Robert Alvarez is a Managing Consultant providing strategic advisory to the Department of Defense and Department of State’s Information Management Bureau in the areas of Financial Management, Budget, Audit Readiness, Acquisition Planning, and Information Technology Portfolio Management. Prior to entering private and public sector consulting with firms such as Huntington Ingalls Industries, Grant Thornton, and Guidehouse, he served 20 years as a federal civil servant official in several federal agencies such as the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, the Joint Staff, the National Guard Bureau, USDA, and the Department of the Air Force. Mr. Alvarez has a B.A. in Political Science & International Studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is a graduate of the National Defense University’s Joint Staff College’s Graduate Global Security studies program; and has an Executive Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is an Air Force, and Air National Guard/Air Force Reserves veteran, and currently resides in Maryland.