David W. Ludwig – Senior Associate

David Ludwig was a member of the Army’s Senior Executive Service (SES) and has over thirty-five years of experience in managing personnel, projects and resources.   In addition to his service as an SES, he has over seven years experience in the private sector as a Senior Associate for Booz Allen Hamilton and as a Deputy Director and Project Manager for the Northrop Grumman Corporation.   David completed his twenty-five year active duty Army career at the rank of Colonel in 2002 and he is Level 3 certified in Army Acquisition in both Project Management and Contracting.  He has a current Top Secret Security clearance with SCI access (TS SCI).

Dave has a wide variety of project management and functional experience in all phases of product life cycles for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) products.  This experience includes formation of strategies for acquisition, contracting, integrated logistics support, test and evaluation, fielding, training, modification, field technical support and disposal operations.  He is known for his ability to motivate managers and staffs.   He is also known for being an effective, people-oriented leader with a history of motivating functionally diverse staff and managers to accomplish organizational goals.

Dave’s experience with bids and proposals has been gained from both his government and private sector assignments.  On the government side, he was involved with acquisition planning as a Contracting Officer, Pentagon Staff Officer, Project Manager and as an SES.  In the private sector, Dave has served effectively in all phases of business development, capture management and proposal submission for both Booz Allen Hamilton and Northrop Grumman.

Dave’s Army acquisition expertise is derived from a host of challenging positions in government and industry.   At the SES level, he served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications (Tactical) at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey from 2005 to 2008.  He used an effective blend of leadership, team building, written and oral communications skills in the management and first-line supervision for 9 Project / Product Management Offices as well as 6 Staff Directorates.  He was responsible for the execution of a multi-billion dollar defense program portfolio, an annual budget of approximately $6B and an associated work force of nearly 1000 core, matrix and contractor personnel.   He managed PM’s in their execution of cost, schedule, and performance, risk management and supportability strategies for command, control, communications hardware and software projects and associated network management systems.

As an Army Colonel, Dave served as the PM for Defense Communications and Army Switched Systems (PM DCASS) in PEO Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) from 1999 to 2002.  As PM DCASS, he was responsible for modernizing information technology (IT) infrastructure including campus voice switches, data switches, fiber optic networks, Local Area Networks (LANS), and Wide Area Network (WAN) access at Army posts, camps, and stations worldwide.   Also as a Colonel, Dave gained valuable experience in all phases of Integrated Logistics Support while serving as the Deputy Director for the CECOM Logistics and Readiness Center.  While there he provided management and oversight for a $1.4B spare parts inventory and coordinated logistics life cycle management approaches for all of the C4ISR projects in CECOM.

Dave’s other key Army acquisition assignments include Contracting Officer for CECOM from 1989 to1992 with an unlimited contracting officer warrant, Pentagon Action Officer for Acquisition Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research Development and Acquisition from 1993 to 1994, and Product Manager for Tactical Satellite Terminals as a LTC in PM SATCOM, PEO C3 Systems at Fort Monmouth from 1994 to 1997.

He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.   He was commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer in 1975.  He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, the Defense System Management College Project Management Course and the US Army Command and General Staff College.