The Aerospace Industries Association has hired a new vice president of acquisition policy from the House Appropriations Committee support staff.
William Greenwalt previously served as the deputy director for the Surveys and Investigations staff, which provides support for the committee's oversight activities. His previous government procurement experience includes serving as an advisor for the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, and as a professional staff member for the Senate Armed Services and Senate Governmental Affairs Committees. He also worked at Lockheed Martin as director of federal acquisition policy from 2009 to 2011.
"Bill has tremendous experience in both government and industry,” said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey. “At a time when our industry is facing a major transition, Bill will be instrumental in helping us navigate some tough challenges."
AIA represents manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military and business aircraft, equipment, services and information technology.
Posted by FCW Staff on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:56 PM0 comments
Air Force Service Acquisition Executive David Van Buren will step down as the top weapons acquisition official in March and return to private industry, reports Defense News.
Van Buren has been performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force and serving as the Principal Deputy for Acquisition since April 2009. He directed $70 billion in annual investments, including major programs like the KC-46A Tanker and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program, as well as information technology, cyber, command and control and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
No replacement has been named, according to Defense News, nor is there mention of where Van Buren will be taking a new position. Van Buren previously worked at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Northrop Corporation, Tecstar Corporation, and Raytheon Microelectronics.
Posted by FCW Staff on Feb 07, 2012 at 12:52 PM0 comments
Gen. Lloyd J. Austin was sworn in as the Army's 33rd vice chief of staff at a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on Jan. 31.
"Lloyd Austin is, as he always has been, a full-spectrum leader," Secretary of the Army John McHugh said, according to the Pentagram Newspaper. "[He is] a leader that at every level of command has demonstrated to his troops the right way to lead, the right way to live as a soldier."
Austin served as the last commanding general of United States Forces in Iraq and leader of Operation New Dawn. He replaces Gen. Peter Chiarelli who retired from the Army after 40 years.
Posted by FCW Staff on Feb 03, 2012 at 12:35 PM1 comments