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Ellen Lord on Defense Acquisition System Directive

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Ellen Lord
Ellen Lord Acquisition Chief DoD

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the DoD Directive 5000.01 The Defense Acquisition System supports the National Defense Strategy and the six goals within the A&S office’s mission.

Those goals are enabling acquisition innovation approaches that deliver warfighting capability at the speed of relevant, developing a safe, resilient and secure defense industrial base and recruiting and retaining a diverse acquisition and sustainment workforce.

David Norquist, deputy secretary of the Department of Defense and a fellow two-time Wash100 Award recipient, signed the directive outlining the principles governing DoD’s acquisition process in support of the National Defense Strategy in Sept. 2020. 

Lord said the directive supports the strategy by facilitating the accelerated delivery of technological capabilities needed to develop a more lethal force and focuses on improved weapon systems sustainment.

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