DISA, Director of Procurement Directorate & Chief of the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization
Douglas Packard is the Procurement Services Executive, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), where he provides executive leadership and strategic guidance for the procurement of information technology, telecommunications and cyber solutions. Mr. Packard is dual-hatted as the director, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO), an organization that obligated over $6.5 billion on contracts in FY21, and manages a contracts portfolio valued over $18.5 billion. He is responsible for management and oversight of all organization functions. He serves as principal advisor to the DISA director, executive deputy director, senior procurement executive and the agency for contracting, providing executive oversight for strategic planning and execution of contract policy and operations at contracting offices in the National Capital Region, Illinois, Hawaii, and Germany.
Previously, Packard served as Procurement Policy and Support director, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement, where he was responsible for the Army’s worldwide procurement policy and support mission; deputy principal assistant responsible for contracting (senior contracting official), U.S. Army Contracting Command, Northern (U.S.) Region, where he managed contract award and administration functions of the region’s $2.4 billion contract portfolio, in 35 subordinate contracting offices across 30 northern states; director of Operations and deputy career program manager, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Europe, where he managed the command’s day-to-day procurement operations and the contracting career training and development program; and program manager for Oversight and Assessment, U.S. Army Mission and Installation Contracting Command.
Packard has extensive experience supporting contingency and humanitarian missions in the Balkans, Africa, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Notably, he served as the Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan senior contracting official for Iraq reconstruction and for Iraq-U.S. mission support, managing an $11 billion portfolio of reconstruction, Iraqi security forces development, and U.S. military forces support. Mr. Packard served as the senior contract strategist on Task Force 2010, focused on combating corruption under U.S. government contracts, where he served on an U.S.-Afghan Office of the National Security Council Working Group chartered by the president of Afghanistan; and he drafted and championed a legislative initiative via the National Defense Authorization Act of FY12 to address systemic issues restricting the U.S. government’s ability to fight corruption arising under government contracts.
Packard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Christopher Newport College, a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science Degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is also a graduate of the National Defense University Senior Acquisition Course. He is Level III certified in project management and contracting. Packard is also a 2019 recipient of the Meritorious President Rank Award.