Mr. Nemfakos was appointed a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation after leading Nemfakos Partners LLC in providing support to private sector and governmental entities, both in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Nemfakos provides research, strategically oriented analyses, support and advice to a broad variety of RAND clients. Previously, Mr. Nemfakos was an executive with Lockheed Martin Corporation, Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems.During his Federal Service, Mr. Nemfakos served in assignments in the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government, primarily in the Department of Defense, as a budget analyst and as a planner in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Department of the Navy. As a Senior Executive in the Department of the Navy he served in a variety of financial positions, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Installations and Logistics, as Deputy Under Secretary, and Senior Civilian Official for Financial Management and Comptroller.Mr. Nemfakos has been the recipient of multiple Distinguished Service Medals, as well as numerous other awards and citations, and has been recognized by three Presidents of the United States with four Presidential Rank Awards. He was selected to receive American University's Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership, elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and honored by the Secretary of Defense as one of nine Career Civilian Exemplars in the 228 year history of the Armed Forces. Mr. Nemfakos led two different Department of the Navy Operating Units that were awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation.
In March 2007, Mr. Nemfakos was appointed a Senior Fellow at the RAND Corporation after spending four years leading Nemfakos Partners LLC, founded in September of 2003 to provide support to private sector and governmental entities, both in the U.S. and internationally, in dealing with the demands of the emerging defense/security realities and the pressures of the global marketplace. Drawing on his experiences and accomplishments as a federal and private sector executive, Mr. Nemfakos provides research, strategically oriented analyses, support and advice to a broad variety of RAND clients as they tackle the transformational demands of the national and international environment. This activity in dealing with large public policy and fundamental institutional issues is a logical extension of his efforts while with Nemfakos Partners, LLC. There, he provided analyses and planning support for the reengineering required for companies and governments to respond to the transformation of customers and their requirements, and helped rationalize the strategic development of products and programs to anticipate needs in the global marketplace. Previously, Mr. Nemfakos was an executive with Lockheed Martin Corporation, Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems, directing efforts aimed at rationalizing product lines and providing program focus to enhance competitive strategies. He led efforts seeking new directions and opportunities for growth through the application of innovation, creativity and expanded teamwork among the various companies in the Corporation so as to anticipate the demands of the on-going transformational process – both in industry and across the range of customer needs.