Mike Tierney, a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A., 2003) and the Catholic University School of Law (J.D., 2006), joined Jacques and Associates in January 2011.
He previously served in the 111th Congress as the Military Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Frank Kratovil (MD-1), then a member of the House Armed Services Committee. As the lead legislative advisor to Rep. Kratovil on Defense, Intelligence, and National Security policy, Mike has demonstrated success formulating legislative initiatives and gathering support from relevant constituencies on and off-the-Hill. He was the creative force and legislative liaison behind multiple successful amendments to both the Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 National Defense Authorization Acts. Mike also advised Rep. Kratovil on the appropriations process for Defense, MILCON, CJS, and Financial Services appropriations in both FY2010 and FY2011, including congressionally directed spending requests.
Mike also performs extensive due diligence on legislative and regulatory policy to provide clients with analysis and research on acquisition and budget policy within the Department of Defense. He has authored white papers on acquisition policy, drafted legislative language, and has served as a subject matter expert on acquisition policy on multiple studies by the Air Force Space and Missile System Center (SMC).