Director, DFAS Enterprise Management Services

Portrait of Katherine Gambill, Director, DFAS EMS Mrs. Gambill became the Director of Enterprise Management Services in April 2020.  She is responsible for executing more than thirty agency-level programs and deploying critical acquisition and support capabilities and solutions. Mrs. Gambill serves as the Agency's Component Acquisition Executive, overseeing a $300M annual contract portfolio and ensuring implementation and compliance with all Department of Defense acquisition and contracting policy and regulations. DFAS Contract Services is also recognized as a Center of Excellence for the Department's $1.2B in audit and audit-related contracts in support of the Military Services and Defense Agencies.

Mrs. Gambill's stewardship of DFAS' business process improvement and project management capabilities has delivered continuous savings and efficiencies, benefiting internal and external customers. As the DFAS Continuity Coordinator and Insider Threat Official, she oversees 12 Agency programs dedicated to security, business continuity, and emergency management.

Prior to being appointed to the Senior Executive Service, Mrs. Gambill served as the Director of Information Technology Shared Services. In this capacity, she oversaw IT policy, acquisitions, training, independent testing, and technical support. In accordance with her appointment as the Senior Information Security Official (SISO), she was responsible for executing the DFAS Cybersecurity Program on behalf of the CIO, including the Risk Management Framework system accreditation program and workforce certifications. She was also a key leader in support of DoD IT Reform initiatives.

Mrs. Gambill joined DFAS in 2003 as Chief of Contracting Operations, having previously held contracting positions with the Department of Navy, Marine Corps Systems Command and Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps. She earned a master’s degree in Administration from Central Michigan University and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Mary Washington College. She is also a graduate of the Office of Personnel Management Federal Executive Institute. She is currently Level 3 certified in Financial Management and is a member of the DoD Acquisition Corps.