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Joe Biden Nominates Indian-American Security Expert To Top Pentagon Post

Joe Biden has nominated safety skilled Radha Iyengar Plumb to a high publish on the Pentagon


US President Joe Biden has nominated safety skilled Radha Iyengar Plumb to the publish of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, the newest Indian-American to be named for a key place.

Currently serving because the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Ms Plumb was nominated for the highest Pentagon place on Wednesday.

Prior to her appointment as Chief of Staff, Ms Plumb was the Director of Research and Insights for Trust and Safety at Google, main their cross-functional groups on enterprise analytics, information science and technical analysis.

She has additionally beforehand served because the Global Head of Policy Analysis at Facebook, the place she targeted on high-risk/high-harm security and demanding worldwide safety points.

Ms Plumb was additionally a senior economist at RAND Corporation the place she targeted on bettering the measurement and analysis of readiness and safety efforts throughout the Department of Defense.

She has additionally held quite a lot of senior workers positions on nationwide safety points on the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and the White House National Security Council.

At the outset of her profession, Plumb was an assistant professor on the London School of Economics and did her postdoctoral work at Harvard. She obtained her Ph.D. and MS in Economics from Princeton University and holds a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In her Linkedin profile, she describes herself as an skilled chief with deep technical analytic expertise and a demonstrated historical past of working within the authorities, academia, and trade. Skilled in coverage analysis, econometrics, belief and issues of safety, and venture administration.

US President Biden is about to appoint Indian-American profession diplomat Gautam Rana as the brand new US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Slovakia, the White House stated in a press release final month.

Biden nominated Indian-American diplomat Rachna Sachdeva Korhonen as his envoy to Mali in April, the third such nomination of an Indian-American in over a month.

In March, President Biden nominated two Indian-Americans as US envoys. He nominated diplomat Puneet Talwar because the nation’s ambassador to Morocco and political activist Shefali Razdan Duggal as his envoy to the Netherlands.

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