About Russ

Russell Long founded Long Capture in 2017 to assist commercial companies in making the transition to pursue federal funding by leveraging opportunities provided by the DoD. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from United States Air Force Academy, and a Master’s in Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Studies from Oklahoma State University.

Prior to founding Long Capture, Russell worked hands-on in the field for over five years active duty as a Contracting Officer for the US Air Force. This experience allowed him to get a better context of the end-user aspect of transactions so that he could bring with him a better understanding of the needs in the DoD. This expertise is now well-served in the way he assists clients in addressing identified needs in a proposed form that will be best received by decision-makers.

At long Capture

At Long Capture, Russell leads a unique team of SBIR and Phase III experts who stand out as leaders in the space and continue to contribute to the success of multiple companies in achieving sole-source authority to pursue greater federal funding. Since founding Long Capture in 2017, he has helped numerous tech start-ups win government contracts, enabling them to deliver their leading-edge technology to the warfighter.


Tech-Startups Helped


Million in Contracts Awarded


Million in Phase III Sole-Source Funding Awarded

Thought Leadership

Checkout Russ’ most recent thought leadership contributions to our company blog!

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The Transition from Commercial to Federal Part Two: What You Need to Know About the Process

As we said in our previous blog on the topic, the government is very process…
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The Transition from Commercial to Federal Funding Part One: How is it Different?

There are a lot of question marks over the year 2023 if you are a…
Phase III

The Open Dialogue of a Sole-Source Environment

Take it from the desk of a former Contracting Officer—working with the federal government can…