Les serves as the Director of the National Capital Region’s Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). As a thought-leader in his field, Les provides the vision and leadership for promulgating the SBA’s Boots-to-Business (B2B) entrepreneurship and related training in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
After retiring from the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer, Les founded and served as President/CEO/ and CFO of an information technology firm, where he spent over 23 years supporting the Department of Defense (DoD) as a Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) subject-matter-expert and strategist. Les helped to pioneer the first versions of the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF), the Global Information Grid (GIG) Architecture, and the Net-Centric Operations and Warfare (NCOW) reference model promulgated by the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (OSD/NII). He worked with numerous other organizations within the DoD, globally, as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
As an entrepreneur, Les grew his company into a multi-million-dollar enterprise. He is well versed in the nuance of managing and surviving as a small business while at the same time, competing successfully with some of the IT industry giants, especially in the defense industry.
Over the past 15 years, Dr. Taylor has taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses, including: Introduction to Business I, Principles of Business I, Principles of Business II, Marketing, Purchasing and Materials Management, Stress Management, Time Management, and presently at George Mason, he serves as an adjunct professor in the Health Administration and Policy (HAP) Department of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), where he teaches graduate students in Healthcare Information Systems Management and Healthcare Informatics.
Les’ most recent published book, The Burden of Ethics, focuses on the national security implications of ethical misconduct in the government acquisition process.
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