Brown withdraws nomination for Pentagon acquisition chief

By Tony Bertuca / July 14, 2021 at 2:22 PM
Michael Brown has withdrawn his nomination for Pentagon acquisition chief amid a Defense Department inspector general investigation, according to a letter he has sent Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. In his letter, Brown, currently director of the Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit, requested his name be removed from consideration for under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment because an ongoing IG investigation could delay his nomination by up to one year. "While I am confident the Office of Inspector General will...

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