NGS has extensive experience and knowledge of federal procurement practices. For over a decade, Dr. Oliver served as a Senior Procurement Executive in FEMA’s Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, where he oversaw a large portfolio of acquisition programs, including customer operations, acquisition planning and policy, procurement IT systems, small business, strategic sourcing, program management operations, program strategy, and business management operations. In this role, Dr. Oliver also served as FEMA’s Competition Advocate and Task Order Ombudsman. Below is a sample of some significant acquisition projects successfully accomplished under Dr. Oliver’s leadership:
Post-Hurricane Katrina Evacuation Support Contracts – Following Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Oliver oversaw the development of numerous evacuation support contracts, including the first National Disaster Emergency Medical Services Contract, National Evacuee Ground Transportation Support Contract, and the Interagency Agreement with the Department of Defense’s Air Mobility Command for commercial aircraft for evacuee relocation through the Civilian Reserve Aircraft Fleet .
Future of FEMA Logistics Project – On special assignment, Dr. Oliver was temporarily assigned to FEMA’s Logistics Management Directorate where he led a successful effort to assess the current state and establish a long-term strategic direction for the future of FEMA’s disaster supply chain logistics management. This project included an examination of the current and future status of logistics management information technology systems and the impact of future technology improvements, such as block chain and artificial intelligence FEMA’s disaster supply chain logistics system.