Jamie M. Brabston
Director/Senior Legal Consultant, Redstone GCI
Jamie is a Director/Senior Legal Consultant with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. Formerly Senior Counsel with Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C., Jamie assists employers with compliance, problem prevention, and the analysis of complex employment law and contract related issues, as well as conducting investigations to address employee complaints. In addition, Jamie assists federal government contractors with regard to affirmative action compliance, Service Contract Act issues, the Drug Free Workplace Act, record keeping, mock compliance assessments and other issues specific to employers working with the federal government. She also regularly trains managers and other employees on non‐discrimination and anti‐harassment, as well as a wide variety of overall management leadership skills, and government contract specific topics. Jamie further advises clients on a wide range of employee benefits issues including ERISA welfare benefit plans, HIPAA, wellness plans, COBRA, the Affordable Care Act, and other federal and state laws, including related reporting requirements. Jamie assists clients in responding to complaints filed with external agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and the Department of Industrial Relations and provides litigation support as needed.
Director – Human Resources Consulting, Redstone GCI
Ms. Buchanan is Director – Human Resources Consulting with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. She provides human resources consulting services to our customers on a broad range of issues to include establishing and implementing policies and practices, development of job analysis and descriptions, compensation planning and analysis for reasonableness assessments, and compliance with the various requirements of Department of Labor and, of great importance to government contractors, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Prior to joining Redstone Government Consulting, Inc., Sheri served in various roles in the Human Resources arena. While employed by a mid-size government contractor she assisted with database development, recruiting, Affirmative Action Planning and assisted with contract proposals. Sheri later became an Employment Specialist with one of the largest employers in Huntsville where she assisted and led managers in the interpretation and documentation of the progressive disciplinary process, to include authorization of employee terminations; conducted employee investigations, allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and employee disputes; conducted unemployment hearings; conducted new employee orientation; developed and presented management training; administered facility compensation plan; monitored staffing budgets and wrote job descriptions and handbook revisions.
Senior Managing Consultant, Redstone GCI
Jonas is a Senior Managing Consultant for Special Projects for Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. Jonas works with the Redstone GCI client base on a variety of issues pertaining to government cost and compliance. His specialty areas include development of compliant cost volumes and proposal pricing, as well as assisting contractors after contract award with program control, financial, cost accounting and audit issues. Jonas works on incurred cost proposals, indirect rate calculation and analysis, proposals and project control issues for Redstone.
Barbara A. Clouser
FBI Industry Outreach and Competition Advocate
Mrs. Barbara Clouser has served as the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Small Business Specialist and Competition Advocate since June 2019. She serves as an advocate on behalf of all businesses who are currently supporting or that are pursuing contractual relationships with the FBI. Whether it’s providing guidance on the processes and procedures that the FBI utilizes to procure approx. $4 billion in annual contract spend, facilitating or attending Industry events, interfacing with, and advocating on the behalf of small businesses or connecting companies with contracting specialists and internal stakeholders – Ms. Clouser tirelessly champions and assists industry to more readily integrate into the procurement process to obtain awards in support of the FBI mission.
Unanet Practice Lead, Redstone GCI
Katie is the Unanet Practice Lead at Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. based in our Huntsville, Alabama office. Her areas of expertise include supporting government contract businesses with a special focus in DCAA-compliant Unanet Time and Expense Tracking, Project Portfolio and Financials. Katie is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Certified Unanet Systems Implementer and has completed the Unanet Advanced Project Management training. Katie was one of the first Unanet Certified Implementers and was part of the initial pilot offering to non-Unanet consultants. As part of her certification process, Katie invested over 300-hours of instruction, out of class database development time and testing to obtain her certification. Since certification, Katie has assisted numerous Redstone clients with implementation and post-implementation support services. Katie is frequently called upon by Unanet to join their implementation teams as an external resource and is considered a subject matter expert in the implementation of all Unanet software offerings.
In her role with Redstone GCI, Katie not only provides software systems expertise, but also frequently assists clients with preparation and support of DCAA audit activities including SF1408 pre-award accounting system audits, provisional billing rate submission, development of forward pricing rates for proposals, incurred cost submission preparation and development and design of policies and procedures necessary to support an adequate (DCAA-approved) accounting system. Katie serves as the primary point of contact for many small business clients in government cost accounting/compliance and assists monthly with the close of those contractor’s accounting systems and reporting to program management and executives. Her industry experience, software systems expertise and compliance knowledge provides a rare combination of knowledge to clients looking for a consultant to become an integral part of their team.
David G. Fix
CPA, CFE, Director, Redstone GCI
David (Dave) Fix is a Director with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. He provides Government Contract Consulting services to our Government contractors primarily related to compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Cost Accounting Standards, equitable adjustment claims, and business systems. Prior to joining Redstone Government Consulting, Dave served in a number of capacities with DCAA for over 35 years. Upon his retirement, Dave was a Regional Audit Manager with DCAA.
Costpoint Managing Consultant, Redstone GCI
Pamela is a Managing Consultant and leads our Costpoint Consulting Team. She has worked with Deltek accounting systems for 25 years, both as a consultant and as user at government contractors. She has experience and expertise in multiple areas from general accounting, cost accounting, financial analysis, accounting system implementations and internal control auditing. She has worked with all types of companies from small service companies, mid-sized manufacturers, to multi-division large corporations.
Provisional Assessor, Gray Analytics
Carly Logan is a CMMC-certified provisional assessor and CMMC provisional instructor with over 20 years of direct federal government-related cybersecurity experience. While working at the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Cyber Training Academy, Carly developed and delivered courses. She served as a forensics and intrusions investigator for the Department of Energy Cyber-Forensic Laboratory (now part of the Joint Cybersecurity Coordinator Center (JC3) and managed the FISMA assessment & authorization for their classified and unclassified systems. Carly served as cloud systems security officer/FedRAMP subject matter expert at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and has continued to develop technical, policy, risk, and compliance expertise across multiple frameworks, including NIST 800-53, NIST 800-82, ISO 27000 series, PCI DSS and NIST 800-171. Carly volunteers on a CMMC Standards Council committee and CMMC Reference Architecture subcommittee designed to help small to medium size businesses.
CPA, Director, Redstone GCI
Lynne is a Director with Redstone Government Consulting, Inc. providing government contract consulting services to our clients primarily related to Commercial Item Determinations and support, Cost Accounting Standards, DFARS Business System Audits, Proposals, and Incurred Cost. Prior to joining Redstone Government Consulting, Lynne served in several capacities with DCAA and DCMA for over 35 years.
Assistant Director of the IT Infrastructure Division
In August of this year, FBI Director Christopher Wray named Johnnie Sharp, Jr. as the assistant director of the IT Infrastructure Division at the FBI’s campus in Huntsville, Alabama. He most recently served as special agent in charge of the Birmingham Field Office in Alabama.
Mr. Sharp is the first person to hold an assistant director position in Huntsville, where the FBI is locating some of its technical and specialized training activities.
Mr. Sharp joined the FBI as a special agent in 1998 and was assigned to the Pittsburgh Field Office to investigate counterintelligence and counterterrorism matters. He also served as a firearms instructor and on the SWAT Team. In 2005, Mr. Sharp was promoted to supervisory special agent and transferred to one of the international terrorism sections in the Counterterrorism Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In 2008, Mr. Sharp was named a squad supervisor of the counterintelligence, cyber, and technical programs in the Jackson Field Office in Mississippi. In 2009, he served for several months as the FBI’s deputy on-scene commander in Iraq, responsible for leading counterterrorism operations. He returned to Jackson and was promoted in 2013 to assistant special agent in charge of Jackson’s National Security Branch. He managed the cyber, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction, crisis management, and technical programs.
Mr. Sharp was promoted to section chief of the Technical Surveillance Section in the Operational Technology Division at Headquarters in 2015. As section chief, he provided management over eight technical units responsible for evidence and intelligence collection capabilities.
During his career, Mr. Sharp served temporary FBI assignments in London, Cairo, New Delhi, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was selected to serve as the special agent in charge of the Birmingham Field Office in 2017.
Prior to joining the FBI, Mr. Sharp was a deputy sheriff and police officer in Knoxville, Tennessee. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.
Amanda L. White
CPA, Senior Managing Consultant, Redstone GCI
Amanda White is a Senior Managing Consultant within Redstone GCI’s Collaborative Accounting Solutions Group based in Huntsville, AL. She is a Certified Public Accountant with almost two decades of progressive experience in the accounting and government contracting industry. Her experience includes a combination of internal and external accounting support where she has assisted both government contractors, as well as a diverse range of other industries. Her unique collection of experience and knowledge on a wide range of accounting software, coupled with her practical experience and focus on process improvement and efficiency provides a strong skillset for support of our government contractor clients. Her role includes leadership of ongoing collaborative accounting engagements where she provides controllership support of Redstone GCI clients. She additionally serves as a subject matter expert on accounting process improvement, implementation of internal controls and other areas as part of the firm’s support of the DFARS Business Systems.