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Case 1:08-cr-20612-PAS

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Robert L. DeSilva SSN: 469-58-3905 2805 Pulpit Hill Court Woodbridge, VA 22191 Home Telephone No.: (703) 221-8458 Work Telephone No.: (703) 325-3815 E-mail Address: robert.desilva@osd.mil Vacancy Announcement Number: DTS-05-3934-GW SUMMARY OF SKILLS: Aircraft structures/hydraulics/electronics engineer; materials engineer; systems engineering; failure analysis; modeling & simulations; logistics support analysis; defense trade analysis; Arms Export Control Act (AECA); International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); Foreign Military Sales (FMS); Direct Commercial Sales (DCS); international relations; international agreements. Senior developmental engineer with 22 years of proven exemplary leadership, management, engineering and international experience; outstanding people and communication skills – gave informational briefings to Congressional staffers several times and gave export training briefings to thousands at export conferences. Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) engineer and technical reviewer on over 850 arms export applications valued over $20.7 billion. Led a Congressionally-mandated Joint-Service licensing team at State Department that analyzed and adjudicated over 16,300 arms export applications valued over $143.3 billion while personally adjudicating over 3,800 applications valued over $39.6 billion. Current Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance; cleared for programs involving Sensitive Compartmentalized Information. DSMC Advanced Program Management Course (APMC) graduate; Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified Level 3 in Systems Engineering, Program Management, and Acquisition Logistics. Received Defense Superior Service Medal – thirdhighest peacetime medal and usually awarded to Generals and Admirals. EXPERIENCE: December 2004 to present; 40 hours per week; Senior Engineer, 2006 salary: $119,619 per year; Defense Technology Security Administration; Supervisor: Elsie Hickman; phone: (703) 325-3294. Performs professional engineering work reviewing and developing coordinated DoD recommendations on international transfers of defense-related goods, services and technologies to ensure they are consistent with US national security interests. Absorbed the workload of two retiring GS-15 senior engineers responsible for all military rotary wing and fixed wing aircraft (except JSF) – championed process changes to maintain response times under increased workload. Recognized expert in the planning, design, development, test, control, and transfer of advanced aerospace systems and their technologies including knowledge relating to aircraft, air combat, and digital electronic controls. This area of expertise pertains primarily to professional knowledge of aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, structures, flight mechanics, thermodynamics, propulsion, and modeling and simulation of air vehicles. Formulates, directs, interprets, monitors and applies current DoD technology security policies and practices. Formulated DoD technical positions on over 850 arms export applications valued over $20.7 billion. Formulated DoD technical positions on commodity jurisdiction requests and various international agreements. Led multi-disciplined DoD technical review of F-16 configuration for Pakistan; articulated technical position against early release of AMRAAM that USD(P) deemed “persuasive and compelling”; elevated technology transfer risks to CENTCOM/CC, PACOM/CC and CJCS – position won Chairman’s support followed by SECDEF and SECSTATE. Led DoD technical review of F-16 and F/A-18E/F


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configuration for India – won Interagency consensus – analysis cited as beneficial to mission of OSD Director of Special Programs. September 2001 to November 2004; 40 hours per week; Senior Country Director, Southeast Asia; Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs; Supervisor: Col Richard Anderson, phone: (703) 588-8930. Senior advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force, senior military leaders, Departments of State and Commerce, and Congress on Air Force security assistance issues with Southeast Asia. Prepared, briefed and accompanied senior civilian and military leadership for pol-mil discussions with foreign leaders. Managed over 150 FMS cases valued over $1.7 billion, including cases involving CONUS basing of two squadrons of combat-coded F-16 aircraft; also managed FMS case in support of new production 20xF-16 aircraft. Negotiated and was primary author of Singapore’s unique FMS case for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program as a Security Cooperation Participant. Led USAF effort to support Singapore’s fighter competition culminating in a $3 billion contract for F-15 aircraft. Coordinated release of classified intelligence information critical to Singapore’s deployment of KC-135 aircraft in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Initiated, coordinated and managed all USAF security assistance programs and resolved politico-military issues with Singapore; advanced the bilateral strategic relationship in the wake of 9/11. Wrote the pol-mil justification for the release of advanced technologies such as AIM-9X. Developed and articulated interagency position to terminate AMRAAM “sell and store” policy in Southeast Asia; position was embraced by State; helped the Assistant Secretary of State brief the Hill staffers; won support of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House International Relations Committee -both sides of the aisle. November 1997 to August 2001, 40 hours per week; Staff Developmental Engineer; Department of State, Office of Defense Trade Controls. Leader of Congressionally-mandated Joint Service licensing team responsible for all Technical Assistance Agreements and Manufacturing License Agreements submitted to the US Government; led team that analyzed and adjudicated over 16,300 arms export applications valued over $143.3 billion; personally adjudicated over 3,800 applications valued over $39.6 billion. Personally responsible for granting US Government approval of licenses for the commercial export of defense services, materiel, and protected technology. Implemented Conventional Arms Transfer Policy to satisfy national security, foreign policy, and regional stability concerns. Provided authoritative guidance to government agencies, defense industries, and foreign governments regarding export policy. Led civil investigation of a major US defense firm making illegal exports to Russia and Ukraine resulting in a $10 million fine, the largest civil penalty in the history of the Arms Export Control Act to date. Advisor to law enforcement on matter that resulted in $25 million fine of a major US defense firm. Interfaced directly with UK Ministry of Defence in licensing the first C-17 export and licensing the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA); worked with Interagency to secure the first JSF-related Low Observable (LO) technology manufacture in UK. Responsible for licensing other notable international export programs: UAE F-16 Block 60, Patriot coproduction in Greece, Russian RD-180 engines for Atlas launch vehicles, Sea Launch with Russia and Ukraine, MEADS with Germany and Italy. Prepared and coordinated through the Interagency hundreds of Congressional notifications under Sections 36(c) and 36(d) of the Arms Export Control Act. Requested by name to briefed Hill staffers on export matters. As a guest speaker at export conferences, briefed thousands on Technical Assistance Agreements and Manufacturing License Agreements. Advisor and consultant to the Assistant Secretary of State in his talks with the Italian and Australian governments on space licensing and the Wedgetail program, respectively. Participated in government-industry working group and helped draft new ITAR language that simplified the licensing requirements for certain space-related exports; became one of the DTSI initiatives briefed by SECSTATE and SECDEF to our


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NATO partners. Received Defense Superior Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and State Department’s Superior Honor Award. June 1996 to November 1997, 40 hours per week; Chief, Acquisition Career Management Policy; Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. Developed and implemented Air Force policy and procedures to implement Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) within statutory requirements. Functional manager for over 15,000 acquisition workforce members certified in program management; military career manager and advisor for over 3,000 acquisition managers. Planned, developed, coordinated and secured Vice Chief of Staff approval to conduct an Air Force-wide revalidation of 32,000 acquisition workforce positions. Served on Air Force Education Review Board (AFERB) and succeeded in maintaining advanced engineering degree opportunities during an overall reduction in funding for advanced degrees. Analyzed Air Force Acquisition Corps promotion rate to Colonel when the rate did not meet DAWIA expectations; results and recommendations briefed to and accepted by Assistant Secretary of the Air Force. April 1993 to May 1996, 40 hours per week, Chief, Acquisition Officer Assignments; Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, TX. Responsible for worldwide assignment utilization, development and distribution of over 2,200 officers in Air Force acquisition specialties. Researched the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and became the in-house expert and trainer of how to legally and efficiently fill DAWIA acquisition positions; personally approved all critical DAWIA assignments regardless of career field. Polished communicator – article published in an Air Force magazine, briefed the Air Force Inspector General on DAWIA implementation, and briefed hundreds of officers on the assignment system. Attention to detail: following review of a job candidate’s record, determined his military record did not support his DAWIA credentials so elevated the matter to the Pentagon and they removed him from the Acquisition Corps. Subsequent investigation determined he falsified his military record – he forged his DAWIA certificate. October 1989 to March 1993, 40 hours per week, F-16 Integrated Logistics Support Manager (ILSM), F16 System Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Responsible for all integrated logistics support on $3.7 billion buy of 229 USAF F-16 Block 50 aircraft; and for the buy of 533 modification kits under the $1 billion Mid-Life Update (MLU) program with the European Participating Air Forces from Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Norway. As part of the systems engineering process, identified logistics resource requirements and influenced the design for improved logistics support. Championed a design change to a line-replaceable unit (LRU) to increase its reliability and make it the first LRU on the F-16 to be 2-level maintenance. Chaired Logistics Panel of F16 Block 50 Production Readiness Review, a two week event at the F-16 factory to determine if the Block 50 was ready to proceed into production. Co-chaired maintenance planning groups for Block 50 Site Activation Task Forces (SATAFs) in USAFE, PACAF, and CONUS. Garnered total confidence and respect of the European partners. Analyzed requirements for MLU depot support equipment and reduced costs by 75%. Secretary of Defense called the MLU program an “unparalleled international success story.” May 1988 to September 1989, full time student, Graduate Engineering Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Dean’s List; GPA: 3.72. Published thesis: “Analysis of U.S. Air Force Administrative Lead Time for Procuring Aircraft Spare Parts”; used Simulation Language for Advanced Modeling (SLAM) with a


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sensitivity analysis to narrow down many input parameters to the significant few parameters to create a metamodel (model of a model) of the system; nominated for best thesis by thesis advisor, Dr. Ken Bauer. May 1984 to May 1988, 40 hours per week, Landing Gear Projects Engineer; Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill AFB, UT. Responsible for structural and functional integrity of landing gear, wheels, brakes, anti-skid systems, and associated valves and actuators – included mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems. Conducted failure analyses and implemented corrective engineering design changes – both one- time fixes and fleetwide fixes. Analyzed and solved operational engineering problems associated with cyclic fatigue, thermal fatigue, stress corrosion, overstress, hydrogen embrittlement, and maintenance practices. Developed test procedures and fixtures, and conducted laboratory tests to isolate failure modes. Conducted on-site aircraft mishap investigation that eliminated landing gear as a possible cause. Attention to detail: deficiency reports on F-111 brake valves could not be duplicated/verified in the depot, so researched and found faulty installation instructions in aircraft technical orders which were the responsibility of aircraft engineers at Sacramento Air Logistics Center, CA. Responsive to urgent requirements: analyzed wide-spread abrasion of F-111F landing gear at Lakenheath, UK; verified structural integrity and developed time-critical field repair; urgency due to F-111F role in Operation Eldorado Canyon, the attack on Libya in April 1986. EDUCATION: Master of Science in Systems Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, September 1989; Major: Systems Management; Specialty: Business Administration/Management, Engineering Management. Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan, April 1984; Major: Engineering Science, with emphasis in Applied Mechanics. SPECIALIZED TRAINING: Air War College: 2005 Department of Commerce, Essentials of Export Controls: 2005 Air Command & Staff College: 1997 Defense Systems Management College, Advanced Program Management Course (14 weeks): 1996 Air Force Institute of Technology, Advanced Program Management Course (2 weeks): 1992


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SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Robert L. DeSilva SSN: 469-58-3905 1. Were you ever a Federal Civilian Employee? No. 2. Are you currently a Federal Civilian Employee? No. 3. Have you ever served on active duty in the military other than for training? Yes. a. List all dates of service, campaign badges/medals, type and date of discharge (MM/YYYY): Total Active Federal Military Service: 05/1984 to 08/2006 Campaign badges/medals: none b. Approved to retire as a Lieutenant Colonel effective 09/2006 4. Do you claim Veterans Preference for hiring? No.

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