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Richard K. "Rich" Hartley:

Military Branch:United States Airforce
Richard K. "Rich" Hartley, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. Mr. Hartley is responsible for directing the Air Force cost and economic analysis programs. He is Executive Director of the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Chairman of the Air Force Cost Analysis Improvement Group and serves as Chairman of the Investment Subcommittee of the Air Force Services Organization Board of Directors.
Mr. Hartley began his career in 1985 as a cost analyst and industrial engineer in the Cost Analysis Division, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C. He later moved to the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Arlington, Va., where, as Chief, Space Systems Division, he managed the Air Force-wide program for space data collection and cost model development. In 1995, he was assigned to the Directorate of Cost Analysis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics. As Chief, Air Force Cost Analysis Improvement Group Support Division, and Chief, Force Structure Costing Division Directorate of Cost Analysis, he planned and directed cost analysis to evaluate total Air Force requirements. Mr. Hartley was then promoted to Deputy Director of the directorate, establishing policies and principles of the Air Force-wide cost analysis program, and providing direct decision support to the Air Force Corporate Board, the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Hartley served in the Senior Intelligence Service as Director, National Reconnaissance Office Cost Group, Chantilly, Va., where he led NRO, Department of Defense and intelligence community management-directed cost analysis and studies and production of affordability assessments, long-range planning, major acquisition program source selections and program estimates to completion. He administered the NRO?s principal program cost and technical database and served as liaison for information exchange with other government and industry cost estimating organizations. Mr. Hartley founded and led the NRO?s government and industry cost integrated process team and is credited with establishing and implementing reporting criteria for the NRO?s Independent Cost Estimate performance.
EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pa.
1994 Professional Military Comptroller School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1995 Distinguished graduate, Army Comptrollership Program, Syracuse University, N.Y.
1995 Master?s degree in business administration, Syracuse University, N.Y.
CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1985 - 1992, cost analyst and industrial engineer, Cost Analysis Division, Naval Air Systems Command, Washington, D.C.
2. 1992 - 1995, Chief, Space Systems Division, Air Force Cost Analysis Agency, Arlington, Va.
3. 1995 - 1996, Chief, Air Force Cost Analysis Improvement Group Support Division, and Chief, Force Structure Costing Division, Directorate of Cost Analysis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
4. 1997 - 1998, Deputy Director, Directorate of Cost Analysis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
5. 1998 - 2003, Director, National Reconnaissance Office Cost Group, Chantilly, Va.
6. 2003 - present, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cost and Economics, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
AWARDS AND HONORS
1996 Air Force Acquisition Costing Civilian of the Year
1999 NRO Director?s Circle Award
2001 NRO Silver Medal
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Alpha Pi Mu, Engineering Honor Society
Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society for Business Students
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Financial Management, Level III, NRO Certification Program
Financial Management and Comptroller, Level III Acquisition Professional

 

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