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Biden Nominee for Pentagon Weapons Buyer Under Investigation

April 29, 2021


The Department of Defense Inspector General is looking into allegations that a Biden nominee tapped to be the Pentagon’s chief acquisitions officer circumvented federal hiring regulations during his tenure at a DOD technology incubator.

Michael Brown was nominated April 2 by the White House to be the under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment. Since 2018, Brown has led the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit, or DIU, a Silicon Valley-headquartered agency that former Defense Secretary Ash Carter established in 2015 during the Obama administration to speed innovations from the private tech sector to DOD.

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