Obama Nominates SAIC Exec For Air Force Secretary

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 7:56 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated former assistant defense secretary and current SAIC executive Deborah Lee James to become the secretary of the Air Force.

If confirmed, James would be the only current female service secretary, and the second in history, after Sheila Widnall, who was nominated by President Bill Clinton, served as secretary of the Air Force from 1993-97.

“Deborah’s strong record of public service and leadership in the private sector makes her uniquely qualified to be my nominee for secretary of the Air Force,”...
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