SPAWAR names executive director

Staff Report
Published Feb. 3, 2014

Steve Dunn will lead SPAWAR Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic as its executive director and senior civilian official.

As the head of SPAWAR, Dunn will oversee 4,100 federal civilian and military employees and more than 9,500 industry partners from the main campus in Charleston, as well as from offices both domestically and internationally. He is expected to start early this month.

He will be responsible for setting commandwide strategic goals and managing all engineering and business operations that enable the center to deliver information technology capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps.

“Steve’s background and knowledge of both mission funded and navy working capital fund is a critical asset for any command; he will be a great addition to our SSC Atlantic team,” SPAWAR Commanding Officer Capt. Amy D. Burin said in a statement.

Previously, Dunn was comptroller and business recourse manager for SPAWAR from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego.

Dunn has served as the SPAWAR comptroller for the last 13 years, leading more than 400 military and government financial managers who manage $7 billion of funding annually.

Dunn has worked for numerous Navy and Marine Corps commands, including work in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense, as well as Sen. J. Bennett Johnston’s defense legislative assistant on Capitol Hill.

He is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act-certified and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.

The SPAWAR team delivers and supports IT solutions for naval, joint, national and coalition warfighters.

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