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David Trachtenberg Confirmed as DoD Policy Deputy Undersecretary

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David Trachtenberg

The Senate voted 79-19 Tuesday to confirm David Trachtenberg, former president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting, as the Defense Department‘s principal deputy undersecretary for policy, Defense News reported Tuesday.

He will also serve as undersecretary of defense for policy on an acting basis as DoD awaits a decision on former Lockheed Martin executive John Rood’s nomination to the post.

The report said Trachtenberg supports efforts to increase the department’s missile defense capacity and strategy to counter threats from Russia.

The more than 30-year public and private sector veteran previously served as a division manager and vice president at CACI International and SVP for homeland security and corporate support at National Security Research.

He also held the roles of principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security policy, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for forces policy and senior professional staff member on the House Armed Services Committee.

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