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Mr. Bill KobrenDefense Acquisition University
William “Bill” Kobren serves as Director, Logistics and Sustainment Center, at the Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He is responsible for development and currency of an integrated portfolio of life cycle logistics and product support learning assets at the University, including 59 training courses, 14 Defense Acquisition Credentials, and a host of web-based job support tools, communities of practice and related workflow learning resources. In addition to curricula development, defense acquisition workforce professional development, and knowledge sharing, he and his team also provide extensive mission assistance to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Components and Defense Agencies in the areas of logistics and product support policy, as well as life cycle logistics workforce human capital development.Image
Timothy DexterB-21 Product Support Manager, USAF
Mr. Timothy Dexter, NH-04, is the Product Support Manager for the B-21 Raider Program, Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Ohio. In this capacity, he leads an agile, multifunctional team of acquisition and product support experts in development of the United States Air Force’s next-generation bomber and its associated support package. He is also responsible for overseeing the development of the program’s Product Lifecycle Management toolset, and successful acquisition of the weapon system’s technical data package. He is also the program’s technical authority for its Operations and Support budget, collaborating with the Program’s Chief Financial Officer to ensure successful completion of the Logistics Requirements Determination Process.