Appointee Directory

Douglas Wayne Webster -- Department of Labor
Chief Financial Officer

Douglas W. Webster was sworn in on January 7, 2008 as the Chief Financial Officer, with responsibility for the financial leadership of the Department of Labor. He has responsibility for upholding strong financial management and accountability while providing timely, accurate, and reliable financial information and enhancing internal control. Dr. Webster earlier served in government as the Principal Finance Advisor to the Iraq Ministry of Transportation under the Coalition Provisional Authority, Iraq from January to September, 2004. In that capacity he served as the Department of Defense representative with oversight responsibility of a ministry budget approaching $1B, provided financial advice to the Iraqi Minister of Transportation, and oversaw the creation of a 4,000 member ministry security force. Dr. Webster began his service to the nation in 1972 when he was commissioned in the US Air Force. During his 21 year military career he served as a C-130 navigator, including seeing combat in Vietnam, as an air operations officer, and as a senior acquisition and engineering management officer. His final military assignment was in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he coordinated systems engineering policy across the Department of Defense. Prior to rejoining the Department of Labor, Dr. Webster served as a senior manager at Grant Thornton LLP, where he led consulting engagements in cost management, performance management, strategic planning, and organizational change on behalf of federal agency clients. Dr. Webster has a BS in Engineering from the University of California-Los Angeles, a MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from US International University. He has served as an examiner for the United States Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia — the Virginia equivalent of the Malcolm Baldrige award. He is also a Certified Government Financial Manager, a Project Management Professional, and is certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library.

Douglas Wayne Webster

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