MaryKathryn Robinson Named Contract Policy Director Within DOD Acquisition Office

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MaryKathryn Robinson, most recently deputy program executive officer for combat and mission support at the U.S. Air Force, has joined the Department of Defense’s office of the undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment as director of contract policy.

She will directly report to John Tenaglia, principal director of defense pricing and contracting, as she oversees all operations and activities of the contract policy directorate, according to a DOD memo published Friday.

The CP directorate creates new procurement policies, leads career development initiatives for the contracting workforce and manages peer reviews on competitive contracting actions greater than $1 billion.

Michael Pelkey, who served as director of contract policy on an interim basis, will continue to serve as deputy director.

Robinson’s career at the Air Force included time as deputy director of contracting, deputy chief for contract operations division and division chief for strategic sourcing and contract policy.

She also served as a contracting officer at the Joint Strike Fighter Program Office and the Missile Defense Agency.

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