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Katrina McFarland Nominated Asst. Defense Acquisition Secretary

President Obama has nominated Katrina McFarland as assistant defense secretary for acquisition, the White House announced Friday.

McFarland has served as president of the Defense Acquisition University since 2010 and was previously acquisition director at the Missile Defense Agency from 2006 to 2010.

She held several positions with the U.S. Marine Corps System Command from 1992 to 2005, including director of management and air defense systems.

From 1990 to 1992 McFarland worked in electronics procurement with the Canadian National Defense Department in Ottawa, Ontario.

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