Tag Archives: Ellen Lord

Ellen Lord: Foreign Military Sales Program Essential to DoD’s Intl Partnerships

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition,technology and logistics, has said the Defense Department‘s foreign military sales program serves as a means for DoD to help build capacities and capabilities of U.S. partner nations, Reuters reported Thursday. “It’s a real tool for us in terms of international relations,” Lord told reporters. The former Textron …

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Ellen Lord Wants DoD to Move Majority of Major Acquisition Programs to Service Branches

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said she plans to move the “bulk” of major defense acquisition programs and personnel associated with MDAPs back to the three service branches, Defense News reported Wednesday. “Congress has been very, very clear in the last few [National Defense Authorization Acts] that …

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CNAS to Form Task Force for DoD-Industry Collaboration Project

The Center for a New American Security has launched a new project that will employ the help of a task force comprising industry leaders that will work to develop a new vision for collaboration between the Defense Department and industry partners. CNAS said Wednesday the “Future Foundry: Forging New Industries for Defense” project will be led …

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Ellen Lord: Pace of US Int’l Weapon, Drone Sales Hits Defense Industry

Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord says the government’s process for sales of weapons and unmanned systems to international customers is affecting business for U.S. defense companies amid declining Pentagon sales, Defense One reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes that Lord believes the foreign military sales program’s pace and process present an advantage to companies in Europe, Russia and …

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