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DoD Undersecretary Ellen Lord Meets with Exchange Program Participants

Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Ellen Lord conducted a meeting with the participants of the Department of Defense's Public-Private Talent Exchange initiative.

The initiative has assigned private sector employees to civilian defense positions and vice versa to allow the participants to comprehend each area's operations and share practices, DoD said Thursday. The participants shared their experiences during the performance of their assignments and gave recommendations to reinforce the program for future participants.

"This program presents an incredible opportunity for development and growth, I strongly recommend those interested step up and take advantage," said Lord.

The agency will proceed with the next batch of exchange participants in January 2020.

About the Wash100

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.

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