//Bill Buzzell, Colonel, USAF (Ret)
Bill Buzzell, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

Project Description

Bill Buzzell

Key Specialties

  • Acquisition Management

  • International Programs

  • Integrated Product & Process Development

  • Systems Engineering

  • Risk Management

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Bill Buzzell

Colonel, US Air Force (Retired)

Colonel Bill Buzzell, USAF (Ret), has over 45 years of experience planning and executing all aspects of major weapon systems engineering and acquisition, including nearly 20 years as a senior consultant to government and industry organizations in the defense acquisition arena. He is a proven senior international program manager and negotiator, having implemented innovative foreign military sales (FMS) and cooperative agreements with 24 different countries, with superb strategic planning and organizational skills, including program and proposal schedule and risk management.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • Extensive proposal requirements and source selection evaluation experience on major acquisition programs, such as the F-22 and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programs.
  • As a member of the C-17 Aircraft Defense Science Review Board, identified and recommended numerous management process changes which led to the successful redirection of the production effort.
  • As senior advisor, conceived and implemented the cooperative development agreements for six JSF partner countries.
  • Responsible for the construct and successful implementation of the first USAF integrated master plan (IMP)/integrated master schedule (IMS) management process which was subsequently adopted throughout the Service.
  • Directed a 35-person integrated product team (IPT) responsible for all program and technical aspects of the $1.2B engineering manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the P&W F119 engine for the F-22 fighter.

Key Positions

  • Air Force Director, F-35 JSF International Programs
  • Director, F-16 International Programs
  • Program Manager, Taiwan F-16 Program
  • Chief, F119 Propulsion IPT, F-22 Program Office

Education

  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
  • Program Manager’s Course, Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)
  • Executive Course, Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management