Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces the addition of Mr. Phil Simonsen, as its space and cyber programs executive. In this role, he is responsible for ACT I’s strategic pursuit of new business opportunities with the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
“ACT I is pleased to have Mr. Simonsen as our senior executive for space and cyber programs. Mr. Simonsen has over 28 years of results-oriented government national security space executive leadership; program management; engineering; program planning, budgeting, and policy; and operations experience. His extensive experience planning for and leading multiple space system programs through every critical milestone supports ACT I’s ability to successfully pursue and grow our Space and Cyber program initiatives,” said Mr. Michael Niggel, ACT I CEO.
Mr. Simonsen is a dynamically-engaged program executive who has managed the entire program life cycle of a broad spectrum of weapon systems and technologies including national signals intelligence (SIGINT) and imagery intelligence (IMINT); satellite and strategic Command and Control (C2); space launch, control, and surveillance; Global Positioning System (GPS) spacecraft; intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs); solid and liquid rocket propulsion; and radar technologies, including many within Interagency and International Agreements. Mr. Simonsen is a proven leader, who most recently led a $17 billion, 5 ACAT I space program portfolio across the acquisition lifecycle spectrum for the NRO. He directed a highly experienced 100-person multi-service, multi-agency government program office, as well as a 200-person engineering support team, and oversaw 5,000 industry partner professionals.
Mr. Simonsen holds a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California; a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama; and a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
About ACT I
ACT I is an ISO 9001:2008 certified small business delivering mission-critical Total Acquisition Management solutions to customers across the globe. We are retained by the U.S. Department of Defense, Federal Agencies and allied partners to support their most complex programs in the areas of Acquisition Strategy, Program Management, Engineering, Logistics, Financial Management, Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security Cooperation and Assistance services. ACT I was selected as prime contractor for the following GSA contracts: OASIS Small Business Pool 1, Professional Services Schedule, and IT Schedule 70. For more information, visit our website at www.act-i.com and follow us on Twitter @ACT_I_LLC.