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ACT I Senior Executive Doug Harlow Leading Firm’s Cyber Programs

ARLINGTON, VA (December, 2016)—Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces Mr. Doug Harlow as Executive Program Manager for its Department of Homeland Security National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) contract providing Budget, Acquisition, Procurement, and Contract Management Support. Mr. Harlow will lead program management and service delivery efforts ensuring contract execution and deliverables are compliant to regulations, rules and policies, and is the primary contact for the Contracting Officer’s Representative and Contracting Officer on matters related to contract, program delivery, personnel, and security.

“Mr. Harlow’s extensive technical experience and skills in cyber security and acquisition management provide ACT I with a unique ability to support the DHS NPPD Cyber Security and Communications market, expand partnering with DHS, and bring innovative solutions to this important customer,” said Mr. Michael Niggel, ACT I CEO. “His cyber, acquisition, operations, and business experience allow us to continue to achieve and pursue our corporate strategic growth goals.”

Mr. Harlow brings over 25 years leading defense cyber operations, acquisition, information operations, information assurance, and business operations. His acquisition experience spans concept exploration, system design and development, deployment and operational employment; with an extensive background in cyber program management, systems engineering, test planning and evaluation, and systems fielding support. Mr. Harlow’s extensive operations experience includes computer security network operations at organizational and enterprise levels. He is adept at defining a customer’s operational needs, developing program requirements, and executing requirements to deliver fielded systems.

Mr. Harlow holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Northrop University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

About ACT I

ACT I is an ISO 9001:2008 certified small business delivering mission-critical Acquisition Management solutions to customers across the globe. ACT I specializes in providing the U.S. DoD, federal agencies, and allied partners with high-value Acquisition Strategy, Program Management, Engineering, Logistics, Security and Cyber, Contract Negotiation Support, and Security Cooperation and Assistance services. ACT I is a prime for the Navy Seaport-e and prime for the following GSA contracts: OASIS Small Business Pool 1, Professional Services Schedule, and IT Schedule 70. For more information, visit our website at