Circuit

Blog archive

Defense Acquisition University gets new president

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) announced Dec. 6 that Katrina McFarland is the institution's new president.

McFarland will be responsible for continuing and building on DAU efforts as a primary academic resource for 147,000 defense acquisition workforce personnel, according to a press release. She also will oversee developing  new curriculum to reflect new defense acquisition initiatives and guidelines, including those set forth earlier this year by Ashton Carter, the Defense Department's acquisition chief.

“She comes with outstanding credentials and a wealth of experience at a very critical time for [DOD],” Frank Kendall, principal deputy under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said in the DAU announcement.

McFarland most recently served as director of acquisition at the Missile Defense Agency.

Posted by Amber Corrin on Dec 08, 2010 at 12:11 PM


Featured

  • Workforce
    Avril Haines testifies SSCI Jan. 19, 2021

    Haines looks to restore IC workforce morale

    If confirmed, Avril Haines says that one of her top priorities as the Director of National Intelligence will be "institutional" issues, like renewing public trust in the intelligence community and improving workforce morale.

  • Defense
    laptop cloud concept (Andrey Suslov/Shutterstock.com)

    Telework, BYOD and DEOS

    Telework made the idea of bringing your own device a top priority as the Defense Information Systems Agency begins transitioning to a permanent version of the commercial virtual remote environment.

Stay Connected