SBIR Subject Matter Expert
DOD (BRTRC Federal Solutions)Christine Villa is the SBIR Subject Matter Expert providing analysis and management of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs for the Department of Defense since 1990, supporting five Congressional program reauthorizations. She designed and manages the electronic proposal submission system, topic review system, SITIS, awards search, and other web-based tools. She oversaw program management, database management, statistical analysis, and data reporting support for SBIR and STTR programs at DoD, Army, Navy, Air Force, DARPA, DTRA, SOCOM, CBD, and OSD. Recent activities have focused on ways to accelerate the transition of SBIR technologies into defense acquisition programs of record and increase Air Force Phase III success. She has led or participated in several DoD and SBA SBIR IPTs and process improvement initiatives, as well as the White House Interagency Innovation and Entrepreneurship Working Group.