Lord promises more commercial approach to managing Pentagon

By Marjorie Censer / October 12, 2017 at 5:04 PM
Ellen Lord, the new top acquisition official in the Pentagon, said in her first public event Oct. 11 she is drawing on her industry experience to take a more commercial approach to the Defense Department. Lord, who spent more than three decades at Textron systems, said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told her during her job interview he wants to "transform the way DOD does business." "So I don't think it's any accident that the deputy secretary of defense, Pat Shanahan,...

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