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William R Fast

Phone: (831) 656-3628
Other Experience
  • 2006 - 2010 Professor of Business, Cost Estimating, and Financial Management, Defense Acquisition University, Capital and Northeast Region
  • 2004 - 2005 Chief Operating Officer, Advancing International Mission Strategies
  • 2001 - 2004 Director of Plans, Programs and Resources, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)
  • 1998 - 2001 Commander, DCMA Springfield (NJ), Defense Contract Management Agency
  • 1996 - 1998 Proponent for Military Acquisition Officers, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)
  • 1993 - 1995 Product Manager for Automatic Test Support Systems, U.S. Army Materiel Command
  • 1991 - 1993 Pentagon Liaison, Support Systems Division, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology)
  • 1990 - 1991 Aide-de-Camp to Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command
  • 1984 - 1986 Assistant Project Manager for Derivative Vehicles, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Office of the Program Manager Tank Systems
Research Interests
Acquisition Logistics
Budget Execution
Budget Formulation
Congressional Enactment
Contract Administration
Contractor Financial Management
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Cost Estimation and Analysis
Defense Acquisition Certification requirements and process
Defense Acquisition System
Financial Management
Earned Value Management
Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD)
Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS)
Manufacturing Management
Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process
Quality in Production
Procurement Process
Risk Management
Scheduling and Schedule Management
Software Acquisition Management
Source Selection Process
Systems Engineering
Technology Readiness Assessments
Test and Evaluation Management
Teaching Interests
Acquisition of Defense Systems (MN3301)
Financial Management for Acquisition Managers (MN3155)
Principles of Acquisition and Program Management (MN3331/MN3221/MN3222/GE3221/GE3222)
Financial Analysis and Cost Management (MN4354)


  • 2009 - Hirsch Research Paper First Place Award, Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Member, American Society of Military Comptrollers
  • Member, Association of the United States Army
  • Member, Military Officers Association of America
Licensures and Certifications
  • 2009 - 2018 Certified Defense Financial Manager with Acquisition Specialty (CDFM-A), American Society of Military Comptrollers