Plumb nominated for deputy acquisition chief

By Tony Bertuca / June 15, 2022 at 5:03 PM

President Biden has nominated Radha Plumb, currently the chief of staff to Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, to be deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, according to the White House.

Prior to her appointment as Hicks’ chief of Staff, Plumb was the director of research and insights for trust and safety at Google. She also previously worked as the global head of policy analysis at Facebook and as a senior economist at RAND Corp.

The White House said Plumb has also held senior staff positions at the Defense and Energy departments as well as the National Security Council.