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Gregory Kausner Named Acting DOD Acquisition Chief

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Gregory Kausner Named Acting DOD Acquisition Chief

Gregory Kausner has been appointed acting undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. He will be responsible for all matters related to acquisition, contract administration, logistics and materiel readiness, installations and environment, operational energy, the acquisition workforce and the defense industrial base.

Kausner previously performed the duties of the deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment from January to August, according to a DOD biography. He will be succeeded by Paul Cramer, FedScoop reported.

Kausner is a former executive director for international cooperation at the Department of Defense. In that capacity, was responsible for developing and implementing international armaments cooperation policies within the DOD. He worked with other agencies, foreign governments and other partners in advancing the research and development of weapons systems and related equipment.

From January 2017 to March 2020, Kausner served as deputy director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which provides financial and technical assistance, technology transfer support and training services do DOD allies.

He had served as a senior adviser to the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security.

Krausner earned a master’s degree in international relations and national security studies from Georgetown University and a bachelor of arts degree in international relations and affairs from the University of Delaware, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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