Claire Grady, former deputy assistant commandant for acquisition and director of acquisition services for the U.S. Coast Guard, has been appointed to the role of director of defense procurement and acquisition policy for the Defense Department.
DoD said Friday Grady will be based in Washington for her new role in the Pentagon’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
Grady’s government services career includes prior contracting, operations, acquisition and procurement policy leadership roles with the Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and the Department of Homeland Security.
She previously served as the Coast Guard’s head of contracting activity, director of strategic initiatives at DHS’ Office of the Chief Procurement Officer of DHS and deputy director of the Navy’s surface weapon systems division.
Grady has Level III acquisition professional certifications in contracting and program management.