August 6, 2015

Barbara’s Full Bio


Barbara J. English – Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer, English-El Enterprises Nov 2012 to Present Jacksonville, FL

Manage day to day operations of English-El Enterprises LLC (EEE). Second in command, oversee all employees, main priority is the corporation’s bottom line, helps institute goals and strategies, works on making sure employees function as a team and that morale remains high, responsible for marketing, sales and management, over 38 years of experience in federal government contracting.

Director, Small Business Programs, Defense Contract Management Agency Headquarters, Alexandria, VA, GM-15 May 2002-October 2007

Senior Department of Defense (DoD) official leading small business subcontracting for Office of Secretary of Defense(Pentagon),Army, Navy and Air Force— $129 Billion enterprise,16,000 contracts, managed 68 professionals, unlimited contracting authority.

 Principal architect, staunch advocate and change agent in redefining DoD supplier diversity compliance with contracts.

 Achieved 100% perfect score for transforming, leading and directing operations in a performance based management environment.

“…truly gifted leader ,expert acquisition official, trusted advisor…leader in Agency’s move to performance based management…lynchpin for creation and implementation of performance management tools and techniques”  (official citation from Department of Defense Civilian Career Service Award,2007)

Deputy Commander, Defense Contract Management Agency Pacific, Atsugi, Japan, GM-15 October 1997 –May 2002

Senior Contracting Official directing contract management of $2 billion DoD depot level maintenance contracts in 7 different countries, managed 134 professionals.

 Honored as Best DCMA Strategic Planning and Execution Organization—processes benchmarked across DCMA.

“…her extensive acquisition knowledge, dedication to duty and keen insight greatly improved Command efficiency and effectiveness”  (official citation from 2001 Exceptional Civilian Service Award)

Special Assistant to Director, Defense Contract Management Agency Headquarters, Alexandria, Virginia, GM-15 1993– 1997

Handpicked as Principal Procurement Advisor and direct report to 2 Major Generals on procurement issues. Advised on soundness and quality of procurement programs. Prepared position papers for Major General Officer briefings and meetings.

Represented the agency at meetings and briefings on his behalf. Developed and executed acquisition strategies for major DCMA procurements.

 Served as program manager for Office of Secretary of Defense procurement management reviews of defense agencies, $12Billion annual purchases.

“…Aggressive leadership, interpersonal and communication skills was vital in surmounting numerous institutional barriers….dedication to excellence and genuine respect for her fellow managers characterize her exemplary performance”  (official citation from Meritorious Civilian ServiceAward,1995)

Senior Procurement Analyst, Office of Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, VA, GS-15 1989 –1993

Managed the most complex and controversial Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARS) on behalf of Office of Secretary of Defense. Evaluated DFARS language from the Army, Navy and Air Force, analyzed public comments and wrote final DFARS regulation language.

 Managed rewrite of 14 pre-award DFARS sections as part of DoD’s acquisition reform initiatives.

 Published 110 final contracting regulations in the DFARS.

Director of Contracts, Defense Contract Management Agency, Greensboro, NC, GM-14 1986- 1989

Led four contract management organizations engaged in contract operations, pricing, production and engineering on Navy electronic warfare system defense contracts– $1.2Bannually.

Director of Contract Operations, Defense Contract Management Agency, Baltimore, MD 1984 –1986

Led the contract management activities of Six contracting officer teams, managed 52 military and civilian acquisition professionals.

 Created sharper customer focus by revising internal contract management processes—2000 contracts valued at $4 Billion.


M.B.A. Procurement and Contracting, George Washington University, 1981

B.S. Finance, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1980


Contracting Officer with Unlimited Authority, 2002-2007