Harp moving to DFAS acquisition position

At the end of the month, Timothy J. Harp will become component acquisition executive with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

In the newly created position, Harp will spearhead the agency's efforts to improve the acquisition process. Harp is now deputy under secretary of Defense for innovation and technology integration and is special assistant to the defense acquisition executive.

'His 25-plus year career has provided him with the depth and breadth of knowledge and experiences necessary to successfully fill the demanding role as the component acquisition executive,' said Zack E. Gaddy, DFAS director. 'I know he will help the DFAS team achieve our vision of being a world-class finance and accounting organization.'

A DFAS spokesman said the position, which becomes effective July 25, came out of a General Accounting Office report a few years ago asking Defense agencies to improve how they acquire major systems.

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