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May 7, 2013


Decision Lens, the leading provider of cloud-based collaborative decision making software, announced today that it has appointed Dale A. Lumme as Executive Vice President of Government Relations. Dale Lumme, a native of Madison, Ohio, has over 30 years of industry, government and joint service senior staff and operational naval aviation experience. Lumme is the former Chief Operating Officer of the Navy League, a world-wide, nearly 50,000 member association dedicated to supporting and advocating for the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and U.S.-Flag Merchant Marine. As EVP of Government Relations at Decision Lens, Dale Lumme will be working to drive new business opportunities in the federal, state and local government and commercial sectors to enhance the firm’s mindshare and client retention, along with managing our channel partner programs.

“Dale’s impressive combination of distinguished military service, and recent government relations and leadership experience while serving the Navy League, will provide Decision Lens the unique skill set needed to expand our relationships and presence within the homeland security and defense arenas,” said John Kealey, CEO of Decision Lens. “For the past decade Decision Lens has been relied upon in the federal government and defense industry markets to help provide the means necessary for their stakeholders to make the best decisions when it comes to budgets and planning. Dale’s contributions will not only help improve that “reliance” on Decision Lens but also expand it to new agencies, departments and branches that require that special catalyst to make decisions involving complex objectives.”

Lumme is a retired career naval officer and a 1980 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. After his first duty assignment with the CNO’s Politico-Military Policy Planning office, Dale reported to Pensacola for flight training, receiving his wings of gold in May 1982. Dale had combat deployments and overseas assignments across the seven seas, along with two tours of duty on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While working on the Joint Staff, Dale coordinated Joint Warfighting Capabilities and Combat Readiness Assessments for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, along with Senior Readiness Oversight Council Forums for the Secretary of Defense. Dale also had two tours on Capitol Hill, his last as the Secretary of the Navy, Office of Legislative Affairs, Staff Director for the House of Representatives.

“Our nation is at a budget prioritization strategic choices crossroads,” said Dale A. Lumme the new Executive Vice President at Decision Lens. “For the past three years I have testified before Congress, written articles and articulated about the urgent need for resource allocation assessment and budget prioritization tools to provide our nation’s leaders with the best information to make strategic choices for America’s national and economic security. Decision Lens is the quintessential organization that provides not only the timely sequestration assessment tools, but also the platform for decision makers to prioritize their strategic choices for management. I am humbled to be part of this amazing team that helps leaders deliver insights that make complex decisions simple, and can even assist in unlocking the potential of quantifying the intangibles—what an awesome organization!” said Dale Lumme.

Lumme’s advanced academic and national security credentials include the U.S. Air Force Air War College; the Armed Forces Staff College, Joint Professional Military Education, along with a Masters of Education (I.T. & Leadership) from the University of West Florida. After transitioning from the Navy, Dale worked at the aerospace company ATK (Alliant Techsystems, Inc.), as a Government Relations Executive for more than 6 years, before transitioning to the Navy League.

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Decision Lens (@DecisionLens) develops progressive decision-making software solutions that allow organizations to make complex decisions more effectively and efficiently. Our collaborative software platform structures decisions, quantifies intangible factors, and evaluates choices that enable organizations to reach their goals. Decision Lens improves the speed and quality of decision making, maximizes returns, and provides accountability and transparency for how decisions are made. For more information contact Decision Lens at 703-399-2100 or visit

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