Ellen Lord

Biden nominates LaPlante as defense acquisition chief


William LaPLante previously served as Air Force acquisitions leader under the Obama administration.

Ellen Lord: ‘Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good’ with CMMC


In an exclusive interview, Ellen Lord urges the DOD to move fast on CMMC and cautions against pausing the program.

Pentagon chief Hicks pursuing workarounds to fast-track military tech acquisition


The Deputy Secretary of Defense says the agency may redefine which projects are designated as new start programs.

DOD nudges innovative startups toward ‘trusted capital’ with new digital marketplace


In what was likely her last press conferences at DOD, Ellen Lord announced the creation of the Trusted Capitol Digital Marketplace.

‘Adversarial capital’ remains a threat to defense industrial base, DOD leader warns


The Pentagon continues to warn young companies, especially tech firms, against taking investments from U.S. adversaries, Undersecretary Ellen Lord says.

Pentagon software acquisition enters new era with updated purchasing policy


Ellen Lord unveiled the changes to software and other acquisition policy at a press conference from the Pentagon Wednesday.