Assistant Program Manager DCGS-N Increment 2, PEO C4I Battlespace Awareness & Intelligence Operations Program Office, USN
Gillison is a native of New Jersey. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel
University in 2000 with Bachelor of Science degrees in International Business,
Marketing and Finance. She holds a Masters of Business Administration in
Management Information Systems from Drexel University.
Initially starting her defense
career working for a non-profit at the National Bioterrorism Civilian Medical
Response Center (CIMERC), Ms. Gillison was a project manager overseeing
Department of Transportation, and Army contracts that were funded through Broad
Agency Announcements. Subsequently, she managed International Programs where
she coordinated programs in Mexico by leveraging global partnerships. In this
role, Ms. Gillison demonstrated an aptitude for managing the cultural aspect of
relationships as well as her skills in diplomacy.
Ms. Gillison relocated to San Diego
in 2008, and began her career as a defense contractor at Science Applications International
Corporation (SAIC). Ms. Gillison quickly demonstrated her ability to provide superb
program management expertise, as well as successfully leading bid and proposal
efforts for the SAIC organization.
In 2010, Ms. Gillison joined the
government at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific as the Deputy Assistant Program
Manager (APM) for the Joint Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Military Satellite
Communications (MILSATCOM) Control System (JMINI CS). In this role, Ms.
Gillison served as the senior point of contact for financial and contract
execution. In addition to her involvement with space systems, from the
satellite constellation to user and ground segments, Ms. Gillison served as a
subject matter expert in discussions with foreign partners, including the North
American Trade Organization (NATO) contingent. Having worked overseas in
previous roles, Ms. Gillison can converse in French and has a keen knowledge of
cultural variations in European and South American regions.
Subsequently, Ms. Gillison solved
increasingly complex programs, such as bolstering the United States Naval
Observatory (USNO) Precise Time and Astrometry (PTA) Network by implementing
cybersecurity rigor to address emergent concerns. As the Shore and
Expeditionary Integration Program Office (PMW 790) Acquisition Manager, Ms.
Gillison provided her years of expertise in strategic thinking and problem
solving to assist APMs throughout the PMW 790 portfolio and guide them towards
effective solutions. Ms. Gillison currently leads the Distributed Common Ground
System-Navy Increment II Acquisition Category (ACAT) 1AC program to provide
next generation intelligence capabilities.
With experience serving the
Department of Defense through not-for-profit, industry and governmental roles,
Ms. Gillison’s experience provides a unique perspective to approach challenges
that range from organizationally driven issues to process flaws. As a Lean Six
Sigma Green belt, Ms. Gillison has participated in multiple Rapid Improvement
Efforts to address cycle time for routing documents, streamlining contracting
processes, and improving software licensing to save time and money.
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