DoD Names New Acquisition Policy Chief


The Department of Defense selected Richard Ginman as its new Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), it was announced Tuesday. Ginman previously served as deputy director for program acquisition and contingency contracting in the same office.

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Mr. Richard Ginman assumed the position of Deputy Director Contingency Contracting and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) in March, 2010. In February 2008 he assumed the position of Principal Deputy to the Director of DPAP. In that capacity, he is the principal advisor to the Director for all contracting and procurement policy areas including program acquisition strategies, incentives, program execution, Peer reviews, contingency contracting and acquisition policy.

Mr. Ginman has more than 37 years experience in government and commercial business in the fields of contracting, acquisition management, logistics and financial management. Among his previous assignments, he has been Vice President, Maritime Information Systems for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems; Director of Contracts, Digital System Resources; Commander, Navy Exchange Service Command; Deputy for Acquisition and Business Management for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (RD&A); and Deputy Commander for Contracts, Naval Sea Systems Command.

Throughout his career, Mr. Ginman has led large organizations with complex budget and fiscal challenges during periods of substantial change. In addition to the positions above Mr. Ginman’s extensive work experience includes tours at the Naval Ordnance Systems Command; Naval Sea Systems Command; Naval Air Systems Command; Naval Regional Contracting Office, Long Beach; Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Office of the Secretary of Defense and the U.S. Embassy, Morocco. In addition he has served on USS Puffer (SSN 652), USS Ranger (CV 61) and USS Hunley (AS 31).

Mr. Ginman was commissioned an Ensign in the Supply Corps, United States Navy in 1970 and retired as a Rear Admiral in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College, a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University and attended the University of Southern California’s Executive Program in Business Administration. His personal military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal.

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