Susan Willis Tomaiko

Undersea Systems Contracts Division (SEA 026)
Naval Sea Systems Command

Susan W. Tomaiko serves as Director, Undersea Systems Contracts Division (SEA 026), Naval Sea Systems Command, with obligations of $3-4 billion annually. Ms. Tomaiko is responsible for directing a team of 70 acquisition professionals in conducting major procurement operations involving the planning, negotiating, and awarding of contracts for an array of major defense programs in support of the Program Executive Office for Submarines and the Program Executive Office for Littoral Combat Ships. Ms. Tomaiko is also responsible for the oversight of University Affiliated Research Center contracting, Simplified Acquisition functions for the command, and professional support services contracting, known as SeaPort. In addition, she co-leads the Naval Surface and Undersea Warfare Center Contracting Competency, overseeing the contracts departments of five Warfare Centers with over 300 people obligating $1-2 billion annually.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Tomaiko served as Deputy Director, Surface Systems Contracts Division (SEA 025), Naval Sea Systems Command from June 2012 to October 2015 directing a team of 60 acquisition professionals in conducting major procurement operations in support of over 150 programs/projects under the authority of Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems obligating $3-5 billion annually. She also co-led contracting oversight of five Warfare Center contracting offices with approximately 375 people executing thousands of actions per year obligating $1-3 billion.

Previously, from April 2008 to August 2011, Ms. Tomaiko was the Branch Head for Surface Combatant Contracting in the Shipbuilding Division (SEA 022), Naval Sea Systems Command responsible for USS Arleigh Burke (DDG51) Class Guided Missile Destroyers, DDG1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyers and Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). She was the first Procuring Contracting Officer on the LCS program and remained involved with the program through the award of the Block Buy contract in 2011.
Ms. Tomaiko was selected to the Senior Executive Service ranks in October 2015. She has served as a Civilian for twenty-nine years. She has a master’s of science degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Susan achieved DAWIA Level III Certification in Contracting in June 1995 and became a member of the Acquisition Professional Community (APC) in August 1995.