McFarland is new DAU president

The Defense Acquisition University has a new president.

DoD has named Katrina McFarland to head the university, replacing Frank Anderson, who retired in May.

McFarland comes to DAU from the Missile Defense Agency, where she was director for acquisition. She also spent time working for the Marine Corps as an engineer and as a program manager for the Corps’ Acquisition Center of Excellence within the systems command.

As president of DAU, McFarland will oversee the development of new curriculum to implement DoD’s “Better Buying Power” initiatives.


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