Biography

Jill Stiglich

Deputy Director, Contract Policy and International Contracting

Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
Stiglich Jill, Deputy Director, Program Acquisition and Strategic Sourcing

Ms. Stiglich currently serves as the Deputy Director for Contract Policy and International Contracting in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Acquisition Technology and Logistics (AT&L), Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP). Ms. Stiglich and her staff are responsible for developing and improving innovative procurement policies for the Department of Defense by advancing the most efficient means to acquire supplies and services for the nation’s warfighters. Ms. Stiglich leads a staff that manages a wide range of policy issue areas to include: competition advocacy, development and negotiation of reciprocal defense procurement agreements with foreign partner nations, small business and Ability One utilization, contract cost and pricing matters, contract financing, commercial item acquisitions, interagency acquisitions, other transaction agreements and commercial solutions opening, past performance, contracting workforce development, domestic preference rules, contractor suspension and debarment, combatting human trafficking, and peer reviews.

Previously Ms. Stiglich served as DPAP’s Deputy Director, Program Acquisition and Contingency Contracting. As the Deputy Director, Ms. Stiglich and her staff support Defense Acquisition Boards, Defense Acquisition Executive Summaries, and various Overarching Integrated Product Teams for major defense acquisition and special interest programs. Ms. Stiglich promoted the development of sound program acquisition strategies and fostered continuous and effective communication within the acquisition community. As the Deputy Director, she also served as the Department’s advocate for emergency and contingency contracting in support of deployed forces, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, and disaster relief. She developed related acquisition policies and procedures for all DoD buying activities and served as DoD’s liaison to the Commission on Wartime Contracting. While on active duty in the Air Force, Ms. Stiglich served as a subject matter expert to the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations (the Gansler Commission).

Ms. Stiglich also served as Deputy Director, Program Acquisition and Strategic Sourcing. Under her leadership, the directorate developed Departmental sourcing policies and identified process improvements as well as conducted spend analysis and facilitated business solutions that permitted the department to take best advantage of strategically sourcing approximately $370 billion of goods and services a year.

Ms. Stiglich was commissioned in the Air Force upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy in 1986 and has over 25 years of experience in contracting. She completed numerous assignments covering a broad range of contracting areas and served as the Executive Officer to the Aeronautical Systems Center Director of Contracting as well as the Air Mobility Command Inspector General. Ms. Stiglich also served at the Assistant Chief, Commander’s Action Group to the General of the Air Mobility Command. Ms. Stiglich was selected to Command the Royal Air Force Lakenheath Contracting Squadron, as well as supporting RAF Mildenhall and the European Office of Research and Development, where she led Military, DoD civilians, and Ministry of Defence employees. She was then assigned to the Air Force Contracting Operations Division, Washington, DC. In this capacity, she represented the Assistant Secretary (Acquisition) and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force on business and contracting matters concerning Fighters/Bombers, Command and Control, Space and Weapon Systems, as well as functioning as the principal business advisor on procurement matters in these areas.

Ms. Stiglich deployed to Iraq and served as the Director of Contracting for the Coalition Task Force-7, Iraq (later changed to the Multi-National Forces-Iraq), where she was responsible for contingency contracting support for over 150,000 warfighters. After her tour of duty, she was awarded the Bronze Star. She was then assigned to the Air Force Office of Legislative Liaison where she advocated legislative programs to Congress to authorize policies for Air Force acquisitions and small-business participation DoD-wide, as well as programs of the Chief Information Officer and information technology issues. Ms. Stiglich was then selected as the Executive Officer to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), where she assisted the top Air Force acquisition official with direct taskings, guidance to directorate staff, and reviewing and making recommendations directed by the CSAF, SECAF, and SECDEF.

Ms. Stiglich received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Air Force Academy, a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences from Air University.

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