Obama to Nominate Katrina McFarland for DoD Acquisition Chief Post

February 10, 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama will nominate Katrina McFarland to be the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition.

McFarland, who is the president of Defense Acquisition University, has been performing the duties of the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition since October.

The assistant secretary for acquisition provides oversight and policy direction on the DoD acquisition system and major weapon programs. The secretary also oversees Defense Acquisition University and the Defense Contract Management Agency. 

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