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the central importance of Shields’ work. “With the recent establishment of the United States Space Force, it is critical that technology links data catalogs between air and space missions to offer a department-level solution,” she said.
Moreover, Shields has been a major contributor to the Air Force’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control portfolio and the Insider Threat Hub, which helps identify, aggregate, analyze and share potential risk indicators across the service.
“His focus on smart, cost-effective solutions to inform leadership and drive change makes him stand out among all his colleagues, not just new peers,” Vidrine said.
Project Manager, FEDSIM General Services Administration
David Smith’s deep understanding of federal contracting and management is the tread on the tires giving the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center traction with agencies looking for help with complex acquisitions.
At FEDSIM, the General Services Administration’s assisted acquisition services group, he develops acquisition plans, statements of work and IT cost estimates for federal agency customers. But according to his managers, one of his most valuable attributes is his tenacity in streamlining complex processes.
For instance, he is a self-taught expert on arcane techniques such as cost-plus-award-fee (CPAF) contracting, which can encourage better vendor performance. He helped the Defense Department with a complex $195 million Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) Outreach and Digital Enterprise Services acquisition to build a cloud and data center infrastructure to host the public-facing website.
Neither MC&FP nor the existing contractor was familiar with CPAF. Smith wasn’t either — at first. He got up to speed with CPAF for the critical project and then ably guided both parties through it.
The resulting operations garnered high customer satisfaction and established a collaborative mindset for the program. The results prompted the contractor to create innovative solutions for the Exceptional Family Member Program and Me, a personalized tool to help military families with special needs navigate the medical and educational systems.
Smith is particularly adept at managing multiple FEDSIM projects at the same time. He stayed on top of two sole- source contracts that helped build services for the Remote Sensing Center and set up a fee tracker to trace complex charges for those services.
Vice President
C2S Consulting Group
Kevin Smith was recruited by the C2S Consulting Group in 2019 to lead the company’s cloud products and services business and was promoted to vice president after only six months. He has spearheaded the company’s efforts
to capture new projects and clients in support of the intelligence community, the Defense Department and a range of civilian agencies.
In less than 18 months at C2SCG, Smith helped shift the firm’s focus to prime opportunities, paving the way to introduce automated cloud solutions to the government. Thanks to his efforts, pursuing prime opportunities accounted for 25% of the company’s total revenue in 2019, up from 2% in 2018.
In addition, Smith created internal programs to improve professional development and employee retention. One
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