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Mike Nicol
Senior Leader (SL), DAF (Ret)

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Mike Nicol

Summary Qualifications

Over 35 years of experience in Air Force systems and software acquisition. Established Air Force software policy, processes, guidance, and training. As Air Force Technical Advisor for Embedded Computer Systems Software, supported and collaborated with Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), USAF, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and other military services on software practices, technical studies, and evaluations to ensure cost-effective solutions for weapon system programs. Led and/or supported independent technical reviews covering most systems in the Air Force inventory. Served as a member of the Air Force Airworthiness Certification Board.

Key Specialties

  • Weapon System Software Acquisition & Development

  • Systems and Software Engineering

  • Independent Technical and Technology Readiness Reviews

  • Integrated Master Planning & Schedule (IMP/IMS)

  • Information Assurance (IA)

Key Positions

  • Technical Advisor, embedded Computer Systems Software, Aeronautical Systems Center/Engineering Directorate (ASC/EN)

  • Technical Advisor, Computer Systems and Software, ASC/ENAC

  • Technical Expert, ASC/ENC, ENAS and ENAC

  • Computer Systems Integration Engineer, B-2, ASC/YSE


  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Ohio Northern University

  • MS, Computer Systems, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)