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Obama nominates defense acquisition chief

President Barack Obama plans to nominate Katrina McFarland to be assistant secretary of Defense for acquisition, according to a White House press release.

McFarland has been performing the assistant secretary’s duties since October 2011 while serving as president of Defense Acquisition University. She has also held procurement and acquisition positions at the Missile Defense Agency and Marine Corps Systems Command, among others.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition provides oversight and policy direction for major defense acquisition programs and for space and intelligence acquisitions. The office also oversees Defense Acquisition University and the Defense Contract Management Agency.

Posted by FCW Staff on Feb 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM


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