Deidre Lee trades in OFPP job for DOD procurement post

Deidre Lee trades in OFPP job for DOD procurement post

MARCH 2—Deidre A. Lee this month will leave her post as administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to become the director of Defense procurement.

Lee, who has headed OFPP since July 1998, will be responsible for all matters related to Defense Department procurement policy. That includes directing the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council and developing policies for contract pricing and financing, contract administration, international contracting and training of contracting personnel.

She will also be the principal adviser to Jacques S. Gansler, undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, on weapons systems contracting. Lee will advise the Defense Acquisition Board on procurement issues, too.

Lee replaces Eleanor Spector, who retired from the post last month.

Prior to joining OFPP, Lee was the associate administrator for procurement at NASA. She is a career government employee who has held multiple procurement jobs, including some at DOD.

Most recently, she had been serving as the Office of Management and Budget's acting deputy director for management.

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