Richard T. Ginman

Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy


Richard T. Ginman, Director for Defense Procurement, Acquisition Policy and Strategic Sourcing

Mr. Richard T. Ginman assumed the position of Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) in June of 2011. In that capacity he is responsible for domestic, international, and contingency contract policy, Acquisition policy and oversight of DoD 5000.1 and 2, oversight of the DFARS and the DoD member of the FAR council, as well as Program Development and Implementation with regard to E-Business, and finally oversight of the Purchase card program. He also serves as co-leader and proponent of the Pricing and Contracting Community within the Department of Defense. He was Presidentially appointed Chair, Government Accountability and Transparency Board, in July 2012.

He 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 44 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. He received the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service (2009, 2011). His personal military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (4), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), and Navy Commendation Medal.

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