Members and guests joined GTSC for this Capacity Building proposal writing workshop that focused on every stage of the proposal process - from the RFI to your reponse to an RFP.
About Tom Essig
As a senior acquisition professional with more than 30 years experience with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of the Navy (DON), Mr. Essig has expertise in contracting and program management and is certified by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security at career level III in both the contracting and program management.
He currently advises government and commercial organizations on federal acquisition and procurement and contracting matters through his company TWE, LLC. He also currently serves as a Procurement Subject Matter Expert with Kearney & Company.
His most recent federal position was as the Chief Procurement Officer for DHS from 2006 to 2009 where he was responsible for the management, administration and oversight of the department’s acquisition, strategic sourcing program, competitive sourcing program and providing leadership over the department’s $17 Billion in annual acquisitions.
Mr. Essig reported to office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) in February 2004. As Director of the Program Analysis and Business Transformation Division, he was responsible for overseeing analysis and support of contracting and business aspects of DON acquisition and other procurement programs and for the development and support of business transformation initiatives within DON. His division reflected the merger of the former Program Analysis and Support Division with the DON Acquisition Reform Office, and he was responsible for functions previously performed by those organizations.
From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Essig served as the Executive Director of the U.S. Navy Office of Special Projects (OSP). The OSP is a second echelon command reporting to the Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and provides logistics, transportation, finance and other business and supply-related support to the fleet and shore establishment of the Department of the Navy. OSP’s mission supports every facet of the Navy. While in this assignment, Mr. Essig also served as the Director of the Navy Engineering Logistics Office.
About Josh Kussman
Josh is the President of Sentinel Business Advisory Services, a homeland security-focused strate