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Howie Lind

Howie Lind

Just started my own company -- Starboard Side Associates LLC -- for Government Contracting

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Defense & Space
  1. US Senate and US Congress,
  2. Senior Director for Government Relations and Business Development,
  3. Senior official for Iraq and Afghanistan Reconstruction
  1. Virginia Tech
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Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech


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Military and DoD expertise. Power-wielding ability. Trust at high levels of government and industry. In-depth knowledge of Defense requirements. Repeatedly selected for high-impact assignments. Navy Aegis and Combat Systems expert; served 20 years on active duty as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard 5 surface combatants; retired at the rank of Commander. Candidate for US Senate and Congress, 2013-14. Fluor Corporation Senior Director for Government Relations and Business Development in Washington, DC, 2008-2013. DoD Bush Administration Appointee on Iraq and Afghanistan 2003-2007. Legislative Liaison for Iraq Reconstruction. Worked with US role in infrastructure development. Corporate consultant to DoD. Proven ability to guide complex legislative initiatives and consistently get results. TOP SECRET clearance; held TS/SCI as Navy Commander.


Candidate in Virginia

US Senate and US Congress
(11 months)Virginia - 10th District

Fluor Corporation

Senior Director for Government Relations and Business Development
(5 years 3 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Represented Fluor Corporation to key US government officials and stakeholders (B2G). RFP capture for LOGCAP contract in Afghanistan. Key leadership for capture of $500 million and up task orders with US Army for LOGCAP. Key leadership in business to business (B2B) relationships for Fluor sub-contracting to medium and small business for LOGCAP contract. Business development leader in Washington DC environment.

Department of the Army

Senior official for Iraq and Afghanistan Reconstruction
(2 years 9 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Bush Administration Appointee.

Served in dual positions: (1) Legislative Liaison for Iraq Reconstruction, OCLL, Office of the Secretary of the Army; and (2) Strategic Communications Director, Project and Contracting Office for Iraq Reconstruction. Work closely with Army’s top leadership in building and aligning its legislative agenda. Had responsibility for $21 billion Iraq Reconstruction Program for DoD.

- Responsible and accountable for commercial projects in Iraq – electrical power plants, water treatment facilities, communications centers, and primary healthcare centers.

Served on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region Integration Team

Liaison for Iraq Reconstruction and Afghanistan Reconstruction to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, OSD, and the Interagency.

U.S. State Department

Iraq Reconstruction Management Office
(11 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Bush Administration Appointee.

Senior Advisor. Screened and selected administrators for service in Iraq as consultants to Iraqi Ministerial officials. Screened several hundred applicants. Selected over 100.

U.S. Department of Defense

Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq
(10 months)Pentagon

Bush Administration Appointee.

Senior policy official. Screened and selected officials to serve in Iraq as advisors to the Coalition Provisional Authority Administrator, Ambassador Paul Bremer. Screened over 1,000 applicants. Selected over 200.

Booz Allen Hamilton

Business Development Leader in Washington DC environment
(3 years 4 months)Washington D.C. Metro Area and Norfolk VA/Hampton Roads Metro Area

RFP capture for contracts of $10 million and up for Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, and Department of Homeland Security.

Provided program management for US Joint Forces Command regarding Joint Experimentation and Transformation of the US Military. Served as Subject Matter Expert, onsite during major multinational wargame, UV01.

Led a series of IT security and assurance initiatives for the Navy’s CIO. Oversaw an IT security project for 13 operating divisions within HHS. Consulted to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Homeland Security office. Consulted to the US Public Health Service on first-responder planning.

United States Navy

Naval Officer
(20 years 2 months)Various

Rank of Commander (O-5). Surface Warfare Officer.
Navy Aegis and Combat Systems expert; served 20 years on active duty with increasing levels of responsibility aboard 5 surface combatants -- Aegis Cruiser, Destroyers, and Frigates.
Displayed solid leadership and technical ability aboard Navy combatants and shore installations. Repeated leadership of Navy IT efforts.


International Stability Operations Association

Vice Chairman

Republican Party of Virginia

Chairman of 10th Congressional District


  • Government Contracting
  • Government
  • Defense
  • DoD
  • Security Clearance
  • Policy
  • International Relations
  • Proposal Writing
  • Military
  • Contract Management
  • Program Management
  • Policy Analysis
  • Federal Government
  • Counterterrorism
  • Army
  • National Security
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Virginia Tech

Bachelor of Science (BS), Statistics

Activities and Societies: Varsity Baseball Team (1975-77)

Naval Postgraduate School

Master of Science (MS), Information Systems

Computer Systems Management

U.S. Naval War College

Certificate in National Security Studies

Strategy and Policy, National Security Decision Making, Global Maritime Strategy.

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