Mayor Patrick McGrady Nominates Jason Kolligs to fill Council Vacancy

January 11, 2016–

Aberdeen Mayor Patrick McGrady announced his intent to nominate Jason Kolligs, a highly-qualified Aberdeen resident, to fill the vacancy on the Aberdeen City Council.

Jason Kolligs is a US Naval Academy Graduate, former US Navy Officer, and engineer who is ready to serve the people of Aberdeen starting as soon as the Council approves the nomination.

Mayor McGrady followed up the declaration of intent to nominate Kolligs with a message to the people of Aberdeen, asking “Contact the City Council and ask this Council to vote to approve Jason Kolligs, a highly-qualified citizen of Aberdeen, so we can get down to business with all the important work of City Government.”

At the next meeting of the Aberdeen City Council on January 25, 2016, per the Aberdeen Charter, Mayor McGrady will nominate Kolligs to fill the vacancy on the City Council. Three votes are required to confirm the nomination and seat Kolligs on the Council.

Regarding Jason Kolligs, Mayor McGrady said “I am personally proud to know Jason Kolligs and can tell you that he is prepared to hit the ground running to make Aberdeen a better place to live and work.”

The vacancy on the Aberdeen City Council exists because of a tie in the election results of the November 2015 Aberdeen City Municipal Election. The electoral tie created a vacancy on the Aberdeen City Council, and the Aberdeen City Charter instructs that a vacancy is to be filled by a nomination by the Mayor, and confirmation by the Council.

Jason Kolligs’ Resume is linked here in PDF format.

Below is Jason Kollig’s Resume

Jason Kolligs

483 Elissa Court Aberdeen, MD 21001

Cell Phone:(603) 689-6439


An INCOSE certified systems engineer with total product life-cycle and acquisition life-cycle experience with a focus in requirements engineering and test plan development. Strong academic and applied background in systems engineering, computer science, and electrical engineering. Most recent experience is program management and acquisition systems engineering at the DOD level. Multiple leadership positions covering both personnel and budgets. Active Top Secret (SSBI) clearance. Prior military and software experience makes for versatility within systems engineering. Well-versed in presentations, customer interaction, and company travel.
Anti-Tamper DOORS Mensa Member (100230075) Top Secret Clearance
Requirements Engineering SharePoint Test Plan Development / Execution Lean / Six Sigma
Professional Experience
Senior Systems Engineer MITRE April 2015 – Present
·         Staff Systems Engineer for PEO IEW&S / Portfolio Systems Engineer for PM SAI (a PEO position)

·         Support the Sponsor with systems engineering, decision analysis, and acquisition problem solving

·         Author of the ISR Test Bed Overview and the 117G Replacement Market Survey

Associate / Lead Systems Engineer Booz Allen Hamilton August 2012 – April 2015
·         Lead Systems Engineer PD SAMR (PM SAI)

·         Chair Systems Engineering Integrated Product Team meetings for the program among client stakeholders

·         Conceptualized, created and maintained issue tracking databases for each program

·         Conduct Technical Evaluations of proposals, contract modifications, engineering change proposals, rough orders of magnitude, trade studies and any Contract Deliverables

·         Authored trade studies, test plans, engineering plans, procedural documents, and requirement specifications

·         Subject Matter Expert for three (3) proposals

Systems Engineer 3 TYBRIN Corp. / Jacobs Tech. October 2011 – August 2012
·         Configuration Control Board Chairman for Consolidated Airdrop Tool (CAT) program

·         Author of System/Sub-System Specifications and Software Requirement Specifications in accordance with MIL-STD-498

·         DOORS database manager for the CAT program

·         Daily activities include: reviewing documents, process improvement, and offering systems engineering expertise to both the systems and software teams

Senior Systems Engineer BAE Systems October 2007 – October 2011
·         Technical Lead and Cost Account Manager for the CMWS Tier 1 Algorithm Phase 1d Effort ($400K budget)

·         Anti Tamper Expert leading a team through Trade Studies and Key Management Plan

·         CMWS Data Collection Team Lead with a seven (7) member team performing all aspects of test event coordination including classified material mobility plans, site access, equipment selection and delivery, test setup, and travel.

·         Subject Matter Expert for a CMWS Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) of System Requirements

·         CMWS System Integration Test Team Member for four (4) major software releases

·         Applied Lean and Six Sigma principles to reduce test time by 50% while increasing requirements coverage and traceability

Systems Engineer II Raytheon April 2005 – October 2007
Naval Officer U.S. Navy May 2003 – April 2005
Degrees & Certifications
Associate Systems Engineering Professional, Certificate International Council Of Systems Engineers, 2014
Systems Architecture & Engineering, M.S. (3.81) University of Southern California, 2012
Officer Curriculum, Certificate, (3.20) U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School, 2004
Computer Science, with Merit, B.S. (3.38) U.S. Naval Academy, 2003

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