|Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment|
Assumed office |
February 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics|
August 10, 2017 – February 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Jimmy MacStravic|
|Succeeded by||Position abolished|
Ellen M. Lord is an American businesswoman and government official who is the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)) in the Trump administration. She was previously the CEO of Textron Systems, a global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technologies industrial conglomerate. The USD(A&S) is the chief weapons purchaser for the United States, responsible for overseeing hundreds of billions of dollars of weapons and services acquisitions programs in the United States Department of Defense.
Lord served as vice chairwoman of the National Defense Industrial Association and as a member of the Center for a New American Security's task force on strategy, technology, and the global defense industry. She was also a board member of the Defense Technology Initiative, the Naval Institute Foundation, and the U.S.-India Business Council.
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