Director, Acquisition Approaches and Management
Mr. Philip D. Rodgers is the Director of Acquisition Approaches and Management. He joined the Department of Defense in 1982 serving as a Naval Officer in a variety of positions. His ashore assignments included tours on the Chief of Naval Operations staff as a manpower analyst and program analyst concentrating on Logistics and Mobility analyses, as well as long range program planning.
After leaving active duty, Mr. Rodgers accepted a position with the Naval Center for Cost Analysis where he conducted independent cost estimates and financial analysis of major Defense contractors; and industrial base assessments of interest to the Navy. He then assumed duties as the Program Manager for the Navy Visibility and Management of Operating and Support Costs (VAMOSC) system.
Mr. Rodgers joined the staff of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics) (USD(AT&L)) in 1995, and was selected into the Senior Executive Service in 2000. From 2000 to May 2007 he served as the Deputy Director, Resource Analysis within the Directorate for Acquisition Resources and Analysis (ARA) leading acquisition and technology planning, programming, and budgeting process activities for the USD(AT&L). He also conducted a wide range of assessments of major resource issues for use in Defense Acquisition Board reviews and in the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) process.
In May 2007, he assumed duties as the Principal Deputy Director, Acquisition Resources and Analysis; responsible for integrating all USD(AT&L) planning, programming and budgeting activities, as well as for overseeing the efficient functioning of the Department’s formal weapons systems acquisition process. He managed the governance process and systems providing Department-wide access to authoritative and timely information supporting major acquisition oversight and decision making. He was the functional leader of the 7000 members of the Business community of the defense acquisition workforce, setting workforce policies and guiding training through the Defense Acquisition University. He also provided management oversight and guidance for the DoD FFRDCs and University Affiliated Research Centers.
In August 2018, he was reassigned to become the first Director, Acquisition Approaches & Management responsible for leading Defense acquisition policy formulation and implementation for various aspects of the Defense Acquisition System; to include the Middle Tier of Acquisition, Business Systems, and Software. He also leads policy development and implementation for the acquisition and licensing of Intellectual Property. He is the DoD lead for data collection and statutory reporting to Congress on $2T of investments in Major Defense Acquisition Programs.
He received his MS in Operations Research Analysis from the Naval Postgraduate School. His honors and awards include the Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service (three awards) as well as two Presidential Rank Awards.