About us


In 2002, our founders looked around and saw a need for a different kind of IT consultancy. One that offered industry-leading expertise at a more affordable rate. And one that acknowledged that the best work comes from better teamwork—a.k.a. stronger client relationships. We left our “big five” firms, struck out on our own, and Longevity was born.

Since then, we’ve grown to a team of 50 vetted consultants with deep domain experience across technology, business, and government. Our work has won awards and transformed everything from how the USDA manages risk, to how the Department of Education manages grants, and everything in between.

In the end, what we do is simple: Solve problems. Build relationships. Grow businesses. Let us show you that you can get superior results without having to break your budget—and actually enjoy the process. It would be our honor to serve you.


Our Mission

Our mission at Longevity Consulting is to accelerate meaningful change for government agencies and the people they serve. In practice, this mission takes many forms: Breakthrough thought leadership. Innovative processes. Cutting edge tools and technologies. Whatever it takes to empower our clients to make a greater and more lasting impact.



Though technology is our expertise, people are our passion. We’ve found that when you combine the two—a knowledgeable staff and a collaborative culture—anything is possible. Using proven methodologies and frameworks, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to not only solve their most pressing challenges, but also better position them for future success.

Let’s make an impact together.


Management team

Bobby Long

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO, Mr. Long is responsible for leading Longevity's strategic vision, creating new business opportunities, and managing key client relationships. He brings a rich and varied technical background to the firm, with nearly two decades of experience in data architecture and engineering management, spanning a wide range of disciplines that include information technology, product development, and professional consulting. Prior to forming Longevity, Mr. Long worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he held positions of Associate and Data Architecture Subject Matter Expert. During his tenure, he managed staff and grew teams, while solving digital and data architecture challenges for scores of federal clients, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Labor and the National Science Foundation. Prior to Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Long worked for CIBER in the Washington, DC Metro area, where he was a Senior Data Architect focused on data architecture, data warehouse, data management, and system and database design. He graduated from National Louis University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Business, and in 2002 with a Masters of Management of Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University.

Eric Thompson

Chief Operations Officer

As Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Thompson is responsible for helping define Longevity’s strategic vision, develop the business, and direct the company’s operations. He brings over 16 years of experience in business analysis and software development to the firm, in the areas of information technology, product development, and professional consulting services. Prior to joining Longevity, Mr. Thompson worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he held the positions of Associate and Senior Enterprise Services Analyst. Throughout his career, Mr. Thompson has specialized in enterprise architecture, e-commerce, web application development, and technical consulting in both the private and public sectors. He possesses a wide range of experience in business application modeling, enterprise architecture and full life-cycle software development for B2C and B2B systems. Before his tenure at Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Thompson worked for Cisco Systems, Inc. in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where he focused on software engineering and systems analysis. Additionally, Mr. Thompson held several positions in the Research & Development and Information Systems organizations at Nortel Networks, also in The Triangle. Mr. Thompson graduated from North Carolina State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art and Design. He also received an MBA with a concentration in Information Systems from Marymount University in 2003.

Bob Emerick

Chief Information Officer

As CIO, Bob Emerick is responsible for leading the company’s technology and business transformation practices. With more than 20 years of experience overseeing complex transformation projects and implementing large-scale, multi-functional shared services centers, Mr. Emerick is a go-to resource for organizations looking to improve performance and efficiency through technology. Mr. Emerick has served a diverse portfolio of clients across the federal and public sector, financial services, human capital, and consumer products industries. He’s leveraged a wide range of technologies including service-oriented architecture, business process management, document management, mobile technology, and other cutting-edge tools to support business service delivery. Additionally, Mr. Emerick’s breadth of experience across a wide range of cultures and business challenges translates to unique and unconventional insights for clients. Not only does he provide a clear understanding of the underlying value that service efficiency, data transparency, and improved customer responsiveness can bring to an organization, but a road map for how to make it a reality, and the leadership to get there successfully. Mr. Emerick holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from George Mason University with a concentration in accounting and management information systems.

Andy Phelps

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Phelps is responsible for determining, specifying and maintaining the company’s information technology platform—including the development and operation of its networks, server systems, and cybersecurity. Mr. Phelps brings 16 years of experience in network engineering to the firm, with a particular focus on customer relationship management and professional consulting services. Prior to Longevity, he held the position of Senior Integration Engineer at Contact Solutions, Inc. During his tenure, he led the design and delivery of several enterprise-class network solutions—including the development of a Hosted Interactive Voice Response System that was distributed over redundant, load balanced sites, geographically dispersed, and leveraged by multiple customers. Prior to Contact Solutions, Mr. Phelps worked for Resource Consultants Incorporated (RCI). While there, he led the Corporate Network Operations organization, which provided IT support for over 1500 clients distributed over 7 locations across the USA. Mr. Phelps and his team were responsible for the design, maintenance, and support for both the organization’s network and computer system infrastructure. Prior to RCI, Mr. Phelps was a Senior Systems Engineer for Microstrategy, Inc., where he participated in the design, implementation, and support of a real-time, on-demand information distribution system that supported over 100,000 clients. This system ran on one of the world’s largest implementations of Dell servers running Windows NT and SQL Server at that time. He graduated from Radford University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Operations Management.


Our clients are some of the most prestigious organizations and government agencies in the world. They trust us to ensure that their technology needs are met and know that we will go above and beyond the call of duty. We meet those expectations by providing optimal solutions for their business and technology needs, while maintaining a strong commitment to integrity and customer satisfaction. Some of our clients include:


  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Interior
  • National Science Foundation
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Treasury
  • United States Agency for International Development


  • Fairfax County
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Office of Personnel Management
  • United States Army
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • US Army Corp of Engineers


  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Deloitte
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Fannie Mae
  • WeatherRX
  • ZeroChaos


Longevity is honored to have formed strong, long-lasting partnerships with other industry-leading companies in order to provide our clients with holistic products and services. Our partners are experts in their fields with many years of experience and diverse capabilities, including both functional and technical expertise, allowing us to address our customers’ needs with complete solutions.


  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • Booz Allen
  • CSC
  • L3
  • HighPoint
  • LCG Inc
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County


  • Blackboard
  • DKW Communications
  • Ambit
  • Digital Infusion
  • NetAmerica
  • SouthPoint Consulting
  • Guardians of Honor
  • Strategi Consulting
  • Valiant