Gil Klinger To Replace Hartman In Space Acquisition Post

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WASHINGTON — Gil Klinger, the U.S. assistant deputy director of national intelligence for architecture, engineering and integration, has been tapped to replace Joshua Hartman in a top space acquisition post within the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Hartman said in a June 10 e-mail.

Hartman said he has left his job as director of space and intelligence capabilities, where he was an adviser to Ashton Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Hartman had been brought in under Carter’s predecessor, John J. Young, who resigned following the change in administration.

Among the previous positions Klinger has held are director of policy at the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office and principal assistant to deputy undersecretary of defense for space. Michael Birmingham, a spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, said Klinger has not submitted his resignation.