David Shahady is Director of the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program, which has a more than $650 million research budget focused toward qualified small businesses in the nation's high-tech arena as critical source of innovative technologies for the air, space, and cyberspace force. Through a competitive awards process, the program enables small businesses to provide key solutions to Air Force needs while exploring their technological potential and profiting from commercialization. Under Shahady's leadership, the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program manages nearly one-thousand yearly contract efforts sponsored by more than fifty Air Force organizations across the nation.
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James Sweeney III is the Program Manager for the Air Force SBIR/STTR Commercialization Readiness Program. His responsibilities include direction of the research transition budget focused on qualified small businesses in the nation’s high-tech arena, a critical source of innovative technologies for air, space and cyberspace forces.
Heather Gudorf is the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Office Operations Manager. Her primary responsibilities include financial strategy and planning, process improvements and documentation, and facilitating the daily operation of the SBIR/STTR award process.
Oswaldo Delacruz is the Air Force SBIR/STTR Program Infrastructure Manager. His primary responsibilities include management of multiple information technology services, business process automation, data management and reporting services to maintain a state-of-the-art infrastructure and services that reduces cyber threats, maintains program efficiency and reduces operational costs.