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Rene Garza Rendon

Associate Professor
Acquisition Management
Graduate School of Defense Management

Phone: (831) 656-3464
Education
  • DBA - Argosy University-Orange County 2003
    Major: Business Administration
    Dissertation Title: A Systematic Approach to Assessing Organizational Contract Management Maturity
  • MBA - University of North Dakota 1985
    Major: Business Administration
    Dissertation Title: Computer Simulation of Credit Union Teller Operations
  • BBA - Angelo State University 1981
    Major: Business Administration
NPS Experience
  • 2015 - current: Associate Professor
  • 2004 - 2015: Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • 1994 Supply Chain Manager, NCR Inc, Dayton, Ohio.
  • 2003 - 2004 Director of Contracts (Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Rocket Program Office), Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California.
  • 2000 - 2003 Director of Contracts (Space Based Infrared Systems Program Office), Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California.
  • 1997 - 2000 Commander, 47th Contracting Squadron, Laughlin AFB, Texas.
  • 1995 - 1997 Commander, Mission Support Contracting Flight, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas.
  • 1989 - 1994 Contracting Officer, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
  • 1987 - 1989 Contracting Officer , Warren AFB, Wyoming.
  • 1986 - 1987 Detachment Commander, Air Force Institute of Technology, Warren AFB, Wyoming.
  • 1982 - 1986 Missile Combat Crew Commander (Minuteman III), Minot AFB, North Dakota.
Research Interests
Contract/Procurement Management
Project/Program Management
Supply Management/Purchasing Management
Teaching Interests
Contract/Procurement Management
Project/Program Management
Supply Management/Purchasing Management

Awards

  • 2016 - NPS GSBPP Research Excellence Award, NPS GSBPP
  • 2011 - Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing, NCMA
  • 2010 - NPS Richard W. Hamming Teaching Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2009 - Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2009 - Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing, NCMA
  • 2008 - Excellence in Contract Management Research and Writing, NCMA
  • 2006 - GSBPP Special Act Award, GSBPP, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2006 - GSBPP Special Act Award, NPS Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
  • 2005 - Most Outstanding Article in Contract Management, NCMA
  • 2004 - Beta Gamma Sigma, University of North Dakota
  • 2004 - Outstanding Fellow Award, NCMA
  • 2003 - National Education Award, NCMA
  • 2002 - Space and Missile Systems Center Professionalism in Contracting Award
  • 1997 - USAF Outstanding Officer in Contracting
  • 1996 - USAF Outstanding Contracting Squadron (Flight Commander)
  • 1994 - Fellow Award, NCMA
  • 1993 - F-22 Contracting Officer of the Year
  • 1987 - Air Force Institute of Technology Professional Designation in Contract Management

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Board of Advisors, National Contract Management Association
  • Chair, Federal Acquisition and Subcontract Management Group, Institute for Supply Management
  • Editorial Reviewer, Inside Supply Management, Institute for Supply Management
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Contract Management, National Contract Management Association
  • Leadership Professional Development Committee, National Contract Management Association
  • Chair, Professional Credentialing Committee, Institute for Supply Management
  • University Outreach Committee, National Contract Management Association
  • 2000 Project Management Institute
  • 1997 Institute for Supply Management, Certification Committee; Item Writing committee
  • 1985 National Contract Management Association, Board of Directors for Wyoming, Dayton, Alamo, and Los Angeles/South Bay Chapters
Licensures and Certifications
  • 2011 - 2020 Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity, Institute for Supply Management
  • 2008 - 2020 Certified Professional in Supply Management, Institute for Supply Management
  • 2000 - 2020 Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute
  • 1997 - 2020 Certified Purchasing Manager, Institute for Supply Management
  • 1994 DAWIA Level III Contracting, Department of Defense
  • 1994 DAWIA Level III Program Management, Department of Defense
  • 1988 - 2020 Certified Professional Contracts Manager, National Contract Management Association
  • 1987 - 2020 Certified Federal Contracts Manager, National Contract Management Association
  • 1987 - 2004 Warranted Procuring Contracting Officer, United States Federal Government

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Book
  • (2019). Management of Defense Acquisition Projects, Second Edition (SECOND) Reston, VA USA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • Book Chapter
  • Rendon, R. G, (2017). Defense Contract Management and Policy. Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy Taylor & Francis.
  • Conference Proceeding
  • Apte, A. U., Landale, K. A., Rendon, R. G., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2017). Exploring Drivers of Better Strategic Sourcing in Air Force using Analytics.
  • Journal Article
  • Rendon, R. G, (2017). Examining the Effects of Source Selection Method on Procurement Outcomes. The Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics, 1(1).
  • Landale, K. A., Apte, A. U., Rendon, R. G., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2017). Using Analytics to Inform Category Management & Strategic Sourcing. The Journal of Defense Analytics and Logistics , 2(1).
  • Rendon, R. G, (2017). Contract Management Competence. Contract Management, 5(57), 10-11.
  • Rendon, R. G, (2016). The Demands of Dual Disciplines. Inside Supply Management, 9(27), 10-11.
  • Rendon, R. G, (2016). The Contract Management Standard: Foundation for Assessing Process Maturity. Contract Management, 11(56), 12-14.
  • Rendon, R. G, (2016). Ethics in the Workplace: A Comparison between the Contract Management and General Business Workforces.. Contract Management, (7)(56), 49-58..
  • Rendon, J. M., & Rendon, R. G, (2016). Procurement Fraud in the U.S. Department of Defense: Implications for Contracting Processes and Internal Controls. Managerial Auditing Journal, (6/7)(Vol. 31 ), 748-767.
  • Rendon, R. G, (2016). Ethics Advocacy Requires Knowledge of Internal Controls. Contract Management, 2(56), 10-11.
  • Technical Report
  • Rendon, R. G., & Powley, E. H, (2017). Navy Contracting Organizational Climate Assessment.
  • Apte, A. U., Landale, K. A., Rendon, R. G., & Salmeron-medrano, J, (2016). Exploring Drivers of Better Strategic Sourcing in the Air Force Using Analytics.
  • Landale, K. A., & Rendon, R. G, (2016). Analyzing the Effects of Source Selection Method, Acquisition Type, and Service Component on Acquisition Outcomes.
  • Rendon, R. G, (2016). Assessment of Navy Contract Management Processes.