According to his LinkedIn profile, James (Jamie) Graybeal most recently served as Executive for Reform Outreach within the Secretary of Defense’s Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) directorate, where he was “tasked to create communication campaigns ... about the Department of Defense’s budgetary decisions, including the future naval force structure, the F-15EX, and the Military Health System's reform.”
Three days after retiring from the government in January 2020, Graybeal joined SOS International LLC (SOSi) as Vice President for Public Affairs and Government Relations. In this role, according to his LinkedIn profile, Graybeal “serves as [SOSi]’s communications strategist and advisor to the CEO” and is “responsible for developing and managing the company’s external media and government relations program.”
SOSi is a private, family-owned company that provides military logistics, intelligence analysis, software development, and cybersecurity services. According to the USAspending federal spending database, SOSi has won a total of $1.2 billion in government contracts since fiscal year 2008, the vast bulk of which was for the provision of support services to the U.S. military in Iraq.
“His experience and industry knowledge enable us to better engage critical stakeholders in the executive and legislative branches of government,” SOSi CEO Julian Setian told the media shortly after Graybeal’s hiring.
Graybeal did not respond to a request for comment.
“His experience and industry knowledge enable us to better engage critical stakeholders in the executive and legislative branches of government.” - Julian Setian, President and Chief Executive Officer of SOS International LLC
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