GITEC Board Member
Defense Intelligence Agency, Senior Expert for Strategic Acquisition Process, Office of Acquisition Executive
Ms. Oxman assumed her current position as the Deputy Acquisition Executive in March 2009. Prior to taking this position, she was the Acting Head of the Contracting Activity for DIA and also held the position of Agency Competition Advocate. Upon her appointment to the Defense Intelligence Senior Level in August 2005, Ms. Oxman assumed the position of Senior Expert for Strategic Acquisition Process. Her responsibilities continue to include strategic acquisition planning for all DIA elements and assisting them in applying the best practices within the Acquisition Community of Practice. She is responsible for assessing and assisting in development and implementation of acquisition and procurement policies. Ms. Oxman mentors DIA’s future acquisition professionals, both directly and indirectly, by identifying areas where re-engineering techniques and technologies can enhance business success in meeting mission performance objectives.
Born in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, Ms. Oxman received a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Troy State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, University College. Ms. Oxman was the first graduate of the e-Government Leadership Program offered by the Information Resource Management College, National Defense University, and attained a CIO Certificate from the Information Resource Management College as well. Ms. Oxman was a graduate of the 97-2 Class of the Defense Acquisition University in Program Management. During the year preceding her move to DIA, Ms. Oxman was a senior procurement analyst at the Department of Energy (DOE), where she provided acquisition advice, guidance, and support to DOE’s acquisition and contracting organizations throughout the country.
Ms. Oxman joined the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) in 1996. At DISA, she was the Chief of the Network Services and Operations Contracting Division for four years. During that time, she was responsible for all unclassified Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) telecommunications and information technology contracts for DISA’s internal and external customers worldwide. Ms. Oxman had oversight responsibility for contract awards totaling billions of dollars, including awarding the largest small business set-aside contract in the Department of Defense (DOD) for worldwide satellite communications, with a ceiling of $2.1 billion, and an innovative contract for overarching support of the DISN, with a ceiling of $3 billion. Preceding this role, Ms. Oxman was the Chief of the Acquisition Policy Branch and was responsible for ensuring that acquisition and contracting policies and procedures were in place for DISA, as well as for providing acquisition and contracting assistance and support for all DISA requirements offices. She was also in charge of Procurement Management Reviews of DISA contracting organizations and was DISA’s representative to a DOD-wide procurement forum.
In 1988, Ms. Oxman went to work as a contracting officer at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), in Arlington, Virginia, negotiating, awarding, and administering numerous research and development contracts for various programs, including communications and laser programs. During the three years before her work at SPAWAR, she was a senior contract specialist at the Naval Air Systems Command in Arlington, Virginia, where she negotiated, awarded, and administered contracts for various aircraft avionics components. Ms. Oxman began her career awarding and administering research and development contracts at the Naval Regional Contracting Office Philadelphia, Newport Detachment, in Newport, Rhode Island.
Ms. Oxman earned her Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) credentials in 1997. She is a Senior Fellow of both the Council for Excellence in Government and the Defense Systems Management College. Ms. Oxman has been a member of the Acquisition Corps since 1993 and is Level III certified in Contracting and Program Management, as awarded by the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy. She holds certifications as a Chief Information Officer and in eGovernment Leadership from the Information Resources Management College of the National Defense University. Throughout her career, Ms. Oxman has consistently been recognized for her technical expertise, successful achievement, and leadership acumen. She is the co-author of “Missing in Action: An Operational Definition of E-Government.”
Ms. Oxman and her husband, Steven, reside in Riva, Maryland, and have two sons, Philip and Warren.
GITEC member since 2010