Section 809 Panel Commissioners


 

Deidre Lee

Panel Chair

  • University of Oklahoma, Master's in Public Administration
  • Currently the Section 809 Panel Chair
  • Past Experience:
    • Administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy
    • Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
    • Deputy Associate Administrator for Procurement for NASA
    • Vice President of operations at Fluor Government Group

David G. Ahern, Captain, USN (Ret)

Commissioner

  • United States Naval Academy, BS in Engineering
  • Navy Postgraduate School, MS in Computer Systems Management
  • Past Experience:
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Strategic and Tactical Systems
    • Chair of Overarching Integrated Product Team for Major Systems Acquisitions
    • Program Manager of major service, joint and international C3 programs
    • Deputy Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Navy C3 and Surveillance Systems
    • Business Development and Program Management in Defense Industry
    • Navy Requirements and Resources officer for Tactical Command and Control Systems

Maj Gen Casey D. Blake, USAF

Commissioner

  • Currently Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
  • Past Experience:
    • Commander of the Air Force Installation Contracting Agency
    • Commanded a contracting squadron at the base and major command specialized levels
    • Deputy mission support group Commander and Defense Contract Management Agency Commander
    • Deployed as a contingency contracting officer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
    • Contracting Official-Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom

Elliott B. Branch

Commissioner

  • Currently Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Procurement, Office of the Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition
  • Past Experience:
    • First civilian director of contracts at the Naval Sea Systems Command

Allan V. Burman

Commissioner

  • Wesleyan University, BA in History
  • Harvard University, MA in History
  • George Washington University, PhD in Education and Economics
  • Institute of Political Studies, Fulbright Scholar
  • University of Bordeaux, France
  • Currently President at Jefferson Solutions and Chairman of the Procurement Round Table
  • Past Experience:
    • Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy for the United States Government under Presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton
    • Member of the Section 800 and SARA panels
    • Monthly columnist for Government Executive magazine

David A. Drabkin

Commissioner

  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law, JD in Law
  • Washington & Jefferson College, BA in Philosophy and Political Science
  • Currently Principle of Drabkin and Associates, LLC and Director of Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
  • Past Experience:
    • Director of Acquisition Policy and Senior Procurement Executive for the Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer
    • Corporate Director of Contracts and Director of Acquisition Policy at Northrup Grumman Corporation
    • Senior Procurement Executive for the General Services Administration
    • Deputy Program Manager, Pentagon Renovation for the Department of Defense
    • Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense USD(AT&L)
    • Associate General Counsel (Procurement) for the Defense Logistics Agency

Joseph W. Dyer

Commissioner

  • Naval Postgraduate School, MS in Financial Management/OR
  • North Carolina State University, BS in Chemical Engineering
  • Currently Chief Strategy Officer at National Spectrum Consortium and Strategist at Leap Second Consulting
  • Past Experience:
    • Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and President at iRobot Corp.
    • Commander in the Naval Air Systems Command and VADM in the USN

Cathleen D. Garman

Commissioner

  • George Washington University, MA in Administrative Sciences
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA in Political Science and Journalism
  • Recipient of the National Contract Management Association Herbert Roback Memorial Award for Acquisition Excellence and twice a Recipient of the “Federal 100” Award
  • Currently Retired
  • Past Experience:
    • Professional Staff Member of the House Committee on Armed Services
    • Executive Vice President for Public Policy at Contract Services Association
    • Professional Staff member at House Small Business Committee
    • Involved with formation and passage of several landmark legislation-
      • IMPROVE Acquisition Act of 2010
      • Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (1994)
      • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (1992)
      • The section 800 panel legislation (1990)
      • Legislation to reform the defense civilian personnel system
      • Reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research Act
      • Business Opportunity Development Reform Act of 1988

BG Michael D. Hoskin, USA

Commissioner

  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces, MS in Resource National Strategy
  • Florida Institute of Technology, MS in Contract Management
  • Currently Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army – Procurement
  • Commander of the Expeditionary Contracting Command
  • Past Experience:
    • Division Chief, Operation Contract Support & Services Joint Staff
    • Commander of the 413th Contracting Support Brigade USA
    • Chief Procurement Management Review in Afghanistan
    • CCO at ASA(ALT)
    • Commander for DCMA Cleveland/DCMA Iraq
    • EE PEG POC at Army PA&E

Dr. William LaPlante

Commissioner

  • Currently Senior Vice President of the Intelligence Portfolio at the National Security Engineering Center for The MITRE Corporation
  • Past Experience:
    • Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
    • Portfolio Director for MITRE Missile Defense
    • Department Head for Global Engagement at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. William LaPlante

Kenneth D. Merchant, Major General, USAF (Ret)

Commissioner

  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Master’s in National Resource Management
  • Troy State University, Master’s in Management
  • Grove City College, BS in Management Engineering
  • Currently Vice President of the F-22 Programs at Lockheed Martin
  • Past Experience:
    • F-22 REDI Program Manager at Lockheed Martin
    • Director of Global Reach Programs USAF
    • PEO (Weapons) & Director, Armament Directorate USAF
    • Commander, Air Armament Center & PEO (Weapons)
    • Director of Logistics, AMC/A4 USAF
    • Vice Commander, OO-ALC/CV USAF
    • 551 ELSW/CC & AWACS Group/CC, ESC USAF
    • Director, CLC, OC-ALC USAF
    • Director, Area Attack, AAC/YH USAF
    • Chief, Commanders Action Group & Executive Officer to the Commander, PACAF USAF
    • Lead, F-22 Airframe & Utilities/Subsystems IPT, ASC USAF
    • Program Element Monitor, AMRAAN & Armament/Ordnance & Executive Officer, SAF/AQP USAF
    • GBU-15/AGM-130 Support Equipment PM, Hard Target Attach PM & Executive Officer, AD/TG & AD/YU USAF
    • LANTIRN Nav Pod PM, ASC/RW USAF
Kenneth Merchant

David P. Metzger

Commissioner

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA and JD in Political Science and Law
  • Currently Retired
  • Past Experience:
    • Partner at the Arnold & Porter Law Firm
    • 35 years of legal experience in private law practice, specializing in federal procurement law
    • Taught over 15 different courses in government contracts law, mostly to procurement contracting officers
    • Director of Innovation and Procurement Policy at the U.S. Small Business Administration
    • Staff Director of the Energy, Environment, Safety and Research Subcommittee at the House Small Business Committee on Capitol Hill
    • Department of Defense appointed lecturer to the National Small Business Innovation Research Conference

Linda Neilson

Commissioner

Dr. Terry Raney, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

Commissioner

  • Currently Senior Vice President of the Acquisition Support Group at CACI International
  • President of the National Contract Management Association
  • Past Experience:
    • Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Contracting
    • Air Force Chief of Contract Policy
    • Member of the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
    • Assistant Professor and Director of Economics at the USAF Academy
    • Department Chair and Course Director at Defense Acquisition University
Dr. Terry Raney

Darryl A. Scott, Major General, USAF (Ret)

Commissioner

  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Automated Manufacturing
  • USAF Institute of Technology, MS in Logistics Management (Contracting & Acquisition Specialization)
  • USAF Academy, BS in Economics
  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  • Currently Corporate Vice President of Contracts and Pricing at The Boeing Company
  • Past Experience:
    • Deputy Commander at the Defense Business Transformation Agency/ Task Force for Business Stability Operations
    • Major General in the USAF
    • Officer in the USAF
    • Commander of the Joint Contracting Command for Iraq and Afghanistan
    • Director at Defense Contract Management Agency
    • Cadet in the USAF Academy
Darryl Scott

N. Ross Thompson III, Lieutenant General, USA (Ret)

Commissioner

  • Currently Senior Acquisition Official In-Residence at Defense Acquisition University
  • Career Army Officer
  • Past Experience:
    • Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at ABM Facility Solutions Group
    • President of ABM Government Services
    • Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)
    • Director of Program Analysis and Evaluation USA
    • Commander of the USA Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
Ross Thompson

Laurence M. Trowel, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

Commissioner

  • University of Connecticut, BA in Economics
  • University of Montana, MBA
  • Air University, Air Command and Staff College
  • National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces
  • Career Air Force Officer
  • Past Experience:
    • Air Force Policy Representative on the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council
    • Certified Business Analyst, Florida Small Business Development Center at the Florida Gulf Coast University School of Business
    • General Manager at General Electric Government Business Practices and Processes Center of Excellence
    • General Manager at General Electric Aviation Government Contracts and Pricing
    • Team Leader for the Interagency Team responsible for the Federal Acquisition Regulation implementation of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act Title VIII, Acquisition of Commercial Items
Laurence Trowel

Charlie E. Williams, Jr.

Commissioner

  • Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Master’s in Military National Resource Strategy and Policy
  • Tennessee State University, Master’s in Public Administration
  • Currently President of C Williams LLC
  • Serves on the National Contract Management Association’s Board of Directors
  • Serves on the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors
  • Serves on the Partnership for Public Service
  • Serves on the Chief Acquisition Officers Council
  • Director on the Procurement Roundtable
  • Past Experience:
    • Director at Defense Contract Management Agency
    • Deputy Assistant Secretary in Contracting USAF
    • Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Contraction USAF
Charlie Williams Jr.
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