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Name and Rank: Air Force Capt. Amber Oar
Position: Acquisition Program Manager / Program Manager, Air Force (AF) Information Technology (IT) Business Analytics Office
Background: Starting as only a 1st Lieutenant, she garnered the trust of senior leadership, from the Division-level up through the Secretary of the Air Force, to initialize and grow the Air Force Information Technology Business Analytics Office at the direction of Secretary of the Air Force (SAF). In turn, she led the U.S. Air Force’s “Bending the IT Cost Curve” initiative for the SAF.
Functional Areas: Capital Planning and Investment Control; Enterprise Services; IT Efficiencies
Judging Criteria: Improved Information Delivery/Dissemination; Cost Avoidance/Savings; Broad User Base; Improved Process(es)
BLUF: Conducted analysis and discovered data sources in support of the IT Business Analytics Office that will lead the Air Force to achieving at least 20% savings in IT spending by fiscal year 2018.