Biography

My experience spans 30 years supporting federal civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies, including 20 years on active duty in the United States Air Force. As Global Broadcast System (GBS) PM, I led the program out of breach status to successful deliveries.

Since retiring from the Air Force in 2004, I have worked with both federal agencies and contractors to streamline processes and solve programmatic issues. I have also served as a full time Defense Acquisition University professor and collaborated with American University to set up the first Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) approved cohort Senior Program Management Certificate Program for federal employees.

As a member of the National Defense Industrial Association, I enjoy working with industry and government colleagues to advance the state of the art in systems engineering and program management. Please contact me to talk about your program needs!

Credentials and Certifications

  • Intermittent Professor, Defense Systems Management College
  • Professorial Lecturer, Key Executive Leadership Program at American University
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP)

Publications

Articles

Guides and Standards

Conferences

  • Driessnack, J. D. “US Military-Industrial Complex Transactional Cost Analysis integrated with Public Choice tenants: Air Force Tanker Lease Case Study.” Western Economics Association International 79th Annual Conference. June 29 – July 3, 2004, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • King, D. & Driessnack, J. D. “Competition and the Defense Industrial Base: An F/A-22 Case Study.” Western Economics Association International 79th Annual Conference. June 29 – July 3, 2004, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • Driessnack, J. D. “A New Institutional Economics view of the Consolidation of United States Defense Firms: An Initial Look.” Institutions and Change 7th Annual Conference. Sept 2003, Budapest, Hungary.