32nd Annual NDIA SO/LIC Symposium
Mr. Peter M. Coffey is the Deputy Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Services at USSOCOM responsible for strategic direction and implementation of innovative services acquisition processes that ensure rapid, operator focused, and cost-effective execution for a myriad of services acquisitions in support of Special Operations Forces. He ensures required professional services are acquired across the enterprise through informed acquisition strategies, managing Enterprise Service Contracts valued over $2B in direct support of the Command Priorities.
Mr. Coffey was on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1994-1998. He began his civil service career as a contracting intern at the Naval Air Systems Command in 2002. While working for the Navy, he was responsible for the award and administration of complex research and development, procurement, and sustainment contracts supporting both the E-6 and F/A 18 Programs. His next assignment was to Headquarters (HQ), United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Starting in 2005, he served as a contract specialist and warranted contracting officer for multiple contract vehicles utilized to procure various services, hardware, software, and intellectual capital in direct support of USSOCOM’s day-to-day operations and efforts in support of overseas contingency operations. In 2008, he became a procurement analyst where he completed compliance reviews while providing acquisition policy research and advice and various other assigned support functions to both Headquarters and Field Contracting Offices. In 2011, he was selected to become the Chief for Fixed Wing, Maritime, Science and Technology Contracting Division of HQ USSOCOM. Responsibilities included supervision, providing strategic direction and review, professional development, and workload assignment for Government personnel contracting for SOF unmanned/manned ISR platforms, Silent Knight Radar, aircraft modification support, SOF peculiar maritime surface and submersible craft, various science and technology projects, as well as contract execution of SOCOM’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Before assuming his current duties, Mr. Coffey was the Chief for the Special Programs Contracting Division of HQ USSOCOM. He led a team that supported multiple PEOs, including PEO SOF Warrior, PEO Services and Directorate of Science and Technology. During his tenure, the team annually averaged over $300M in contract obligations. Results met requiring activity cost schedule and performance needs while achieving an astounding effective competition rate and supporting small business goals.