David J. Carstairs, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Network Centric Operations/Integration Systems Wing, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. As Director, he is responsible for a portfolio valued at more than $20 billion in three critical mission groups: Global Information Grid Systems, Enterprise Integration, and Global Air Traffic Systems. The Global Information Grid Systems Group sustains Air Force networks, integrated information systems, and enterprise services and applications for the President and Secretary of Defense. The Enterprise Integration Group ensures development, certification, deployment and sustainment of Air Force command and control systems. The Global Air Traffic Systems Group controls more than 16,000 fixed and deployable airborne, space and ground-based Global Air Traffic Management and landing systems.
Mr. Carstairs entered federal service in 1975 as an engineer for foreign military sales. He has held key management positions involving the Digital European Backbone Program; the Have Quick I, a UHF Frequency Hopping Anti-Jam Communications Program; and Seek Talk Anti-Jam Communications Program. Mr. Carstairs also held management positions with the Airborne Voice Communications System Program Office; Communications and Airspace Management SPO; Joint Tactical Information Distribution System Joint Program Office; and in acquisition support and development. In 2002, he was selected as System Program Director for the Strategic and Nuclear Deterrence Command and Control SPO at Peterson AFB, Colo. He returned to Hanscom AFB in 2004 as Director of Defense Information Infrastructure-AF SPO before his current assignment.
Mr. Carstairs has conducted three Defense Acquisition Boards and worked with special projects at headquarter levels. He entered the Senior Executive Service in January 2002.
1974 Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell, Mass.
1982 Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1992 Master of Science degree in business administration, New Hampshire College, N.H.
1994 Master of Science degree in national resource management, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1994 Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University
1994 Senior Acquisition Course, Defense Acquisition University
1. 1966 - 1970, radar operator and anti-submarine warfare air controller, U.S. Navy
2. 1970 - 1975, systems engineer for Raytheon Corp.
3. 1975 - 1977, engineer, Digital European Backbone Program, Electronic Systems Division, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
4. 1977 - 1981, Program Manager, Have Quick I, Electronic Systems Division, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
5. 1981 - 1982, Chief Engineer, Seek Talk Anti-Jam Communications Program, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
6. 1982 - 1988, Program Manager, Have Quick II and Deputy Program Director, Airborne Voice Communications System Program Office, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
7. 1988 - 1990, Program Director, Communications and Airspace Management SPO, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
8. 1990 - 1994, Director of Program Management, Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
9. 1994 - 1997, Program Director, Joint Tactical Information Distribution System Joint Program Office, ESC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
10. 1997 - 1998, Deputy Director, Acquisition Support Team, ESC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
11. 1998 - 2002, Director, Acquisition Development Office, ESC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
12. 2002 - 2004, System Program Director, Strategic and Nuclear Deterrence Command and Control SPO, Peterson AFB, Colo.
13. 2004, System Program Director, Defense Information Infrastructure-AF SPO, ESC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
14. 2004 - present, Director, Network Centric Operations/Integration Systems Wing, ESC, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
Acquisition Management, Level III
(Current as of August 2005)