Anthony Di Stasio

Director, Defense Production Act
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Mr. Anthony Di Stasio currently serves as the Acting Director for Industrial Base Support (IBS) and the Director of the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title III Program within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy (OASD(IBP)).  In his role, he oversees both the DPA Title III and Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Programs. Mr. Di Stasio has 17 years of experience at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Center and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)) focused on the area of munitions design and development.  Prior to his current position at OASD(IBP), he served as the Program Manager for the Department of Defense Joint Enhanced Munitions Technology Program (JEMTP) at OUSD(R&E). His other major responsibilities included serving as the U.S. National Lead for the OUSD(R&E) Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) Technology Program 4 for energetics.

Mr. Di Stasio’s assignments at the CCDC-Armaments Center included Project Officer for the Insensitive Munitions Explosive Program, Project Officer for the Future Requirements of Enhanced Energetic for Decisive Munitions Energetics Program, Project Officer for the Joint Program Executive Officer Armaments and Ammunition Explosive Thrust Area, and Insensitive Munitions Technical Lead for various end items. He holds five patents for the development of the subscale Insensitive Munitions testing and production of Nano-energetics. Mr. Di Stasio has won three Research and Development awards from the U.S. Army, as well as awards from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO-OTAN) for contributions to Insensitive Munitions technology development. His work was also recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s Inventions of the Year in 2010.

Mr. Di Stasio has expertise in the areas of energetic materials, detonation train design, Nano-energetics, gun propulsion, rocket propulsion, Insensitive Munitions, program management, and risk analysis.

Mr. Di Stasio received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware.