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H. Bruce Bongiorni

H. Bruce Bongiorni

Senior Consultant

Bruce Bongiorni has worked for more than 30 years with the marine, shipbuilding, and civil construction industries. His experience includes planning, scheduling, design, analysis, field engineering, project controls, and claims analysis. He has directed and performed research in business processes for marine system design, shipbuilding, and ship repair. He also has served as an adjunct lecturer in the Naval Architecture Department at the University of Michigan. For the last nine years, Bruce has provided technical analysis and litigation support to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Coast Guard.


Case Western University, M.B.A.

University of Michigan, B.S., Engineering


Professional Engineer (inactive): California, Connecticut

Private Pilot (Instrument-Rated, Complex Aircraft Endorsement)

Professional Affiliations

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Experimental Aircraft Association

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Select Publications


H. Bruce Bongiorni, M. Williamson, T.  Miller and J. Peters, “An Integrated Design Environment for the Navy Using an Agent Model of Marine Design” (presented at Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), Hamburg, Germany, May 2005).

H. Bruce Bongiorni,  “The Role of Directory and Trusted Third Party Services in Shipbuilding Industrial Commerce” (presented at First International EuroConference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Marine Industries [COMPIT], Potsdam, Germany, April 2000).

Fleischer, M., R. Kohler, T. Lamb and H. Bongiorni. “Marine Supply Chain Management.” Journal of Ship Production 15(4) (1999): 233-252.

Bongiorni, H., and M. Spicknall. “On-Demand Education to Meet Marine Industry Professional Development Needs.” Journal of Ship Production 15(3) (1999): 164-178.

J. Cabrera, B. Bongiorni, T. Lamb, M. Spicknall and E. Wood, “Computer Assisted Shipbuilding Policy Development” (presented at ASNE Centennial Symposium, From Research To Reality in Systems Engineering, September 1998).

Select Speaking Engagements


“Vessel Design for Small Navies,” Howard M. Bunch and H. Bruce Bongiorni, Cotecmar, Cartegena, Columbia, August 2007.

“Ship Production,” Howard M. Bunch and H. Bruce Bongiorni, Cotecmar, Cartegena, Columbia, August 2006.

“NA&ME-BPG Collaboration Opportunities,” H. Bruce Bongiorni and Mark Spicknall, UM Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, September 2002.

“Requirements for an MDO framework,” Undersea Weapons and Vehicles Session, 9th AIAA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 2002.

“An Integrated Simulation-Based Design Environment for the UW&V Community,” H. Bruce Bongiorni and Matt Williamson, Undersea Weapons Simulation-Based Design Workshop, Naval Undersea Weapons Center, Newport, RI, July 2002.

“Gathering Information Using Social Sensors: Creating a Sustainable Research Infrastructure,” F. Streff and H. Bruce Bongiorni, CREW Seminar, UM School of Information, March 2002.

“An Approach for Evaluating Software in Terms of Its Impact on End Users,” Jonathan A. Morell, Bruce Bongiorni and Mark Spicknall, American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, November 1998.

Project Highlights

MV Tustumena Overhaul – Provided the technical evaluation of an Alaska contractor’s $7 million claim against the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) for damages, delay, and lost labor productivity costs. He worked to determine liability through detailed issue analysis, preparation of project timelines, and analysis of schedule impacts on the overhaul. On another assignment, he provided project control oversight during the repowering of MV Tustamena at a Gulf shipyard. His in-process review of schedule, budget, and cost performance mitigated delay and disruption claims made by the contractor. Bruce’s extensive documentation and analysis supported the subsequent successful court defense.

USCG WPB 123 Investigation and False Claims Act – Assisted the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security in a $340 million complaint alleging fraudulent activity by a major defense contractor for a USCG ship modification program. The case involved cutters delivered to the government that were structurally inadequate for the required service. He participated in the collection, analysis, and evaluation of government and subpoenaed documents along with electronically sourced information (ESI) records. He prepared issue analysis and findings reports; assisted in the preparation of filings; assisted counsel with depositions; provided expert technical analysis; and offered other litigation support.

USCG National Security Cutter (NSC) Request for Equitable Adjustment (REA) – Assisted the contracting, legal, and program teams for the U.S. Coast Guard in evaluating an REA and program areas of concern. He reviewed the contractor’s $300 million REA for technical entitlement and quantum, developed and supported a document database for tracking key program and issue documents. He provided issue analysis reports, assessments of key issues, and developed timelines of events.

MHC-51 Osprey Class Mine Hunter Construction – Evaluated delay and disruption claims by a government contractor on the Navy contract for construction of the MHC-51 Coastal Mine Hunter. Working with a team of attorneys, experts, and Navy program personnel, he conducted extensive document discovery, including recovery, conversion, and analysis of computer records, and developed a detailed as-built CPM analysis to assess the impact of delayed delivery of government-furnished equipment and information.