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Jane Rathbun

U.S. Navy
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations and Space
Ms. Rathbun currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Information Operations and Space (DASN C4I/IO/Space) on the staff of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. As DASN C4I/IO/Space, she is the principal Department of the Navy advisor for the acquisition of C4I systems, enterprise information technology (IT), business systems, and space systems. DASN C4I/IO/Space provides acquisition program guidance and oversight to Program Executive Officers for C4I & Space and Enterprise Information Systems and their associated Program Managers.

Prior to selection as DASN, Ms. Rathbun served as the Deputy Director for Defense Business Systems in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for C3, Cyber, and Business Systems (DASD C3CB) within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. She was responsible for shaping the acquisitions of the Department’s major Defense Business Systems and Enterprise IT Infrastructure Services investments, a portfolio valued at over $15B, impacting the readiness of every soldier, sailor, airman and marine, their dependents and military retirees. In addition, she led multiple process improvement efforts focused on modernizing and optimizing the acquisition of business and IT services, software acquisition methods and tools, cloud based technologies, and the management and governance of enterprise-wide capabilities.

Ms. Rathbun has had a diverse career in the government dating back to 1994. Her assignments include: the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces; the Office of the Secretary of Defense Program Analysis and Evaluation as an operations research analyst for readiness and PPBS reform; HQ NASA where she served as a change lead on the SAP enterprise resource planning solution implementation—Integrated Financial Management Program and the Acting Director of Resources, NASA Comptroller; Chief of Staff for the Deputy Secretary of Defense directed initiative - Institutional Reform and Governance Roadmap where she guided a cross-department team through development of management reforms to include the implementation of a Capability Portfolio Management process; AT&L as Special Assistant to the Director of Portfolio Systems Acquisition for Program Management Empowerment and Accountability implementing Weapon System Acquisition Reform Act initiatives; Acting Division Chief for the Strategic Capabilities Office in the J1/8 Resources Directorate, United States Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany leading analysis of assessment of command operations, and alignment and advocacy of resources to the Command Strategy; and Chief of Staff to the DASD C3CB facilitating the coordination and synchronization of cross-DASD efforts, requirements and resources, identifying opportunities for process and management improvements focused on optimizing the delivery of program support and advocacy.

Ms. Rathbun received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from John Carroll University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Ms. Rathbun is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certified Level III in Program Management. She has earned top civilian service awards for her various contributions.