Christine Michienzi

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group

Christine Michienzi is a former senior government executive with extensive national and international leadership experience. Her strategic advice and counsel are regularly sought on issues relating to global supply chains and defense industrial base resiliency and security. Today, she provides consulting services, bringing innovative solutions that allow companies to successfully address supply chain and technical issues using strategy, policy, and investment approaches. Previously Dr. Michienzi served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the senior technology advisor for the undersecretary of defense for acquisition & sustainment and the chief technology officer for the Industrial Base Policy office. Her expertise includes industrial base/supply chains and technology for critical defense capabilities such as missiles and munitions, microelectronics, critical chemicals, hypersonics, nuclear modernization, and the Defense Production Act. Dr. Michienzi began her career with the DoD working for the Navy, developing and transitioning new weapons technologies at a Navy laboratory and supporting the technical director at a Program Executive Office. She holds five patents and published dozens of technical papers. She received the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Civilian Career Service, the Secretary of Defense’s Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, the Naval Sea Systems Command Scientist of the Year Award, and the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Scientist of the Year Award. Dr. Michienzi received her doctorate in analytical chemistry and bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Maryland.