DoD Announces New Defense Business Board Chair, Nominees – MeriTalk

The Department of Defense announced the members of its recently restarted Defense Business Board, one of 16 advisory boards recently restarted after a Feb. 3 pause.

The board will be chaired by Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the Air Force. James was sworn into the post by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks on Sept. 14.

The board helps advise the DoD on its business practices and works to “develop recommendations that will assist the DoD realize significant cost savings through efficiencies realized,” according to its mission statement.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin paused all 42 of the DoD’s advisory boards in February and instructed they remain in limbo pause until all of the members of committees and subcommittees had completed their service.

The board’s nominees for membership include James and 16 others. They are:

  • Cheryl Eliano, national vice president, District 10, of the American Federation of Government Employees;
  • David…

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