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Corbin Norman

Senior Associate at DRT Strategies

Washington, District Of Columbia
Management Consulting
  1. Logapps LLC,
  2. NAVSEA,
  3. Kroger
  1. University of Virginia
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University of Virginia

University of Virginia

System and Information Engineering

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Corbin Norman is a Senior Associate at DRT Strategies, Inc. He has four years of management and IT consulting experience supporting federal clients. He is currently supporting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with their business analysis and program management needs in multiple IT programs at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Before joining DRT, Corbin advised federal agencies on their IT and business initiatives in healthcare, financial and weather service arenas.

Industry Expertise: Federal Government, Healthcare, Financial Services, Weather Services

Clients Served: IRS, US Courts, NOAA, US Navy

Years of Experience: 4

Functional Expertise: Business Analysis, Business Process Reengineering, Acquisition Management, Financial Management, Decision Analysis

Technical Skills: MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Access, SEER-IT & SEER-SEM

Education/Certifications: B.S in Computer Science, M.E. in System and Information Engineering

Clearance: Public Trust (held Secret before)

Myers-Briggs: INTJ

Corbin is passionate about providing public policy and advocacy in the areas of global health, education, and economic inequality


Senior Associate

DRT Strategies
– Present (1 month)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Senior Analyst

Logapps LLC
(2 years 6 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

I served as a Senior Analyst at Logapps LLC responsible for providing research and analysis expertise in technology and strategy to federal clients. Logapps LLC is trusted by clients to provide independent economic analysis and strategic consulting services for technology acquisitions.

Test Engineer

(1 year 10 months)Dahlgren, VA

Performed test planning, procedure development, test execution and test reporting to upper management for Aegis and SSDS Navy surface ships.

Performed Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) along with data analysis on Shipboard Gridlock System with Auto Correlation

Supported Land Base Test Sites along the east and west coast and some abroad. Performed tasks with a Wrap Around Simulation Program (WASP) to verify software stability and corrections. Participated in DEP Test, CSSQT, DAWG,
Multi- Ship Events, Single Ship Events, software installs and grooming of U.S Navy ships.


(5 years 2 months)Jackson, Mississippi Area

Records the day-to-day financial transactions of the organization. I am responsible for ensuring all transactions are recorded in the correct daybook, supplier’s ledger, customer ledger, and general ledger.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Fellowship Program Director for Virginia

Organizing for Action
(5 months)Politics

As the Fellowship Program Director, I was responsible for recruiting, interviewing, managing and coaching a sizeable class of volunteer Fall Fellows to further solidity OFA’s volunteer structure. I’ve hosted weekly fellowship calls and sent out OFA status updates twice a week. I also worked closely with State Coordinator(s), existing staff, volunteers and local partners weekly to ensure the program was running adequately.

Summer Fellow

Organizing for Action
(4 months)Politics

Over 4 months, I helped build strategic issue campaigns around Affordable Care Act (ACA), Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Gun Violence Prevention, and Climate Change. In June of 2013, we successfully passed Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the U.S. Senate and Open Enrollment for ACA got underway. In addition I made approximately 2,300 phone calls, attended and hosted over 30 events, 20 1-on-1s with community leaders, and organized two grassroots fundraisers grossing over $1000.

Press Lead

Organizing for Action
(4 months)Politics

As the Press Lead for OFA-Virginia, I was responsible for responding to media inquiries and interview requests, pro-actively pitching stories, organizing earned media events in Northern Virginia and DC area, writing press releases and advisories for OFA events, implementing social media strategies, and training local organizations on driving the narrative and getting press at their events.

Opportunities Corbin is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Corbin cares about:

  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services

Organizations Corbin supports:

  • American Red Cross
  • Share Our Strength
  • Organizing for Action
  • American Cancer Society


Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Implementation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Life Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE)(Link)

ACA is a $2 billion plus IT program for the IRS. The team conducted a structural analysis for all information technology resources and associated costs required in completing the development, deployment and maintenance of all systems and applications for the ACA program.

Performed parametric modeling using SEER-IT and SEER-SEM that properly adjusted the estimate to account for inflation and other exogenous variables.

Discovered infeasibility with the development release schedule given the effort required for successful program completion

Identified staffing and software dependencies and recommended a resource allocation plan to minimize parallel development and reduce staffing requirements.

Developed a Microsoft Access database for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and reporting technical requirements and associated function point count for the ACA program. The tool gave cost estimators the ability to easily perform data collection and function point analysis.

Team members:

US Courts Financial Management System Hosting Business Case Analysis (BCA)(Link)

The Judiciary is an autonomous organization that wants to consolidate their financial systems and associated processes into one system to be used by all Courts. The team developed a business case that supported the most advantageous system architecture and acquisition strategy for the US Courts’ financial management system.

Provided cost and price analysis that was used as an Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) and budget baseline

Advised US Courts to host JIFMS in a cloud environment and contract the incumbent for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 services

Conducted impact and feasibility studies that investigated the obsolescence risk faced by Courts’ legacy financial system under the constraints of different funding scenarios

Evaluated the costs, operational impacts, and risk of necessary mitigation options and the impacts of recent budget crisis to the delivery of the JIFMS

In light of current fiscal and budget realities, I recommended the Courts to request more funding and pursue an accelerated deployment to mitigate obsolescence and legacy system failures

Team members:

NOAA Weather Radio Improvement Program 2 (WRIP-2) Independent Cost Estimate(Link)

Provided acquisition support by developing an independent cost estimate for the National Weather Service $5 million merge of weather dissemination systems. Employed function point analysis based on client requirements and utilized parametric modeling as the estimation framework that is consistent with the GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide. The results indicated addition resources were required to deliver on time and the client mitigated risks through recommended staff augmentation.

Team members:

Improving Service Deliver and Efficiency of a Clinical Cancer Center

Conducted a study in the healthcare industry, evaluating a clinical cancer center, focusing in particular on the scheduling, communication and patient service aspects of therapeutic treatments and the complexities of all related demands services that support these treatments. The team’s policy recommendations were implemented and over the course of following months the center experience an increase in patient satisfaction while maintaining profitability and competiveness given the patient and caregivers, staff/faculty, and operational environment.

NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) Broadcast Message Handler (BMH) Independent Cost Estimate

Developed an independent cost estimate for the National Weather Service Broadcast Message Handler, a software program used to send and receive weather products across the country. Employed function point analysis based on client requirements and utilized PRICE Systems’ TruePlanning parametric cost model, which allowed for rapid estimate development. The analysis indicated the BMH development team lacked several aspects of a mature development organization. This lead to acquisition management training specifically dealing with the implementation of formal software development methodologies and tools, an Independent Verification and Validation framework (IV&V), and project management and oversight paradigm for Iterative and Agile development.

Provided acquisition management support and oversaw the IV&V process for the BMH program. After increased interaction, the BMH development team learned that NOAA did not have an IV&V process that included formal test procedures. Observations showed that during Phase 1 testing, troubleshooting and code fixes were performed when problems were uncovered, forcing a “code/fix as you test’ paradigm with no paper trail. In result, we provided the IV&V team training and support in building out the testing process and the development of test artifacts.

Developed a hybrid software development approach that included 1) incorporating agile planning tools, 2) a metric collection process for portfolio management, and 3) the garner of support from senior executives. The BMH project manager noted that defining and implementing a standard software development methodology across the program will have significant benefits worth pursuing – such as improved technical team processes, rapid detection of development challenges, and flexible workaround planning. Additionally, it provided the flexibility to effectively management BMH and future software development projects.

Team members:

IRS Current Process Environment Enhancements Independent Cost Estimate (ICE)

Performed function point analysis for over 2,100 legacy system requirements for the IRS in result of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Modifications included changes to tax domains such as Submission Processing, Customer Service, Internal Management, Taxpayers Account, and Compliance. Developed an Access database for collecting, organizing, analyzing, and reporting technical requirements and associated function point count for legacy systems. The tool gave cost estimators the ability to easily perform data collection and function point analysis.

Team members:

Small Minority-Owned Business Website Modernization

I worked closely with a small business whose current website was static, outdated, and not user friendly. I clarified requirements, identified a design, developed mockups, and built a WordPress-based content management system with customizations, applying rigorous end-user testing. Within three month of going live, the new website generate multiple leads which brought new clients, follow-on work from existing clients and three new hires. Lastly, I developed a comprehensive community outreach program and performance management plan, which consisted of published articles, white papers, blog posts, social media platform and Google Analytics reporting.

Acquisition Management Support for National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and National Weather Service

Developed an independent cost estimate in support of an Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) for the recompete of AWIPS contract.

Analyzed IT hardware virtualization and cloud scenarios and assisted management with defining IT hosting alternatives

Employed function point analysis based on client requirements and developed the AoA cost model with SEER-IT and SEER-SEM

Supported Program Management Branch with the acquisition strategy, market research and Request for Proposal development process.

Prepared and managed acquisition documents including Acquisition Plan, Market Research, Statement of Objectives, Source Selection Plan, RFP, and the Acquisition Schedule.

Advised NWS decision makers on the acquisition tradeoffs, evaluation criteria, independent cost estimates, Industry Day preparations, Source Selection process and briefed executive management throughout the entire acquisition process


University of Virginia

  • Applied Optimization
  • Risk Analysis
  • Financial Engineering
  • System Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Engineering Economics
  • Business Decision Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Probabilistic Modeling
  • Bargaining and Negotiation
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Statistics for Enigneers


  • Visio
  • Financial Management...
  • Data Analytics
  • Business Process...
  • Business Analysis
  • Systems Engineering
  • Testing
  • Systems Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Decision Analysis
  • Access
  • IT Strategy
  • Risk Management
  • Function Point Analysis
  • Microsoft Excel
  • WordPress
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Issue Campaigns
  • SEER
  • Political Campaigns
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University of Virginia

AMP Master of Engineering, System and Information Engineering

Jackson State University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

Activities and Societies: President’s and Dean’s Scholar (2006 – 2010) Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society (Spring ’10 Inductee) Association Computing Machinery (SGA Representative 2009-2010) Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Honors & Awards

President’s and Dean’s Scholar (2006 – 2010)
2010 Georgia Institute of Technology Focus Scholar (January ’10)
IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training Research and Training Research Honorary (April ’10)

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