Philip J. Kangas
Philip J. Kangas is a principal in Grant Thornton’s Alexandria office with 18 years of experience in government and consulting. He is responsible for the border security subsegment within the Global Security & Justice Strategic Business Unit of the Public Sector practice.
Philip J. Kangas is a principal in Grant Thornton’s Alexandria office with 20 years of experience in government and consulting. He leads science related accounts including NASA, Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the National Science Foundation. He has 18 years of experience in consulting engagements to the federal government, related to strategic planning, business process re-engineering and improvement, business case analysis, workload assessment, performance measurement, and acquisition activities. Prior to his consulting, he gained firsthand experience working in government at the federal, state and local level.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- Association of Government Accountants, Certified Government Financial Manager
- Project Management International, Project Management Professional
- American Society for Quality, Six Sigma Black Belt
- Professional Services Council, Board of Directors
- Border Patrol Foundation, Board of Directors
Presentations and publications
- “Modernizing the Acquisition Workforce: Balancing the Drive for Innovative Thinking with Preserving a Level Playing Field in Acquisition” The Public Manager. February 2, 2017. Co-author with Moshe Nelson.
- “Aligning for Acquisition Success: Overcoming Obstacles to Results” Professional Services Council & Grant Thornton LLP Bi-Annual Acquisition Policy Survey Report. December 2016.
- “Charting the Future: A Mission Driven Homeland Security Enterprise” The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise. December 2016.
- “The Mission Imperative: Securing the Homeland Through Improved Collaboration and Engagement Across the Enterprise” The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council 20/20 Project on the Homeland Security Enterprise. November 2015
- “A Closing Window: Are We Missing the Opportunity for Change?” Professional Services Council & Grant Thornton LLP Bi-Annual Acquisition Policy Survey Report. December 2014/January 2015.
- “From Crisis to Opportunity: Creating a New Era of Government Efficiency, Innovation and Performance” Professional Services Council Leadership Commission Report. September 2013.
- “The Balancing Act: Acquisition in an Unabated Crisis” Professional Services Council & Grant Thornton LLP Bi-Annual Acquisition Policy Survey Report. December 2012.
- “Stakeholder Management 101: Consider Those Most Affected to Create Lasting Change” Quality Progress, March 2011 Volume 44, No 3, page 72.
- “Multi-Sector Workforce Collaboration: Sourcing for Improved Performance” The Public Manager, Spring 2010. Vol.39. No 1, pages 31-37. Co-author with Diane Denholm.
- “Minimizing Risk to Recovery: Avoiding Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Federal Recovery Project Spending,” Strategic Public Management: Best Practices from Government and Nonprofit Organizations, Editors Howard R. Balanoff and Warren Master, Management Concepts, Inc., 2010, 47-55. Co-author with Robert Shea.
- “Managing the Multi-Sector Workforce through Public Management Collaboration” The Public Manager, Fall 2009. Vol. 38, No. 3, pages 45-51.
- “Addressing the Accountability Challenge: Redefining the Acquisition Workforce to Enhance Performance Accountability.” The Public Manager, Spring 2009. Vol. 38, No. 1, pages 80-1.
- “Maximizing Sourcing Options to Deliver Results.” The Public Manager, Summer 2008. Vol. 37, No. 2, pages 43-46. Co-author with Joe Alexander.
- “Balancing the Triple Constraint in Government Project Management,” PMI Government Special Interest Group (GovSIG) Magazine, Spring 2008. Co-author with Wendy Morton.
- Senior Executive Fellows Program Graduate — Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
- MPA — Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
- BA, History, Political Science — John Carroll University