Allan Burman – Director
Dr. Burman is president of Jefferson Solutions, a division of the Jefferson Consulting Group LLC.
Before joining the Jefferson Group in 1994, Dr. Burman held policy positions in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He served in the Senate-confirmed position of administrator for federal procurement policy under presidents Reagan, Bush and Clinton. In the early 1980s as a member of the Senior Executive Service, Dr. Burman served in OMB’s National Security Division and was the first OMB branch chief to receive a Presidential Rank Award.
He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), a director of the Procurement Round Table, a fellow and member of the Executive Advisory Council of the National Contract Management Association and an honorary member of the National Defense Industrial Association. He is an adjunct professor at George Mason University, an adjunct professor at the International Law Institute (ILI) and a member of ILI’s Procurement Advisory Board. He frequently serves on NAPA and National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council panels addressing federal public policy issues.
Dr. Burman graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; was a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Political Studies, University of Bordeaux, France; and has a Master’s Degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from The George Washington University.