on to study and graduate from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science.
In 2000, Mr. Tyler received his commission in the United States Navy and continued his service as a Naval Special Warfare (SEAL) Officer. In this capacity he led and assisted with sensitive and challenging missions in numerous locations throughout the world. In 2007, Mr. Tyler established Qaletaqa Corps LLC, as a way to assist and provide service to clients working in operationally challenging environments. In 2010 Qaletaqa Corps LLC was renamed Forge Solutions LLC. Through his company, Mr. Tyler has provided consulting, operational planning, security and project enablement for successful client ventures in the United States, Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
Ernest J. Lorelli
Ernest J. Lorelli is the Director of a service-disabled veteran owned small business. He provides consultant and expert training services for public and private interests in terrorist use of improvised explosives devices (IED) and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). He is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant with 25 years of military experience in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operations and was decorated for heroism for saving the life of an injured police officer. He has extensive operational experience in the defeat of conventional and unconventional weapons including terrorist and criminal explosive devices and led the mission to render safe an anthrax situation in Las Vegas, NV. He is a leading expert in the employment of directed energy (LASER) for the defeat of explosive ordnance and has recently been involved in other directed energy projects for locating IEDs through the chemical signatures of the explosives and their electronic packages.
He has written extensively on EOD procedures and operations and often acts as consultant to various law enforcement agencies on IED and WMD related issues. He has conducted research on threats and developed threat matrixes for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He has contributed papers to the US Government’s Lessons Learned Information Sharing network and has lectured and written for Jane's Defense Information Group on EOD and IED issues. He has developed training programs, and developed large scale exercises for multiple disciplines for preventing and recovering from IED and WMD events and is an advocate for building community resilience programs for countering IED threats. Mr. Lorelli has a Top Secret security clearance. He holds a Masters Degree in Education from Boston University and is a licensed teacher in the state of Nevada. He is married and has two children. His son is a United States Marine who just completed his first tour of duty in Afghanistan.