Kenneth Krieg nominated to DOD's top acquisition post

Kenneth Krieg nominated to DOD's top acquisition post

The Defense Department's director for program analysis and evaluation has been tapped by President Bush to serve as undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

President Bush today announced his plans to nominate Kenneth J. Krieg of Virginia to DOD's top acquisition post. Michael Wynne is the current Defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, having received a recess appointment when the position became vacant.

A recess appointment is given when a job becomes vacant while the Senate is in recess. In these instances, the president is authorized to fill the office, but the appointee serves only until the congressional season ends. The appointee then leaves office or stands for formal confirmation by the Senate.

Krieg previously worked as vice president and general manager of International Paper in Memphis, Tenn., and Purchase, N.Y. He also served as executive assistant to the deputy secretary in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
He received a bachelor's degree from Davidson College and a master's from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

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