Acquisition and Sustainment Leadership Transition

April 18, 2023


The Department of Defense announced the following leadership transition:

Dr. Radha Iyengar Plumb was confirmed as Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (DUSD(A&S)) in a Senate vote today.

As DUSD(A&S), Dr. Plumb is responsible to the Under Secretary of Defense for all matters pertaining to acquisition; contract administration; logistics and materiel readiness; installations and environment; operational energy; chemical, biological, and nuclear defense; the acquisition workforce; and the defense industrial base.

Prior to this appointment, she served as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense where she was responsible for leading the executive staff, providing counsel and advice to the Deputy Secretary, and ensuring Deputy-led governance processes were aligned with key leadership priorities. She previously served as the Director of Research and Insights for Trust & Safety at Google and as Global Head of Policy Analysis at Facebook. Before her work in the private sector, Dr. Plumb held a number of positions across the Federal government, including in the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and National Security Council.

Most recently, she served as Acting Deputy Director of Administration and Management within the Department of Defense.

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