Home' Army Acquisition Logistics and Technology Magazine : Army ALT July-September 2013 Contents CATALDO IS NEW DASA
FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS
Ann Cataldo assumed the role of DASA
for Defense Exports and Cooperation
(DE&C) in April. Cataldo formerly
was managing director, planning,
performance and systems (PPS) in the
s O c
Foreign Assistance Resources.
In her role at PPS, she led the
implementation of key Quadrennial
Diplomacy and Development Review
initiatives: the development and imple-
mentation of multiyear joint State
Department and U.S. Agency for Inter-
national Development strategic planning,
budgeting, monitoring and evaluation
of foreign assistance programs; the
management of the Foreign Assistance
Coordination and Tracking System; and
the development a nd implementation of
foreignassistance.gov, the U.S. govern-
ment s o cial public portal for foreign
Previously she was the principal director
of business operations in the Defense
Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA).
She assumed this position in May 2007,
when she joined the ranks of the SES.
In May, Cataldo urged the audience at the
2013 Security Cooperation Workshop,
hosted by the O ce of the DASA
(DE&C), to view the current strategic
budgetary challenges as an opportunity
to develop new ways of thinking about
security cooperation (SC). As the U.S.
military s overseas posture changes
and fewer troops are permanently
stationed abroad, SC engagements and
the relationships they sustain will be
increasingly important, she noted.
Cataldo also told the audience at the
Arlington, VA, workshop about several
DASA (DE&C) initiatives undertaken
to ensure that SC activities are targeted
and e ective, such as the Materiel Enter-
prise International Engagement Strategy,
designed to help tailor security assistance
e orts to meet partner nations capability
requirements while providing support to
Army acquisition programs and the U.S.
defense industrial base.
Cataldo began her career with the fed-
my o c
in the Judge Advocate General (JAG)
Corps. She was the rst female JAG
assigned to the Demilitarized Zone,
3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
and Camp Howze, Korea. In addition,
she served in Panama, Honduras, at
the U.S. Army Command and Gen-
eral Sta College and as DSCA deputy
She holds a bachelor s degree in English
from Siena College; a master s degree
in modern European history and a J.D.
from Catholic University; and a master of
law in military law from the Judge Advo-
cate General s School.
PEO C3T WELCOMES
Mary Woods became the new Deputy
Program Executive O cer Command,
Control and Communications -- Tactical
(DPEO C3T) on May 5.
Woods has served in multiple positions
within the Army acquisition community
since 1985 and with PEO C3T since
2005. Before her selection to be the
DPEO, she was chief of sta and, prior to
that, director of operations and business
management. In that position, she insti-
tutionalized the unit set elding process
across the PEO.
Woods holds a B.A. in political science
and a master of public administration
from the University of South Florida and
an M.B.A. from Georgetown University.
She is Level III certi ed in program
management and in information
technology. Woods is a recipient of the
Decoration for Exceptional Civilian
Service and the Meritorious Civilian
NEW AMCOM DEPUTY
Mary "Cathy" Dickens, deputy to the
CG, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile
Life Cycle Management Command
(AMCOM), received the Exceptional
Civilian Service Award in a ceremony
May 13 at Redstone Arsenal, AL, a week
after assuming her new responsibilities.
"When E.F. Hutton talks, people listen;
when Cathy talks, people listen," said
Michael Hutchison, deputy to the CG of
the U.S. Army Contracting Command
(ACC), who presided over the ceremony.
" ey listen to Cathy because she is a
true leader, self-assured and con dent.
She truly cares about the workforce and
recognizes the importance of balancing
work and home."
A NEW DEPUTY PEO
Mary Woods is the new DPEO C3T. Woods
has worked in the Army acquisition community
since the mid-1980s and has been the PEO
C3T chief of staff since 2010. (U.S. Army
CAREER CORNER / ON THE MOVE
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