Ms. Stacy A.
Cummings started her tenure as NSPA's General Manager on 1 September 2021.
Prior to joining
NSPA, Ms. Stacy Cummings served as a career member of the Senior Executive
Service in the Office of Secretary of Defense in the United States. Most
recently holding the position of the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Defense for Acquisition (PDASD(A)), Ms. Cummings advised the Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Acquisition (ASD(A)) on matters relating to the
Department of Defense Acquisition System while advancing innovative, data
driven approaches across the acquisition enterprise.
2021, Ms. Cummings was selected to perform the duties of the Under Secretary of
Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)).In this position, she
was responsible to the Secretary of Defense for all matters pertaining to
acquisition, contract administration, logistics and materiel readiness,
installations and environment, operational energy, chemical, biological, and
nuclear weapons, the acquisition workforce, and the defense industrial base.
When serving as
the Programme Executive Officer in the Defense Healthcare Management Systems
(PEO DHMS), Ms. Cummings managed the delivery of healthcare and advance data
sharing through a modernized electronic health record for service members,
veterans, and their families.
Ms. Cummings also held senior executive
positions at the Department of Transportation, where she established strategic
direction, provided executive leadership, and managed daily operations as the
Executive Director for the Federal Railroad Administration and the interim
Executive Director for the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration.
career with the Department of the Navy, she held senior positions at the Naval
Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Command; Commander, Fleet Readiness
Centers; Programme Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications,
Computers and Intelligence; and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.
holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial
College of the Armed Forces and a Master of Science in Management/Information
Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology. She received her Bachelor of
Science in Business Logistics from the Pennsylvania State University.
Certified in both Programme
Management and Acquisition Logistics, Ms. Cummings is a graduate of the Naval
Air Systems Command's Senior Executive Management Development Programme and the
Defense Senior Leader Development Programme. Ms. Cummings received Meritorious
and Superior Civilian Service Awards from the Department of the United States
Navy, Meritorious Public Service Award from the United States Coast Guard, the
Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, and
the Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Service Award.