Jeff Cuskey is a nationally known government procurement consultant, speaker, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Defense Contracting expert witness, and two-time Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) Economic Impact Award recipient. In addition to providing consulting services to government and industry, he works part time as a Senior Procurement Advisor for the San Diego, Orange, & Imperial Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). While serving in the U.S. Navy, Jeff held various leadership, acquisition and contracting positions, including assignments as the Navy’s multi billion dollar F/A-18 Strike Fighter Program Business Financial Manager (CFO) and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Deputy Contracting Officer. After retiring from the Navy at the rank of Commander, he taught defense-focused MBA contracting, program management and business financial management courses at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), Monterey CA. Jeff has an MS degree in Acquisition and Contract Management from NPS and is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), Certified Schedules Contracts Manager (CSCM), and Certified Procurement Professional (CPP). In 2020 APTAC recognized Jeff as its Betty McDonald Outstanding Member Achievement Awardee for his significant contributions and deep commitment not just to the procurement profession, but also to the APTAC organization and its members.