Mr. Niggel sets and leads the overall strategic direction for ACT I by implementing long and short term goals and ensuring a responsible corporate governance. He actively develops solutions for many DoD, DHS, and international customers, including F-35 partner nations and FMS clients.
His Total Acquisition Management experience includes providing business case analytics, cost estimating, and contract negotiations to support the F-35 Foreign Military Sales Case Managers and Ministries of Defense (MoDs) for the JPO. He develops JPO business models and the analytical infrastructure for all major F-35 OEM contractors. Additionally, he supports the U.S. Military Services, international partners, and FMS case PMs and MoDs with contract development and negotiation support.
Before starting ACT I, Mr. Niggel served as a Vice President and Operations Manager of the Technical and Business Solutions Operations at the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) providing support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense—National Defense Panel. Due to his depth of experience, he can quickly analyze technical and financial program requirements for major DoD acquisition programs such as missile defense, space control and forces, C4ISR, and TACAIR to identify any risks and then immediately develop mitigation strategies. His total acquisition management experience includes program and contract management, modeling and simulations, cost and performance effectiveness analyses, DoD acquisition reform, and financial management.
Mr. Niggel has authored and co-authored numerous studies and papers on cost estimating, analysis, modeling, and systems acquisition reform. He earned an MPA in Financial and Policy Analysis from Indiana University and holds a BA with Distinction from Hendrix College in Political Science and History. He is a graduate of the Defense Systems Management College Program Manager’s Course (DAU PM Level III). He serves on the DSCA/NDIA non-standard, non-program of record working group and the NDIA’s international committee and U.S./Japan (SJAC/JADI) subcommittee. He also served as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI) during the Reagan administration with the Air Force and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)—Deputy Under Secretary of Defense.