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Gary A. Federici

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Dr. Gary A. Federici passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, after a brief illness. He was born in Wareham, on July 28, 1950. Gary was the son of Bernice E. Federici of Wareham, and graduated from Bishop Stang High School, in North Dartmouth. He received his bachelor of science in physics and mathematics from the University of Massachuestts at Lowell, and his master's and Ph.D. in mathematics from Syracuse. Dr. Federici was appointed deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, information operations and space, in September 2004. In his role, Dr. Federici served as the principal advisor for space-related acquisition matters along with related business enterprise acquisition programs and information technology and resources management. In this capacity he provided acquisition guidance, oversight, and policy expertise for both the Navy and Marine Corps planning and programming staffs to ensure acquisition programs remain viable in funding of requirements, schedule and performance to reduce acquisition volatility. Over a 30-year period, Dr. Federici played a substantial role in shaping Navy policy on space and in developing tactical applications of C4ISR and space systems. He had been instrumental in moving national security space systems products into mainstream naval operations, and in encouraging the Navy to participate fully in the NRO and other national security space/intelligence activities. In 2003, the secretary of the Navy awarded him the Department of the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award. The Director, National Reconnaissance Office/Under Secretary of the Air Force, awarded him the NRO Medal of Distinguished Service in 2004. In addition to his mother, Bernice, Gary is survived by his cousin, Diana L Sosnowski (Tead); his uncle, David F Barry; and numerous loving family members, friends and co-workers. His Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Oct. 30, at 10 a.m., at St. Patricks Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patricks Cemetery. Visiting hours have been omitted. Remembrances in Garys name may be made to the , 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements are by the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. For directions and online guestbook, visit: www.ccgfuneralhome. com.

Published in Wareham Courier from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, 2010
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