Ellen Lord

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This top-level executive has left the Defense Department, but not the defense industry

Former undersecretary Ellen Lord, who served for the duration of the Trump administration, has joined the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as a…

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Ellen Lord, Defense Acquisition and Sustainment undersecretaryAcquisition and Sustainment Undersecretary Ellen Lord at a Defense Writers Group event in Washington D.C.

Pentagon launches online marketplace to pair small firms with ‘trusted’ investors

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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. For the second time in 2020, an independent federal review released on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, has faulted the U.S. Department of Defense for how it has responded when children on military bases sexually assault each other. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon transitioning its COVID-19 acquisition task force to permanent office

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DoD takes next step in acquisition reform, renews calls for contractor stimulus

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DoD OKs companies for safe drone production to wean off reliance on China

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Among DoD leadership, eyes are now wide open to value of telework

Defense officials say COVID-19 “shattered the myth” that employees can’t be productive while teleworking. In many cases, they’re more productive than ever.

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DoD wants more stimulus money for contractors, lawmaker interest is low

says it could use another $10 billion to deal with the fallout of coronavirus and keep its industrial base companies afloat.

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Pentagon says it needs billions to repay contractors for employee leave

Contractors haven’t submitted invoices yet, partly because no money is available. But DoD says the bill to repay vendors for their employees’ paid leave will run into the double-digit billion dollar range.

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