Mr. Deschauer is the Senior Director of Contracts and Compliance for DRS Naval Power Systems, Inc.; managing pre and post-award contract activities for three facilities.
Rich Deschauer received his undergraduate degree in Economics from New Jersey’s Montclair State University. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy through Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island and received a Master’s of Science degree in Acquisition and Contract Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California.
Aside from numerous sea tours while in the Navy, Rich served as the Deputy Director for Special Acquisitions with the Defense Fuel Supply Center, Defense Logistics Agency, in Alexandria, Virginia. He was the Contracting Officer for DoD’s worldwide strategic fuel storage where he negotiated Government-to-Government agreements for fuel storage in the Middle East and Africa. He also served as the Director of Contracts at the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Oakland, California, providing contract support for all Navy activities and ships on the West Coast and in Pacific fleet. Rich was the Deputy Director for Contract Management at the Naval Supply Systems Command, responsible for contract policy and resource management of the Navy’s Field Contracting System. There Rich established and managed both the Navy’s Contingency Contracting program and the Navy’s purchase card program. Rich was also instrumental in developing and deploying the Navy’s electronic commerce portal, NECO. For Rich’s final tour in the Navy, he was the Director of Business Operations for the Defense Contract Management Agency’s in-plant office at Boeing Aircraft and Missile Systems in St. Louis. He was the senior on-site Government contracting official for the facility.
Rich has been a member of National Contract Management Association (NCMA) since 1986, is a former designated member of the Department of Defense Acquisition Professional Community, and is a standing member of the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) Alumni Association.
ABOUT DRS TECHNOLOGIES
DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. It is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A., and is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, the Company develops, manufactures and supports a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.
The Company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing defense technology companies in the world and holds leading market positions in thermal imaging devices, combat display workstations, electronic sensor systems, power systems, rugged computer systems, air combat training systems, mission recorders, deployable flight incident recorders, environmental control systems, telecommunication systems, aircraft loaders, military trailers and shelters, and integrated logistics and support services.
DRS’s broad range of mission critical systems and sustainment solutions uniquely position the Company to support the ongoing superiority of the military’s Current Force, as well as the modernization and emerging transformation initiatives of the Future Force.
DRS responds to the needs of U.S. and allied military forces, as they engage in day-to-day expeditionary activities, by providing high-tech products and systems that improve the capabilities of many key platforms. The Company also provides a range of military support systems and services. DRS’s products are deployed on a wide range of high-profile military platforms and on several platforms for non-military applications.
Our sustainment products, such as environmental control systems, power generators, water and fuel distribution systems, chemical/biological decontamination systems and heavy equipment transport systems, are used to support military forces, humanitarian efforts and peacekeeping. We also provide security and asset protection systems and services, telecommunication and information technology services, training and logistics support services for all branches of the U.S. armed forces and certain international militaries, homeland security forces, and select government and intelligence agencies.
DRS strives to provide quality products and services and stand behind them, to invest in research and development and new market opportunities, and to leverage existing core defense programs and business areas.