In her role as the Director of Contracting, Ashley leads and oversees the day-to-day actions of NSTXL’s Acquisition team while administering a large portfolio of complex, OTA agreements. Her goal at NSTXL is to continue to provide excellent support as well as leveraging her strong contracting foundation and experience to provide guidance and advisement throughout the acquisition lifecycle to ensure mission success. Ashley brings over 17 years of Government and Civilian contracting experience. She joined the NSTXL team approximately 2 years ago serving as an acquisition specialist and manager for the TReX vehicle. During this time, she has established strong working relationships with our Government customers in which she collaborates with to identify and formulate clear and concise prototype solicitations. In addition, she provides creative solutions and innovative approaches to aid in streamlining the acquisition process to support the delivery of novel capabilities to increase warfighter readiness. Preceding joining NSTXL, she had a 7-year career at the U.S. Army contracting Command-Orlando (ACC) as a contracting/ acquisition specialist where she directly supported the Other Transaction Authority (OTA) prototype projects. Prior to that, she had an 8-year career as a Support Contractor for the Marine Corps at Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) as a Contract Specialist and Program Support Specialist. Ms. Carter holds a DAWIIA Level 3 Certification and a DoD Army Acquisition Corps membership. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management.