A recognized leader in capability-based assessments and architecture analysis, Senior Vice President Steve Soules leads the Advanced Analytics services at Booz Allen in support of Department of Defense (DoD) markets. With over 30 years of professional experience in operational research and analysis, Mr. Soules designs automated tools that assist in conducting architecture analysis of integrated systems and capabilities-based portfolios. He provides operational, technical, programmatic, and performance analyses of integrated architectures and systems. Mr. Soules and his team were awarded Booz Allen’s Professional Excellence Award, the firm’s most prestigious honor for customer support, for their contributions to the capabilities review program for the USAF headquarters. Prior to joining the firm in 1999, Mr. Soules held a number of senior operations research and analysis positions supporting the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Systems, among others. Mr. Soules served as the first Director of the Joint C4ISR Decision Support Center, an independent research and analysis center directly assisting senior leaders in the DoD in making investment decisions for integrated command, control, and intelligence systems. Mr. Soules co-authored the book, Using Architectures for Research, Development, and Acquisition. He is a member of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA). He holds an MBA from National University in San Diego and a B.S. degree in operations research and analysis from the U.S. Naval Academy.