Lieutenant General David D. Halverson, USA(Ret), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cypress International announces the addition of former Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) Honorable Katharina McFarland as the subject matter expert to their consulting team, effective 1 January 2018. As Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) and Army Acquisition Executive, Honorable McFarland oversaw the execution of the Army’s acquisition function, including life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapons systems and research and development programs, and managed the Army Acquisition Corps and greater Army Acquisition Workforce. Honorable McFarland also served as the science advisor to the Secretary of the Army and as the Army’s senior research and development official and senior procurement executive. In addition, Honorable McFarland held principal responsibility for all Department of the Army matters related to logistics. Honorable McFarland has spent 30 years supporting the Department of Defense in roles such as Assistant Secretary of Defense (Acquisition), President of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), and Missile Defense Agency principal acquisition executive.
“We are extremely excited to have Honorable McFarland join our world-class team. Her expertise in acquisition, leadership and Missile Defense will enable our client’s success in defense, our country’s national security and warfighting capabilities for our service members.”