Vic Ferlise inducted into CECOM Hall of Fame

Victor Ferlise, the founding partner of Ferlise and Associates, was formally inducted into the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Hall of Fame on April 7th 2016.

Victor was recognized as the first-ever civilian to fill the role of Deputy to the Commanding General of CECOM, assuming the position in 1992 until his retirement from federal service in 2007. Victor oversaw the development of the Team Fort Monmouth concept and transitioned it into the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, or “Army Team C4ISR” concept.

Other inductees from the inaugural class, include former commanders retired Lt. Gen. Emmett Paige Jr. and retired Maj. Gen. Robert Morgan; former Civilian Executive Assistant/ Deputy to the Commander of Tobyhanna Army Depot Mason C. Linn; and nuclear physicist and world-renown authority on nuclear-radiation technology Dr. Stanley Kronenberg.

“This Hall of Fame is only a small token, a small placeholder where we recognize in such a small way, larger contributions for a greater good,” said Maj. Gen. Crawford, the current CECOM Commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

F&A to attend the AUSA Global Force Symposium in Huntsville Alabama

Victor Ferlise, Michael Ferlise and Frank Faraci will be attending the upcoming AUSA Global Force Symposium in Huntsville Alabama from March 14th through the 16th.

The featured command at the symposium will be the Army Materiel Command (AMC).  AMC is the Army’s premier provider of materiel readiness – technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment – to the total force, across the spectrum of joint military operations.  If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it or communicates with it, AMC provides it.

F&A to attend National Veterans Small Business Engagement in Pittsburg

Victor Ferlise, Michael Ferlise and Wendy McCutcheon will be attending the upcoming  National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) in Pittsburg.  NVSBE is the premier event for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses to connect with Procurement Decision Makers, program specialists, and contracting experts from the federal and commercial marketplaces.

Former VA TAC counsel joins F&A

We are pleased to announce that John Reynolds, Esq. has joined the team!

Prior to joining Ferlise and Associates in November 2015, John was an attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of General Counsel. In that capacity, he served as a legal advisor on a wide variety of Information Technology related contract actions in support of the VA Technology Acquisition Center in Eatontown N.J. as well as other VA contracting offices.

Before his time with the VA, John was an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Ft Monmouth, N.J. During that period, John’s workload included: Business Law Division supervisor, public sector Labor/Equal Employment Opportunity actions; Foreign Military Sales; environmental law, ethics guidance, Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act guidance, Congressional inquiry responses, Anti-Deficiency Act and AR 15-6 investigations, construction contracting, fiscal law, operational/administrative law, major complex pre and post-award contractual actions including disputes, U.S. Government Accountability Office and Contracting Officer level protests, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals actions and numerous high dollar critically needed ‘best value’ source selections.

John has received numerous civilian awards and decorations, most notably the Army Materiel Command’s (AMC) 2004 Joyce I. Allen Attorney of the Year award and AMC’s 2006 Team Project Award. John also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corps from 1977 to 1981.

Welcome aboard John!