MISSION

DLA Information Operations (J6) is the DLA knowledge broker, providing comprehensive, best practice Information Technology (IT) support to the Department of Defense (DOD)/DLA Logistics Business Community, resulting in highest quality information systems, customer support, efficient and economical computing, data management, electronic business, telecommunication services, key management, and secure voice systems for DOD, DLA, and geographically separated operating locations.

LEADERSHIP

Dr. George Duchak is the Chief Information Officer for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). He was previously the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Command, Control, Communications, Cyber & Business Systems (C3CB). Prior to becoming a DASD, he was the founding Director of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) in Mountain View, CA, where he served as a conduit between leading edge Silicon Valley innovators and the Department of Defense. Prior to that, he led the Air Force's and nation's premier research organization for command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) and cyber technologies as the Director of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate, Rome, NY. There, he was selected as the Federal Laboratory Director of the Year from over 300 federal lab directors. He is also a former DARPA Program Manager where he conceived of, developed, and transitioned to the services a portfolio of programs in the broad area of C4I and Cyber. He was a private sector entrepreneur and businessman with more than a decade of private industry experience starting several companies that served the US Government by providing technical consultancy or product. His private sector experience was software product focused principally in the area of intelligence exploitation using crowd sourcing techniques, big data analytics and cloud services well before industry in general and DoD began to move in this direction. Finally, and most importantly, he is a retired naval officer.

Dr. Duchak is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, The Ohio State University, George Mason University and University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business earning degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Avionics, Aeronautical Engineering, Public Policy, and Business Administration. He completed the Program Management Course at the Defense Acquisition University and is a certified level 1 in Program Management as well as Systems Engineering, and level 2 in Test & Evaluation and Budgeting. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and has completed the Carnegie Mellon University Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) course and Harvard’s Information Security course. He is a senior fellow Auburn University’s McCrary Center for Cyber Security, a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Cyber Security Committee, and a current board member of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Cybersecurity Subcommittee. Dr. Duchak is married to Sonya Milley, Esq., an attorney, and they have two grown children, Alexander and Tatiana.

Karyn Runstrom assumed her current position as the Deputy Director, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Information Operations (J6) on Nov. 10, 2019. She is responsible for supporting the DLA Chief Information Officer in executive level oversight, management, and leadership of all DLA Information Operations programs, resources, and people supporting DLA and its global mission.

Her previous assignment was as the Deputy, Executive Director, Logistics, Policy and Strategic Programs Directorate (J34) for DLA Logistics Operations (J3). As deputy, she was responsible for development and dissemination of enterprise-wide policy of key business and supply chain management functions for order fulfillment, planning, stock positioning, retail sustainment, transportation, distribution network, disposition, technical/quality, and logistics research and development functions. J34 conducts research and analysis to provide DLA leadership with fact-based insights that shape policy development and support informed decisions internal to DLA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff and Military Service partnership programs and initiatives.

Prior to her deputy position, Ms. Runstrom served as the J62P Portfolio Manager, Center of Planning Excellence. In this role, she led an Agency-wide Planning transformation initiative to integrate J3 operations and J6 information technology to deliver value added logistics systemic solutions to our nation’s warfighters. Her focus centered on tighter integration among J6, J3 and relevant stakeholders, cost effective and maintainable IT solutions, agile response to change and value driven prioritization of delivery. She previously served as the Program Manager for the Agency’s Planning Improvement Effort. In this role, Ms. Runstrom transformed the Planning Process Area to increase demand forecast accuracy of customer requirements, improve the end user experience with simplified tool sets and provide system capabilities to influence outcomes.

Ms. Runstrom also served as Retail Integration Branch Chief and successfully led the Inventory Management and Stock Positioning initiative, under the DoD’s 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) mandate. This effort specifically entailed the integration of DLA and Navy Enterprise Resource Planning systems and the re-engineering of operation processes and information technology to improve warfighter support at the Navy Fleet Readiness Centers.

Ms. Runstrom began her tenure with DLA Troop Support in 2001. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Philadelphia University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Penn State University, where she graduated in 2001.

Mr. Adarryl M. Roberts was appointed to the Senior Executive Service and selected as the Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) on November 4, 2019. DLA is the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)’s combat logistics support agency, providing worldwide logistics support for the material and personnel readiness and sustainment of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DOD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.

As the PEO, Mr. Roberts is responsible for the management and oversight of DLA's Major Automated Information Systems programs and special interest programs. He is the corporate provider of acquisition management services and provides overall direction and guidance for the development, acquisition, testing, systems integration, product improvement, and fielding for assigned DLA programs. DLA’s portfolio also includes acquisition projects and programs which Mr. Roberts manages on behalf of DOD wide sponsors.

Before being appointed as the PEO, Mr. Adarryl Roberts served as the Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Sourcing, Medical, and Contingency (ESMC), DLA Information Operations, Program Executive Office responsible for oversight and acquisition expertise across the life cycle in support of the DoD and DLA user communities for 16 programs and 35 applications. Prior to his tenure as the ESMC Portfolio Manager, Mr. Roberts held a variety of increasingly responsible positions at DLA, including Director of the Business Systems Center of Excellence (BSCoE) working with Industry IT Business System partners within DoD to look at innovative ways to development and sustain business systems and Program Manager, Wide Area Workflow (WAWF).

After graduating from Fayetteville State University, Mr. Roberts enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served as the equivalent to a civilian Contracting Officer for the 81st Contracting Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base. Upon separation from the Air Force, Mr. Roberts worked as a Functional Analyst Lead for contract writing at CACI, Inc. He then entered Federal service as a Procurement Analyst with Army Business Center for Acquisition Systems before transferring to the Business Transformation Agency in 2008 serving as DoD agency leads for Federal Procurement Data System Next Generation and Federal Business Opportunities, Deputy Program Manager and later Program Manager of WAWF.

Mr. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Management from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC and he is DAU certified at level three in Contracting. Mr. Roberts awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Outstanding Unit Ribbon, and Air Force Squadron/Group Company Grade Officer of the Year.

ORGANIZATION

Cybersecurity 

Develops, implements, and sustains the DLA Cybersecurity Program to ensure the confidentiality, availability, integrity, and non-repudiation of DLA’s classified and unclassified information systems, to include all associated resources. 

Program Executive Office (PEO) Enterprise Applications

Responsible for development and delivery of new DLA application solutions & sustainment of application operational capabilities. Provides oversight and direction to portfolio managers and program managers of emerging and sustainment programs covering the entire acquisition lifecycle.

Enterprise Infrastructure Services

Operates and manages all aspects of the global DLA network (WAN and LANs), service delivery measurements and reporting, and develops and deploys standardized infrastructure solutions for the DLA enterprise.

Strategic Data and Analysis

Sets policy and develops data and analytics frameworks and guidelines while giving DLA's business lines flexibility to analyze and visualize data in ways that meet their specific needs.

Research and Development

Develops and delivers new capabilities through applied technologies and innovative solutions to enhance warfighter sustainment.

Strategic Technology and Investments

Defines DLA technology direction, to include developing and maintaining both the enterprise architecture strategy and the enterprise data strategy.

Customer Experience and Relationship Management

Integrates delivery of IT services and functions to all DLA customers and stakeholders by using succinct and deliberate communication and relationship management strategically positioned with stakeholders and customers globally.