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Program Manager SME – Strategy/ Technical /Architectures (Expert)

Program Manager SME – Strategy/ Technical /Architectures (Expert)

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About Strategic Alliance Consulting Inc.: Strategic Alliance Consulting Inc. (Strategic ACI) is a member of the Agile Support Alliance Joint Venture, LLC.  The joint venture recently announced that it was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for the EMERALD Program. EMERALD is a procurement vehicle for life-cycle acquisition management, strategic financial, and business management support services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).  The contract has a one-year base plus four one-year option periods and a ceiling of $849 million. The EMERALD acquisition vehicle is structured as an agency-wide, small business set-aside program.  EMERALD is the follow-on for the Resource, Decision, and Acquisition Support (RDAS) contract.


Overall Assignment Description:

Serve as an advisor to a Government-led team that enables five strategic portfolio initiatives as follows:

  • Content Portfolio: Enable coordination across traditional & non-traditional collectors (commercial, unclassified sensing, mission partners).
  • Analytic Portfolio: Enable rapid evolution of advanced analytic algorithms, tools and tradecraft through concept development, prototypes, exercises and operational demonstrations.
  • Customer Experience Portfolio: evolve a service centric model that enables discoverable services, and data that can be flexibly delivered to mobile platforms at all classification levels.
  • Open IT Portfolio: Evolve Open IT strategies, concepts, standards, architectures and engineering roadmaps that reduce risk, inform policy and steer acquisition to help meet long terms goal for the integrated intelligence environment.
  • Business Services: Enable strategy alignment and draw on national-level experts to perform independent technical and program assessments in support of strategic objectives and major acquisition milestones.


  • Influence the GEOINT strategy by enabling the coordination across traditional and non-traditional collectors, including commercial and unclassified sensing, and coordinating activities in a layered architecture approach across mission partners.
  • Recommend approaches to advance analytic algorithms, tools, and tradecraft via concept development, prototypes, pilots and operational demonstrations.
  • Define novel approaches to advancing an IT service-centric model that enables discoverable content, services and easy data delivery across multiple classification domains.
  • Support strategy development, standards and engineering roadmaps that aide in risk reduction, inform policy and guide acquisition to meet long term strategic goals.
  • Leverage unique knowledge, innovation and trusted Intelligence Community relationships to advise about technical strategies, architectures and future directions.
  • Advise about new prototype and pathfinder approaches.
  • Guide transition methods to emergent capabilities.
  • Define approaches to improve IT efficiency, effectiveness and resilience in supporting the GEOINT mission.
  • Recommend enhancements to analytic tradecraft in integrating new sources of information and exquisite capabilities into its operational environment.
  • Recommend approaches to accelerate Organization’s shift towards commercial capabilities, open source data, persistent GEOINT, big data analytics, CLOUD and integrated intelligence.
  • Recommend novel collection strategies that fully leverages available sources to enable persistence and advance processing and analytic capabilities.
  • Assist with forming tighter collaborative relationships with mission partners to align collection and achieve integrated mission intelligence.
  • Assist with forming tighter collaborative relationships with industry partners to leverage data and information in the ‘unclassified world’.



  • M.S. Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated specialized experience in Information technology, or equivalent.
  • Project management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification with demonstrated knowledge of Project Management Institute (PMI) tools and techniques.


  • PhD.Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, or Business.
  • Cloud infrastructure support experience.
  • Global enterprise architecture and/or solutions architecture experience.
  • Proven and trusted Intelligence Community relationships.
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification.
  • Relationships with Industry or academia.
  • Experience in any of the following: traditional and non-traditional collectors including commercial and unclassified sensing.
  • Experience in any of the following: analytic algorithms, tools, and tradecraft via concept development, prototypes, pilots and operational demonstrations.
  • Experience in any of the following: IT services and ITIL methodology; big data analytics, and CLOUD.
  • Experience with developing and working systems roadmaps and project plans.
  • Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills with all levels of management.


To qualify candidates must have an active Top Secret SCI Clearance.   



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