Designated Federal Officer
Mr. Stephen Polchek serves as the Executive Director of the Veterans' Advisory Board on Dose Reconstruction and is the Alternate Designated Federal Officer (DFO). He provides regulatory oversight and administrative direction to this Federal Advisory Committee. He ensures public meetings are held regularly and that the Atomic Veteran community's concerns and issues with radiation dose reconstructions and VA adjudications of claims are properly advocated.
Prior to joining the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Mr. Polchek was with Northrop Grumman Corporation, providing Advisory and Assistance Services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Advanced Systems and Concepts Office (ASCO), managing the ASCO research studies databases, Enterprise Information System SharePoint Team Site and the ASCO External website. He also managed efforts with the ASCO Visiting Scientist program, the tri-annual Senior Leader Off-site conferences, and facilitated visits to ASCO by government and academic researchers. Previously, Mr. Polchek was the Director of Government Operations for the Wexford Group International, Inc., and supporting the U.S. Army's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Advanced Concepts and Technology II program. He directed the Army's SBIR Phase II Quality Award program that recognized the most innovative research projects transitioning to successful commercial products. Prior to his civilian career, he served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery with command and staff assignments in Target Acquisition Batteries and Cannon Artillery battalions in the 1st Armored and 101st Airborne Divisions, and staff positions in the 7th U.S. Army in Europe and the Fire Support Test Directorate at Fort Sill, OK, where he served as Operations and Security Officer, coordinating and executing operational tests and experiments to validate future Field Artillery equipment and systems.
Mr. Polchek was awarded a B.S. in Accounting from LaSalle University of Philadelphia, PA, a BS in Computer Information Systems from Cameron University of Lawton, OK, and a MBA in Management Information Systems from Oklahoma City University of Oklahoma City, OK.