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Gregory Kausner: DOD’s Integrated Suite of Capabilities Must Be Guided By Mission Engineering

Gregory Kausner

Gregory Kausner, acting undersecretary of acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, said that the growing defense acquisition demands an integrated suite of capabilities guided by mission engineering to reach the desired warfighting goals. Kausner enumerated scoped requirements, guided development and informed investment as essential factors to develop the agency’s capabilities and link the programs to their intended missions.

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DOD’s Gregory Kausner Forms Working Group to Boost Defense Supply Chain Resilience

Gregory Kausner

Gregory Kausner, acting undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has formed a working group to identify organizational factors that limit DOD's visibility into supply chain operations and develop measures to increase its ability to address risk events. The Pentagon, Congress and the Biden administration have prioritized initiatives to mitigate supply chain risks amid the pandemic.

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Stacy Cummings to Take Acting Undersecretary Role for DoD

Stacy Cummings

Stacy Cummings will succeed Hon. Ellen Lord, 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD), effective Jan. 20th. Cummings will assume the role until President-elect Joe Biden appoints a Senate-confirmed official to the position. Cummings currently serves as acting deputy assistant secretary for acquisition at DoD and is a career member of the Senior Executive Service. 

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DoD’s Gregory Kausner: Increased Focus Needed for Domestic Parts Manufacturing

Gregory Kausner

Gregory Kausner, executive director for international cooperation at the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD A&S), has said the Pentagon is continuing assessments of potential COVID-19 impacts to defense suppliers. According to Kausner, the Department of Defense (DoD) has found vulnerabilities in its international supply chain.

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