Scott Dockum is the Program Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Scott brings his biology and environmental sciences knowledge as well as his expertise in program management, program development, policy development/implementation, government business processes and peer review practices to SBIR. He began his career as a contractor to the Department of Defense where he was a project manager involved in the funding of innovative Research and Development programs and environmental site remediation. Scott worked for USDA/NIFA as the SBIR Program Specialist for 4 years and managed the day to day administration if the program. In 2011, Scott moved to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he managed the day to day operations of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) policy program. Scott also was the lead liaison between the EPA’s Office of Environmental Information and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office (GAO). With his return back to USDA SBIR as the Program Coordinator, Scott is responsible for the day to day operations of the SBIR program and is responsible for SBIR program development, SBIR policy development and implementation, understanding and developing SBIR government business processes, SBIR outreach activities and working directly with SBIR applicants and grantees.