Ms. Dixon currently serves as the Director of the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), a rapidly growing, high performing, operational support organization, reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). DMDC maintains the central repository of 50 million records for military, civilians, retirees, family members, and selected contractors. It is also the central point in the Department of Defense (DoD) for contract data. DMDC’s four major business lines include: benefits and entitlements, identity management, decision support, and personnel security/assurance. Over 250 employees and 800 on-site contractors (a multi-disciplinary staff ranging from IT to psychometricians and research psychologists and statisticians) work in Monterey, CA, Arlington, VA, or one of three satellite offices in Germany, Korea, SW Asia, and Boyers, PA. Additionally, it supports the operations of over 2000 sites issuing ID cards and over 100 bases using its base access control system around the world, a truly world-wide operation. DMDC’s mission directly impacts the security of DoD’s networks and facilities across the enterprise, identification of potential fraud and abuse, personnel policies and programs, the delivery of the right benefit to the right person at the right time, and most importantly the Department’s goal of a life-time relationship with the entire DoD family.
From 1998 through 2004, Ms. Dixon served as the Director of the DoD Access Card Office. She managed the implementation of smart card technology, also known as the Common Access Card (CAC) in the DoD. The CAC program is widely recognized as the most advanced and interoperable large-scale smart card program in the world. In fact, since 2001, the program has earned international recognition with thirteen major awards.
ver the course of her career, Ms. Dixon worked for the Navy in positions of increasing responsibility and as a senior analyst for Program Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1977, she was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower) where she was responsible for military manpower, personnel, and training policy and issues within the Department of the Navy.
Ms. Dixon holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration – Operations Research from George Washington University.