McCoy Retires as DISA acquisition executive

Diann McCoy, who has served as the Defense Information Systems Agency’s component acquisition executive since 2002, plans to retire Jan. 3, 2008. The component acquisition executive develops and provides acquisition policies, processes, procedures, tools and lifecycle oversight for the agency.

Tony Montemarano, the agency’s director of information assurance and network operations, will replace McCoy, DISA said.

McCoy began her government service in August 1971 at the Directorate of Materiel Management at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. McCoy was tapped for Senior Executive Service in 1989 and joined DISA in January 1994, where she served as deputy commander of the Center for Computer Systems Engineering, Joint Interoperability and Engineering Organization. She became deputy director for the C4 and Intelligence Program Integration Directorate in June 1996 and served from November 1999 to April 2001 as deputy manager of the National Communications System.

Awards McCoy received during her career include the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, the Technology Award for Government Leadership, the Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive Award and the Certified Professional Logistician from the Society of Logistics Engineers.

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