Defense's Lee will advise on Iraq's rebuilding

Deidre Lee will temporarily leave her post as procurement director for the Defense Department to help with Iraq reconstruction procurements.

Lee said she will start her new assignment tomorrow, Oct. 14. Domenico C. Cipicchio, deputy director of policy in the DOD Procurement Office, will fill in for Lee during her absence.
'I consider it a privilege to work on something like this,' Lee said last week at a management conference in McLean, Va.

She said that advising the Coalition Provisional Authority on the best acquisition strategies for the Iraq reconstruction effort will be an honor and adventure.

It's unclear how long she will serve in the advisory post. The initial work will last until mid- to late November, when the authority will review its acquisition strategy and decide how to proceed, she said.

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