Ed Wilgus is the President and founder of Barlow Acquisition Solutions (Barlow), LLC. For the past four years, Barlow Acquisition Solutions has provided Acquisition Consulting regarding the federal government procurement process in support of both the federal government and industry. He is also an instructor/trainer of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and of the federal procurement process.
Prior to starting Barlow, Mr. Wilgus had a distinguished 33-year federal career with both the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. During his federal career, Mr. Wilgus most recently served as the Director of Contracts for the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) during which he provided oversight for NITAAC’s three Office of Management and Budget (OMB) authorized Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and managed all issues related to the CIO-SP3 Contracts. He was a Contracting Officer with an Unlimited warrant for 25 years with the government.
While in the government, Mr. Wilgus held a Level III FAC-C certification with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification in Contracting, both of which are the highest available.
In addition, Mr. Wilgus is a certified workplace mediator. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Marymount University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from East Carolina University.