David L. Smoak
Mr. Smoak is the Senior Scientific Technical Manager for System of Systems Engineering. He is responsible for providing technical guidance for the development, test and evaluation, acquisition, and deployment of integrated tactical enterprise C4ISR, Space, and Cyber technologies. His primary goal is to develop and deploy a holistic strategic plan for promulgating best patterns and practices across the technical processes, solutions, and technologies employed by SSC Atlantic for all of its customers, ensuring consistency and commonality. Mr. Smoak champions the SSC Atlantic Digital Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and participates in the Naval MBSE Team. In addition, he co-leads the DON M&S Cyber Effects Working Group. In his previous assignment, Mr. Smoak served as the Deputy of the Engineering competency. He was responsible for the operations of the Engineering Competency, which included over 2000 geographically dispersed employees. He ensured that the competency operated in an efficient manner and within compliance with the applicable policies, regulations, standards, and statutory requirements. As the Deputy, he assisted the Command Chief Engineer in ensuring consistency and continuity across the engineering disciplines, as well as planning and executing organizational, technical, architectural and engineering strategic change. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Smoak served as the Communications & Networks (C&N) Competency Lead. He led a multidisciplinary, geographically dispersed workforce of over 500 employees. He ensured that the competency had a workforce development program, utilized standardized processes, coordinated resource assignments across over 100 IPTs, shared best patterns and practices, and provided technical reviews within SPAWAR Atlantic. In addition, Mr. Smoak was responsible for the implementation of SPAWAR Atlantic C&N technical authority. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Smoak established and led the Test, Evaluation, and Certification (TE&C) Competency. During his tenure, he established the Competency Development Model, standardized TE&C work processes, and focused on establishing a credentialed workforce to support all programs and projects across SSC Atlantic. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Smoak led the National Cyber Reconnaissance Systems Division and the Joint & National Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Division. His responsibilities included building a responsive organization, which took advantage of unique knowledge, skills, and abilities from the following competencies: Shore Cryptologic Systems Engineering, Special Intelligence Systems Engineering, and Critical Infrastructure Protection Center. He successfully grew the workforce by 30% and the revenue by 33%. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Smoak served as the T&E Director for PEO C4I’s Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) prototype. In this role, he was responsible for the planning and execution of all developmental, operational, and followon T&E activities for the PEO’s MDA prototype capability. The T&E team received an Effective and Suitable rating from the Operational Test Community along with several awards, including the PEO C4I Acquisition Excellence Team Award. From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Smoak served as the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Network Enterprise Domain Test and Evaluation (Former JTRS Technology Lab) Program Manager. He established a specialized multi-discipline, multi-agency team across the DOD and Industry by implementing partnership agreements to facilitate project execution. In addition, Mr. Smoak implemented the overarching JTRS Waveform development and test plans that focused on waveform performance, portability, and information assurance. Mr. Smoak is a native of t h e Charleston, South Carolina area. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Management. He is a member of the DOD Acquisition Corps with Level III certifications in Program Management and Engineering. In addition, he completed The Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society program in May 2010.