Mark A. Urciuolo
Mark Urciuolo, originally from Titusville, FL, by way of Harrisburg, PA, began his career in May 2001 after receiving his Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
His first job was as a support contractor for PMS 422, then the Standard Missile Program Office. After two-and-a-half years, he moved to NSPO in support of the Project Operations division, working on procurement requests, technical instructions, proposal evaluations, and numerous other contracting and acquisition tasks in support of the office.
In May of 2005, Mark departed NSPO for the Transportation Security Administration. He remained in a support contractor role for TSA’s Office of Acquisition, where he was responsible for preparing contract solicitations, conducting negotiations, and administering awarded contracts. In July of 2006 he entered Federal Service, remaining at TSA as an in-sourced employee. Upon receipt of his warrant, Mark was named head of OA’s Infrastructure Procurement support team and was responsible for guiding the work of nearly a dozen other contracting officers, contract specialists, and interns. In this role Mark provided support for 23 distinct program offices within TSA and was named the TSA Office of Acquisition Employee of the Year for 2007.
In July of 2008, Mark returned to NSPO as the Director of its Acquisition and Third Party Sales division. From July 2008 to December 2016, he was responsible for all aspects of acquisition and contract planning in support the programmatic objectives of this twelve nation cooperative project, as well as all foreign military sales customers. During his tenure, and with the support of a dedicated and highly talented team, NSPO planned and negotiated a pair of multi-year production contracts for ESSM, increased its number of foreign military sales customers, conducted its first contract competition since 1995, and awarded the ESSM Block 2 Engineering and Manufacturing Development contract, the single largest contract in the near 50 year history of the NATO Seasparrow Consortium. In his capacity as Director of Acquisition and Third Party Sales he earned the PEO IWS Excellence Award and NATO Seasparrow Project Steering Committee Excellence Award. In January of 2017 Mark assumed the role of Deputy Program Manager for NSPO. He still serves in this capacity in addition to his role as the acting PM.
A graduate of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Program Manager’s Course, Mark is an Acquisition Corps member certified Level III in Program Management. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Mark is married to Brigid Laurie of Hamburg, PA. They reside in Alexandria, VA, with their son Alexander (2010) and daughter Margaret (2014).