The Department of Defense has assigned Andrew Hunter, the Air Force’s new acquisition chief, to concurrently perform the duties of DOD undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment.
Hunter was sworn in as the Air Force assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at a ceremony held Monday morning at the Pentagon, five days after he received Senate confirmation, the service branch said.
In a separate announcement, DOD said Hunter assumed the additional role of acting USD(A&S) and his responsibilities include departmentwide acquisition, contract administration and defense industrial base oversight functions.
“With his extensive background in defense matters, Andrew is ideally prepared for both the responsibilities of the office and to deliver meaningful military capabilities into the hands of our service members,” said Frank Kendall, secretary of the Air Force and a three-time Wash100 Award recipient.
Hunter most recently served as director of the Center for Strategic International Studies’ defense-industrial initiatives group and previously worked as director of the DOD’s Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell.
ExecutiveGov’s sister site GovCon Wire is scheduled to host the Second Annual Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum on March 9. Visit the GCW Events page to learn more about this upcoming virtual forum.