William J. Kenny is the executive director of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Contracting and Acquisition Management. Troop Support annually buys over $14.5 billion worth of food, clothing and textiles, medicines, medical supplies, and construction and equipment items for America's warfighters and other customers worldwide.
Immediately prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kenny served as the deputy director of DLA Troop Support's Customer Operations. Throughout his career with Troop Support, he has taken on a number of responsibilities including deputy director of the Construction and Equipment supply chain, and the executive director of Business Operations.
Serving as the executive director for logistics policy and Acquisitions Management within Logistics Operations (J-3) at the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters in Ft. Belvoir, Va., Mr. Kenny was responsible for the establishment of policies and procedures in support of a wide range of logistics and acquisition core capabilities in support of the nation's fighting forces. He was also responsible for the oversight and policy for logistics operations, supply management, distribution management technical services, and disposal management functions. In addition, Mr. Kenny served as the agency's senior procurement executive for DLA.
Under Mr. Kenny's leadership as the DLA Troop Support director of contracting and production, the organization implemented a wide variety of integrated supply chain logistical solutions. Troop Support also forged long-term partnerships with the food, medical, and clothing and textile industries. Mr. Kenny has also served as the deputy director of the Industrial directorate of the former Defense Industrial Supply Center in Philadelphia, where he managed weapon system spare parts.
While serving at the Pentagon as a procurement analyst for the Department of Defense deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition reform, Mr. Kenny assisted in the development of the Federal Acquisition Reform Act and the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act legislation. He has also previously worked in a variety of acquisition positions at the Naval Supply System Command, and at the Naval Regional Contracting Center Philadelphia.
A graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Mr. Kenny holds a Master of Business Administration from his alma mater, as well as a Master of Science in Management from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He is a Certified Professional Contract Manager and recognized Fellow with the National Contract Management Association. Mr. Kenny has attended the Federal Executive Institute and graduated from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Senior Executive Leadership Program. He is a recipient of the Defense Logistics Agency Exceptional Civilian Service award, the DLA Meritorious Civilian Service award, and the Vice President's Hammer award for Government Reinvention of Acquisition.[Print Version] Current as of 9/10