Senators again vote to advance DOD acquisition nominees

By Tony Bertuca / February 9, 2023 at 1:38 PM

The Senate Armed Services Committee voted again today to advance the nominations of key Pentagon acquisition nominees who have been in limbo for months due to partisan blocking.

The committee voted to favorably report to the full Senate the nominations of Radha Plumb to be deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and Laura Taylor-Kale to be assistant secretary of defense for industrial base policy.

Plumb was first nominated in June 2022, while Taylor-Kale was tapped in May 2022. Both nominations had to be resubmitted by the White House because Congress failed to confirm them last year.

The administration has resubmitted seven Pentagon nominations in total.