Procurement Services Executive, Defense Information Systems Agency DISA
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, cyber and telecommunications. 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 FY23, and manages a contracts portfolio valued over $32 billion. He serves as the principal contracting advisor to the DISA Director, Deputy Director, and the Agency, providing executive oversight for contract policy and operations, leading contracting offices in the National Capital Region, Illinois, Hawaii, and Germany.
Mr. Packard’s previous assignments include: Director of Procurement Policy and Support, 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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, and the Federal Executive Institute. He is Level III Certified in Project Management and as a Contracting Professional. He was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service in April 2016. Mr. Packard was presented the Presidential Rank Award – Meritorious in 2019.