VADM Dave Lewis, Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, was the guest speaker at the ASNE Tidewater section dinner/meeting program February 19th. VADM Lewis is one of the longest (if not the longest) serving EDOs in the community today and has been an ED Flag since 2009. In addition to DCMA, he served in fleet maintenance (CNSF N43), fleet modernization (SPAWAR), and ship construction (NAVSEA/PEO Ships) roles.
Very passionate about his position at DCMA, Adm. Lewis provided a thorough explanation of DCMA’s role and mission in his presentation. He highlighted DCMA’s alignment with the Secretary of Defense’s priorities, DCMA’s scope of work, span of control, product deliveries breakdown by platform, and unit cost by platform. He also underscored the posture of cyber security for a majority of companies, noting that small businesses have a ways to go to meet good cyber hygiene. Adm. Lewis was gracious in taking a number of questions and was very engaging with the group.
Linked here is a copy of the Admiral’s brief.