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Federal Acquisitions | Contract Management | Military Healthcare System | J.D. , MBA,

Michael Fischetti works with government agencies in the United States to provide all aspects of contracting services and ensure the execution of procurement strategies across the firm using his expertise in acquisitions and contract management.

Michael has more than 22 years of experience working with federal agencies and received his Doctor of Law (J.D.) from Northwestern California University. He earned his Master of Science (MS) in Military National Resource Strategy and Policy from National Defense University. And holds his Master of Arts (M.A.) in Business Administration and Management from Central Michigan University.

He served as the Component Acquisition Executive and Head of Contracting Activity at the United States Department of Defense as a leader for acquisition (program and contract) management policy and execution, including human capital for the $50B+ Military Healthcare System.

Prior to his current work as Professor of Program Management at Defense Acquisition University, Michael was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at National Contract Management Association.
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Defense Acquisition University • United States (U.S)

Professor of Program Management

2019 - Present (5 years, 3 months)
The Defense Acquisition University is a corporate university of the United States Department of Defense offering "acquisition, technology, and logistics" training to military and Federal civilian staff and Federal contractors
University of Virginia • United States (U.S)


2018 - Present (5 years, 9 months)
The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia;
It was founded in 1819 by Declaration of Independence author Thomas Jefferson;
It is the flagship university of Virginia and home to Jefferson's Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
National Contract Management Association • United States (U.S)

Executive Director (CEO)

2012 - 2018 (5 years, 12 months)
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a professional association of 21,000 members and 115 chapters world-wide. Work with the President and Board of Directors to develop and implement the Strategic Plan while ensuring that budget, staff and operational priorities were met and aligned to core mission and values;
Provided leadership and direction to management, staff, consultants, corporate sponsors and educational partners to ensure continued development and growth of a professional and efficient organization and established effective processes enabling the Association to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives;
Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals;
In partnership with the Board, help to build diverse and inclusive engagement and representation of the community from the senior executive to operational level that is highly engaged and willing to promote the profession through the building and leveraging of relationships, sponsorship, fundraising, and government and industry professional support;
During 6 year tenure, doubled association assets, retired all debt, achieved ANSI Accredited Standards Developer status, broke conference attendance records year over year, received annual “clean” audits all years, revised web site, new AMS and implemented new, diverse educational products
United States Department of Defense • United States (U.S)

Component Acquisition Executive/Head of Contracting Activity

2008 - 2012 (3 years, 9 months)
Was leader for acquisition (program and contract) management policy and execution, including human capital for the $50B+ Military Healthcare System;
Headed by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, the Department is not only in charge of the military, it also employs a topnotch civilian workforce;
With more than 1.3 million men and women on active duty, and 742,000 civilian personnel, they are also the nation's largest employer
National Contract Management Association (NCMA) • United States (U.S)


2007 - 2012 (4 years, 12 months)
Was Member of the Board of Directors, Chair, Audit Committee, Chair, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee, Member Strategic Planning Committee and Member Finance and Budget Committee;
The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is an membership-based, professional society, whose leadership is composed of volunteer elected officers;
NCMA was formed in 1959 to foster the professional growth and educational advancement of its members;
Today NCMA serves over 20,000 contract management, acquisition, and procurement professionals
Department of Energy • United States (U.S)

Director, Procurement Policy

2003 - 2008 (5 years, 6 months)
Was responsible for formulation and implementation of policy, workforce and competitive sourcing for the DoE $24B contracting system;
Developed sourcing and procurement activities that support key business objectives;
Developed and executed a long-term strategy to facilitate improvements for Procurement Services;
Ensured the execution of procurement strategies across the firm to ensure consistent and high quality value delivery;
Implemented best practices in procurement and supplier management to support commercial and operational objectives
Federal Technology Service, GSA • United States (U.S)

Director of Contracting, Contracting Officer

1999 - 2003 (3 years, 8 months)
Was Director of Contract Management Center, GSA's Federal Telecommunications Services (FTS) for National Capital Region;
Was responsible for all aspects of contracting as the Contracting Officer for the Washington inter-agency Telecommunications Services (WITS)

Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law

Northwestern California University

2000 - 2003
Master of Science - MS, Military National Resource Strategy and Policy

National Defense University

1998 - 1999
Master of Arts (M.A.), Business Administration and Management, General

Central Michigan University

1980 - 1982
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics/Political Science

State University of New York at Buffalo

1975 - 1977