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Ellen Lord: Pentagon Seeks to Protect Military Tech With New IP Team

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense will establish an "intellectual property cadre” to develop policies aimed at protecting the U.S. military’s technologies and ensuring data security by October, the Military website reported Monday

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Roll Out ‘Trusted Capital Marketplace’ by Fall 2019

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the Department of Defense plans to unveil the Trusted Capital Marketplace program to strengthen the industrial base against China and other potential adversaries in late October or early November, National Defense reported Tuesday.

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Ellen Lord: DoD Aims to Bring Together Investors, Companies via ‘Trusted Capital Marketplace’

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, said she approved a new program that “will convene trusted sources of private capital with innovative companies critical to defense industrial base and national security.” Lord, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said Friday in a press briefing the Trusted Capital Marketplace is a public-private partnership that seeks to launch a pilot program that will help small- and medium-sized firms produce "emerging defense and commercial technologies."

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Ellen Lord: US Should Continue Nuclear Power Upgrade, Stay Ahead of Russia, China

Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the government should avoid any interruption or funding cuts in its ongoing nuclear capability modernization to stay ahead of Russia and China, which have been upgrading their nuclear power. She cited that some U.S. weapons are already approaching ages where technologies are required to end operations, the Department of Defense said Thursday

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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.

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