Paul V. Barbera

Chief, Defensive Cyber Operations Plans and Requirements
Defense Information Systems Agency
4400 Fair Lakes Ct
United States


Paul Barbera is currently serving as the Chief of Plans, Strategy and Transformation within the Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Division. His team is chartered with the consolidation of all stakeholder DCO requirements and coordination with material solution providers. They serve as the focal point for coordinating DCO efforts between DISA and the greater intelligence community and translation of technical and policy requirements from our internal and external customers and provide representation in the Agency's deliberate planning and governance processes.

Previously, he served as the Chief of ISC's Contracts & Logistics Support Division. Under his leadership, his geographically separated staff managed more than 700 contracts, with an annual value of approximately $2B. They served as the lead for all acquisition, contracting and strategic programmatic matters for the Implementation and Sustainment Center. The scope of work for the division included the development, execution and control of all acquisition activities and the monitoring of contract status to ensure the availability of appropriate contract vehicles supporting ISC efforts. His staff monitored or lead all ISC acquisition efforts, ranging from source selections, COR training, and the management of contract performance for all Center procurements.

Mr. Barbera retired from the Army in 2003 as an Intelligence Corps Warrant Officer. After leaving the Army, he was a Senior Program Manager for a large DoD Contractor and joined DISA in 2010. After joining DISA, he played a critical role in the acquisition efforts associated with the establishment of the GSM Suite of Contracts, valued at over $6B and subsequent transition of legacy work to those vehicles.


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