Ben FitzGerald, the Pentagon's former executive director of strategy, data, and design in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, is returning to the Center for a New American Security, according to an announcement from the Washington think tank.
FitzGerald left the Defense Department in January to become a partner in Lupa, a private investment firm.
While at the Pentagon, FitzGerald worked to disestablish the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and split it into the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Development.
Prior to working at the Pentagon, FitzGerald was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Before that, he ran a technology and national security program at CNAS.
"We're thrilled to welcome Ben back to the team," CNAS Defense Program Director Elbridge Colby said in a press release. "He is a pioneering leader in the intersection of defense, technology, and acquisition, and will bring a vital and creative perspective to our work."
FitzGerald is rejoining CNAS as an adjunct fellow.