Alumnus Named Exec. Dir. of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic

Alumnus Stephen C. Dunn is executive director of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. (Photo: Courtesy SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic)

Alumnus Stephen C. Dunn is executive director of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic. (Photo: Courtesy SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic)

Stephen C. Dunn, a graduate of the GWSB master’s in public administration program, has been selected as the new executive director of Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic. Dunn comes to SSC Atlantic from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, where he was comptroller and business resource manager. He is expected to assume his new duties in early February.

As executive director and senior civilian official of SSC Atlantic, Dunn will lead a workforce of 4,100 federal civilian and military employees, and more than 9,500 industry partners at the main campus in Charleston, SC, and several offices located inside and outside the continental United States. He will be responsible for setting command-wide strategic goals and managing all engineering and business operations that enable the center to deliver critical IT capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps.

Dunn has served as the SPAWAR comptroller for the last 13 years, leading a community of more than 400 military and government financial managers who are accountable for the $7 billion of funding annually. “As a SPAWAR national competency lead, he has provided invaluable guidance and served with distinction advising headquarters, SSC and program executive offices on financial management and business resource matters,” said SPAWAR Commander Rear Adm. Patrick Brady when announcing Dunn’s selection.

Dunn has worked for numerous Navy and Marine Corps commands, to include work in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of Defense, as well as Sen. J. Bennett Johnston’s Defense Legislative Assistant on Capitol Hill. He is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certified and a member of the Acquisition Professional Community.

Learn more about Dunn’s role by visiting SPAWAR online.

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