President Biden has announced his intent to nominate Cara Abercrombie to be assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, according to a White House announcement.
Abercrombie currently serves as deputy assistant to the president and coordinator for defense policy and arms control at the National Security Council.
A career member of the senior executive service, Abercrombie previously served as acting deputy director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and as the first president of the Defense Security Cooperation University.
She has also served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for south and southeast Asia.
Though Radha Plumb was confirmed as deputy assistant secretary of defense for acquisition by the Senate earlier this week, things have stalled for Pentagon nominees as Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) continues to block all nominations and military promotions on the grounds that he opposes military travel policies related to abortion services.