Mr. Harnig is the Tier 1 Contracting Competency Lead/Chief of the Contracting Office (CCO) at Space and Naval Warfare Center (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic. He is responsible for all contract actions awarded and administered at SSC Atlantic. With a total obligation authority of more than $3 billion, the center operates from its main campus in Charleston, South Carolina. Mr. Harnig supervises more than 125 contracting professionals, including 17 supervisory Contracting Officers with unlimited warrants. Prior to his appointment to the CCO position he served in several Contracting Officer/leadership roles in the Competency. He successfully led non-ACAT acquisitions for C4ISR services and supplies, and also led acquisitions for ACAT programs such as: Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) Network Enterprise Domain (NED); Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) to Legacy Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communications Gateway Component (MLGC); and the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization (DHMSM). Mr. Harnig previously served as the CCO at the Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) in Mayport, Florida (a NAVSEA field activity). As the CCO, he was in charge of all contract actions related to ship repair and maintenance for the various ships assigned to Mayport as their home port. He led a major reorganization of contract operations at SERMC and supervised approximately 30 contracting and property professionals. Mr. Harnig started his contracting career with the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at the Training Systems Division (TSD) in Orlando, Florida. From 1993 to 2005 he completed multiple assignments in various positions which included the acting Division Head for Electronic Acquisitions. Additionally, he was the first trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the contracts competency. He was also selected for, and participated in, the NAVAIR Senior Executive Management Development Program (SEMDP). His experience with TSD included positions as a Contract Specialist, Contracting Officer, Team Leader, and acting Division Head. Mr. Harnig graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance major) and obtained a Master of Acquisition Management from American Graduate University. He is DAWIA-certified Level III in Contracting, and is a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.