Mr. Marc Smith has over 30 years of acquisition experience. He is the former US Air Force (USAF) delegated technical airworthiness authority (DTA), technical director for airworthiness, and engineering technical director. He is a recognized airworthiness certification expert having developed and managed the USAF airworthiness process, led airworthiness boards, and acted on behalf of the USAF technical airworthiness authority (TAA) on official matters. As the avionics technical director, he led all avionics technical activities and participated as a member of the USAF Airworthiness Board. He also served as branch chief of defensive systems and electronic sensors; offensive systems technical advisor; avionics integration engineer; command and control engineer; systems security engineer; and communications and data links engineer. Using this expertise, he has chaired and served on numerous executive independent review teams (EIRTs) supporting government and industry programs.