Chief Operating Officer
Gilbert (Gil) Ness has spent over 27 years leading and performing quantitative and qualitative analyses and assessments supporting senior leaders across the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community.
Gil retired from active duty in June 2014 after serving 20 years as a Scientific Analyst spanning numerous functional areas and duty locations. He was commissioned upon graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy in June 1994. He went on to serve as an analyst at HQ Air Education and Training Command and HQ Air Force Personnel Center in Texas. The Air Force then sent him to serve in the OSD Joint Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses Joint Test Force in Nevada followed by an assignment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Then, after failing to achieve candidacy for a PhD in Operations Research at the University of Texas, he was banished to Hawaii where he served as a Military Analyst in U.S. Pacific Command J8 leading the modeling and simulation supporting the development of our largest operational war plans. His final active duty assignment was to the National Reconnaissance Office, where he served as both a Division Chief and an Enterprise System Engineer.
Before coming to GA-CCRi, Gil was the Deputy Director of the Office of Enterprise Analysis at the NRO in Chantilly VA. He was responsible for the daily operations of a team of 130+ analysts and engineers who conduct system-level and enterprise-level studies and analyses supporting the NRO's decision making process in defining the future architecture, sustaining current operations, and managing the system acquisition lifecycles. Prior to that position, he served as an Operations Research Analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.