Vice President, Client Executive for DoD and DAF
Ed Drolet is Vice President and Client Executive for DoD and DAF clients at CACI International Inc. Retiring from the Department of the Air Force in September 2022 after 37 years of civil service (14) and active duty (23). He is responsible for cultivating customer relationships, forming and executing rigorous strategic plans, and delivering transformative programs and measurable value for strategic customers, partners, and technical delivery leaders for comprehensive national security solutions.
Mr. Drolet brings over 37 years of strategic, operations, technical, and program management leadership across multiple intel, flying, space, and cyber operations environments in the DoD and DAF. He previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force (CSAF) Strategic Studies Group (SSG) Deputy Director, where he was a special advisor to the Air Staff and Secretariat senior leadership forging the DAF innovation campaign to optimize operations readiness, agile performance, and Airman resilience. Specific areas of focus included international engagement and operations interoperability, advanced data capabilities, and digital transformation. During this time, he was award the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award, Meritorious Civilian Service Award, and the Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal.
Prior to serving as CSAF SSG Deputy Director, Mr. Drolet completed Air War College in-residence at Maxwell AFB, AL, where he published a thesis on, “Solving Intelligence Information Sharing Problems with Coalition Partners and Strengthening Alliances.” He served in the Secretary of the Air Force, Administrative Assistant (SAF AA), Capabilities, Development and Management Office (CDM), as a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), responsible for the technology oversight and management of the portfolio of programs including the Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems (BICES), Combatant Command Intelligence Information Technology (CCMD IIT), Air Force Insider Threat (AFInT), and the Office of Personnel Management National Background Investigation Bureau (NBIB) Business Process Reengineering (BPR) for the National Background Investigation Systems (NBIS).
Mr. Drolet was the Program Director for the US BICES Program Management Office (BPO). BICES is DoD’s global enterprise capability to share intelligence information with over 80 coalition partner nations. He was responsible for full lifecycle program management of the $1B US BICES programs and worldwide CCMD requirements. He led a program office of 91 government civilians, SETA and FFRDC contractors, and over 500 contract employees for program operations and execution across five geographically separated Regional Data Centers and over 600 operating environments, five Trusted Network Environments (TNE) for multi-layer/level security cross domain information sharing, three dispersed R&D labs, and six dispersed Coalition Dissemination Centers across 600+ major Integrated Master Schedule line items. He was recognized as the C4ISRNET Elite 6 Award Winner for C2 Communications for Coalition / Foreign Partners.
He was a senior leader at the Defense Information Systems Agency, Defense Enterprise Computing Center Ogden, Utah, as Operations Director and Senior Program Manager where he earned the HQ DISA 2014 George W. Hoffman Senior Civilian Leadership Award and HQ DISA 2013 DISA Customer Advocacy Award. Mr. Drolet retired from USAF active-duty service in September of 2008 after 23.5 years and 14 worldwide combat and operations deployments. Mr. Drolet earned a MS in Strategic Studies from USAF Air War College, MS MIS Degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology, MBA certificate from CSUDH, and BS degrees in Logistics and Business Management from the University of Maryland. He is a certified DAU Acquisition Professional, PMI PMP, Six Sigma Black Belt, and graduate of the OPM and Nation Defense University Federal Government CIO and Advanced Management Programs (AMP43).Management Programs (AMP43).