Salvatore Bono

  • Program Manager
  • Falls Church, VA 22042
  • Aug 24, 2017
Full time Telecommunications

Personal Summary

Seasoned, highly organized, and results-driven professional with broad-based experience in project and program management within Department of Defense (DoD) and commercial sector satellite communications.
Effective at developing and implementing innovative strategies to increase efficiency and productivity, as well as executing process improvements.
Equipped with well-defined problem-solving and critical thinking skills, along with proven ability to keenly analyze issues, formulate strategic action plans, and resolve complex issues.
Adept at cultivating and maintaining long-term relationships by communicating with various individuals of all levels. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Final Draft 10.0. Previously held secret security clearances: Top Secret SBI/SCI and Secret.

Work Experience

Program Manager
Nov 2016 - Jul 2017 Intelligent Decisions Inc.

Provided hands-on support to the Department of Technology Services-Cloud Technology Hosting Office (DTS-CTHO), while serving in the Administrative Offices of the United States Courts (AOUSC)
Managed the High Availability Disaster Recovery HA/DR Program in accordance with customer’s project plan, business case and overall requirements
Maintained Integrated Master Schedule and SharePoint program folders, documents, and general administration
Spearheaded weekly schedule reviews with cross-functional team members and project managers, as well as weekly Program Management Reviews with senior government management and department heads
Aided corporate professional services in business development, including contract proposal writing and staff recruitment

Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Project Manager
May 2014 - Feb 2016 Gogo, LLC

Implemented all aspects of assigned program requirements from inception through completion and delivery
Successfully led the installation and sustainment phases of the Ku Program and aircraft mounted SATCOM
Vendor-managed prime contractor, conducting more than 230 Ku Sys’s aircraft installations and maintenance on schedule and within budget
Strategically oversaw the Ku system’s enterprise software development, integration, testing, and deployment.
Implemented all phases of the company’s off-site test laboratory construction and installation projects
Contributed to the preparation of embedded proposals, statement of works (SOWs), and financial terms of contracts
Performed program management reviews (PMRs) of teams, involving Project Management Office (PMO), Aircraft Quality, Executive Management, SATCOM Engineering, Supply Chain, and Finance departments
Observed strict adherence to ISO 9001, AS-9115, AS-9100, and DO-160 standards
Served as the driving force in producing more than $5M in purchase orders for program related to support materials and services

Project Manager
Feb 2012 - Aug 2013 Iridium Communications, LLC

Provided strategic oversight next ground segment teleport network (TPN), as well as the feeder-link terminal development, testing, and Field Implementation Program (FIP)
Directed vendor management by collaborating with systems engineers in administering and generating project plans to remove and replace legacy ground network throughout Alaska, Canada, and Norway TTAC sites with next generation technology
Facilitated PMRs from various teams, which included PMO, SATCOM Engineering, Finance, and Executive Management departments
Provided help to the contracts director, responsible for contract and SOW editing and proposal writing
Held full accountability in executing and approving more than $3M in program purchase orders


Master’s Certificate in Project Management
Motorola / ESI / George Washington University
Associate of Applied Science (41 credit hours)
Rio Salado Community College