Ellen Lord

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Ellen Lord
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Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Assumed office
February 1, 2018
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Position established
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics
In office
August 10, 2017 – February 1, 2018
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Jimmy MacStravic
Succeeded by Position abolished

Ellen M. Lord is an American businesswoman and government official who is the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics in the Trump administration. She was previously the CEO of Textron Systems, a global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate.[1][2] The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics is the chief weapons purchaser for the United States, responsible for overseeing hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons and services acquisitions programs in the United States Department of Defense.[3]

Lord served as vice chairwoman of the National Defense Industrial Association and as a member of the Center for a New American Security's task force on strategy, technology, and the global defense industry. She was also a board member of the Defense Technology Initiative, the Naval Institute Foundation, and the U.S.-India Business Council.[4]

References

  1. ^ Mehta, Aaron (June 27, 2017). "Ellen Lord, Textron System CEO, nominated for undersecretary of AT&L". Defense News. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Mehta, Aaron; Shane III, Leo (August 2, 2017). "New Navy secretary, 7 other DoD officials confirmed by Senate". Defense News. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  3. ^ Rogin, Josh (June 9, 2017). "Pentagon to get a new policy chief". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Edwards, Jane (June 28, 2017). "Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord to Be Nominated as Pentagon Acquisition Chief". Executive Gov. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 

External links

  • Biography at the Department of Defense
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