Deanna “Dee” Allen
Over 40 years operations and management experience including 20+ years Civil Service and 20 years as a contractor.
Currently hold the position of Vice President of Operations and Program Management Office (PMO) at Constellation West since 2018. Responsible for the management and oversight of approximately $163M in contract value and the Constellation West personnel who support our Department of Defense, United States Department of Agriculture, Internal Revenue System (IRS), United States Marine Corp, United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) customers. Primary lead for business development, capture and pursuit of USAMS IV/OASIS small business task orders and the successful operations after award. Led proposal efforts and subsequent award for the $84M Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Enterprise Center (NEC) USAMS IV/OASIS—largest task order awarded to Constellation West.
From 2014-2018, held the position of Vice President of Operations, McCallie Associates, Inc. Managed contract operations for all McCallie’s contracts including USAMS III (prime) and subcontracts such as (ITCC, NPES, APS, NIDS, etc.). Led pursuit for USAMS III resulting in McCallie identified as one of the original 9 primes on this $700M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract. While waiting for award announcement, developed the end-to-end processes working with each department head (finance, project control, security, contracts, human resources, business development) in preparation of the release of government requests for proposal. Over the course of USAMS III opportunities, grew McCallie business by 30% in the first three years.
As Deputy Program Manager and Senior Analyst for SAIC, Omaha, NE Operations from 2003-2014, responsible for the management and oversight of approximately $61M in contract value. Provided Program Management and direct support on SAIC’s largest task order (36 FTEs) with contract value of $18M. Primary lead for business development, capture and pursuit of most task orders on USAMS II–developed the end-to-end process for capture and proposal development.
Key positions and contributions as a senior Civil Servant include:
HQ USSTRATCOM/J39, Division Chief and Deputy Division Chief, Information Operations (2000-2003). Provided management oversight to a staff of 18 military and civilian personnel and 2 contractors assigned to provide an integrated, coordinated IO strategy to support the USSTRATCOM Commander’s mission objectives. Performed duties as USSTRATCOM’s central point of contact for IO and integration of all IO functional areas to include Special Technical Operations. Responsible for oversight of integration of all elements of IO (OPSEC, PSYOP, MILDEC, EW, and CND/CNA) in USSTRATCOM’s OPLAN and various other planning documents. Established 24/7 operations in the Special Technical Operations (STO) after the events of 9/11 to support national IO objectives that cut across all elements of IO. Program Manager for a $3.4M experiment that exercised an end-to-end process for IO deliberate planning later operationalized and successfully executed in Iraq.
HQ USSTRATCOM/J61, Deputy Branch Chief, Policy, Plans, Architecture and Requirements (1992-2000). Provided management oversight to 15 military and civilian personnel assigned to the branch. Provided technical direction in the documentation, advocacy, and management of the USSTRATCOM C4ISR Systems Architecture and Analysis Handbook (SAAH); a comprehensive statement of Commander requirements and technical assessment of C4I capabilities. Managed the revision and maintenance of the USSTRATCOM Architecture providing an assessment of USSTRATCOM’s C4I systems/capabilities. Developed and maintained the central advocacy briefing to articulate and assess Commander USSTRATCOM (COMSTRAT) C4I requirements. Command briefer for the NC3ISR Operational Architecture briefing presented to general/flag officers and their civilian equivalents from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Congressional Staffers, Joint Staff, Combatant Commanders, Services, War Colleges, Allies, and Strategic Command’s senior staff.