Danielle Miller

Director, Policy, Analysis, and Transition (PA&T)


Ms. Danielle Miller is the Director of Assessments and Investments within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment in the Office of Industrial Policy. Her goal is to secure a robust and resilient supply chains to meet the warfighters needs. In her role, she provides direction, guidance, and oversight to the Defense Production Act (DPA) Title I and Title III program offices. She guides the development of the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment programs efforts to increase the skills of the industrial base workforce. She leads the assessment team’s development of fulsome analyses of current and emerging risks and opportunities within the defense industrial base.

Ms. Miller gained extensive expertise in analysis and program evaluation in her prior roles with Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE). As the Director of Readiness and Force Employment Division, she was responsible for leading CAPES’ analysis of the Services’ readiness portfolios and responsible for funding the DoD five-year readiness program. This included leveraging existing data sets and tools to develop intricate models of the aviation sustainment process. In addition, Ms. Miller was responsible for assessing Global Posture portfolio, and developing resourcing options prioritized by strategic alignment and operational relevance. Within CAPE, she also served as the Deputy Director of Joint Data Support Division. In this role she managed teams of analyst developing force structure and force employment data. She led the establishment of archived historic deployment data, which continues to be used to support program evaluation.

Prior to her Civil Service Directorship positions, she worked in the private sector providing support to CAPE, the United States Air Force and the Department of Labor. Ms. Miller also has spent time in the non-profit sector, working for Special Olympics Florida and the Better Housing League of Greater Cincinnati. In each organization she effectively secured funding from a variety of foundations and local, state, and federal agencies.

She graduated from Florida State University with a Master of Arts in International Affairs and a Bachelor’s of Science from Wright State University in International Studies.

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