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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Technical Point of Contact: The Do’s and Don’ts of interacting with a TPOC

A Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) is an essential relationship for anyone looking to do…
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Pursuing Federal Funding: Access to an Alternative Non-Dilutive Capital Source Amid Increasing Interest Rates

At the forefront of every American’s mind right now, whether they own a business or…
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Subsidizing Your Commercial Tech with Federal Funding

Has There Ever Been a Better Time to Consider Diversifying Revenue Streams? We’ve all heard…