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Carter nominated to Pentagon post

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President Barack Obama announced March 2 that he has nominated Ashton B. Carter to serve as undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Carter’s nomination was announced in a press release along with several other key nominees.

“I am grateful that these distinguished men and women have chosen to put their unique talents and expertise to work serving our country,” Obama said. “Together, I am confident that we will be able to tackle the challenges of our time as we work to right our economy and enact policies that give America’s working families the relief they need.”

Carter is the Ford Foundation Professor of Science and International Affairs and chair of the international and global affairs faculty at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). He came to Harvard in 1984 and has been affiliated with the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs since 1988. He also serves as co-director of the Preventive Defense Project with former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry.