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Release No: 561-05
June 06, 2005

New Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Under Secretary Announced

The Department of Defense today announced Ken Krieg has taken over the duties as the under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.

Krieg, who served as special assistant to the secretary and director of the office of Program Analysis & Evaluation, was nominated to be the Pentagons acquisition chief by President Bush on April 4, 2005 and confirmed by the Senate on May 26, 2005.

He joined the Department of Defense in July 2001 to serve as the executive secretary of the Senior Executive Council (SEC). The SEC, comprised of the secretary, deputy secretary, service secretaries and under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, is responsible for leading initiatives to improve the management and organization of the Department of Defense.


Prior to joining the Department of Defense, he was the vice president and general manager of the Office and Consumer Papers Division for International Paper. Prior to that he was the business manager for the office and consumer paper business.


Before joining International Paper, he worked in a number of defense and foreign policy assignments in Washington, DC, including positions at the White House, on the National Security Council Staff and in Office of the Secretary of Defense.


Krieg received his bachelors degree in history from Davidson College and his masters in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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