Ms. A. Adele Ratcliff

Director of Innovation Capability and Modernization

Ms. Adele Ratcliff is the Director of the Innovation Capability and Modernization (ICAM) office. In this position, she implements the broad authorities of the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) Program to strengthen the competitive posture of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base by fortifying traditional technical capabilities and forging emerging industrial sectors to respond at-will to national security requirements. Ms. Ratcliff's long acquisition career includes serving as Director of the DoD Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, during which time she spearheaded the establishment of DoD's national Manufacturing Innovation Institues (MIIs), now known as Manufacturing USA Institutes; Program Manager for the congressionally mandated Defense Acquisition Challenge Program, Deputy Program Manager for the Foreign Comparative Test Program, and more than 11 years in Air Force Test and Evaluation at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. She is a proud alumnus of the Mississippi State University Bulldogs, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. In 2011 she graduated from the U.S. Army War College earning a Master of Science in Strategic Art, and is also a graduate of the Department of Defense’s Defense Senior Leadership Development Program.