Areas of Interest: Federal Acquisition and Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Public-Private Partnerships, and Economics of Cybersecurity
William Lucyshyn is the Director of Research and Research Professor, at the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, in the School of Public Policy, at the University of Maryland. In this position, he directs research on critical policy issues related to the increasingly complex problems associated with improving public sector management and operations, and how government works with private enterprise. Current projects include transforming Department of Defense logistics and supply chain management; public and private sector partnering; identifying government sourcing and acquisition best practices; and examining strategies to improve how investments in cyber-security are made. He also teaches a course on federal acquisition and has recently served on the two congressionally mandated Defense Science Board task forces examining challenges with services contracting. He has authored numerous reports, book chapters, and journal articles. Previously, Mr. Lucyshyn served as a program manager and the principal technical advisor to the Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the identification, selection, research, development, and prototype production of advanced technology projects. Before that, Mr. Lucyshyn completed a distinguished 25-year career in the U.S. Air Force serving various operations, staff, and acquisition positions. Mr. Lucyshyn received his Bachelor Degree in Engineering Science from the City University of New York and he earned his Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He was certified Level III, as an Acquisition Professional in Program Management in 1994.