Vision, Mission & Ethics

Our Vision

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To be the gold standard in root cause analysis and enterprise risk management assessments.

At BlueDragon, we have pioneered a cutting-edge critical thinking and problem-solving framework that unlocks the infinite human potential for solving complex, recurring problems and costly human errors.  We aim to bring this breakthrough in problem-solving to all industries and help reduce the trillions of dollars wasted each year due to fraud, waste, abuse, insurance and warranty claims, recalls and lawsuits.

Our Mission

To train organizations to solve their recurring workplace problems and support enterprise risk management assessments.

BlueDragon’s mission is to equip organizations with the skills needed to quickly and effectively analyze and eliminate the causes of costly human errors and complex recurring problems, so they can lower risks, prevent crises, and cultivate cultures of accountability, safety, and excellence across high risk and regulated sectors. We accomplish this mission through our online Learning Management System (LMS) and through consulting projects. 

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Our Code of Ethics

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To conduct ourselves as servant leaders.

DLE employees and subcontractors are expected to conduct themselves according to the highest principles of business ethics and is committed to conducting our business activities with honesty, integrity and in full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  We also believe in conducting ourselves as servant leaders, focusing primarily on the growth and well-being of clients and our employees, and the communities to which they belong.  We encourage our staff to put the needs of others first and help everyone around us to develop and perform as highly as possible.

Our Solutions

Training & Education

BlueDragon provides refresher training for existing Analysts and Practitioners as well as introductory training for management.

Become a Dragon

There is no better way to build a resilient team or advance your career in today’s working environments than with a cutting edge BlueDragon Certification.

Hire a Dragon

For years, BlueDragon has supported the nuclear and weapons complex in a range of issues. Let BlueDragon provide the expertise needed to guide you through your most complex problems.

OUR Parent Company

DLE Technical Services, LLC

DLE Technical Services, LLC (DLE) is a 100% Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and is a Small Disadvantaged Business.  DLE was established in 2006 by Rob De La Espriella (hence the initials DLE), a former Navy nuclear submarine officer, NRC inspector and nuclear plant senior manager.  

Initially established to provide expert advise for major improvement initiatives in power plant operations and Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA), DLE grew from a single person into a prime contractor for the Department of Energy in only three years. 

DLE now provides high-value, cost-effective professional training and technical support to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratories and headquarters offices, the Department of Defense (DOD) and other Federal Agencies, commercial clients in the Energy sectors, and Engineering companies in the United States, Canada and Switzerland.  

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In 2018, DLE began offering workshops for personnel seeking Root Cause Analyst (RCA) certification training. Rob De La Espriella is an industry leading expert in RCA and after 3 decades of solving complex problems in the nuclear power and nuclear weapons sectors, he developed (and teaches) the most advanced problem-solving methodology for regulated industries called Hyper-Integrated Causal Analysis (HCA).  

As of 2022, DLE Technical Services is no longer bidding on Government contracts and is focused exclusively on leading teams to solve complex problems, or training others to solve complex problems through our own BlueDragon Learning Management System (LMS). 

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Small Business Status

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Former SBA 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business 

8(a) Expiration Date: August 31, 2018

100% Veteran Owned Small Business

Federal Tax ID:  41-2194259

DUNS Number:  623686834

Cage Code: 4D0A4


541611   Administrative and General Management Consulting 

541618   Other Management Consulting Services

541690   Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

541990   Other Technical Services

611430   Management Training (primary code)

The BlueDragon Team

Rob De La Espriella

Rob De La Espriella

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Rob is a former Navy nuclear submarine officer and inspector with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He is the Founder and creator of the BlueDragon Integrated Problem-solving System (IPS), the most advanced root cause analysis methodology for regulated industries.  BlueDragon IPS represents a dramatic breakthrough in how we solve complex problems, helping organizations to investigate and eliminate the causes off costly human errors and complex recurring problems with amazing speed and accuracy. BlueDragon IPS was specifically designed in the past decade to tackle the challenges of today’s technology-driven world. 

William J. (Bill) Toth

William J. (Bill) Toth, PhD

Chief of Research & Development

Bill is the former Manager of the Project, Program Management Office for International Nuclear Nonproliferation programs. Bill and Rob are collaborating on programs that will help sites important to national security with the proactive identification and mitigation of external threats to these most secure facilities.

Col. John Black

Col. John Black (US Marine Corps, Retired)

Chief Growth Officer & Senior Military Advisor

John is a defense, security, and government professional with more than 26 years’ experience in leadership, needs assessment, problem-solving, and solution delivery. John holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is also a distinguished National Security Fellow from MIT’s Security Studies Program and a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program of Leadership Development. He has a TS/SCI clearance.

Scott English

Scott English, M.Ed., PMP

Project Manager & BlueDragon Instructor

Scott came to DLE after 27 years in the US Air Force.  He is PMP certified and is the Project Manager for our government contracts.

Elizabeth F. Dunn, P.E.

Senior Advisor

Ms. Elizabeth (Betsy) Dunn is a results-oriented, hands-on professional, adept at solving complex problems, evaluating risks, and implementing solutions.  Ms. Dunn spent nearly 20 years at Argonne National Laboratory, working in a variety of roles, including: Director of environment, safety, and health (ESH), project management, nuclear operations, facilities management, and quality assurance.

Michelle Zapanta

Executive Administrative Assistant

Mich is an experienced Executive Administrative Professional who specializes in business process optimization and automation. Mich manages the BlueDragon training platforms, our client relationship management database, and our social media marketing and advertising campaigns.

Industry Advisors

Sherry Gevedon, PhD, MBA, MS, RN

Senior Advisor - Healthcare

Dr. Gevedon brings over 20 years expertise spearheading innovation capability building, leadership development, and organizational transformation initiatives for elite clients including the Departments of Defense/Homeland Security, multiple military service branches, top healthcare systems, and major corporations. Dr. Gevedon leverages design thinking and facilitation techniques to ignite creative problem-solving across teams, having trained executives at over 100 Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Gevedon is a certified Stanford University Design Thinking practitioner.

Jessica Ventura, PhD

Senior Advisor - Academia

Dr. Ventura is an engineering professor at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. She brought the BlueDragon entry-level course to Endicott to provide undergraduates with a practical and hands-on approach to critical thinking and problem-solving.

Allen Moe, P.E.

Allen Moe, P.E.

Senior Advisor - Government

Marwood Allen Moe (Allen) is the former Assistant Director for the Office of Cost Estimating at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center. Prior to joining the DOE he served 14 years as a Civil Engineering Officer in the USAF and as the Chief Engineer for the City of Dayton, OH Water Department. Allen has over 30-years of experience in heavy civil design and construction, construction management; environmental remediation design, construction and operations; and development of cost estimates.

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