About Us

Our Mission

We deliver the best commercial technology to the warfighter by igniting defense innovation through small business growth and development.

Who Are We?

We are a team of Military Veterans and Spouses who support small businesses with exciting new technology ideas by helping them find and capture contracts through the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Program.

What is SBIR?

The Department of Defense uses the SBIR program to pay commercial companies to conduct customer discovery and bring their product to the warfighter. Currently, the Department of Defense is most interested in companies with commercial sales or venture capital backing.


Phase I awards typically happen within 3 weeks of submission. Once an award is made, your company has met legal competition requirements which allow you to sell to the Federal government without competition.

How Do We Help?

Long Capture works with our clients to write or review their proposals to ensure acceptance into the SBIR program. Once awarded, we utilize our vast network of Department of Defense contacts to connect our clients with Phase II contracts and unlimited sole source opportunities.

Our Values





Our Team

Russ Long


Russ brings $2 billion in acquisition and leadership experience. During his service he lead teams of buyers that purchased services, commodities, construction, and research and development contracts. His insight into how the government develops, solicits, and selects contract winners is the key to your success.

Russ holds a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Management from the United States Air Force Academy.

Julia McNear

Chief of Staff

Julia brings over 5 years of experience in organizational development across both the public and private sector to the LCCM team. She works to improve our efficiency by developing improved workflows and systems, empowers our team to do great work by putting the right tools in their hands through vendor research and management, and keeps our records organized and our administrative priorities on track.

Julia holds a Masters of Public Administration with concentrations in Non-Profit Management and Economic and Community Development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Meredith College.

Noelle Tuss

Director, Government Contracts

Noelle Ray graduated from the Air Force Academy in May 2015 and commissioned as a Nuclear Missile Operator. After her Air Force career, Noelle has pivoted from Nuclear Missile Operations to Contracting. Her career highlights include working as the Contract Administrative Lead on a multi-billion dollar DoD contract in Las Vegas, Nevada. She prides herself on her go-getter mentality and optimistic outlook.

Taylor McCaig

Director, Marketing

Taylor came to Long Capture in 2020 from a background in the nonprofit sector. She brought with her experience in multi-touch marketing campaigns, fundraising, design, and digital advertising. Taylor lives in Oklahoma with her husband of 10 years and 5 year old daughter.

Sam Riehn

Senior Consultant, Business Development

Sam brings extensive entrepreneurial and contracting experience to the team. During his service, Sam served as a Contracting Officer working procurements for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) and the Offensive/Defensive Cyber Systems Division. He received his Bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy and his MBA from Eastern New Mexico University.

In his role at Long Capture Sam works with our Air Force partners at LevelUP, Platform One, other innovation hubs and software factories as well as manages our industry partnerships.

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