President Barack Obama has nominated new leaders for the Army Materiel Command, which provides technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment.
Obama nominated Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via for the grade of general and assignment as commanding general of AMC in Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Via serves as the current deputy commanding general and chief of staff of AMC.
Maj. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion has been nominated to be Via's replacement and for promotion to lieutenant general. McQuistion currently serves as commanding general of Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill.
Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 25, 2012 at 7:21 PM0 comments
President Barack Obama announced nominees Jan. 24 to fill several senior Defense Department positions for key management areas.
Erin Conaton is the nominee to be undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness. She has been the undersecretary of the Air Force since 2010.
The undersecretary is a senior policy advisor to the defense secretary on recruitment, career development, pay and benefits for active duty military personnel, including Guard and Reserve personnel, and DOD civilians employees. The undersecretary is also responsible for overseeing the state of military readiness.
Frank Kendall is the nominee to be the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. He has been the acting undersecretary since the former undersecretary Ashton Carter became the deputy defense secretary in 2011.
The undersecretary advises the defense secretary on all things DOD acquisition. He also supervises procurements and issues policies on the maintenance and upkeep of DOD's technology. The undersecretary also works on the upkeep of the defense industrial base through policies.
James Miller is the nominee to be the undersecretary of defense for policy. Miller has been the principle deputy undersecretary of defense for policy since 2009.
The undersecretary gives the defense secretary advice on new policies that align with national security objectives.
Each of the nominees must be confirmed by the Senate before taking the job.
Posted by Matthew Weigelt on Jan 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM0 comments
The chief of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division will leave her post this year, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Sharis Pozen has served as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division since August 2011. She may leave Justice this spring to return to private practice, WSJ reports. During her service, Pozen oversaw Justice's prevention of AT&T’s proposed $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Posted by FCW Staff on Jan 24, 2012 at 7:21 PM0 comments