President Biden released the names of individuals he intends to nominate to become director of cost assessment and program evaluation and under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness.
Biden intends to nominate Susanna Blume for CAPE director. She is currently working at the Pentagon performing the duties of CAPE director in an acting capacity.
Blume previously served in the Obama administration as deputy chief of staff for programs and plans to the deputy secretary of defense. She also previously worked as director of the Center for a New American Security's Defense Program.
Biden intends to nominate former California congressman Gil Cisneros (D) to become under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness.
When he was in Congress, Cisneros served on both the House Armed Services and Veterans' Affairs committees.