William J. KennySenior Acquisition Executive William Kenny
Executive Director, Contracting and Acquisition Management

William J. Kenny is the Executive Director and Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) at the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.  DLA is a Department of Defense Combat Support Agency.  DLA Troop Support annually buys $17 billion worth of food, clothing and textiles, construction and equipment, medicines and medical supplies and repair parts in support of America's warfighters and other valued customers worldwide. Under Mr. Kenny's leadership, DLA Troop Support has forged long-term strategic relationships with its key industry partners and customers.  Mr. Kenny is member of Senior Executive Service (SES) within the Department of Defense.


Prior to assuming the HCA position, Mr. Kenny served as Director of DLA Troop Support Customer Operations. He has served in a number of other positions at Troop Support including Director of the Construction and Equipment supply chain, and Executive Director of Business Operations.

While serving as the executive director for logistics policy and acquisition management (J3) at the Defense Logistics Agency Headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Mr. Kenny was responsible for the establishment of policies and procedures in support of a wide range of logistics and acquisition programs supporting all of DLA operations. In addition, Mr. Kenny served as the Agency's Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) (J7) for DLA.

He also served at the Pentagon as a procurement analyst for the Department of Defense Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform. Mr. Kenny assisted in the development of the Federal Acquisition Reform Act and the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act legislation. He has also worked in a variety of acquisition positions at the Naval Supply System Command, and at the Naval Regional Contracting Center Philadelphia.


A native of Philadelphia, Mr. Kenny holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University as well as a Master of Science in Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Professional Contract Manager and a recognized Fellow by the National Contract Management Association. Mr. Kenny has attended the Federal Executive Institute and graduated from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Senior Executive Leadership Program. He is a recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award (SES), Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, the DLA Exceptional Civilian Service Award, the DLA Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Vice President's Hammer Award for government reinvention of acquisition.


He has attended the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Executive Business Program, the University of Virginia Darden School Executive Business Program and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Center of Excellence in Logistics and Technology.  He is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Senior Managers Program.


Mr. Kenny was also recognized by Harvard University Ford Foundation for his participation in the development of the DLA Prime Vendor program and is the recipient of the David Packard Acquisition Excellence Award for his Department of Defense strategic sourcing efforts. He has also been recognized by the United States Army Association of Quartermasters as a member of the Distinguished Order of St. Martin.

 

Mr. Kenny is a member of the congressionally mandated 898 Panel (Ability One Program).