My DCMA showcases the Defense Contract Management Agency’s experienced and diverse workforce and highlights what being a part of the national defense team means to them. Today, Angelo Marchiano shares his story.
My name is Angelo Marchiano, and this is “My DCMA.”
I am an operations research analyst and contracting officer representative in the Industrial Analysis Division, or IAD, for Portfolio Management and Business Integration. I report to PMBI’s headquarters leaders, but I am based in Philadelphia.
My job duties include conducting industrial base assessments and sector economic assessments to support statutory and regulatory acquisition program requirements, contingency planning, and contingency operations. I am part of a team that analyzes industrial capabilities and identifies risks with recommended solutions in support of Department of Defense sustainment.
My division serves as the DOD Mission Assurance Center of Excellence for the Defense Industrial Base Critical Infrastructure Analysis. The data and information we collect are leveraged to perform proactive assessments during DIB monitoring and reporting.
In addition to being an operations research analyst, my division leadership has allowed me to leverage my contracting background and certifications by serving as the first contracting officer representative in IAD history, while maintaining responsibility for all agency subscription contracts. I also serve as a key member of an ongoing risk management team with the purpose of developing a standardization guide to be utilized by the IAD office for all assessments.
I have been a part of the agency team for seven years, and I will celebrate my 10th year of federal service in May. I spent my first three years of federal service working for the Internal Revenue Service. My first three years with DCMA were spent in the contracting field working with DCMA Boeing Philadelphia, supporting the V-22 Osprey and CH-47 Chinook programs. I have spent the last four years serving as an operations research analyst and COR with IAD.
I like working at DCMA because the work we do matters. I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve our country, while working with a great team of people. DCMA is a collaborative global effort, with teamwork being at the forefront. I take pride in being a part of the DCMA team and serving our warfighters.
Some of the great things about working at DCMA includes the support, guidance and opportunities I have received from agency leaders. Our leadership team allows each employee to capitalize on the strengths of their capabilities and attributes for the overall betterment of the agency. I truly believe the PMBI division I work in is the best-of-the-best, as our team consists of employees with varying backgrounds and experience levels. The products we produce and deliver to our program offices offer high-level findings, conclusions, and recommendations, which are used to make informed decisions for our warfighters in order to keep our country safe. Our office is constantly evolving, and I am proud to be part of it.
DCMA is important to America’s warfighters because we serve as the eyes and ears for our military members in the field. In my division, we aid in military and program office critical decision making by continuously monitoring and reviewing risks to the defense industrial base. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to become more proactive in this regard, as this is what our military members deserve.
Since I began working for DCMA in 2015, the agency has continued to grow its footprint and showcase its importance to DOD and our warfighters. Unexpectedly, COVID-19 produced an abundance of change to not only DCMA, but the entire world.
The pandemic adversely impacted the way we typically conducted our day-to-day business, but I believe it also showcased DCMA’s resiliency, as we were able to produce successful results without all of the capabilities we were used to having. Personally, the type of work I do has changed from when I started with DCMA Boeing Philadelphia to now with PMBI, but the mission has always been the same — we are the independent eyes and ears of DOD and its partners, enhancing warfighter lethality by ensuring timely delivery of quality products and providing relevant acquisition insight supporting affordability and readiness.
Since DCMA celebrated its 20th anniversary two years ago, I am excited to be a part of its continuing evolving nature and sustainability. We have recently updated some business processes and brought on new personnel, so I am also excited to implement these changes and provide guidance to these individuals.
We’re almost halfway through the year, and my goals include continuing to work hard to support our warfighters and to take on more leadership roles. During this year, I hope my division can continue growing and maturing our industrial base assessment, risk management, and monitoring and reporting processes for more seamless operational efficiency. A personal goal of mine is to continue working hard and carving out my role within the organization.
Years ago, I was given some wise advice from my former college baseball coach. He said, “If you do not have a role, you will not be successful.” I have carried that advice into every aspect of my life. This year, a primary goal of mine is take on more of an official leadership role within my organization and the responsibilities that comes along with it. In addition, I would like to continue to serve as a mentor and leader to my peers, and I believe I am ready to take that next step forward. Our agency is built on pillars, and I hope to become an employee who leaders and my peers look to in order to help DCMA continue to grow. DCMA has helped me in many ways, and I would like to help the agency continue to grow its already prominent footprint.
My favorite hobby is spending time with my family. My wife and I met during both of our first days working at DCMA back in October 2015. We now have a four-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son, so DCMA has been of paramount importance to my life in many ways. I volunteer my time by serving as the vice president of the Cherry Hill Babe Ruth Baseball league in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Something unique about me is that I am a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I have also been playing baseball for more than 30 years, including at the college and semi-professional levels.