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Senior Navy Professional, Laura Smith, joins Team Fulcrum

Centreville, VA, January 3, 2016: - CEO Jeff Handy officially announced the selection of Laura Smith as Program Manager for upcoming GSA OASIS and Department of Defense opportunities. Ms. Smith retired from the Navy after a highly successful 20 year career as a Naval Officer. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and is currently assisting in the management of several Fulcrum Programs supporting Special Operations Forces (SOF), the Navy, CECOM and the Intelligence Community.
"Laura’s experience within JIDA, the Intelligence Community (IC), the Navy, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and multiple Combatant Commands, combined with a proven track record of managing large complex programs, makes her the right leader to manage large and complex contracts." stated Fulcrum’s Senior VP Stan Highsmith, who manages Combatant Command and US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) operations. Mr. Highsmith added, "Laura brings extensive experience in managing large programs, overseeing large complex budgets, leading and developing training, and serving as an Intelligence Officer with decades of analysis experience."
"To be successful in support of any program, you must have a strong and experienced Manager. We have been extremely successful on numerous contracts and task orders over the past three years because we select the best possible PMs, to provide the required support – they are the key to our successful client engagement," said Fulcrum CEO Jeff Handy. "Laura fits right into our team. Surrounded by experienced teammates, program support and corporate staff with hundreds of years’ experience supporting DoD programs for USSOCOM and the IC, we are confident that she will exceed all expectations in supporting our customers and in taking care of our teammates and employees".
Already supporting Fulcrum’s portfolio of key clients, Laura has hit the ground running, currently supporting USSOCOM, DoD and Intelligence Community programs providing analytical support, training, and S&T related programs developing the latest in IED detection capabilities. Ms. Smith is a proven leader with more than 25 years of experience, with tours of duty in JIEDDO (JIDA), JSOC, the Navy and Marine Corp Training Center, Joint Intelligence Centers, and Special Operations Task Forces.
Ms. Smith has an MS in Strategic Intelligence and a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy. Laura and her family live in Gainesville, VA.
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Fulcrum is a leading technology company based in Centreville, Virginia that provides pivotal solutions and services primarily for federal customers in the defense, intelligence, education and healthcare sectors leveraging Software Engineering and Systems Development, Cloud Computing, Data Management, Cyber Security, Data Fusion, and Advanced Technology and Research.   Fulcrum provides expert solutions in the areas of Technology Services, Cyber Security, Intelligence Analysis & Operations, Healthcare & Human Capital, and Mission Systems.  At Fulcrum we know success depends on high level performance, and that is what we provide.  For more information about Fulcrum, visit our website at, e-mail us at, or call us at 703-543-2900.