Mark E. Krzysko

Principal Deputy Director Acquisition Policy and Innovation

Mr. Mark E. Krzysko is currently serving as the Principal Deputy Director for Acquisition Data and Analytics while also leading Enterprise Information. In this senior leadership role, Mr. Krzysko directs acquisition data governance, data access, and data science to enable the Department of Defense to make sound business decisions with data. His efforts have ignited a philosophical and technical transformation within the Department by advancing innovative, data-driven approaches across all major programs—a portfolio totaling approximately $2 trillion of investment funds over the lifecycle of the programs—as well as smaller programs and nontraditional acquisition approaches.

Previously, Mr. Krzysko served as a Department of Defense representative to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Data Cabinet, which was initiated to lead the effort to make leveraging the power of data the norm across the Federal government. In addition, he was a critical stakeholder in the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Data Science Post-Secondary Education Roundtable discussion on data science education and practice, the needs of the community and employers, and ways to move forward.

Preceding his current position, Mr. Krzysko served as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (ADUSD) for Business Transformation, providing strategic leadership for re-engineering the Department's business system investment decision-making processes. He also led efforts as ADUSD for Strategic Sourcing and Acquisition Processes and as Director of the Supply Chain Systems Transformation Directorate, championing innovative uses of information technologies to improve and streamline the supply chain process for the Department. As the focal point for supply chain systems, Mr. Krzysko led the transformation, implementation, and oversight of enterprise capabilities for the acquisition, logistics, and procurement communities.

He began his senior executive career in the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Office as the first Deputy Director of e-Business. As the focal point for the acquisition domain, he was responsible for the oversight and transformation of the acquisition community into a strategic business enterprise. This included driving the adoption of e-business practices across the Department, leading the move to modernize processes and systems, and managing the investment review process and portfolio of business systems.

Before joining OSD, Mr. Krzysko led the Electronic Commerce Solutions Directorate for the Naval Air Systems Command, served in senior-level acquisition positions at the Naval Air Systems Command, including Contracting Officer of F/A-18 Foreign Military Sales, F/A-18 Developmental Programs, and the F-14, and various senior executive positions within the retail industry.

Mr. Krzysko holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Master of General Administration, Financial Management, from the University of Maryland University College, and numerous certificates from Harvard's Kennedy Business Schools, Pennsylvania State University, and University of Virginia Darden School of Business.