Joseph P. Maletta, Executive Director, Regional Procurement Office East

Mr. Maletta assumed his current duties as the Executive Director, Regional Procurement Office (RPO) East in February 2016.  He manages a budget of over $4 billion and is responsible for contracting oversight of the entire East Coast to include Puerto Rico, over 900 employees throughout 7 Network Contracting Offices and the RPO East regional contracting staff.  In 2018, he performed an interim detail as VHA’s Executive Director for Procurement and Logistics.  His emphasis for developing contracting professionals is to focus their learned craft in a way that maximizes customer service for our VAMCs and VISNs.  Prior to taking the RPO East position in the VA, he was the Director of Contracting for the Naval Reactors Laboratory Field Office and responsible for cradle-to-grave contracting and subcontract oversight for an annual “spend” of approximately $3 billion annually including the consolidated Management and Operations contract for the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and their associated sites.  Mr. Maletta’s previous experience also includes service as the Field Representative for the Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion for business oversight of nuclear component contracting and the naval nuclear industrial base.  He also served in the U.S. Navy’s Supply Corps as the Director of the Naval Reactors Material Office in Mechanicsburg, PA and served as an enlisted nuclear propulsion plant operator on the USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN-705) where he received his submarine warfare pin and was awarded a NROTC scholarship by the Chief of Naval Education and Training.   He is FAC-C Level III certified in Contracting.  Mr. Maletta also serves as a trauma and crisis response counsellor at his church.

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