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J. David Patterson |
Aerospace and National Defense Issues
Executive Director, National Defense Business Institute
College of Business Administration - University of Tennessee
Mr. Dave Patterson is the Executive Director, National Defense
Business Institute where he is establishing at the University of
Tennessee in the College of Business Administration.
Prior to his taking his current duties, he was the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). As the Principal Deputy, he was directly responsible for advising and assisting the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) with development, execution and oversight of the DoD budget exceeding $515 billion with annual supplemental requests of more than $160 billion as well as developing legislative strategies, and developing and implementing DoD financial policy, financial management systems, and business modernization programs. In June 2005 Mr. Patterson was appointed to lead the Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Project, a comprehensive evaluation of every aspect of the Defense Department acquisition system and decision making processes. From August 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Patterson held duties as The Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. In the capacity as Special Assistant, Mr. Patterson was responsible for managing the Deputy Secretary of Defense’s personal staff as well as providing direction and advice to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff on a wide range of national security operations and policy subjects. He contributed to the Department of Defense support to the United States’ mission to establish free and economically successful societies and governments in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, Mr. Patterson supported the Deputy Secretary in the areas of military commissions for detainees in the Global War on Terrorism and major defense acquisition programs.
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University of Tennessee
National Defense Business Institute
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