John R. Bashista

Director, Office of Acquisition Management

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John is the Director, Office of Acquisition Management at the U.S. Department of Energy.  As the Director, John serves as the DOE’s Senior Procurement Executive and is responsible for management direction and oversight of all processes and operations governing the DOE’s acquisition, financial assistance, contractor human resources, and debarment and suspension programs. 

John began his federal career with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 1984.  He then moved to DOE in 1992, and held various leadership and staff positions, including serving as the Director/Head of the Contracting Activity for DOE Headquarters, and as the Deputy Director of what is currently DOE’s Office of Acquisition Management until June 2010.  From June 2010 until his return to the DOE in May 2016, John served as the Director, Office of Acquisition Management/Senior Procurement Executive for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.