Ms. Giglio is the President of the Capital Chapter, Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association (DAUAA) and a Member of the Board. She is the Principal and owner of WAGsolutions, LLC, established April 7, 2013. WAGsolutions is a small business-consulting firm, where analysis generates real solutions for government and business challenges in an era of resource constraints. She previously served as the National Capital Region Liaison for the University of Tennessee, National Defense Business Institute. After 30 years of government service, she retired from the Department of Defense as a member of the Senior Executive Service as Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategic Plans and Initiatives, Acquisition Transformation for the office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). She devised incentives to affect acquisition transformation, collected data and established a system to track and report on effective reform.
Serving as the Deputy to the Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment Project (DAPA) directed by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Gordon England she effectively identified acquisition challenges. In this capacity, she provided leadership to socialize concepts and generate greater consistency and transparency regarding reforms. The Project determined that the key challenges to the Acquisition community are reflected across the spectrum of significant issues affecting the workforce, organization, budget, requirements, industry and acquisition processes.
During her professional career, Ms. Giglio served at the White House, State Department, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and as a Defense Legislative Assistant to Representative Hal Daub (R-Nebraska). She was one of the original employees at the On-Site Inspection Agency, serving as Chief of Congressional Affairs and an Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Inspector in the former Soviet Union.
Ms. Giglio is a Senior Executive Fellow of Harvard University’s JFK School of Government. She graduated from the University of Nebraska with a major in Political Science and a minor in German. She was born in the Bronx, N.Y. and resides is Alexandria, Virginia with her husband Michael A. Giglio (Colonel, USAF Ret.).