David Mihelcic, chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, will retire later this month after a three-decade career in government, C4ISR and Networks reported Friday.
Mark Pomerleau writes Mihelcic has advocated for efforts to reform the Defense Department‘s acquisition process and said he believes DoD should replace its current requirements-driven procurement system with a needs-based approach.
“If we can then buy a technology and determine that there is an unfulfilled need whether or not that’s a documented requirement or not we need to be able to move that quickly in acquisition,” said Mihelcic.
Before he became DISA CTO, Mihelcic previously served as the agency’s chief executive engineer and deputy program director for the Global Information Grid Bandwidth Expansion and chief executive engineer for network services.
He also served as an information assurance engineer at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and as a senior consultant at SRI International.