LaPlante gets nod for DOD acquisition chief

By Tony Bertuca / November 30, 2021 at 4:44 PM
Former Air force acquisition executive Bill LaPlante has been tapped to be the Pentagon's next under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, ending months of speculation that followed the derailed nomination of Michael Brown, the defense innovation official who was President Biden's previous nominee for the job. Now, it is unclear when the Senate, which has become entangled in partisan animosity that threatens the annual passage of the defense authorization bill, will be able to advance the nomination. Meanwhile,...

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