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James Hursch Returns to Defense Security Cooperation Agency as Director

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James Hursch, a member of the Senior Executive Service who has worked on foreign military financing efforts, has rejoined the Defense Security Cooperation Agency to serve as director.

Hursch worked on the Excess Defense Articles program and produced reports for Congress during his time in the 90s with DSCA’s predecessor known as the Defense Security Assistance Agency, DSCA said Tuesday.

The executive most recently served as the acting secretary of defense representative in Europe and acting defense adviser for the U.S. Mission to NATO. He coordinated with the U.S. Ambassador to NATO to negotiate with allies with respect to Department of Defense policies.

He also formerly served as the Defense Technology Security Administration’s director, a role he held from 2008 to 2013 to oversee security policy on international defense technology transfers.

His career also includes work as a special assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for international security.

“The new National Defense Strategy will recognize the critical importance of our allies and partners in achieving our shared objectives,” Hursch said.