DoD Acquisition Nominee Alan Shaffer Talks Workforce at Senate Confirmation Hearing

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Alan Shaffer, the White House’s nominee for the role of deputy undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department, has said one of his priorities once confirmed is to focus on the DoD’s acquisition workforce, Defense News reported Tuesday.

“We’ve got to really focus on giving every bit of training to our young program managers and empower them to make a mistake — not big mistake — but empower them” to prototype and experiment, Schaffer said Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Other Pentagon nominees who appeared before the Senate panel were Veronica Daigle, nominee for the post of assistant defense secretary for readiness; Robert McMahon, nominee for the role of assistant defense secretary for sustainment; Alex Beehler, nominee for the assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for installations, energy and environment; and Casey Wardynski, nominee for the post of assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs.

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