Senate confirms Plumb for deputy acquisition chief

By Tony Bertuca / April 18, 2023 at 2:02 PM

The Senate voted 68-30 today to confirm Radha Plumb to be a deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment.

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

Plumb was first nominated in June 2022 but had to be resubmitted to Congress by the White House because Congress failed to confirm her last year amid partisan disagreements.

Prior to her confirmation, Plumb served as chief of staff to Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks and 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.