Lloyd McCoy Jr.

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

Lloyd McCoy is a DOD manager with immixGroup’s Market Intelligence team. He is responsible for providing subject matter expertise on Department of Defense agencies, identifying business opportunities, and providing timely, relevant, and actionable intelligence to clients.

Prior to immixGroup, Lloyd worked for the Defense Department for eight years, serving in a variety of senior analytic and project management positions both in the U.S. and abroad. In this capacity, Lloyd worked extensively with the acquisition and procurement offices within the Office of Secretary of Defense.

Lloyd earned an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in 2011, as well as an M.A. in Public Policy in 2004 and a B.A. in Political Science in 2002, both from the University of Maryland.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Lloyd McCoy Jr. and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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