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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SBIR Open Topic Vs. Specific Topic: Which of the Two We Prefer, and Why?

One of the first decisions a company needs to make when deciding to pursue SBIR…
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Federal Timeline: How Long Does it Take to Secure Federal Funding?

One of the most common questions we get asked in this field is about the…
Remote Work

How Can Your Business Support Military Spouses in the Industry?

Happy Military Spouses Appreciation Day! I wanted take some time to : Recognize the many…