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Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Louisa Jaffe 

Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE) 

Contact Information:
15695 King Centre Drive, Suite 102 
Kingstowne, VA 22315
Phone: 703-924-5020
Fax: 703-971-3673
Web site: 

Primary Contact: Louisa Jaffe 

Primary Contact Brief Bio
LTC (ret. USAR) Louisa Jaffe (formerly Louisa Cullem) served in the US Army for 28 years. She retired from the Army Reserves in 2002, after having been recalled to active duty in response to the events of September 11, 2001. During her military career, she served in the Pentagon as a Media Relations and Public Affairs Officer for the Secretary of the Army Public Affairs for more than twelve years, including service during the first Gulf War. Ms. Jaffe also provided public affairs support for the Army Materiel Command, the US Readiness Command, TRADOC, the Army CIO, and the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence. Throughout her military career in public affairs, she supported Army Senior Leadership as a spokesperson responding to the Press on a variety of sensitive issues. 

During the last half of her military career, Ms. Jaffe worked simultaneously as a reservist and within private industry, where she has over 30 years of experience in business ownership and management, public affairs and information technology. Her private sector roles included Marketing Manager for a major media/cable provider, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser and Facilities Manager for Xerox Business Services. Since 1987, Ms. Jaffe has also participated in the ownership and executive management of a citrus grove retail, shipping and wholesale business in Florida.

Shortly following her retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel from the US Army, she met William Jaffe. In 2003, they combined their personal and professional lives by marrying and incorporating TAPE. As President and CEO of TAPE, Ms. Jaffe manages TAPE's business affairs, client and corporate relations, and marketing outreach. She is a member of Women in Defense, Women in Technology, Retired Military Officers Association, National Defense Industrial Association Executive Forum and several women's and executive groups.

Ms. Jaffe holds a BA in English from the University of Florida (Gainesville) and a BS in Citrus Management from Florida Southern College (Lakeland). As part of her post graduate studies in business management, Ms. Jaffe completed certification training as an ORACLE Database Administrator. She is also a graduate of the Women's Army Corps Officer Basic Course, Army Adjutant General Advanced Course and the Army Command and General Staff College.

NAICS Codes Served: 541330, 541511, 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519, 541611, 541618, 541690, 541990, 611430. 

About Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE) 

Technical and Project Engineering, LLC (TAPE) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned/Woman-Owned Small Business founded in 2000 by LTC (Ret-USAR) Louisa Jaffe after serving 28 years in the Army.

Incorporated in 2003, TAPE has experienced marked growth from providing quality service to government clients in program management, analysis and support; acquisition support and management; and CIO/IT support. Our customers commend our ability to convert guidance to resources, enhance communication, improve business processes, and provide effective support in complex, dynamic operating environments.

Above all, we understand that our value in the market begins and ends with people. This guiding principle results in consistent customer satisfaction, motivated employees, and a climate rich in meaningful interactions at all levels. Relying on this foundation, TAPE has built a reputation for providing clients with hard-to-find, qualified and experienced personnel who deliver on our motto of Measurable Results!

Our core competencies include:

  • Acquisition Support
  • Program Management
  • Test & Evaluation
  • PPBES and Budgeting
  • Earned Value, Master Scheduling
  • Information Management
  • Performance Management
  • Risk Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Systems Engineering
  • Training and Force Management
  • CPIC, Portfolio Management
  • Service Oriented Architecture, SLAs, ITIL
  • eGov Management