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An expert in federal & government acquisition | fmr: Head of Contracting Activity at United States Department of Defense

Michael Fischetti is an experienced federal acquisition executive, advancing government and industry acquisition. He has extensive business expertise across multiple industries, having held senior positions at National Contract Management Association and United States Department of Defense. Michael specializes in DoD, DoE, federal acquisition, industry acquisition, commercial acquisition and contract management
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Experience
Defense Acquisition University • United States (U.S)

Professor of Program Management

2019 - Present (12 months)
University of Virginia • United States (U.S)

Lecturer

2018 - Present (1 year, 6 months)
National Contract Management Association • United States (U.S)

Executive Director (CEO)

2012 - 2018 (5 years, 12 months)
• Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a professional association of 21,000 members and 115 chapters world-wide. Work with the President and Board of Directors to develop and implement the Strategic Plan while ensuring that budget, staff and operational priorities were met and aligned to core mission and values.
• Provided leadership and direction to management, staff, consultants, corporate sponsors and educational partners to ensure continued development and growth of a professional and efficient organization and established effective processes enabling the Association to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives
• Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals
• In partnership with the Board, help to build diverse and inclusive engagement and representation of the community from the senior executive to operational level that is highly engaged and willing to promote the profession through the building and leveraging of relationships, sponsorship, fundraising, and government and industry professional support.

- During 6 year tenure, doubled association assets, retired all debt, achieved ANSI Accredited Standards Developer status, broke conference attendance records year over year, received annual “clean” audits all years, revised web site, new AMS and implemented new, diverse educational products
United States Department of Defense • United States (U.S)

Component Acquisition Executive/Head of Contracting Activity

2008 - 2012 (3 years, 9 months)
Was leader for acquisition (program and contract) management policy and execution, including human capital for the $50B+ Military Healthcare System;
Headed by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, the Department is not only in charge of the military, it also employs a topnotch civilian workforce;
With more than 1.3 million men and women on active duty, and 742,000 civilian personnel, they are also the nation's largest employer
National Contract Management Association (NCMA) • United States (U.S)

Director

2007 - 2012 (4 years, 12 months)
Was Member of the Board of Directors, Chair, Audit Committee, Chair, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee, Member Strategic Planning Committee and Member Finance and Budget Committee;
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is an membership-based, professional society, whose leadership is composed of volunteer elected officers;
NCMA was formed in 1959 to foster the professional growth and educational advancement of its members;
Today NCMA serves over 20,000 contract management, acquisition, and procurement professionals
Department of Energy • United States (U.S)

Director, Procurement Policy

2003 - 2008 (5 years, 6 months)
Was responsible for formulation and implementation of policy, workforce and competitive sourcing for the DoE $24B contracting system;
Developed sourcing and procurement activities that support key business objectives;
Developed and executed a long-term strategy to facilitate improvements for Procurement Services;
Ensured the execution of procurement strategies across the firm to ensure consistent and high quality value delivery;
Implemented best practices in procurement and supplier management to support commercial and operational objectives
Federal Technology Service, GSA • United States (U.S)

Director of Contracting, Contracting Officer

1999 - 2003 (3 years, 8 months)
Was Director of Contract Management Center, GSA's Federal Telecommunications Services (FTS) for National Capital Region;
Was responsible for all aspects of contracting as the Contracting Officer for the Washington inter-agency Telecommunications Services (WITS)
Federal Technology Service, GSA • United States (U.S)

Director, Contract Management Center & Contracting Officer

1999 - 2003 (3 years, 8 months)
Director, Contract Management Center, GSA's Federal Telecommunications Services (FTS), National Capital Region. Contracting Officer for the Washington Inter-agency Telecommunications Services (WITS).

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