DARPA, Contracts Management Office (CMO)
Mr. Scott Ulrey
Mr. Scott Ulrey has been Deputy Director, Contracts Management Office, at DARPA since 2006 and held previous positions as division director and contracting officer at DARPA since 1989. He has more than 33 years of DoD acquisition experience, including tenure as head of the contracts section at the Special Programs Office, the White House Military Office, supporting White House classified acquisition programs.
While at DARPA, Mr. Ulrey was the architect of the mechanics of Other Transactions issued pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 2371 and personally trained the first military service and civilian representatives in developing their own Other Transactions. He is a recognized principal authority on Other Transactions and an expert in federal and DoD procurement contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. Mr. Ulrey was also instrumental in the development of the first Other Transactions for Prototypes Program Solicitation for the Tier II+ program, later known as the Global Hawk program, issued pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 2371, and Section 845, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 1994, and negotiated multiple systems programs such as the Orbital Express satellite servicing program.
An active contributor to the success of acquisition reform initiatives and to the acceptance of innovative acquisition instruments in the acquisition community, he continues to provide advice, assistance, and training on Other Transactions directly to federal and DoD contracting activities. He received a B.A. in English and History from George Mason University, an M.B.A. from the Florida Institute of Technology, and is a Lifetime Certified Professional Contracts Manager.