Defense Health Agency Head of the Contracting Activity exits, takes Defense Pricing and Contracting Principal Director role

G2X TAKE: John Tenaglia, a longtime Defense Health Agency leader who was responsible for the award and administration of all contracts to maintain a medically ready force and a ready medical force, with annual obligations valued at over $13 billion, takes on a new challenge as the functional leader of DOD’s 30,000+ contracting and purchasing professionals.  

Prior roles include: 

  • Head of the Contracting Activity – Defense Health Agency 
  • Deputy Director, Contract Policy and International Contracting – United States Department of Defense 
  • Senior Procurement Analyst – United States Department of Defense 

In announcing the move, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition noted: “Please join us in welcoming Mr. John Tenaglia as the Principal Director of Defense Pricing and Contracting! … As Principal Director, Mr. Tenaglia is responsible for the pricing and contracting policy matters that relate to $300+ billion in annual contract obligations … He also serves as the principal advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment on acquisition and procurement negotiation strategies for all major weapon systems and automated information systems programs.”  


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