DoD Launches Talent Exchange Pilot Program to Strengthen the Acquisition Workforce

January 9, 2019 – This week the United States Department of Defense (DoD) launched the Defense-Industry Talent Exchange Pilot Program. This acquisition-focused pilot program will enable 13 DoD and private sector participants to gain a better understanding of each other’s business operations, and share innovative best practices. “I am very excited about this groundbreaking program because it gives our DoD acquisition professionals an incredible opportunity to gain experience and insight with their industry colleagues,” said Ms. Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. “One of the…

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President Announces Picks for Senior Pentagon Posts

March 16, 2017 – Patrick M. Shanahan is President Donald J. Trump’s choice to succeed Bob Work as deputy defense secretary, White House officials announced today. The announcement also lists the president’s intention to nominate five other people for senior civilian positions at the Pentagon. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement that all are “highly qualified individuals” who were personally recommended by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Mattis is grateful to Work for agreeing to continue serving until Shanahan is confirmed by the Senate, Davis said. Work’s steady leadership,…

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