Navy continuing to restructure acquisition offices

By Justin Katz / November 25, 2019 at 11:53 AM

The Navy late last month continued implementing a host of structural changes to its acquisition directorates, according to a memorandum obtained by Inside Defense.

The service in October established a new senior civilian for sustainment and divided the responsibilities of the deputy secretary of the Navy for expeditionary and logistics management among several offices, Inside Defense reported at the time. Those changes were documented in a September memo.

Jay Stefany, who recently became the Navy acquisition executive’s civilian deputy, said in an Oct. 30 memo the senior civilian for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence and space is being renamed to "DASN Information Warfare and Enterprise Services."

The DASN responsible for acquisition and procurement will now be called "DASN Procurement to align its primary mission to contracting policies," according to the document.

"Acquisition policy functions are being consolidated under DASN Management and Budget which is being retitled DASN Acquisition Policy and Budget," the memo said.

Lastly, the director for acquisition career management will be renamed to director for acquisition talent management.

William Bray, the senior civilian in charge of the Navy's research and development, told Inside Defense last week the purpose of the structural changes is to give Navy acquisition executive Hondo Geurts a "holistic view" of the service's acquisition enterprise.