Jane Rathbun

Deputy Director, Defense Business Systems DASD C3, Cyber and Business Systems

Department of Defense

Jane Rathbun is a member of the Senior Executive Service, serving as the Deputy Director for Defense Business in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for C3, Cyber, and Business Systems (C3CB) within AT&L. She provides program guidance and support to the Department’s core business systems development efforts, valued at over $7B. In addition, Ms. Rathbun leads multiple process improvement efforts aimed at optimizing governance, management and the delivery of Defense Business Capability. Previously, she served as the Chief of Staff to the DASD C3CB facilitating the coordination, synchronization and advocacy of cross-DASD business. Prior to her current tour in AT&L, Ms. Rathbun served as the Division Chief for Strategic Capabilities in the J1/8 Resources Directorate at the United States Africa Command, Stuttgart Germany from 2010 to 2014 leading analysis, advocacy and acquisition of capabilities and resources required to execute the Command’s strategy.

Ms. Rathbun started her career in Defense in 1994 as a staff member of the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces where she led the review of health care delivery system. Post the Commission, Ms. Rathbun joined the Office of the Secretary of Defense Program Analysis and Evaluation (OSD PA&E) as an operations research analyst working on a variety of analytic issues to include Army Readiness, Defense Program Projection, Quadrennial Defense Reviews and the Future Years Defense Program and Program Review system modernizations. In 2003, Ms. Rathbun transitioned to NASA to assist in the implementation of their enterprise resource planning solution, Integrated Financial Management Program (IFMP) where she led change management efforts for the budget module.

Upon her return to Defense in 2005 Ms. Rathbun rejoined PA&E and served as the Deputy to the Chief of Staff, for the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review: Business Process and Practices Integrated Process Team which led to a follow-on effort as the Chief of Staff for the Deputy Secretary of Defense directed Institutional Reform and Governance Roadmap effort. She guided a cross-department team through development of management reforms to include the implementation of Capability Portfolio Management. Post the completion of the roadmap effort, Ms. Rathbun joined AT&L as Special Assistant to the Director of Portfolio Systems Acquisition for Program Management Empowerment and Accountability implementing Weapon System Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) initiatives.

Ms. Rathbun received her B.A. in Political Science from John Carroll University and a Master in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She has earned top civilian service awards for her various efforts and contributions.