Mr. Duma was appointed as the Principal Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation on January 14, 2002. In this capacity he is the principal staff assistant for all functional areas assigned to the office. He participates in the formulation, development, advocacy, and oversight of policies of the Secretary of Defense and in the development and implementation of test and test resource programs. He supports the Director in the planning, conduct, evaluation and reporting of operational and live fire testing. He serves as the Appropriation Director and Comptroller for the Operational Test and Evaluation, Defense Appropriation and the principal advisor to the Director on all Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System matters. He served as acting Director, Operational Test and Evaluation from February 2005 to July 2007 and again from May 2009 to September 2009.
Mr. Duma returned to government service from the commercial sector. In private industry he worked a variety of projects involving test and evaluation; requirements generation; command, control, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; modeling and simulation; and software development.
Mr. Duma previously served as the acting Deputy Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. In this capacity he was responsible to the Director for oversight of the planning, conduct, and reporting of operational test and evaluation for all major conventional weapons systems in the Department of Defense. He supervised the development of evaluation plans and test program strategies, observed the conduct of operational test events, evaluated operational field tests of all armed services and submitted final reports for Congress.
Mr. Duma has 30 years of naval experience during which he was designated as a Joint Service Officer. He served as the Director, Test and Evaluation Warfare Systems for the Chief of Naval Operations, the Deputy Commander, Submarine Squadron TEN, and he commanded the nuclear powered submarine USS SCAMP (SSN 588).
Mr. Duma holds Masters of Science degrees in National Security and Strategic Studies and in Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. He received the U.S. Presidential Executive Rank Award on two occasions; in 2008, the Meritorious Executive Award and in 2015, the Distinguished Executive Rank Award. He is a member of the International Test and Evaluation Association.
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