Senior Program Manager / Senior Systems Engineer

Morris “Mo” Petitt                                                                                                                        

(MCPETITT@USA.NET)                     Phone: 703.994.0577                         Clearance: SECRET

Senior Program Manager / Senior Systems Engineer


I am a seasoned information technology professional who appreciates working with professionals and producing impressive results for the customer. I have willingly taken on the most challenging jobs throughout my career (i.e. Navy SEAL training, Action Officer at the Pentagon) with success.  I seek a managerial position to lead and train a competent team to implement and support our customer’s information technology goals.


M.S., Management of Information Technology, The Johns Hopkins University                            1999

B.S., Business Administration, State University of New York                                                             1992

Certified as an Acquisition Professional (Level 201B) by the Defense Acquisition Univ.             2010

Certified as a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP),                                                  2009 - 2015

Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) (Candidate)                            Pending


  • Retired U.S. Navy SEAL/U.S. Naval Officer, with over 37 years of U.S. Military, Department of Defense (DoD), Veterans Administration (VA) experience
  • Proven leadership in successfully managing and engineering major aspects of DoD Acquisition Category I (ACAT I) programs (> $400M)
  • Recognized expert in DOD 5000 and BCL documentation, preparing and presenting the majority of the supporting documentation for the HAIMS program
  • Successful track record of assuming the most challenging programs/projects and employing pragmatic, cost effective and timely solutions
  • Proven managerial experience with all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with DoD Enterprise Architecture Standards - particularly the Military Health System (MHS) IT Enterprise Architecture
  • Experience developing and managing complex IT infrastructure systems and services
  • Thorough understanding and experience in technical design and implementation
  • Ability to assess requirements and recommend viable approaches to customers 
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, writing, speaking skills to technical and non-technical audiences 
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, MS SharePoint, MS Project, MS Visio and DOORS™
  • Familiar with Agile/Scrum, ITIL and CMMI methodologies



    Vigilant Services Corporation

    Senior Project Manager/Senior Systems Engineer                                                        12/2012-Present

    • Leads Business Development, proposal, and/or capture teams for government contracts and/or multiple award IDIQ task orders
    • Facilitates technical and management training of company Program and Project Managers
    • Oversees and directs all Contractor/Subcontractor assignments, all work allocations and relationships to assure projects are adequately staffed with competent and skilled personnel


    Trident Gold Inc.

    Senior Program Manager/Senior Systems Engineer                                                       9/2008-12/2012 

    • Managed all Defense Health Information Management System (DHIMS) acquisition and engineering activities to develop, deploy and sustain medical imaging solutions throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Administration (VA)  
    • Responsible for the fiscal performance of the HAIMS program, monitoring and reporting the health of the program using an EVMS approach
    • Supervised over 85 staff and subcontract personnel to perform the technical planning, system integration, verification and validation of requirements, technical designs, costs/risk analysis, deployment plan and supportability for the Healthcare Artifact and Imaging Solution (HAIMS) program
    • Authored and gained final approval of numerous major DOD acquisition documents to support HAIMS, to include the System Engineering Plan, Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP), Information Assurance Support Plan, Business Case, Information Support Plan, Test and Evaluation Master Plan, Training Plan and Lifecycle Sustainment Plan
    • Provided regular (verbal and written) reports to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) DoD, VA and the Program Executive Office (PEO) leadership to appraise them of the current status and ongoing efforts to better manage medical images for over 9.6 million TRICARE medical beneficiaries  
    • Verified user requirements, engineered the solution, supervised the procurement, coordinated the integration, deployment and support of a new medical imaging system to transform the collection and sharing of medical images between 21 remote medical facilities located in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait  
    • Engineered and managed the implementation of the Theater Image Repository (TIR) in Landstuhl, Germany to consolidate all military medical images into one central site for global visibility and retrieval  
    • Lead various Joint Service Integrated Product Teams to resolve engineering design, scheduling and test issues with the DOD and VA stakeholders
    • Evaluated the relevancy and efficacy of candidate COTS and GOTS solutions to satisfy user requirements, mission, technical and system needs, which were implemented in the development of the HAIMS program

    Bottom of Form

    • Prepared various reports, information papers and executive summaries for senior DoD leadership for presentation at national forums (e.g., Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association [AFCEA], the Project Management Institute [PMI] and The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society [HIMSS])



    Trident Gold Inc.

    Test Director (PEO JMIS)                                                                                      12/2006-9/2008

    • Served as the Test Director for the Program Executive Office (PEO), Joint Medical Information Systems (JMIS) to manage all developmental and operational test activities for the Joint Service Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP), an ACAT I Program 
    • Managed all test-related activities for the Theater Medical Information Program (TMIP) which included System Integration Testing, System Qualification Testing, System Acceptance Testing and culminating in a successful Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation 

    Served as the PEO JMIS Liaison to the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) to successfully obtain the required TMIP software interoperability certification

    DCS Corporation

    Medical Technology Director/Deputy Program Manager                                  8/2003-12/2006 

    • Managed user requirements, analysis of alternatives, architecture support plans, budgeting, logistics and acquisition documentation required to meet the TMIP-M milestones, program deployment, deployment and support
    • Coordinated with SPAWAR PMO to manage the deployment of the TMIP-M software to over 65 Navy/Marine Corps operational ships and platforms
    • Supervised over 120+ program personnel (to include subcontractors) to perform software development, testing, deployment and user support 
    • Managed the financial health of the TMIP-M using the Earned Value Management System (EVMS)
    • Managed the TMIP-M program’s master schedule, development and user requirements (functional and technical)
    • Led various work groups to produce the DOD directed major acquisition documents to support Milestone B, C and Full Deployment decisions for the TMIP



    Requirements Manager                                                                                           8/2000-7/2003 

    • Served as the Requirements Manager and Action Officer to manage all Planning, Programming and Budgeting System issues for medical technology within the Pentagon’s Command and Control Systems Directorate (CNO-N6)
    • Documented all functional requirements and business processes (Training, Logistics, Healthcare Delivery and Transportation) for the Navy and Marine Corps, to facilitate vendor software development activities

    Active Duty Military

    US Navy SEAL, Salvage Diver and Healthcare Administrator                              1975-8/2000

    • Served as the Special Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General to identify functional, security, operational, and business requirements related to the implementation of new technologies for Navy Medicine
    • Formulated and managed a $185M budget, to address the development, deployment and support of new medical technology solutions to provide improved healthcare capabilities throughout the U.S. Military
    • Deployed the first shipboard Computed Radiography capability, video teleconferencing and medical Local Area Network onboard the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON, followed by the USS ENTERPRISE, managing a budget of $21M to accomplish both installations
    • Implemented a “first of its kind” Telemedicine prototype to share medical information and images between the U.S. Naval Academy Medical Clinic and the Naval Hospitals at Bethesda, MD, San Diego, CA, and Portsmouth, VA
    • Senior enlisted SEAL, responsible for the Platoon readiness and their rapid response capabilities to respond to US global interests, overall mission execution, operational training, materiel readiness and the safety of all personnel
    • As a Navy SEAL, Led numerous combat and Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) missions throughout Central/South America, at the direction of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and Southern Command 
    • Served as the SEAL Team Four Senior Medical Department Representative, to manage all aspects of the medical department to include clinical care, medical intelligence, logistics and regular status reports to senior leadership
    • Senior Diving Medical Technician to supervise air and mixed-gas diving operations and to treat all diving related injuries
    • Field Corpsman to support the U.S. Marine Corps during overseas deployments to include amphibious landings, long range patrols, live fire exercises, helicopter and demolition operations 
    • ID#: 73270
    • Location: Chantilly, VA , 20151

    Don't Be Fooled

    • When selling, do not put your home address in your ad.
    • To avoid scams, buy and sell with people you can meet locally, in person.
    • When meeting with someone you don't know, meet in a public place. If that's not possible, have a buddy with you. Also, carry a cell phone; if you feel unsafe, you can call a trusted friend, and stay on the line.
    • Never give out financial or private information like account numbers, PayPal login, or social security number.
    • If an offer sounds too good to be true, it is. Walk away!

    Look Who's Hiring!

    Senior Program Manager - 1768
    King George, VA Millennium Engineering and Integration
    Senior Program Management Analyst
    Hampton, VA WPS Health Solutions
    Navy C2 Software Development Senior Program Ma...
    Chantilly, VA CACI International Inc.
    Program Management Senior Manager
    Arlington, VA Lockheed Martin Corporation
    13353: Senior Program Manager - IT Projects
    Fairfax, VA MacAulay-Brown, Inc.
    HRIS Senior Program Manager
    Arlington, VA Randstad Professionals