Top Gun Christine Fox Departing Pentagon
May 16, 2013
Maybe she's lost that loving feeling, but Christine Fox, head of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's much-anticipated strategic review and the Pentagon's top "costing" official, is leaving her post next month, the E-Ring has learned.
Fox, the Pentagon's director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE), has been a key player in the development of some of the Obama administration's top national security strategy documents at the Pentagon.
"She has been a critical advisor to three secretaries," a defense official said.
According to the official, she was instrumental in the development of the defense strategic guidance, which President Obama announced at the Pentagon in 2012, before taking the helm of Hagel's Strategic Choices and Management Review (SCMR) this year -- affectionately called the "skimmer" or "scammer" inside the building.