A diverse and visionary team who have the engineering and analysis expertise, as well as the historical knowledge to develop and provide technical solutions and program recommendations for the needs of our customers.


Carlos Velez, President

Mr. Carlos M. Velez formed CRL Technologies in November 2006 after 20 years of Government service. As the president of CRL Technologies, he has grown the company to over 60 employees with yearly revenue that exceeds $10 million dollars in less than five years. He has hired top-notched personnel and established a “customer focus” culture which upholds high levels of customer satisfaction. His innovative program and technical management initiatives are responsible for the company growth. CRL delivers the Right Staffing Solution: “Right People, Right Skills, at the Right Time”. CRL’s management provides rapid, flexible and responsive solutions to support the continuing changing and challenging environment of the Department of Defense.

 Mr. Velez began his civil service career in 1986 with the Systems Engineering Test Directorate at Patuxent River, MD, after completing his Electrical Engineering Degree at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. He was assigned to the Antennas and Avionics Branch as the Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Test and Evaluation Lead, where he directed and conducted testing on front line tactical aircraft. In this capacity, he provided consultation to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) leadership, as well as to the system and subsystem vendors on Identification systems designs and specifications. Mr. Velez was the Navy's Technical Representative to the Joint Combat Identification Integrated Modular Avionics architecture study with the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. Velez left the Test and Evaluation (T&E) community in August 1997 to become the F/A-18 Communications, Navigation, & Identification (CNI) Team Leader. He managed a $159 million annual budget from cradle-to-grave acquisition management of Communications Navigation and Identification (CNI) system development and engineering contracts for the F/A-18C/D/E/F. Mr. Velez spearheaded a joint contractor/government Integrated Product Team (IPT) and developed an aggressive program plan and acquisition strategy for the development and integration of the Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) the F/A-18C/D & E/F ($200 million development program / $1.5 billion total procurement).

In August 2000, he became the Systems Integration and Advanced Science & Technologies (S&T) Program Manager. He managed a $100 million a year budget and led the efforts of a multi-discipline program management and technical team, which included Functional NAVAIR Support Groups, Field Activities, and Contractors. Mr. Velez transitioned advanced technology systems, developed system prototypes, awarded limited production contracts and performed demonstration tests for Advanced Systems. He ensured planned execution, strategies, schedule, budget, management of resources, system design, development, test & evaluation and production to stay within budget constraints as well as made certain that the proposed transition weapon systems fulfilled OPNAV generated requirements thresholds outlined in their respective Operational Requirements Document (ORD).

In the summer of 2003, Mr. Velez became the Principal Deputy Program Manager for the Joint Air-to-Air Missiles Program Office. He was responsible for all acquisition phases (i.e., development, procurement,
sustainment, and disposal) of the AIM-120, AIM-9X/M, AIM-7, & AIM-54 Air-to-Air Missiles. As the Principal Deputy Program Manager for a major acquisition program, Mr. Velez interfaced with high-ranking officials within the Navy, Air Force, Army, and OSD. He was responsible of a team of over 100 (full-time and part-time) domestic and international military and civilian employees and approximately $500 million in budget authority. In addition, Mr. Velez developed broad plans and policies relative to the application of weapon systems that will be required for future Air-to-Air Missiles.

In September 2004, Mr. Velez was selected as the Naval Aviation Advanced Science & Technology Transition Director. He was a senior civilian reporting to the Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft (PEO-T), focusing on the development, test & evaluation, and fielding of Advanced Technologies programs for Naval Aviation aircraft. Mr. Velez was responsible for developing and testing of new concepts, planning and evaluating long-range transition of Advanced Science & Technology programs for the E-2C, E-2D, the F/A-18E/F, the EA-18G, Advanced Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM/AIM-9X), Advanced Systems, and the Multi-Functional Information Distribution System (MIDS).

Mr. Velez holds a BS degree in electrical engineering and has completed the advanced program manager courses from the Defense Systems Management College at Ft. Belvoir, VA.

Mr. Velez and his family reside in Alexandria, Virginia.