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Alvaro “Al” Matos is the Director of the Defense Contract Management Agency’s (DCMA) Corporate Integration Group. He’s responsible for executing the Agency Corporate Assessment Capability and its core engagements in the Portfolio Management & Business Integration Directorate.
Mr. Matos provides key business integration insights internally within the DCMA Leadership Chain regarding Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and other key Corporations tied to the National Defense Strategy – a portfolio covering approximately $118 billion in sales. He’s also responsible for supporting strategic level corporate integration discussions regarding manufacturing capacity with senior Pentagon officials and key DoD staff members.
Mr. Matos was previously a Corporate Integrator working on Staff Level assessments for the Missiles and Fire Control Business Segment focusing on supplier visibility insights that target key bottlenecks within the DoD supply chain. Prior to this position, he was the Tactical Missiles Sector Integrator overseeing 26 MDAP programs in the missile portfolio worth $25 Billion in Unliquidated Obligations.
He directly influenced improvements in DCMA Tactical analysis for aggregation to Senior DCMA/DoD Customers. He also aided in significant improvements within DCMA’s engineering, software, and program management disciplines.
Recognizing his strong technical background in software engineering and development, Mr. Matos was named a subject matter expert to train junior engineering personnel on DCMA’s Software training course on behalf of the Agency’s Software Engineering and Acquisition Management (SEAM) Center. His leadership and mentoring skills enabled him to build a reputation of excellence and made a tremendous contribution to the professional development of future generations of DCMA engineering specialists. His performance has garnered him two Exceptional Civilian Service Awards from the Department of Defense.
Prior to his Defense Department positions, Mr. Matos worked in Biopharmaceutical manufacturing for six and a half years at the Baxter Healthcare Corporation producing Method-M for hemophiliac patients.
Mr. Matos holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering and an M.S. degree in Engineering Management from California State University, Long Beach. His DoD credentials include the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III in Engineering and Program Management. He also holds a Level II in Production, Quality, and Manufacturing, and he’s a member of the DoD Acquisition Corps.