Unconventional Concepts, Inc.®




- UCI's functional areas of expertise's:

    o R&D Support
    o Engineering Support
    o Program Support
    o Administrative Support

- UCI has an outstanding contract and work performance history with a customer base that includes:
    o Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
    o Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
    o U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
    o Natick Soldier Systems Center
   o Office of the Secretary of Defense (Deputy to the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense - Chemical and Biological Defense Programs)
    o National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    o U.S. Joint Forces Command
    o U.S. Northern Command
    o U.S. Joint Special Operations Command University
    o Joint Law Enforcement/Special Operations Technical Services Working Group
    o USAF Special Operations School


Staff Qualifications: The core staff consists of the primary investigator, program manager, legal advisor, contracts/business manager, technical editor and research analyst.

Primary Members

- Michael J Hopmeier
- Michael V Malone

Michael J Hopmeier, Senior Principal Investigator
Summary of Qualifications:
Michael Hopmeier is the President, Unconventional Concepts, Inc. and has been a technical advisor and operational consultant to numerous governmental agencies including the DARPA Defense Sciences Office, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, United States Surgeon General, and the Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical and Biological Defense. He was one of the primary developers of the Bioterrorism Preparedness Program at the CDC, served as the Science and Technology Advisor to the USAF Surgeon General, as well as the first S&T Advisor to the United States Marine Corps Chem/Bio Incident Response Force (CBIRF).

He has been a member and/or task force Chair for numerous senior advisory panels including the Defense Science Board and the National Academy of Sciences and served on the Senior Policy and Strategy Panel for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is a founding member and current member of the Executive Board of the International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community and an Associate Researcher of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism. Mr. Hopmeier is an internationally recognized expert on countering suicide terrorism, disaster/crisis response and emergency management and preparedness.

Mr. Hopmeier is a founder of a number of different start-up companies, and sits on the board of several high technology firms. He has been involved in numerous international programs as a manager or advisor, and has supported a number of efforts in the UK, Greece and Israel. He has authored numerous papers and presentations on topics ranging from biological model development and biotechnology research to emergency response training and suicide bombing.

His project areas include training and preparedness, chemical/biological incident response, combat casualty care and medical support, crisis response and management, unconventional pathogen countermeasure programs, federal agency protective measures, counter-terrorism and integrated federal/civilian disaster response. Mr. Hopmeier holds bachelors and masterā€™s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida.


Michael V. Malone (Maj, USMC ret.), Senior Program Manager

Summary of Qualifications:
A record of consistent and progressive accomplishments in the management, exercise design, implementation, organization, delivery and evaluation of vulnerability assessment and force protection programs, maritime domain awareness, public safety and emergency response management for disasters, mass casualty, mass gathering and terrorist incidents. These activities required the writing and presentation of technical reports. Mr. Malone has 12 years of program management experience in both the military and civilian sectors supporting US Joint Forces Command and US Northern Command along with other government and private organizations. He has published several articles for publications relating to counter terrorism and domestic preparedness along with being credited as a contributing author in several consequence management books. Mr. Malone holds a Bachelor of Arts in Experimental Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Oceanography from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and is a graduate of the USMC Command and Staff College.


Functional Area Contract No. Prime/Sub Total Value Completed Zone
3.1 R&D Support N00178-05-D-4432 Sub $197K 10/2007 2
06-006 Scenpro Sub $50K 12/2006 4
DAMD17-01-2-0024 Prime $1.1M 1/2006 3
3.2 Engineering Support W911QY-05-C-0082 Prime $796K 7/2006 2
DAMD17-01-2-0024 Prime $1.1M 7/2006 3
3.20 Program Support N00178-08-D-5634-FG01
Prime $537K 09/2012 2
06-006 Scenpro Sub $50K 12/2006 4
DAMD17-01-2-0024 Prime $1.1M 1/2006 3
3.21 Administrative Support N00178-08-D-5634-FG01
Prime $537K 12/2012 2
06-006 Scenpro Sub $50K 12/2006 4


The objective of the Quality Assurrance Program is to ensure that each  contract peformance meets the highest quality of service, value, and customer satisfication.  The primary methods of assuring the quality of services are:

o  Establish appropriate resources required to meet contract objectives  and maximum responsiveness to Customer needs

o  Coordinate with Customer to establish quality objectives of each project

o  Establish monitoring metrics for each project

o Coordinate with Team Members regarding Quality Management expectations

o Monitor and perform periodic assessment of team members performance 

o  Identify areas of process improvements

UCI considers customer satisfication to be the primary measure of success.  We continually evaluate internal and external best practices to improve the quality of the product and services we provide to our customers.



Contract Solicitation Number Zone Customer TO Award Document
N00178-08-D-5634-FG01 N00024-12-R-3238 2 Joint Staff J7 FG01


Technical / Customer Satisifcation

Michael J Hopmeier
President Unconventional Concepts, Inc.
FL Headquarter Office (850) 243-4411
VA Office (703) 870-7211


Yong Kim
Contracts Manager
VA Office (703) 870-7211