Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition and Procurement)
L. Dwayne Weaver became the Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition & Procurement) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) in May, 2016. He is the subject matter expert responsible for procurement policy and acquisition-related business systems that support the execution of the Department’s world-wide, multi-billion dollar acquisition and procurement mission. Mr. Weaver is a principal advisor to the Navy Acquisition Executive and also serves as the Department of the Navy’s Senior Manager for Services.
Mr. Weaver began his federal civilian career in 1984 as a contract specialist at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). He became a Contracting Officer in January 1990 responsible, in part, for contracts for the Aircraft Carrier Program and was responsible for the contracting strategy, negotiation of complex terms and conditions, and contract award for the refueling and overhaul of USS Enterprise that established the foundation for future negotiations for refueling and overhaul contracts for Nimitz (CVN68) Class ships.
In 1991, Mr. Weaver assumed responsibility for contracts for the AN/BSY-2 (Seawolf) and next generation [New] Attack Submarine (NSSN; later Virginia Class) Combat System Development Programs. During this time, he successfully conducted the competition for the NSSN Combat System Full Scale Development and Production contract that implemented several Acquisition Reform initiatives while establishing the foundation for open architecture solutions in highly integrated systems that is still used today. Mr. Weaver joined the staff at the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition and Procurement) in 2006 leading a diverse, highly skilled team overseeing the execution of approximately 300,000 contract actions valued at approximately $90 billion annually.
Mr. Weaver graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from George Mason University in 1983 and a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces (later renamed as the Dwight D. Eisenhower School) in 2001. He also completed executive development under the Defense Leadership and Management Program. Mr. Weaver has received the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and the David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award.