Mr. Rico has led, managed, and participated in over 15 SW-CMM® Level 2, 3, 4, and 5 initiatives for NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, DISA, DARPA, Japanese firms, and some of the most prestigious U.S. high-technology corporations. He helped capture a $250 million software engineering modernization contract for NASA, design the spacecraft software for NASA’s $20 billion space station, and achieve SW-CMM® and ISO 9001 accreditation for Japan’s largest computer company at $40 billion. He helped modernize a family of U.S. Air Force static radar ranges, reengineer 36 military logistics depots in Cairo, Egypt, and design a $30 billion constellation of U.S. Air Force satellites. He helped conduct a $42 million U.S. Navy source selection, design a cost model for distributing $70 million to 37 U.S. Navy aircraft programs including F-18 and F-14, and implement engineering management practices for leading-edge DISA and DARPA high-technology initiatives. He helped the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Center, an $87 million U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) information technology center, and a $25 million electrical engineering center of excellence to achieve SW-CMM® accreditation. He recently managed a multimillion-dollar software engineering training curriculum for hundreds of computer programmers, spearheaded an initiative to measure the return on investment of institutional software engineering training, and is helping integrate multiple families of enterprise architectures for a multibillion-dollar U.S. government agency.

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