Northrop Grumman names new acquisition policy director
Northrop Grumman has named Mitchell Waldman director of acquisition policy. As such, Waldman will be responsible for coordinating the company's efforts related to pending and upcoming acquisition regulations and policy at the Defense Department and other government agencies, internal coordination of congressional activities related to acquisition policy and reform, and representing the company at numerous acquisition and related professional associations.
Before joining Northrop Grumman, Waldman was national security adviser to former Sen. Trent Lott. Before that, Waldman held several executive positions in the Navy, including deputy assistant secretary for ship programs, director of cost engineering and industrial analysis for Naval Sea Systems Command, and deputy program manager for Amphibious Warfare Programs. He was also project manager for the U.S. Navy's Small Boat Security Assistance Program and completed several senior-level staff assignments with the Navy and the Defense Department.
Waldman has won the U.S. Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the Secretary of Defense General Counsel Outstanding Performance Award and the D.C. City Council of Engineering Societies Architect of the Year award.