Donald L. Vandeveer

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Donald L. Vandeveer is the Head of the Contracting Services Department at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, which is awarded more than $1.1 billion in funding per year, with about $500 million subcontracted out annually to acquire goods, services, consultants, and contingent workers. Overseeing more than 100 highly skilled people, he is responsible for directing all aspects of contracting (buying and selling; policy; direct and indirect; and a vast spectrum of legal agreements, some of which are unique to federal laboratories); export control; publication release reviews; logistics (receiving, shipping, stockroom, warehouse, calibration, records retention, and branded merchandise store); human subjects research compliance; department internal audit; and small and diversity business initiatives. Vandeveer also serves on the Enterprise Applications Governance Board, Efficiency Improvement Team, Emergency Action Team, Mission Assurance Board, Lincoln/SAP Executive Committee, the Executive Diversity & Inclusion Council, and the Laboratory Steering Committee.

Vandeveer's extensive career in the contract management profession spans more than three decades. He has volunteered in leadership positions, such as the national director and chairman of a National Education Seminar for a Pennsylvania chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and has served as a loaned executive for the United Way campaign.

Vandeveer holds a BS degree in aviation engineering from The Ohio State University and a Value Based Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from the University of Michigan, and he has achieved the credential of Certified Professional Contracts Manager through NCMA.