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In Memory of 15 ASMC members killed in the Pentagon attack.  9/11/2001


The Washington Chapter Mini-PDI
March 25, 2003

Speakers Biographies
(for bio info not available elsewhere)

Douglas B. Hansen
Director, Installations Requirements and Management Office of the Secretary of Defense

Doug Hansen is the Director for Installations Requirements and Management within the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment).  He is responsible for stewardship, funding and management of the Department of Defense’s worldwide military base structure.  His office is focused on achieving three objectives:  (1) supporting military readiness and quality of life with sufficient, high-quality facilities; (2) appropriately sizing DoD’s facilities infrastructure for current and future missions; and, (3) improving installation management in the face of changing requirements, including designing and implementing enterprise wide business process reengineering and systems modernization across the real property business area.

Previously, Doug was the Principal Director for Installations under the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations) before assuming his current position in November of 1996.  Prior to that service, Doug was Director, Base Closure and Utilization, within the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1989 to 1995; and he was Executive Secretary and Director of Research for the 1988 Defense Secretary’s Commission on Base Realignment and Closure.

Doug’s other government service includes four years as Director for Installation Services in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where he was responsible for quality service contracting and for the Department of Defense’s implementation of OMB Circular A-76 (The Commercial Activities Program).  Before joining the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Doug was the Marine Corp’s Commercial Activities Program Manager for over three years.  Doug began his government service as a statistician with the Navy’s Military Sealift Command.

Doug has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Statistics from Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, and a Masters Degree from the American University, Washington, D.C., in Public Financial Management.  Doug has also completed the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University.

Doug is a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers and the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association.


Gary W. Jones
Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics Systems Modernization

Mr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.  After graduating in 1971, Mr. Jones joined the Naval Ship Engineering Center and continued his graduate studies at George Washington University, MIT and the University of Maryland.  In 1972, Mr. Jones was instrumental in establishing the first computer aided design system for ship development.  In 1973, he played a key role in the development of the first computer generated drawings for naval combatants.  This prototype system established the benchmark for the Navy’s future engineering capability in computer-aided ship design.

In 1975, Mr. Jones was instrumental in the establishment of a computer generated ship specification program that became the forerunner for current word processing systems.  He was pivotal in design studies that became the center of the SSNX and Advanced Technology Concepts, setting the standard for submarine research through the 1980's.

In 1982 Mr. Jones was promoted to Technical Director of the Navy's Submarine Drag Reduction Program and was appointed to the Naval Research Advisory Committee on Advanced Hydrodynamic Techniques.

In 1984, Mr. Jones became the Design Manager and Project Technical Director for the development of Retractable Bow Planes for the Los Angeles Class submarine.  From 1986 to April 1988, Mr. Jones was project lead and responsible for oversight and design of submarine external hydrodynamic features, and a member of the NAVSEA Submarine Intelligence Working Group.

From April 1988 to January 1992, Mr. Jones was the Program Manager for DARPA's Submarine Technology Program in Hydrodynamics and Hydroacoustics.  From 1992 to February 1998, Mr. Jones created and managed DARPA's revolutionary Simulation Based Design program.

Mr. Jones is currently detailed from DARPA to support the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics in Logistics Systems Modernization.

Rob Fitzgerald
Executive Director, Defense Programs, Northrop Grumman Information Technology

Mr. Fitzgerald is Executive Director, Defense Programs, Defense Enterprise Solutions, Northrop Grumman Information Technology.  He is leading the identification of strategic opportunities and development of innovative solutions for large-scale integrated strategic enterprise initiatives for complex Net Centric Business and Technology problems in the DoD marketplace.  Mr. Fitzgerald was formerly the Director, Navy and Marine Corps and Army Enterprise Solutions with Oracle Corporation; Consulting Practice Director for Integrated Logistics/Supply Chain Management Solutions, Electronic Data Corporation (EDS), and Managing Consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton.  Mr. Fitzgerald has extensive domestic and international management, leadership, and consulting experience in improving enterprise performance and providing technology solutions for government, private industry, and international, multi-cultural organizations throughout North America, Europe, the Mid-East, and Asia.

Thomas Spurr
Partner, Accenture

Tom Spurr is a partner in Accenture’s Federal Government practice.  His experience includes 14 years of Business Transformation and Enterprise systems in the commercial sector with Fortune 100 companies.  In recent years, Tom has focused on Business Transformation and Enterprise Solutions in the Defense industry with a focus on Commercial and Business Best Practices.  At the Defense Logistics Agency, Tom was the Program Functional Architect and is leading the Finance and Performance Management team.   There he helped lead the Business Systems Modernization program in business transformation and enterprise systems delivery.

Norwood J. Jackson, Jr. (Woody)
Partner, KPMG, LLP

Mr. Jackson is a Partner in the Health Care and Public Services sector of KPMG LLP, the international accounting and assurances services firm.  He is currently the Partner in charge of much of KPMG’s work at the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Forest Service, Department of State, and other Federal agencies.  Prior to joining KPMG in 1999 Mr. Jackson was the Deputy Controller of the Office of Federal Financial Management in the Office of Management and Budget.  Prior to joining the Federal Government in 1992, Mr. Jackson was Deputy Auditor of Public Accounts for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Mr. Jackson recently completed terms on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which issues Federal accounting standards; the U.S. Comptroller General’s Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, which recommends changes to the Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book); and the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which issues generally accepted auditing standards for all Certified Public Accountants in the United States.  In 1998, Mr. Jackson received the Outstanding CPA in government award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Debra Del Mar
Vice President, AMS Public Sector, DoD Financial Solutions

Debra Del Mar is a Vice President with AMS’s Public Sector Defense & Intelligence Group, responsible for AMS’s Financial Solutions and consulting engagements with the Department of Defense (@$50M annually), including all military services, defense agencies and joint commands, as well as AMS’s support of the DoD FMEA program for the OSD Comptroller.  She is the AMS executive in charge of the DFAS e-Biz Program to improve business operations through the implementation of an integrated financial, resource, and procurement solution.   She has over 20 years of experience supporting the DoD in management and business reform.

Harry Richardson
Director, Technical Marketing, Northrop Grumman Information Technology

Mr. Richardson is the Director of Technical Marketing, Defense Enterprise Solutions, Northrop Grumman Information Technology.  In this capacity, he is applying his extensive technical and senior management expertise to developing innovative solutions in support of the Legacy Modernization challenges facing the Department of Defense.  He has a computer technology background, having spent 16 years with Tandem Computers developing high-availability applications, real-time user interfaces, extensive distributed data bases, and message-based OLTP integration with trading partner systems.  Mr. Richardson has a degree in mathematics and has positions of increasing responsibility in the information technology industry for over 35 years.


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