Edward Gibbons was announced today as the Coast Guard’s Director of Contracting and Procurement Transformation serving within the office of the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS).
Gibbons’ role is to provide executive level leadership and management of the USCG Contracting and Procurement (C&P) Transformation efforts to identify and implement improvements across the C&P enterprise.
This limited term Senior Executive Service position serves as an agency expert in change management, program management, acquisition, and resource management, as well as policy oversight designed to increase effectiveness and uniformity in the management and administration of contracting and procurement. In this capacity, Gibbons provides executive leadership, management, and direct oversight of all change initiatives associated with the Coast Guard C&P Transformation effort.
Gibbons possesses over 30 years of Coast Guard leadership, strategic, and tactical experience including military aviation and incident response experience in aeronautical engineering, maritime operations, and logistics. Over the course of his career, Gibbons has led Coast Guard organizations through significant transformation demonstrating exceptional change management expertise, including his efforts during Coast Guard Modernization. Gibbons led the metamorphosis of Coast Guard Aircraft Repair and Supply Center into the modernized Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center (ALC). He created a Business Operations Division designed to infuse industry best practices and strategies. This division became a fusion point for the application of innovative ideas in maintenance, repair, operations, and supply change management, in turn propelling ALC as the design template for other Coast Guard service and logistics centers.
Prior to his appointment, Gibbons served as the USCG Executive Director of ALC which provides depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, procurement, information services, and acquisition project management while adhering to the pillars of aeronautical engineering of assuring airworthiness and reliability, optimizing logistics, and ensuring stewardship of excellence. As the ALC Executive Director, Gibbons had oversight of ALC’s cutover to the new financial system and actively led the creation of the Financial Management and Procurement Data Repository (FMPDR). The FMPDR will contain all legacy Coast Guard financial, contracting and procurement information, and will be the key program to support future contracting and procurement data analytics resulting in the ability to better inform C&P transformation efforts. Due to his vast experience, Gibbons will enable the Coast Guard to successfully identify and execute improvements to the Coast Guard’s contracting and procurement enterprise.