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Dr. Brad LaPlante, the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, answers questions after Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III announced he award of the long range strike bomber contract in the Pentagon during a press briefing, Oct. 27, 2015. With LaPlante are Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, and Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., the military deputy for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Biden taps former USAF buyer to lead DOD acquisition

The White House has nominated former Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante to be the Pentagon’s top buyer.

OMB deputy director nominee Shalanda Young at her March 2, 2021 nomination hearing. Image from video stream.

Biden to nominate Shalanda Young as OMB director

The Biden administration is looking to elevate the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget into the top job on a permanent basis.

GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

Emily Murphy joins GMU

Emily Murphy, who headed the General Services Administration during the Trump presidency, is joining the George Mason University Center for Government Contracting as a senior research fellow.

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