Deputy Secretary Leaves DOD Primed For Smarter Contracting

Law360, New York (October 10, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT) -- Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter pushed the Pentagon to take a more thoughtful approach in its weapons acquisitions, leaving a data-driven legacy that contractors hope will continue after his departure.

According to the Department of Defense, Carter will retire in December, after having served as the Pentagon's second-in-command under Defense Secretaries Chuck Hagel and Leon Panetta, as well as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics under Robert Gates.

Contractors will best remember Carter for his Better Buying Power initiative, along with related efforts to...
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