Dave Scott

Dave Scott

Industry Specialty Services Managing Director

BDO McLean Office



Executive Summary

Dave Scott is a Managing Director and Leader of BDO’s Program Optimization and Project Controls Solutions practice. He has more than 25 years of experience working with both government and commercial customers in the implementation of systems and methodologies to improve management processes. Dave has extensive experience designing, implementing and supporting compliant Earned Value Management  Systems (EVMSs) for both the U.S. government and government contractors. In addition, Dave has provided EVMS assurance services supporting government contractor EVMS compliance with the American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Alliance (ANSI/EIA) 748 standard. He provides a unique perspective gained through his work supporting federal agency and Department of Defense (DOD) programs for the surveillance of contractor EVM reporting and EVMSs.
Dave focuses on supporting government contractors who have a contractual requirement to implement an EVMS. He also supports commercial organizations that use EVM to measure project performance. He has extensive experience supporting the complete federal acquisition lifecycle, including:
  • Solicitations with Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement (DFARS) EVM reporting requirements  
  • Design, implementation, training and ongoing support of project controls and EVMS
  • Certification and surveillance of EVMS to ensure continuous compliance with FAR and DFAR requirements
Dave has developed solutions that provide data-driven metrics for internal EVMS surveillance. He has also supported several government and industry committees that are developing guidelines for the use of agile development methodologies for government programs and the implementation of EVM. These include the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA) EVM Division Committee, as well as the Government Accountability Office (GAO) expert committees on project scheduling and cost management. He also supports the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD) Subcommittee on Agile and EVM. Dave frequently presents at conferences and training workshops on a variety of related industry topics.

Professional Affiliations

College of Performance Management (CPM)
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Integrated Program Management Division (IPMD)


B.B.A, Finance, Loyola Marymount University