Jim McAleese continues to be a globally respected and preeminent authority on the Department of Defense (DoD) budget cycle, the defense industrial base, in addition to acquisition and industrial policy.
As Principal of McAleese & Associates, P.C. he serves as an expert Defense Industry Analyst & Strategist. Mr. McAleese assists his clients on how to maximize value from the DoD budget cycle. His core focus is on strengthening relations between the DoD and the contracting community.
Mr. McAleese produces the sophisticated DoD Budget and Industry Analysis, “The McAleese Analysis", providing an intimate analysis of the Department’s top decision makers’ priorities, all budgets, hot issues, and programmatic trade-offs combined with key industry financial analysis.
Mr. McAleese is actively involved in many professional organizations that support the defense and intelligence interests of the United States, as both a member and board leader. He is known in the community for his out-of-the-box approach and attention to detail.
Ms. Comes has been working in the Defense industry for over 25 years. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of McAleese and Associates, ensuring all financial compliance, strategy, and processes for the firm.
Additionally, she assists with the financial analysis and research necessary to produce “The McAleese Analysis.”
In addition to managing the McAleese team, Ms. Comes is an essential force in monitoring the resourcing and program priorities of the various Military Services and Defense Agencies to analyze and forecast broader industry trends, as well as monitoring the budgeting trade-offs on Capitol Hill.
At McAleese & Associates, P.C., we know that without integrity, our work would have no substance. Since our founding in 1992, our team has adhered to a strict code of ethics that leaves nothing to chance and everything to upholding our model of excellence in fair dealings.
We offer our clients and their customers full disclosure and honest communications. We strive to constantly and consistently uphold our ability to bring parties together to work toward a positive and fair resolution, with all parties knowing that transparency is our goal.
But we do not stop there! Our business model and promise to our clients extends to three additional factors that we believe are critical to any successful partnership: value; a belief that a contract signals the beginning—not the end; and a dedication to long-term service and goodwill.
We promise our clients that every negotiation we make on their behalf is based on our reputation for creating “win/win” solutions with senior decision makers with whom we hold the highest credibility.
The resulting long-term customer goodwill is a hallmark of McAleese and Associates, and is further underscored by Mr. McAleese‘s personal leadership on emerging procurement and budget issues that ultimately drive policy, program-acquisition strategies and business trends.